Shaped by Air and Water


This film was shot by my good friend Henry Young across the American Southwest weeks before our world changed drastically in 2020. Upon their return, Henry asked me if I would help them put the film together. We'd worked on timelapse films together in the past so for this time we felt we needed to try something slightly different which lead to the inception of this film. Combining timelapse, real time video and sound design gives the film a feeling of great depth and punctuates the desolate feeling of the locations Henry captured. Personally, I love working with timelapse as it gives us a different perspective of what we see everyday and acclimatise to being normal and mundane, so it is always a pleasure to be asked to work on a timelapse film.

“The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.”
– Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 book ‘A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers’

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