The last couple of weeks hasn’t been an easy. It took two weeks to stop tinkering around with the shot. Then another few days trying to work out why I was moving around all over the place (my shoes I think). Only to find after checking today that the picture is still moving too much. This means the whole set up still needs work. Frustratingly this might mean despite nearly a month of filming going back to square one and starting again by building a wooden frame for the camera instead of using the tripod.
It’s not helped that I’ve also had a cold, a few too many late nights (working and playing), several days of being drenched with rain, several more being bitten by midges and a cleg bite on my wrist that swelled up so tight that I had to take anti-histamines.
Talking about the project with people has helped and it has been a surprise to find most people don’t think it is daft or vain and a lot people very quickly have a deeper understanding of the piece than I do. I am regularly surprised by the amount of insight I am gaining out of doing it. Obvious stuff like my own fear of ageing and dying and not so obvious stuff to do with my relationship with work and the camera. But there is no doubt this is turning out to be a lot harder than I anticipated and I am not sure that my idea of continuing normal life around the project will ever be the case. Arggh!
Will keep you updated.