March 11, 2008 by Jeremy Williams
The winners of the Jerwood Moving Image Awards have been announced, and I would really recommend spending a few minutes on their site, browsing the various finalists. There is some truly outstanding work to be seen, in a whole variety of styles.
The three winning films in particular are excellent, and all three are downloadable, so get them while you can.
Sophie Clements’ ‘Evensong‘ is a gentle visual poem, using twilight landscapes and sophisticated light painting techniques. It’s “a melancholy celebration of dusk and stillness – an essence of something else”, and it’s oddly beautiful.
Readers of Creative Review might recognise this shot from Johnny Kelly’s animation ‘procrastination‘, which was on the front cover in September. It’s a clever and amusing “investigative and exploratory hands-on, gloves-off study into the practice of putting things ‘off'”.
Finally, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King’s ‘Sea Change‘ is a slow and thoughtful film, based on a long tracking shot repeated at different times of day. The caravan park depicted was bulldozed at the end of the season, so this is a documenting of a place and time.