Sunday, January 20, 2008

Thursday, August 24, 2006

last visit..

pause for thought
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it's been a few months since i posted anything, my camera broke and i took my life (plus my take on life) back into the private realm, and as it's already slowed down so much I'm pulling 29fragiledays to a halt. There are people that only know me through this videoblog, so when i stop filming my life, does that mean my life stops, I don't think so. My videos are still out there, and more will keep appearing, but not here. Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed what they found so far. If you've never seen any then have a look at first visit

music : 'so this is goodbye' - Stina Nordenstam

Sunday, May 07, 2006

first visit?

If you're not sure what this videoblog is about then here are 4 of my favourite videos to get you started. If you're interested by what you see then click on the comments link at the bottom of this entry to add your thoughts.

click on the images to see the movies, they'll open in a small pop-up window, each one is about 30secs long and around 2mb in size) or download them here if the pop up doesn't work -

- , , i'm yours you're mine, -

Most of the stuff I post here is documentary, not planned and staged, just captured. I film using a little digital stills camera, and then treat the image and sound to help focus the ideas I'm presenting, and often write some music. You'll need to have quicktime to view these films, although some of them are available as flash movies in the archive.

I stole the idea of a 'first visit' post from daniel at, if you haven't already seen his videoblog forget looking at my stuff and go there now, not only does he have great ideas about presenting stuff to new visitors, but he regularly produces beautiful and emotive films that truly embody the ideas John Grierson used to define - 'the creative treatment of actuality'

Monday, April 24, 2006

reduction 2 (seoul, south korea)

, south , one photo taken every minute from sunrise to sunset. another collaboration with documentary photographer Alistair Ruff. this is a larger file than normal from me, but it's hard to compress it smaller and kep the quality of individual images.

click the image to watch or download movie here (quicktime 8.9mb)

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions of some movies

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

stress relief - vlog anniversary

memory has always intrigued me, maybe because mine is constantly broken in different ways. thank you to sita for telling me this one.

click the image to watch or download movie here (quicktime 1.1mb)
this is also my one year videoblogging anniversary, (but you're certainly not going to get a 'best of' reel, schlomo will tell you why.. and there's only a couple of real gems in the archive anyway.) - in my current mood the closest i'm going to get to celebration is to post 2 videos on one day, just as I did on the 19th April 2005.
but i would like to send out a big thank you to all those out there who've helped and inspired me with this miniature online video stuff, you know who you are. be well.

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions


this is probably the last in the 'accumulate' series for the time being, more to come though.. thanks to mark for the sharing of his memories.

click the image to watch or download the movie here (quicktime 1.5mb)

source media / fragments available -
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Wednesday, April 05, 2006



progressive narrative?..finding the drama through making the edit? ..
open to you if you feel like playing..

(click image for video- quicktime 752kb) or click here to download

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Sunday, April 02, 2006



are you getting this project yet? feel free to jump in if you like..

source media - fragment3784 , fragment6tg7, fragment4hd9, fragment58sh

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006


source media - fragment3784, fragment4hd9

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions, althought not everything is there yet

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

accumulate - fragment3784

this project will become clearer,
i think this post may also be my blogs first hollywood homage.

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Monday, March 27, 2006


so it's been quiet here for a while, my mind has been in other places. this is a little sketch before i start a little fragile days project i've been thinking about for a while, and seeing as the first anniversary of this site is coming up it seems as good a time as any to start a project!

click the image for the movie

this is footage of a tragopan , filmed in Somerset, not its natural habitat by a long way, but a place where its survival is being helped by studying the breeding and courtship patterns.

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Monday, January 16, 2006

here (for shannon)

is it possible to miss someone you've never met?
(click image for quicktime movie 2.3mb)

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

i'm yours, you're mine

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don't leave me

Alexanderplatz U-Bahn, Berlin

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not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions, not everything is there yet though!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


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on the longest day of 2005 my friend alistair ruff walked through london from sunrise to sunset taking a photograph every minute.
They are presented as a film, but you can pause the video to look at them as individual images, i enjoy the fact these different viewing modes exist.

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions, not all of them are there yet though!

Saturday, December 31, 2005

caviar, separation and collaboration

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has it really been 6 weeks since i last made a post? somehow i feel that i've estranged myself from the videoblogging community over the last few months, this hasn't been intentional, i guess it's just the way things go, things have been fairly turbulent in my life over the last month, is that an excuse? so onwards with motivation for the coming year... to step back in, make more films, engage in more collaborations, as a token of commitment to this idea my last video of the year is a promo for bottomunion and their 'carp caviar' project. (with some footage sourced from eric's documentary footage i found in the archive) if you don;t know the bottom you should really check out some of the beautiful work there like 'one thing' and 'whirlygig of time' anyway, here's to the new year everyone!.. be well

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Monday, November 14, 2005


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a of and told through in a bar in bristol. i think these are the things that make us.

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maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions (not all of them are there yet though)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

kaffe matthews remix

(quicktime movie 2.4 mb)
"London-based sound artist Kaffe Matthews presents a symphony for radios and bicycles!" Went to see this great new piece by Kaffe Matthews recently and thought i'd remix some of my documentation (seeing as it's remix month). More information about the piece can be found by going to the drawing room site. It's still on until the 20th November in London if you want to see it (hear it? ride it?). I'd also recommend checking out some of Kaffe's recorded work, 'CD Bea' and 'Eb + Flo' being my personal favourites.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

berlin holocaust memorial

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the new holocaust memorial in , designed by Peter Eisenman. hard to describe the feeling as you walk through the seemingly endless lines of stones, i'm not really sure that this film even gets close.

thank you to sarah anderson (sazah_anderson@[NO SPAM] )
for composing the music, and for not losing me in the maze.

Saturday, October 15, 2005


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i don't often feel like this,
and yes.. the url is still wrong.
i'll re-make the correct credits on the next video, promise.

(no quicktime? flash version in the museum)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

cheating?....maybe - schlock

click here to see video (quicktime 3mb)
so for a few posts i'm going to be uploading some videos from my archive, for historical purposes you understand. earlier this year i toured with the theatre company uninvited guests on their show schlock (more info here), this is the trailer i made for the show. I performed a live soundtrack created by sampling the performers bodies and actions as the show happened.


Monday, September 26, 2005

shatter sketch

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not much video recently, busy making music. so here's a little sketch sourced from a recording session. and yes, the url in the video is wrong, but who really cares?
(violin = sarah anderson)

(visit museum for flash version)


Thursday, September 08, 2005

friends and apologies

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sorry, this site is coming home.. long story of about priority and backend code, apologies to those who end up downloading a few of these videos twice..

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Saturday, August 06, 2005

butterfly test..

(click pic for flash file- 2.5mb)
this is an interactive flash piece so it won't get picked up in many aggregators..this is simply a sketch, do not read too much into it, this is also probably the last post on this site, thanks to all those who've enjoyed it, we all need a change of scenery now and again,
the fragile days aren't over yet,

thanks to adrian miles and his rhizome project for getting me excited about interactive work again... text in this piece is from 'hands of the dj' by jeff noon

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

you must remember this...

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what do we remember more, the feel of the lips, or the events and places surrounding us in the moment.... is a kiss just a kiss

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

setting sail

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they loaded some weird stuff onto the ship including a pretty cool pink trabant. The guy jumping off onto the small orange boat is the pilot that guides the ship out of the docks.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

free as in freedom?
"Microsoft is a multi-national business and as such needs to manage the reality of operating in countries around the world"
Microsoft spokesperson

Monday, June 13, 2005

is life boring?

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this was like looking in the fridge and trying to make dinner from all the things you haven't quite thrown out.... i collected almost all the movies i hadn't used and tried to put them together with some kind of sense/flow.. plus a piece of music that i haven't found a home for yet.... it's also a response to the discussion in the conference on saturday about the value of filming everyday life..

Saturday, June 11, 2005

revlog motivation

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for some reason i've been really unmotivated this week.. so this afternoon i spent an hour or two throwing this together.. it's a bit rough but i've been meaning to do a revlog for ages and it gave me the kick i needed to get on with other things.. bits and bobs from (and hats tipped in respect to..)ryanne,Richard,josh leo,karmagirrl,bullemhead,schlomo,moment showing,Richard BF, bottomunion,Anniee,Clint Sharp,Phil Ham,scratchvideo

Friday, June 03, 2005

attempted hybrid

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bridgwater, somerset
i filmed this last night to explore some of the genre/style/definition debates that i'm enjoying reading.. if i learnt one thing it's that no matter how impressed i am with the picture quality on my stills camera,the sound is crap..

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

wedding dance

(click here for video quickimte 1.6mb)

Hambleden, Oxfordshire
the first dance at the wedding of some very old friends. seeing so many faces that had drifted into memory only was pretty overwhelming.... i'm not usually a big fan of weddings but this one was beautiful... sending my love to ricky and charlotte

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

tiger force

(click here for quicktime 2mb)

tiger force live at rock garden/bridgwater

'teeth' - remixed by me, a little gift for helen and andy, so no enclosures on this one.. if you find it i hope you enjoy it! ;)

check them out at

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


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Taunton, Somerset
although it's sunny today, yesterday saw april trying to squeeze in its last downpour before the end of the month. i really wanted someone to share their umbrella with me,
i guess sometimes we all do.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


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so i love sound, and i love music, but for some reason since i moved into my flat i haven't had a record player, someone took pity and lent me one yesterday, i couldn't resist celebrating the moment of the plugging it in for the first time, it's so good to jump back into that world of physical mediums, where every touch and brush can leave acoustic detritus on the record,

incomplete without surface noise

Friday, April 22, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005


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bridgwater,somerset, uk
palace nightclub,

separated from the pack on the dancefloor,
waiting to be picked off like a gazelle?

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


bridgwater high street, friday night,
the compulsory fight...
these two remind me of dancers


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a friend's smile,
it's my favourite kind of smile,
the kind that breaks out when a face can't maintain its composure for too long..
the music for it wasn;t supposed to be melancholy, it just came out that way

Friday, February 25, 2005