I’ve snatched a moment to put together another short video, this time featuring a pair of juvenile magpies foraging outside my back door.
The point is to try, with a few images and very few words to create something a little bigger. On the page, the words should draw attention to the image, and the image should – likewise – draw attention to the words.
In a video, the aim is to allow the imagination to join with the image while the poem or story is read. I guess this is also the film-makers art, but it is relatively new to me and great fun to do.
Just for good measure, I looked up the original poem and see that I wrote each stanza in 17 syllables.