Over 3 nights I documented a series of Dusk Walks in Bracknell organised by Artist Laurence Payot. The aim was to re-connect people with the local area – the simple act of wearing head torches changed the landscape for people allowing them to really explore the woodlands. Bracknell Dusk Walkers from Tim Brunsden on Vimeo.
Sunrise, Sunset from Tim Brunsden on Vimeo. Filmed on the 20th June this year – the longest day, Sunrise to Sunset,
Pieces of You from Tim Brunsden on Vimeo. Throughout the recent ‘Open 2: Pieces of You’ exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery, four emerging artists provided a series of workshops to four schools across the Wirral and Liverpool. The workshops were supported by the Curious Minds organisation and it’s Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education (SLiCE) programme. I produced a video which captures the essence of the programme and the young people’s experiences of the workshops, which was be displayed at the Gallery.
For the last couple of years, I’ve been working with Duckie on The Slaughterhouse Club, a workshop project with Thames Reach Hostels for homeless vulnerable Londoners struggling with booze and addiction issues. The project is running for five years from 2015 until 2020, forty weeks per year. Every Thursday we are at Robertson Street Hostel in Battersea, and every Friday we are at Graham House in Vauxhall. I collaborated with one of the residents Chris Argent on this film, which explores his passion for steam trains.
Food For Real Festival Trailer 2016 – Spring from Tim Brunsden on Vimeo. We made this at a short film making workshop with the growing group from Squash Nutrition. Filmed on my iPhone, at 240 frames per second with some lovely cheap lenses attached. It was fun experimenting.
Towards the end of last year, I made a short film for Claire House, highlighting the work they do with families whose children won’t live to be adults. It was shown as part of the ‘It’s Glam Up North’ exhibition, (curated by the Photographer Rankin). It was an interesting film to make, my approach being to make it an overall positive and empowering experience, celebrating life through the families personal stories. More information about the exhibition can be seen here. The exhibition ran until the 5th December and their will be a slightly shortened version of the completed film on-line which I will post online soon. In the meantime, here’s a short trailer. You can find out more about the work Claire House do here.
I filmed Patrick Dineen‘s new show at the Unity Theatre a month ago and we’ve since put together this short trailer for the piece. It was a tricky show to film just because it was performed in the round and it was quite difficult to find a filming location that wasn’t an obstruction for someone. Really interesting show though – lets see where is reappears.
Worrying times in London at the moment, and to me, it feels like it’s been coming for a while. Living in Liverpool, but often working in London, and having previously lived in London for 15 years, it’s sad to see it become other worldly. Looking back London was a place of excitement, somewhere where you went that was accessible, diverse and full of life. Now it just feels corporate and unobtainable. An offshoot of this is a project I was working on with Re-Dock last year, Happy Birthday RVT, celebrating 150 years of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The RVT is the UK’s oldest LGBTQ pub and iconic performance space, Towards the end of the project, the venue was sold to Immovate, a re-development company with a history of turning turning places into luxury flats and hotels. The result is the launch of a campaign to look out for the Future […]
I filmed this earlier this month over the course of a day at St Paul’s Church West Hackney. Hopefully, the film demonstrates how the building is in constant use throughout the day. For me, it was really interesting to see how much cross-over from the different groups, showing how essential the space is to the local community.
Last year, My friend and Re-Dock Co-Director, Sam Meech had been working with Tmesis Theatre Company developing visuals for a new show called ‘That’s Amore’. Funding to produce the show came in quite late and Sam was unable to continue work on it, so I jumped in to take over. I’ve worked on Theatre visuals before, notably, ‘Tiny Volcanoes’ and ‘the Readers Wives Fan Club‘. With visuals for theatre, it’s always tricky to get the balance right, where the projections add to the performance rather than becoming a clever but unnecessary distraction. With this piece, there was also 3 weeks of rehearsal and tech, which included changes and new ideas to the visual design and I wanted to do these in line with Sam’s original aesthetic, allowing the piece to have some sort of visual consistency. Last week, was the first outing for the new show with 5 performances at […]