A few months ago I was commissioned for a week long assignment to take photos of central London, to feature as wall art in the newly built UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre in London.
A few weeks ago I paid a visit, to see my photos up there on the walls in the flesh. It’s always a buzz, and slightly odd seeing your work in print these days, as we’re so used to looking at pictures on a digital medium. Seeing your own work on metre wide, large-format acrylic panels is something else though. It looks gooood, if I do say so myself.
Rather than do a static blog update with a few still images, I thought I’d make/cobble together this short film of my visit. Partly just for the hell of it, but mostly as a personal test and exercise in editing what little footage you have, whatever the quality (and I didn’t have much to work with), into something half-decent and interesting. The original stills are mixed in with the video and made to ‘look’ like they are hanging on the wall for the first half. All video was shot on a basic handheld sony compact (NEX5) and then put together in Adobe Lightroom, Premiere Pro and After Effects.
The prints themselves were produced by seeingthebigpicture.co.uk who specialise in acrylic prints for commercial projects. I’ve worked with them before (wall art of North West scenes I have across many floors of the Christie in Manchester), and once again they produced fantastic results with my photographs.
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by Dan Dunkley