one take impromptu film made in Tokyo by Dennis Wheatley

sitting in this sushi bar pondering how best to set up a camera to film things all by itself whilst in Tokyo.
Take hands out of the equation... let the camera have its own journey.

I'd taken a cannibalised record turntable with me from the UK with the idea of filming slow panoramas but it was painfully bumpy and stopped every minute.

Then the eureka moment sitting looking at the carousel

A few years later I was working on a piece of music and married the two together.
The music is all about that feeling when you're half asleep in the sun.. the ambiance of foreign voices becomes a lullaby to dream away.
There's something beautiful in not understanding a language.. it becomes abstract, musical.
Opera can be amazing when you can't understand the words!

What we loved about watching this film back was the space that the camera was able to enter.. extremely personal and scrutinising but not too lingering.
dennis

The music is 'lost in a moment' by 'shrift' from the album of the same name.
myspace.com/shriftspace

more trivia: film was originally taken in 1998... married with the music much later.

Thanks for all the positive comments.. will upload a better quality version soon.

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