Power is a broad theme and opens window to create many different artefacts in various of natures. I, as always, try to express a message through this and used very simple concept to reflect power.
Power depends on nature itself and here it brings the idea to be united to be powerful in power. Misty morning inspired me to think about the idea and how the collective power effectively works and brings something fascinating. I collect different forms of dewdrop to show how isolated they are as individuals. But when it gathers together it becomes bigger and strong enough to find its own destiny in a unique way. It is the ‘Power of Unity’.
Capturing the nature is not always easy, even in this context of a simple project. We need to be vigilant as well as patient. Decision making, correct focusing, framing, aperture and shutter speed are key aspects on this task.
I’m not 100% satisfied about the outcome even though this is an experimental attempt. The light condition wasn’t great to go for highest possible shutter speed to create supper slow-motion image. On the other hand I wonder how many of our colleagues got the idea of this sequence.
Produced this short clip to explore how I feel ‘Spectacle’. Even though we see swans often here I try to create a sequence with their movements and actions synchronise with the oriental music. Spectacle to me is something visually attractive or mind-blowing. I try to make it simple as possible.
The shoot was challenging not only because of wild life but the wind was very strong on the day and the lake was full with strong waves. Therefore swans go up and down very fast with the waves hence it was very hard to keep the correct focusing.
This particular music was composed by Jagth Wickramasinghe veteran Sri Lankan musician sometimes back for one of my programmes.
I Waruna Lelwala produced this deep researched documentary for Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (The National Television) in 2007. And I re-edited the 4 episode documentaries in to two for online viewers. The inspiration was gained under Dr Malinga Amarasinghes research works and of course Prof. Chandra Wickramagamage has done many researches in this particular subject. The Sri Lankan Buddha statue undoubtedly an adaptation of Indian arts but it has its own feature. We travelled all over the country to capture this fantastic creation and as a format I used Dharshana Jude’s drawings to tell the story other than just showing statues. I sincerely thank to my crew especially Ranjan Gurusingh who was the cameraman and Dimuth Kuruppu for their great contribution to the production.
The English version of the production will come soon.