Home Again – The making of…
After a decade abroad I returned to Ottawa in 2010 to spend a couple of years back in school upgrading my skills and developing my creative side.
During the summer of 2011 I found myself at the midpoint of my college life. I had time off and two choices – get a minimum wage job, or throw myself into a project that paid nothing but that held offered creative satisfaction and would develop new skills that I could take forward.
I opted for the latter and began shooting segments for a major time lapse photography project.
When summer ended, so did the shooting. I assumed I would work on it and complete it during the school year then post it as part of a larger website upon graduation. However, school took much more of my time than I had expected and I didn’t get back to it until summer 2012. At that point I immersed myself in the numerous softwares needed and after a long slow learning process Home Again was born.
Best of all was that it allowed me to combined my photography and my music. I had never really imagined the combination when I began, but it occurred to me during the 2011-12 school year. While I’ve never sung before, and I certainly understand my vocal limitations, writing and producing the music gave me the opportunity really put my stamp on the whole project and to create a narrative that works with the visuals.
Home Again was both extremely challenging and very rewarding, and I’m very proud of it. It was by far the most complex creative endeavor I’ve ever completed and I hope it set the standard for my future time lapse projects.
For those who are interested ‘Home Again’ is available on iTunes and can be purchased here…
All support is greatly appreciated and thanks for watching,
Dan (November 2012).