Meg has been involved in film-making since the 1970s, as an actor and occasionally editor of standard 8 underground shorts. After a 15 year break, she started running children’s super 8 film-animation workshops between 1992 and 2000, as part of the Sound of Wangford project.
In 2001 she took part in a week of 16mm film fun with Forkbeard Fantasy at Phoenix Art Centre Exeter and was inspired start to making her own films.
In 2012/3 she made Psyche Open the Box with Nutmeg, a puppet film shot out of doors in Suffolk.
This was followed by Spooky Folk – an on-going series of short shadow-puppet films, each the length of a gothic folk song about aspects of women’s lives, with original sound tracks. (See Spooky Folk post.)
She has been making wildlife films since 2015;
October Otter 2015
Caught in the Act, with Suffolk Otter Group 2017
Inspired by an ear-opening course in 2017 – Wildeye’s Introduction to Wildlife Sound Recording led by Chris Watson and Jez Riley-French – she has been developing the sound aspect of her films. She uses a Zoom H5 recorder and clippy mics for omni directional/binaural sound.
Drifting in the Drift 2018
And films combining sound and photos:
Roosting Swallows 2019
Bulcamp Dawn April 2020
She ran the Kinodrome tent at Folk East between 2015 and 2019 with Jim Cecil, showing a programme of contemporary East Anglian shorts, environmental and archive films.
She also takes commissions.