Film and Sound

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.

https://forkbeardfantasy.co.uk

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.

https://wildeye.co.uk

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.