Guy Sherwin's Short Films Part 1

Guy Sherwin's Short Films Part 1
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Portrait with Parents
This was the first film in the Series. My parents were visiting and I made this portrait of the three of us, with myself reflected in the mirror, by winding…
Treeline
A line of trees in Suffolk farm land. Each tree was recorded in morning and evening light, from east and west. Made with an optical printer that enables one to…
Window
Made at the London Film-Makers' Co-operative in Fitzroy Road, Camden Town. The building had been used as a canteen for the adjoining piano factory. The film originated as a site-specific…
Handcrank Clock
I hand-crank the film unevenly through the camera as it records the hands of a clock. In the second half, the film is cranked three rotations forwards followed by two…
Track
A path through trees leading to Richmond Park in London. The camera records the path ahead and the path behind until I reach the open space.
Hand / Shutter
Alternately blocking the lens and covering my eyes, my hand functions as a secondary shutter to the camera. There is a live performance version of this film.
Chimney
Shot from a train approaching Birmingham Station, UK. I zoom the lens slowly towards the chimney as it moves away into the distance.
Columns
A demolition site near Kings Cross, London. Only the iron columns remain standing. The camera moves in a series of panning motions.

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