Tiny, wee movies and moving postcards

From today, the fabulous Flickr photo application allows pro users ($US24.95 a year) to upload up to 90 secs of individual videos to their site. Formerly users could submit still shots only.

I’ve been shooting and collecting images in a ‘theatres’ set on my Flickr page for a few years now. This morning I added a couple of little videos which will find their way into the collection. They were taken between 2005 and 2006 in London and show the interior of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (above) and a walk along the South Bank in the evening: from the National Theatre to the Globe. The last is 30 seconds or so of the Love’s Labour’s Lost pre-show warm-up by the musicians at the Globe.

Be warned … no Spielberg efforts here, but shot with my trusty point and shoot Minolta and Nokia N95 still cameras. Editing done on iMovie.

Now I’m thinking this could be the start of a whole new kind of movie-making: 30 second tales, ‘moving postcards’ and so on for your iPod, iPhone etc.

Love Flickr!

Author: Kate Wilson

Actor, director, teacher, dabbler with paint, serial traveller.