“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”

a short film.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011



I know I am incredibly late in showing you all this, but better late than never right? Last Fall/Winter my sister Katie and my brother John wanted to make a short film about a seamstress working away in her studio, so they asked if I would be willing to be filmed. I said sure thing! Except I had a lot of work to get done, so what you are seeing is me actually doing work. Not just sewing random scraps of fabric. :) Hope you enjoy the amazing talents of my siblings! xo

p.s. i didn't dress in anything special for the camera either. i had at least one good layer of clothing under everything i was wearing. yes, my studio was freezing!

41 comments :

  1. Lovely, and so well done! I love the mood, and the music (and also the color of your hair). Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Anna, this is so cool - I love seeing your hands at work! Hope you are warming up over there.

    xo

    Heather

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  3. very nice! ALL three of you are very talented!

    ~Meg

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  4. Wow so calming and inspiring, Im going to watch this a second time.

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  5. you are so meticulous. I also love your color pallet. =) beautiful video

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  6. What a lovely video - I loved everything! My favorite parts perhaps where you are spritzing the cloth and ironing it or the shot of your feet (and the scraps)while you were sewing. It was all very well done - I hope we will see more from your very talented siblings!

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  7. This is really lovely with fantastic angles/perspectives. I'm curious why they wanted to make a short film of a seamstress?

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  8. Obviously talent runs in the family. What a beautiful little film. I loved watching you create your gorgeous clothes.

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  9. This is completely lovely! It makes me wish I had the space needed to sew dresses all day. I'd love to be able to do that for a living.

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  10. Beautiful, Anna. I love watching artists at work. On a side note...what kind of camera did your brother shoot this with?

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  11. Anna, the music accompanying this film is so haunting. I've never heard of Balmorhea and now I want to go out and buy a CD! I loved the shot of you walking across the field with the trees in the background. The whole thing was so spare and beautiful. Your siblings are very talented, as are you! Gorgeous work.

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  12. anna, this is beautiful. i love family collaborations. wonderful work, all around.

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  13. AMAZING. You are one talented family!

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  14. Such a beautiful little film! Your studio is lovely. And I see that you have the same sewing scissors as I do :)

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  15. oh wow ! you talented people !!! this is moving, beautiful moving (soundtrack included). thank you to you/ your brother & sister for sharing this moment...

    ps : are you growing your hair longer ?!

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  16. So lovely! Your family is so talented...all of you!

    Love that banjo music too.

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  17. thank you all for the comments on this film! i will show my brother and sister this page. they will be happy to see you all liked it! :)

    alissa, i think they just wanted to make a film and thought they liked the building i live in, so they decided to use my sewing as a backdrop. it was just a fun little project so they could experiment with film making. ;)

    martha, they used a cannon 7d (i hope i got that right) which is what my sister uses for her work. she does a lot of filming and editing at the design firm she works for.

    missblack, yep! i love those scissors. i just wish they would last longer! seems like either they only last 6 months or so before it breaks. :/ perhaps i should invest in a real heavy duty pair of shears!

    valerie, yes yes indeed i am! i haven't cut my hair for at least a year. it sure takes a long time, though. it's past my shoulders a couple inches now. wish it would grow faster!

    thanks again for all of your super sweet comments!

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  18. This is really pretty, I liked it! (I always read even though I don't comment much.) :-)

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  19. this was really beautifully done- i'd love to see more! it was fun to see you at work, since I've seen the finished product of your hands so much over the years. :)

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  20. How lovely! Your family is very talented!

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  21. Charming film. Your design and sewing process are so well defined in this little glimpse of your work. The perspectives in the film, as well as the music, make for nice composition.

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  22. It is really nice. I wish it was longer!

    - Laía

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  23. Anna, this is so lovely! Your brother and sister did a beautiful job capturing you.

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  24. That was AMAZING!! Honestly!! The music, mood and camera angles were all perfect. It was haunting and enchanting at the same time. What a truely talented family. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  25. I just found you via kikiclarke at blogspot! This is such a beautiful video, and speaks so much to the life of an artist. Thanks for what you are doing.

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  26. wow! that's such a lovely little film; your setting is so beautiful! And I was just thinking how nice your outfit was before I saw your comment! :)

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  27. nice! Love watching your hands - and your eyes - as you are working. =)

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  28. Best gift that made ​​you your brother Jon !!!!. Preciousness of that video!! That sweet, how sweet. That you have a wonderful space!.

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  29. wow this is so amazing!! I love how it was filmed and the music is so pretty.

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  30. this is just gorgeous! a lovely look at craft, solitude and the time it takes to create quality!

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  31. It captures the doings of a talented girl.Also both your brother and sister are talented.Your parants must be proud of you.

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  32. I know I'm late to commenting on this, but it is so striking and lovely that I had to add my voice to the long list of compliments. Congrats to your siblings on an incredible job, and it was really cool to get a sneak peek into your sewing process. Beautiful all around.

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