“Near-Still Lifes”

Lately I have been making videos using my own “near-still lifes”. These are long shots that just focus on one view. Recording this way changes things– a sense of stillness settles in. I begin to notice details– the play of the breeze on leaves and grass. Shadows move across the scene at a barely perceptible pace. The scene becomes more “fixed”– it is a particular view with particular objects, not a race through an infinite number of them.