Friday, 12 July 2013

Project: Create - Day 12

I should probably preface this blog with a brief explanation of what's going on here, in the hope that what follows below might appear marginally less insane than it otherwise would. Like a lot of people, I have a 'bucket list' - a list of things I want to accomplish before I die. It differs somewhat from the clich├ęd standard, though. You won't find any mention of skydiving or swimming with dolphins here, I'm afraid. Mine's a bit more personal to my own tastes and outlook on life. For example, one of the things on my bucket list is to see The Who (my favourite band) play the whole of Quadrophenia (my favourite album) live - a dream I was lucky enough to live out not once, but twice during their recent tour of the UK.

Some of the things on my bucket list are a little less ambitious. One of the first things to ever grace my bucket list was the simple act of finishing a sticker book. It's an ambition that, as of this writing, I still haven't fulfilled. In an attempt to rectify this, I've spent a not insignificant amount of time and money trying to cross this lingering childhood dream off the list. For the last six months I've been buying packets of stickers in an attempt to fill the Topps Premier League 2013 sticker album, a book comprising 352 spaces just waiting to be stuck over. When a recent Ebay impulse purchase brought a shipping order of stickers to my front door, I saw an opportunity to combine this adhesive ambition with Project: Create. The results, I'm sure you'll agree, are rather... unique.

Earlier this week, I set out with my good friend Tom to do some hardcore 'creation'. Armed with fifty packets of stickers, a camera-phone and the whole of Tring to explore, we wandered the town, opened stickers, laughed, and caught it all on video to share with a captive audience later (capturing said audience is still a work-in-progress). I've sat down on a couple of occasions to try and stitch the whole thing together into an epic sticker-quest movie, but every such attempt has ended in failure. As such, I've reluctantly conceded defeat and decided to release it episodically (a plan that was never my intention, but seems like a better option than leaving all this footage unused). I spent this evening editing the first part, which I've embedded below. I'll be working on editing the subsequent parts of the video over the next week or so, and will add them to this post as they're completed. I won't be treating the remaining videos as new contributions - the whole thing stands as today's submission, albeit a work-in-progress one. I promise tomorrow's creation won't be quite so off-the-wall (or should that be 'stuck-to-the-wall'?).

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