One stone to another

'One Stone to another'

The film 'One Stone to another' was the result of a collaboration between staff and students from East Brighton College of Media and Arts (COMART), and Downs View School (for children with severe learning difficulties and disabilities), a team of multi-disciplinary artists put together by the education department of Glyndebourne Opera, (led by Stephen Langridge), and musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Jon was hired by Glyndebourne to be responsible for all the filming and editing. The film was made from scratch in two weeks. All the images and sounds in the film were composed, created and recorded during those two weeks

“Jon is not only a gifted artist but also his work with artworks gave all of us the confidence that we needed to complete the project. He was an excellent team member, many students seem magnetised by his energy and enthusiasm. The walls of Downs View school are covered with fantastic work that he is jointly responsible for producing.”

“Various students became interested in filming. Some of their shots ended up in the completed film. Digital video cameras were handed around between students during the two weeks. Consequently moving images were shot. checked and used to influence the creative direction of the piece as it developed. Jon, being the open-minded spirit he is was very giving with his talent and equipment. Students quickly became aware that they could suggest shots or edits to Jon and he would accept their ideas as an equal, often Jon would simply hand over the camera.

That could be his motto”.

Tim Dunkerley, Senior Teacher Downs View School – March 2005

Here is the complete film: