I told Rachel about the place film project and that I was worried that the narrative might get in the way of the film being about place. She suggested place is heavily involved in the film because the location is being used as the structure and holds the memory of the main character: perhaps I could bring that out further, as if the place was a character too.
I told her I was thinking about adding old footage of Brighton Lido and her reaction was that it might complicate the film unnecessarily. I realised that I wanted to do this to try to please my tutor. She told me to trust myself to make the work.
When I said “if only I could transfer what is in my head directly to video” she reminded me that accidents can make the work better.