Alison Lucy's Blog

Location 1- Jacob’s Ladder
October 29, 2009, 19:59
Filed under: Location

Thinking of suitable locations for this part of the project was pretty tricky. Inspiring locations that spark narratives? I wanted to go somewhere unconventional and wanted an exterior location initially. Jacob’s Ladder, situated to aid the climb of one of many of Bath’s steep inclines seemed like a good place for the first ‘go.’ Steps have always had an unexplainable ‘pull’ for me so I want to try and capture that ‘pull’ somehow.

Jacob's Ladder's Steep Incline

However, as you can see from the above image Jacob’s Ladder is pretty steep. The steps beg to be explored but you know it isn’t going to be easy. There’s a definite sense of achievement when you get to the top though, I witnessed this on the expressions of many passers by (including a man carrying two baguettes and a large frame containing an interesting picture.)

While I was at the location I recorded a series of sounds and took photographs which I change into little animatics. I think these work quite well on their own. I have however had a few difficulties in converting these files so that Youtube can play them successfully. Unfortunately the one below therefore isn’t quite as smooth as it could be. Different angles of Jacob’s ladder I took are therefore shown in screen shots instead.


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