Tomorrow afternoon, we upsticks from the the DAM tiny office and head to the Big Bad Smoke of London Town, for a very exciting adventure indeed…
On Tuesday, we’ll be attending Sotheby’s for ‘..one of the most eagerly anticipated horological events of recent years’ (BBC) as some of the rare and brilliant timepieces collected and created by Master Watchmaker George Daniels go under the hammer. Check out the collection here on Sotheby’s website, it is staggering!
Then on Thursday, at the SalonQP event at the Saatchi Gallery, it’s the preview screening of our documentary about the same incredible man and his ‘protege’ Roger W Smith – “The Watchmaker’s Apprentice”. The documentary has already garnered significant interest – it has been featured in the Telegraph twice now, (see blog below) and on the homepage of Roger’s new website amongst others.
When the programme is complete, it will run as a feature length documentary and be distributed to international festivals before being broadcast, but until then, we thought we’d share the opening 90s seconds with you – and hope it will leave you wanting to see more
The programme was researched by DAM alongwith Zoe Guilford (who also conducted all interviews), filmed and Directed by Dave Armstrong, and edited by Christy DeHaven. This clip features narration by John Rhys Davies and music by Christine Collister (her version of Jim Croce’s ‘Time In A Bottle’)
We’d also like to share something really special with you – Maya artist Andrew Martin has been putting together some 3D models of the universe and of George’s co-axial escapement for the film. He’s also created character illustrations of both watchmakers, depicting them during the years they worked together at Riversdale. These will be converted into animation for the final version of the film, to add a little bit of extra magic to the piece: –