Birling Gap; April 2012
This year, April 2012, I visited a coastal hamlet called Birling Gap not too far from Eastbourne.
Birling Gap is famous for the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the south coast. It is likely that soon it will no longer exist due to the rapid rate of erosion.
Prior to going, I scoured the internet for images of this place. It looked like the most untouched, derelict ‘beach’, and this was the reason I wanted to film it!
We arrived early afternoon and immediately began filming.
A couple of hours later, I had most of the footage needed, so we left Birling Gap (after a well deserved sandwich!) and headed towards Eastbourne.
In hindsight, I wish I had recorded more aerial shots to make the film slightly more uncomfortable.
I originally had a narrated story for the video but ditched the idea, as the visuals paired with the music carried the ‘story’ better.
The story was about a boy who’s father committed suicide by jumping off the white cliffs.
I preferred to leave the film open to the viewer’s interpretation, hence omitting the narration.
Enjoy the film.