Haiku Film Series

Haiku No. 1, Smoke film still shows a flume of smoke swirling upwards

Haiku No. 1 | Smoke


A silent 17 second, 16mm film made in 2011, whilst studying MA Fine Art at the University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury, under the tutorage of the experimental filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn.

Haiku no. 1 - Smoke is the first of five of the Haiku Film series, made replacing the defining 17 syllables of the haiku with 17 seconds of footage. 

This film Smoke featured in Art in the Romney Marsh in 2011, curated by Jonathan Wright 

16mm filming and digital editing by Kate Beaugié.

© Kate Beaugié 2011.


Haiku No. 2 | Raindrops


A silent 17-second digital film using Kate's phone camera, exploring the phenomena of raindrops in a pond.

Digital filming and editing by Kate Beaugié.

© Kate Beaugié 2011.


Haiku No. 3 | Clouds

A silent 17-second, 16mm film, using time-lapse, which in 16mm filmmaking means pressing one frame at an even time span, so that it seems time speeds up.

This film was used in the music film TEMPO ADAGIO.

16mm time-lapse filming and digital editing by Kate Beaugié.

© Kate Beaugié 2012.


Haiku No. 4 | Winter River

A silent digital film made with phone camera, exploring the reflection of an icy winter river. The film was made in Brockhill Country Park in 2012.

Digital filming and editing by Kate Beaugié.

© Kate Beaugié 2012.


Haiku No 5 | Sea

A silent 16mm film of the sea in Folkestone, Kent on a freezing winter’s day, studying the reflection of the sun’s rays as the surface of the sea moves with the waves.

16mm filming and digital editing by Kate Beaugié.

© Kate Beaugié 2012.