Helen McCall

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Aerial Acrobat
Location United Kingdom
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Introduction I am a former research scientist, developing mathematical and statistical methods for automated visual identification, with a number of publications on this. I am now an aerial acrobat in a community circus troupe involved in Contemporary Circus. I perform and teach tissus lisse, corde lisse, and trapeze. I am a director in a theatrical company "Liquid Spoon", a playwright, and composer of music for physical theatre and contemporary circus. I have in the past also been a developer on the OpenShot Non-Linear Video Editor for Linux.
Interests Film Arts, Digital Video Production, Vintage Photography, Experimental and Physical Theatre, Contemporary Circus, Acrobatics, Choral Singing, Composing Music, Developing Linux Software, OpenShot
Favorite Movies Chocolat, Brief Encounter, Most Hitchcock Movies
Favorite Music Phillip Glass, Clive Carroll
Favorite Books Too many to list here!

Which do you prefer and why: whittling with soap or whistling with wood?

I prefer whistling with wood, because that means woodwind instruments which make beautiful music. If you whittle with soap, you are not left with much when bathtime comes!