Welcome…

My name’s Jon Gill and I’m a filmmaker, designer and educator.
Playful Communications is the home of #MadeOnAMobile – a programme of workshops designed to give you confidence in capturing, editing and sharing your story using the smart phone or tablet you already own.

I offer a range of services:

Filmmaking – promotional films, documenting events, audio and video podcasts
Workshops/learning – filmmaking (#MadeOnAMobile), social media, branding, storytelling

FiLMicFest Award Winner 2019
In December 2019 I was announced as the “Made On Mobile” (films shot and edited on mobile) category winner. “A Perfectly Healthy Situation” was shot on 27 and 30 August at Dundee Contemporary Arts cinema, and submitted to #FiLMiCFest on 30 September. It features a couple a screening of Tarantino’s 9th, “Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood” which was being projected on 35mm (3.5miles of celluloid to be (almost) exact)… watch the full 5 minute short here for FREE…

Recent clients include:
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • The V&A Dundee
  • The National Museum of Scotland
  • Technology Management (Wolverhampton)
  • College Development Network (Stirling)
  • Open Change (Dundee)
Tell me a fact and I will learn.
Tell me a truth and I will believe.
Tell me a story and it will stay in my heart forever.
Indian proverb

Recent Posts

First Light – the last word in mobile photography

#MadeOnAMobile was very nearly “MoviesOnAMobile”… The reason that name didn’t stick was because since 2010 I’ve been using mobile devices for a number of other things – podcasts, animation, QR code trails – and so I didn’t want to limit myself to any particular activity. In fact, photography was my first port of call. I … Continue reading First Light – the last word in mobile photography

#MadeOnAMobile at Discovery Point – Monday 11 November

Very excited to announce a special #MadeOnAMobile filmmaking workshop happening at Dundee’s Discovery Point, home to the actual exploration and research Ship RRS Discovery. Its first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, and highly successful, journey to the Antarctic, known as the Discovery Expedition … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile at Discovery Point – Monday 11 November

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