Capturing Creativity

Ever found yourself at 2am working on a passion project wondering why you do this to yourself?

But this is not about me. While I was making Open Close Movie last year I asked myself that question. It’s rhetorical really. I know my answer and I know I will do it to myself time and time again. However, I was intrigued to speak to others of whom I suspected the same was true.

Here are the first three in an occasional series of interviews with creatives I know who put themselves out there in various ways but with creativity in common.

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Another thing that they have in common is that they are all male. I have tried to redress the issue before now however timings haven’t worked out. However, there won’t be another episode until they do.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy these…

Alien Cormorant

Part one is Alan Cormack, member of (John Peel favourites) Spare Snare, who recorded an album in 2018 with Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Pixies). Alan takes on commissions (as he did for Open Close Movie) under the moniker of The Alien Cormorant and has supplied the music for all three of these episodes.

As with all of these episodes, this interview was shot, edited and shared from an iPad. If you’re interested in making films using mobile devices be sure and connect with me or join the #MadeOnAMobile LinkedIn Group.

In No2 of my #SuperFlyOnTheWall mini-docs, Dundee based comic book creator Monty Nero talks about his latest projects and what it takes to drive a successful Kickstarter campaign.

“Seeking Perfection – the Unofficial Guide to TREMORS” (cult classic monster movie from 1990 starring Kevin Bacon) was self published by Edinburgh based author and digital content producer, Jonathan Melville in 2015.

He’s currently working on his second book on the 1986 film Highlander.

This interview took place in January 2019.

If you enjoyed these are have feedback please comment or message me – especially if you have suggestions for future interviews! And remember, if you’re interested in making films using mobile devices be sure and connect with me or join the #MadeOnAMobile LinkedIn Group.

A share and a like is appreciated :)

Jon Gill is a freelance film maker and designer, working with people to explore challenges and opportunities for ‘building better’ – He designs and delivers practical, hands-on workshops in brand development, social media and film making. #MadeOnAMobile

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