It would seem that Open Close Movie has been the journey of exactly a year…
Saturday 16 September 2017: I meet with Russell Pepper, founder of Open/Close Dundee, for the first time to discuss the possibility of me making a film about his project.
Thursday 8 February 2018: Filming of Open Close Movie begins.
Saturday 12 May 2018: Filming/editing completed
Saturday May 19: Open Close Movie screens to 130 people at Dundee’s Contemporary Arts Centre’s screen 1.
Shortly afterwards: A few tweaks are made and 50 seconds are added to the film
Saturday 15 September 2018: Open Close Movie (definitive version) available online to stream for FREE on YouTube
This moment: Your opportunity to click and watch… (and “like” and “share”…)
Apologies… email is down!
[UPDATE: Email is fixed, but please let me know if you experience any issues – thank you] :)
I’m currently working on a new set up for my website/email, etc and for technical reasons beyond my powers of articulation that means my email is down!
However, that’s not to say communication is entirely lost…
Until further notice you can email me at hellojongill [at] iCloud [dot] com : call me on 0.7.9.5.220.127.116.11.6.7.4 or use the contact form here.
Thanking you :)
Following a series of extremely well received workshops across Scotland I’m heading south to Newcastle with my mobile digital film making workshop… in November 2018.
And I can’t wait. I was there earlier in the year to help out on another workshop and fell in love with the place. It’s so photogenic and full of bridges… which is a win/win for a bridge geek like myself.
You’ll learn the basics of preparing your film, getting the most out of your mobile device and a number of techniques such as time-lapse, stop-frame animation, adding titles and music and sharing on social networks or through your website/YouTube.
So, stay posted or get in touch if you’d like notified of dates and booking information:
Thanks to Lindsey Mason Ross who invited me down to Dumfries in July to deliver a #MadeOnAMobile film making session to local businesses at Dumfries & Galloway Business Gateway.
Everyone had a great time and left inspired with a variety of ideas for promoting their businesses using video.
I’m now booking for Winter 2018 so listen to what these folks had to say about the session and have a think about if it’s for you, your team or organisation..?
Here’s what they said…
2018 has been a whirlwind of increased demand for workshops precisely at a time when I decided to demonstrate the power of mobile film making with an hour long documentary – captured, edited and shared from a single iPad.
So I took a few hours recently to put a short film together to encapsulate what I’m up to, explain what #MadeOnAMobile is all about and demonstrate what it can do…
So if you can give me (literally) two minutes, I’ll bring you up to date…
I’ve been following Documentally (aka Christian Payne) ever since a mobile network provider gave him the challenge of hitching from Lands End to John O’Groats with nothing but a handful of prepaid sim cards.
This would have been 2009-ish and the very early days of social media. However, using Twitter and whatever other social platforms were emerging at the time Christian negotiated the country, taking lifts and accepting offers of couches to sleep on and completed his task.
So, eight or nine years later he very kindly invites me to join him on a digital storytelling workshop to talk about my film, Open Close Movie, made entirely on an iPad.
We did some various bit and bobs but the video below is the live broadcast we did on Periscope.
It was a great afternoon and I met some great people who were attending the Thinking Digital conference at the Sage in Gateshead – I couldn’t stay because I was running a workshop in Glasgow.
So I hope to be back in Newcastle in November with #MadeOnAMobile – it was my first time in Newcastle and I loved it – particularly being a fan of bridges, the place is chock full of them!
Anyway, hope you enjoy the interview…
I always want my workshops to be fun. I want people to learn and enjoy themselves doing it. The group from Stirling Uni were going to enjoy themselves anyway…
It was business as usual, making movies on mobile devices but this group took it to another level. It was such a fun day with some really creative films… one of which you’ll see below.
First off, this is my view of the day with quotes taken from (unsolicited) feedback taken from Twitter – yep, they’re all out in the public domain for all to see.
So here’s one of the clips from early on in the day – I wish I had a copy of the full length version they made in the afternoon – hilarious… here you go:
I really hope to go back to Stirling Uni soon – they had such a great approach to learning and I would have stayed all evening – great fun!