What did you do last summer? Well, for me it was the Movie Makers Summer Camp at AK Bell Library in Perth, Scotland. Jacobite Clans was the summer exhibition at Perth Museum 2019 and became the focus for three days of learning and making – shooting, editing and sharing stories using a single mobile device. … Continue reading Movie Makers – Summer School
To Absent Friends in Perth took place on Friday 15 November 2019. It was an opportunity to be open about grief and loss in a variety of ways – quietly reading, a conversation over a cup of tea, even drawing or using crafts to reflect upon what made your loved one who they were. I … Continue reading To Absent Friends – Perth
I was very fortunate to be a part of this event a few weeks ago... Originally I was contacted to potentially document the day and make a short film. However, having spent time with the team it became clear we had many interests in common and I was happy to simply tag along and do … Continue reading Liberating Structures
Depute First Minister John Swinney MSP being interviewed by Mason, Bertha Park High There's only ONE first night... ONE official launch... ONE grand opening. Just before Christmas I was invited to attend the Official Opening of Bertha Park, a brand new high school in Perthshire. I had previously worked with the staff and was honoured … Continue reading Bertha Park High Official Opening
So, if you make a film on a mobile phone or a tablet, what does it look like? Is it obvious? Is it low quality? Does it look un-professional? I'm going to let you judge for yourself... Here's are a few I made in June at #CollegeExpo19 for the College Development Network. https://youtu.be/LKf5JYaLo9k How's … Continue reading What does a film that was #MadeOnAMobile look like?
If you've seen any of my work you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Timelapse. For example: https://vimeo.com/157129273 It's a shot-for-shot remake of the Netflix "House of Cards" intro captured using iMotion (for iOS in the App Store) on an iPad and an iPhone 4. I made "City of Design" over 3 years ago … Continue reading Timelapse and Blendeo
Are you collaborative? Is your organisation? We often say we are, but are we really? Do we 'get in the way' of the process? Filmmaking, in theory, is a collaborative process. But like so many working partnerships (teams, institutions, organisations) some productions are bound to be more collaborative than others. So often the tone is … Continue reading Get out of the way… and collaborate!
This is what I tell my kids. Usually after I've turned off the wi-fi or taken away the TV or Xbox... "Dad, what can I do?" "Make something!" For seven years now I’ve actively been finding ways to get people creative with the technology that would have had me giddy with excitement when I was … Continue reading #MakeSomething
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 … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile in Dumfries (Scottish Borders)
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 … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile – what’s it all about?