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?
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 … Continue reading Open Close Movie with @Documentally Live in Newcastle
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 … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile @ Stirling University
Mobile film making is fine for making social media shorts – but what about a full length feature? Sean Baker, Michel Gondry, Steven Soderbergh – all of them Hollywood directors who have made films using an iPhone camera for a cinematic release. None of them, however, edited their films using the same device. "The enemy … Continue reading Open Close Movie is #MadeOnAMobile
2018 hit a high point and it was only March – invited to deliver a #MadeOnAMobile workshop at the National Museum of Scotland! It's fair to say I'm a fan boy when it comes to NMS. It's even in my profile pic on Twitter! The building is stunning, the collection is amazing and entrance is … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile @ The National Museum of Scotland