Movie Makers – Summer School

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

Schools Design Challenge

To give some context for this story I need to start with a brief history of me... Since I left school in 1987 I've worked in the creative industries... printer, illustrator, graphic designer and eventually a filmmaker. However, between being a graphic designer (for 10 years) and then a filmmaker I completed a Masters in … Continue reading Schools Design Challenge

One Day Digital with Nesta

It was One Day Digital at Glasgow University on Saturday. Organised by Nesta UK I was invited to provide a workshop to enable Primary Teachers some basic understanding on how they might use iPads for creative projects in their classrooms. I set the scene here. My approach was a combination of showcasing projects I have … Continue reading One Day Digital with Nesta

Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

This Saturday at Glasgow University I’m hosting a Digital Media class using iPads at Nesta’s One Day Digital event for primary school teachers. The focus will, quite honestly, be my eleven year old self’s wish list of school holiday activities… film-making and editing, animation, audio recording, image manipulation and sharing them. To do all of … Continue reading Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

#HowAreYouWired?

Positive Wiring - Positive People is a project that has been baking for almost two years. And now it's ready. Im so pleased to have been a part of it but I also hope that this is just the beginning... I had the privilege of being present at the launch of Elgin High School's Positive Wiring - How Are You … Continue reading #HowAreYouWired?

Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad

Did you know that the very first version of Instagram (Burbn) was intended as a ‘Swiss army knife’ of an app… kitchen sink included. As development progressed went on, Kevin Systrom and his team stripped out feature after feature to arrive at the simple (but effective) photo sharing app that subsequently sold to Facebook for … Continue reading Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad

Capture. Edit. Share: Film Making on iPad

Over the last few years I've been running workshops using iPads; video editing, audio (AudioBoo), animation, image manipulation and more. I can tailor them to young people from 7yrs and up; however I've found that there are also a number of adults who would like to know how to use their new devices more creatively. … Continue reading Capture. Edit. Share: Film Making on iPad

Sense of Place – part three

I started using QR Codes in 2010 - firstly to see if I could add any value to advertising. I then became more interested in education and developing the 'game' element (of what were essentially digital treasure hunts) to engage children in learning activities. Conveniently, in the middle of this diversion from advertising in education … Continue reading Sense of Place – part three

Sense of Place – part one

Having worked on the Living Communities project in Perth I was keen to carve out a deeper 'educational-digital-projects-that-are-not-dull' kind of niche for myself. Working in Perth  Museum and Art Gallery was a great experience. I love museums. And engaging kids with content and spaces, that are both often perceived as 'dull', is a thrill. So, 18 … Continue reading Sense of Place – part one

Use the stencil Luke

  It's never easy, coming up with new and interesting things to do with your pumpkins! So if you're still wondering what to do what could be more appropriate than a touch of the 'dark side'? Download you Pumpkin stencils here - the file includes Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, Boba/Jango Fett and Jabb the Hut. … Continue reading Use the stencil Luke