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

First Light – the last word in mobile photography

#MadeOnAMobile was very nearly “MoviesOnAMobile”... The reason that name didn’t stick was because since 2010 I’ve been using mobile devices for a number of other things - podcasts, animation, QR code trails – and so I didn't want to limit myself to any particular activity. In fact, photography was my first port of call. I … Continue reading First Light – the last word in mobile photography

#MadeOnAMobile at Discovery Point – Monday 11 November

Monday 11 November – book now! Very excited to announce a special #MadeOnAMobile filmmaking workshop happening at Dundee's Discovery Point, home to the actual exploration and research Ship RRS Discovery. Its first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, and highly successful, journey to the … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile at Discovery Point – Monday 11 November

Values with character…

"If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: They're hobbies." – Jon Stewart "Playful Communications" is not so much a business name as a mission statement and commitment of value. Intentionally so. I once had it thrown back at me on a feedback form from someone who thought I … Continue reading Values with character…

What does a film that was #MadeOnAMobile look like?

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?

Standing ovation in Cannes for iPhone shot movie

"He [Lelouch] told me it was the camera he’d been dreaming of his entire life" – Maxime Heraud (cinematographer) This insightful article on veteran Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch demonstrates why more and more film makers are turning to the iPhone (and the FilmicPro camera app) to make intimate and authentic films. In fact, the mobile … Continue reading Standing ovation in Cannes for iPhone shot movie