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 inContinue reading “Schools Design Challenge”

#MadeOnAMobile at the Open University

I’ve been aware of the Open University for as long as I can remember. From the baffling TV programmes of the late 70s (while I was off sick from school) through to understanding later in life what an innovative and creative solution the OU was to learning and person centred education. So to be askedContinue reading “#MadeOnAMobile at the Open University”

#MakeSomething

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 wasContinue reading “#MakeSomething”

#MadeOnAMobile in Newcastle

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 ofContinue reading “#MadeOnAMobile in Newcastle”

#MadeOnAMobile – what’s it all about?

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 whatContinue reading “#MadeOnAMobile – what’s it all about?”

#MadeOnAMobile @ Stirling University

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 reallyContinue reading “#MadeOnAMobile @ Stirling University”

New #Filmmaking Freebies!!

I just added a new Film Making page under the ‘freebies’ tab above. They are typical of the kinds of resources that I produce for all of my classes and workshops. Mobile Journalism (#MoJo) is at the forefront of democratised media and content production. And with video consumption going through the roof and consumer mobile devicesContinue reading “New #Filmmaking Freebies!!”

GENERATION evaluation

Design processes are often seen as being immeasurable. Maybe because ‘designers’ believe the impact is obvious – “Look how happy they all are?!” (etc!) When it comes to using the design process in the context of ‘business’ then the bottom may well speak for itself. However, if design is going to be taken seriously in areas whereContinue reading “GENERATION evaluation”

Social Innovation is… in The Melting Pot

On Thursday of last week, representing SSSC, I joined a group of people from the world of Scottish Government, NHS, Social Work, Social Enterprise and private social organisations, at The Melting Pot, for a day of conversation and activity around the question: How can we put social innovation to work for the people of Scotland?Continue reading “Social Innovation is… in The Melting Pot”