Get out of the way… and collaborate!

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 isContinue reading “Get out of the way… and collaborate!”

#MadeOnAMobile in Dumfries (Scottish Borders)

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 soContinue reading “#MadeOnAMobile in Dumfries (Scottish Borders)”

Open Close Movie is #MadeOnAMobile

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 enemyContinue reading “Open Close Movie is #MadeOnAMobile”

#MadeOnAMobile @ The National Museum of Scotland

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 isContinue reading “#MadeOnAMobile @ The National Museum of Scotland”

#MadeOnAMobile – what do the people say?

I’ve been to enough workshops to have had that experience where you walk away feeling none the wiser. Yes, there’s a great reason for using that software/methodology/process, but I still don’t feel confident or skilled enough to do whatever was suggested. So when I designed film making workshop of my own I was adamant thatContinue reading “#MadeOnAMobile – what do the people say?”

House of Cards Timelapse project

– I’ve started another movie project. It’s not finished yet, so I wanted to tell you a bit about it but also give you a few tips if you’re interested in doing more mobile movie making yourself. This project is time consuming – quite literally time consuming. I love time lapse photography. With analogue photography it wasContinue reading “House of Cards Timelapse project”

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”

The Battle of Camperdown House

There’s a report in today’s Dundee Courier that the A-listed, neo-classical Camperdown House, centrepiece to Camperdown Park, Dundee is not going to be accessible to the public anytime soon. I understand the problems that this must bring to Dundee City Council (DCC). So often cultural projects are criticised for being a waste of money in the faceContinue reading “The Battle of Camperdown House”

Here’s to the Imagineers!

I was invited to speak at the second Think Different Dundee which took place last night at Drouthy’s, Dundee. It was a great evening with a broad range of disciplines, minds and sensibilities in the room – all with a desire to think differently. What follows is a (slightly) more articulate, (hugely) less shambolic interpretation of whatContinue reading “Here’s to the Imagineers!”