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#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

Timelapse and Blendeo

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

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 is … Continue reading Get out of the way… and collaborate!

Comic Scene Podcast – interview

In February 2019 I sat down with Phillip Vaughan (@phillipbvaughan), host of the Comic Scene Podcast, to have a chat about how I started out as an illustrator of children's comics and the artists, stories and publications that continue to inspire my work now as a designer and filmmaker. Conversation included how I started at … Continue reading Comic Scene Podcast – interview