I pretty much Love sport movies, Moneyball, the Rocky films, Friday Night Lights and The Fighter probably being my favourites. They contain a lot themes that I find fascinating, passion or obsession? The will to win, does it matter it?. I had made two shorts documentaries about two different types of sports - Wrestling (Wrestling is Ballet with Violence) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfil-RYFRSA&index=3&list=PLgiitOpV7ZF4F7II0J2wGLCm-WbpHRdNz and Boxing. After making severa
As part of our Scottish Shorts Database we'll be curating some of the best, with the aim of eventually having a full channel of the best Scottish Shorts from the past. For film2, here's the excellent Laid Off by Zam Salim. Like Shell, it was also re-made into a feature and later retitled Up There. Up There is still very good but looses a lot of the charm of the short. 'Martin (1966-2002) introduces himself. More than three years ago, he was struck by a car in the city centr
As part of our Scottish Shorts Database we'll be curating some of the best, with the aim of eventually having a full channel of the best Scottish Shorts from the past. To start of, here's the great 'Birthday' by Morag McKinnon. Tartan Shorts 2000 Birthday by Morag McKinnon “It's a special day for Annie, but things don't go to plan and a nasty incident with the pet budgie forces her to run away from home.” Birthday Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCes-JrVDWY Birthday
Clear Focus Movies are another inspiring feature film production company from Scotland doing some really inspiring things. They are working up in Aberdeen, away from the traditional Central-Belt focus of the Scottish Film Industry but still managing to make and sell films internationally. And they do this all by themselves. They are about to release their latest feature – Ghosts of Darkness and kindly give a little of their time to tell us about themselves. Tell us a little a
We asked legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle for some cinematography advice when shooting micro-budget features. This is what he said: 1) If the movie you were working on had a total budget of $50K (or under) how would you approach making best use of that?
Work with friends . Prepare well . Work fast . 2) What's the number One mistake you can make as a cinematographer working with a micro-budget?
Indecision . Be confident ; your first angle is usually the best an
Thanks to everyone who came along to our Wigilia alternative Christmas film at GMAC, and our alternative Christmas party at Mono. Colin McLaren, scriptwriter for The Legend of Barney Thompson called the film 'phenomenal' and he probably liked the Tunnock's Teacakes and traditional Polish food too. And we ended up having to have two screenings. Thanks to everyone at GMAC and Mono! Incase you wondered what you missed - other than the best fun n Glasgow on a Sunday night here's