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Film Filming Online

Videos from Glasgow Film Festival 2011

Ten days. Eleven videos. One rather tired vlogger. That was the end result of my time at the 2011 Glasgow Film Festival, where I was hired to film interviews with as many actors, directors and producers as possible for the official YouTube site.

Commuting back and forth from Edinburgh, I filmed, edited and uploaded videos as fast as possible, sometimes within a 4-5 hour period (getting the train added time to my schedule). The downside was that I didn’t quite see as many films as I wanted to, but when you’re getting the chance to speak to some fascinating people it makes it all worthwhile.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will be looking for more opportunities to shoot some quick and simple videos for clients in the coming months.

One surprise was the success of the Colin Morgan video, which currently sits at almost 4000 views. I was also given the opportunity to interview one of my favourite actors, Anthony LaPaglia: the video below was shot on my camera but a longer version was filmed by local students who will hopefully publish it online soon:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXXUb9JsfgY]

I’ve added all the videos into a Glasgow Film Festival 2011 playlist on my YouTube account and have embedded two of my favourites below.

Angela Allen was continuity girl on The African Queen and also worked on my favourite film, The Third Man:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmBxG3b2ANg]

For this video, I grabbed Mark Millar and Frank Quitely for a quick chat about breaking into comics:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRJT_P37LPs]

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Online Writing

Guardian Edinburgh online volunteering series

In my previous blog post I mentioned that I’d recently had some items published on the Guardian Edinburgh blog, the most recent of which looked at the rise of online volunteering in Edinburgh.

That story turned into three, with the second being a new video interview with animal charity, OneKind, while the final one was an audioboo interview with the Head of Digital at National Museums Scotland.

You can read more about my Month of Multimedia challenge over on my Posterous account, and I hope to have a new audioboo and video live next week, all going according to plan.