Video features

In 2010 I began recording a series of video interviews for film website, ReelScotland, before contributing content to STV, before diversifying in 2011 by exploring new ways to use this type of content.

All of my videos can be found on my personal YouTube Channel, with some of them embedded below:

Greg Hemphill introduces An Appointment with The Wicker Man

Day One: Emily Dodd from Greener Leith

Day Two: Dominic Jules from Canongate Youth Project

Day Three: STAND International

Day Four: Dan Fuller from Libertus

Day Five: Marilyn Jackson from The Humanist Society of Scotland

Day Six: Louise Sutherland from Radio Lollipop

Day Seven: Joy Blakeney from The Yard Adventure Centre

Glasgow Film Festival 2011: Harry Shearer

Moving away from the worlds of The Simpsons and Spinal Tap to direct his first documentary, Harry Shearer’s The Big Uneasy is a smart, well-argued critique of one of the most shameful moments in recent American history.

Glasgow Film Festival 2011: Colin Morgan

Actor Colin Morgan may be best-known to TV viewers around the world for his role in the hit BBC series, Merlin, but for his new film he left the character far behind.

Glasgow Film Festival 2011 Opening Gala

Commissioned by Glasgow Film Festival to create a series of vlogs, or video blogs, for the event, my first featured the opening night gala event, with comics creator Mark Millar interviewed.

OneKind’s online snare-free video

OneKind is a UK-based animal charity attempting to create a movement of people who live an animal-friendly lifestyle as the mainstream. I spoke to OneKind Movement Builder, Martin Keane, about the way the organisation has embraced the online world for awareness raising of its campaigns, most notably their snare-free project.

This video was also featured on Guardian Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Zoo’s Penguincam

This audio slideshow was created as part of my January 2011 Month of Multimedia project and required editing in both Audacity and iMovie. I’ve written more about this video on this site’s blog and it was also featured on Guardian Edinburgh.

Charles Endell Esquire videos

As part of my project at STV to bring Charles Endell, Esquire to YouTube, here are two examples of video content I worked on. The first is part one of an interview with director David Andrews while the second is a trailer for the series.

Inverness Film Festival 2010 preview with ReelScotland

The eighth Inverness Film Festival ran from 3 – 7 November 2010 and I spoke to the Festival’s Director, Paul Taylor, about the programme’s highlights including a screening of The Smallest Show on Earth in the Eden Court projection room.

James Cosmo, Kate Dickie and Brian Pettifer discuss Donkeys with ReelScotland

James Cosmo, Kate Dickie and Brian Pettifer arrived at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Friday 8 October 2010 for the first non-festival screening of Morag McKinnon’s new film Donkeys. I caught them after the screening for a chat.

ReelScotland meets the crew of Night is Day: The Movie

Web series Night is Day is the story of Jason Mackenzie (Chris Summers), an ordinary twentysomething whose life is on a downward spiral when he’s approached by a stranger who gifts him with new abilities which allow him to fight Glasgow’s supernatural denizens. I met with the creators at Glasgow’s Collectormania.

ReelScotland speaks to Allan Brown about Inside The Wicker Man

In 2000, author Allan Brown wrote a behind-the-scenes book on cult film, The Wicker Man. Ten years on, he’s now written a revised version, which looks deeper into the film’s troubled history. I spoke to Allan at the 2010 Edinburgh International Book Festival about his fascination for the film and his reasons for writing the book.