Jun

12

IT’S MURDER BEING SCOTTISH

When I lived in New York I never really got to grips with the TV ‘news’. The nightly round-up made the Dundee Courier’s mythical front page for the Titanic disaster – Dundee Man Lost At Sea: Giant Turnip Found in Forres – seem like universal insight. The square-jawed anchormen and professionally-perfect women did cover international events. But only […]

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Mar

23

Scottish Cinema

Hugh MacLeod is a Scots-born cartoonist and former adman. He became famous for drawing sarcastic pictures on the backs of business cards during boring meetings on Madison Avenue. One of his drawings shows two students bickering. “No, I’m more annoying,” says the art student. “No, I’m more annoying,” says the film student. To students of […]

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Jan
06

Tanya Richam Odoi

Tanya Richam Odoi in experimental dance film Last year, I met a Scottish musician called James Grant – who fronted a reasonably famous band called Love & Money in the early 90s. He did the soundtrack for my short film Sadie’s Story, and we discussed possibly producing a short concept film built round one of […]

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Jun
23

Just a Northern Soul

Northern Soul dance steps. This page contains links to step-by-step dance moves for Northern Soul dancing on video – notably demonstrated by a cool young Japanese cult in Tokyo! If that’s what you want – scroll down the page. Originally, this post was about a Northern Soul video I was shooting. Legendary Scottish pop combo, […]

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Jul
29

Albert Watson: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is King

Albert Watson (Scottish photographer now based in the New York) held a show in Edinburgh this year. Probably the best – no definitely best photography exhibition I’ve ever seen. Sumptuous, massive prints. All kinds of stuff. He’s only got one eye, but what an eye. There’s also a sublime selection of shots here. The Albert […]

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Jun
28

My Tony Kaye Story

I’m a big fan of continuous professional development and ‘advancing my craft’ and learning new stuff. But, most of all, as a professional creative and commercials director, I like the random nature of inputs. Even with the best-laid plans, you often get something different from what you expect – and that, like many creative projects, […]

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