Bow to the Audience

My favourite living musician and recording artist is Prince. I’ll allow that if you don’t like him, you probably really don’t like him. That’s because he’s really good. Not a middle of the road, demographic-studying slave to shifting units. He is a businessman of remarkable savvy and boldness—he does know how to shift units—but he […]

Susan Boyle & the Twitter patter of tiny tweets

A few weeks ago I spent a long weekend editing a programme for STV called, Susan Boyle: Two Weeks That Shook Show Business.  I’ll assume you know who Susan Boyle is.  The programme was to play on the Bank Holiday Monday, dividing the double episode of Coronation Street and going up against East Enders on […]

Pastures of Plenty

There are always, it seems, several edit jobs on at once.  The idea of seeing one to finality before embarking on another is naïve, at least when you own a production company where you are the sole editor on staff. Of the three music videos we have produced in recent weeks, the first (which was […]

3D editing: first sensible comment

John Scalzi commented on his blog last Sunday that the problem with the editing in a 3D film like Coraline is that the eye must refocus. I’m dying to see if 3D can become more than a novelty this time around, mostly because I’d love to see how the language of film will change to […]

My TV ads for Glasgow and Edinburgh radio stations

I recently edited a commercial apiece for Clyde One and Forth One, Glasgow and Edinburgh radio stations respectively.  Like the Leprosy ads, I can’t see the ads on the stations’ official sites for some mysterious reason.  The Drum has Photobucket versions here, but I don’t know how long they’re going to be around (and the […]

My TV spots for ‘Get Randomised’

I recently edited some TV spots for a campaign to raise awareness of randmised clinical trials.  They were shown across Scotland with each region having its own version.  Here they are: Get Randomised: Aberdeen Get Randomised: Dundee Get Randomised: Edinburgh Get Randomised: Glasgow Get Randomised: 10 second spot