Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Helping Dan make his spoof soap. Teaser advert coming soon

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Fun with editing 2 this time taken from Election Night Armistice 1997 by Armando Iannucci who did In The Thick Of It (he's from Glasgow)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Monday, 19 April 2010

Fable Vlog Part 2

The other two of Gerry's questions.
I cant think what to put for the first one so its just the Olympic values taken from the website

c) Which of the 7 Olympic values do we want to see in a future Scotland?
The 3 Olympic Values:
This value stands for giving your best, on the field of play or in the professional arena. It is not only about winning, but also about participating, making progress against personal goals, striving to be and to do your best in our daily lives and benefiting from the healthy combination of a strong body, mind and will.
This encourages us to consider sport as a tool for mutual understanding among individuals and people from all over the world. The Olympic Games inspire humanity to overcome political, economic, gender, racial or religious differences and forge friendships in spite of those differences.
This value incorporates respect for yourself, for others, for the rules and regulations, for sport and the environment. Related to sport, respect stands for fair play and for the fight against doping and other unethical behaviour.

And the 4 Paralympic values:

d) My part in change:
What is my part in the future?
Do my best?

What should we start doing?
Resurrecting the community of neighbourhoods? I dont know my neighbours in Bishopbriggs

What should we stop doing?
Trying to be independant? Also its a shame teaching has gone from boom to bust. Before primary teaching was advertised on TV, now with unis crammed with students there's no jobs after the placement year and how will kids benefit with only probationers? And lecturers are valued on their publishing abilities more than lecturing abilities.

What should we continue doing?
Renewable energies advancement. It feels right that we can use our bad weather.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


WOOO the film is done and screened!
Reviews to come.
In the mean time I was approached after the showings by Liz Docherty the leader of the painters organisation Tomorrows People. She said that not only did she enjoy the film but the boys liked it, and also the next group were asking if they could do something like that as well. Good times!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Fun with editing. Segment on Jimmy Kimmel called Unecessary Censorship
(it says embedding disabled by request)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Today I learned that tracking in and zooming out is called a trombone shot

Granted Iain told me but he told me AT FableVision so it probably counts.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

For the new video blogs going up we were asked how we're finding our time on placement. I said something different in the end but this is a plan for what I was going to say in it based on questions emailed to us by our benefactor Gerry Hassan.

Fable Vlog
a) One value Ive taken from my family?
Im a bit of a hybrid, my mums from a line of highlanders and islanders, her dad was a prominant piper and she was raised in Glasgow. My dad is a minister and his dad was an minister and his family are a load of eccentric intellectuals from Edinburgh, so one value I have learned from them is a respect for knowledge and the people who use it (even if they're all posh old bores)
b) 1 View of Past Scotland?
Probably the busker drummers up Buchanan St that wear kilts and look like Jacobites. Actually the part of Scottish history I am most proud of is where we made the Romans feel so unwelcome they lost the will to invade us. The weather helped. Me and my dad visited a science museum in Italy once and it had a huge globe from the 16th century, it was huge but most of Africa and America were blank but Scotland had a label as prominant as all the other superpowers.
2 View of Present Scotland?
I dunno. A diet of Sesame St means Im so unracist Im not even patriotic until Im abroad. Actually I think they should move Scotland to another country to help young people's national pride. I recently heard Al Qu'aeda calls Britain 'Little Evil', it made me proud that Scotland isnt England so they probably dont mean us. Seriously though I was grateful that the government paid my university tuition fees and makes efforts to use alternative energy sources like windfarms. Culturally the Treacherous Orchestra are an interesting talented fusion band using traditional instruments to play world styles, to me that represents modern Scotland.
3 View of Future Scotland?
Again I duno. I come from a small town and studied in a small town and after 3years Im still getting used to Glasgow life, it wasnt untill uni when I learned of the all damage Thatcher did. I can only see the future of my microcosm, so at least I think that that is positive. I see my peers in this generation and my own opportunities and the period in history and feel that the future looks great, but the greatness Im meaning might be different to what our funders and politicians mean as greatness. But anyway, I know what this blogs for so 'We're the children, we're the future" Hope, change, blah blah