EDFEST TV WEBSITE CONTENT 2007

 

Director camera for IVCA AWARD-winning Edfest TV, Edinburgh arts and Fringe festival coverage website. Interviews, shows and spontaneous events

covered over 4 weeks.

MY LAST SENTENCE

 

Commissioned and chosen to open Channel 4’s ‘The Otherside’ strand. This documentary study follows Peter Wayne and his sidekick, George, during the week after his latest release from gaol. Peter, a very bright man with a passion for architecture, struggles with his prison-acquired crack habit as he tries to stabilise his life on the outside and complete a commission by The Independent newspaper to cover an exhibition at The Lighthouse in Glasgow

THE SURREALIST AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Film shown along side the two-pronged exhibition of the same name, the Surrealist being Roland Penrose and the photographer Lee Miller. The film uses radio interviews as VO narrative and rostrum footage of art, photography. A rostrum filmed valve radio is used as punctuation throughout.

SPENCE - BACK TO THE FUTURE

 

GTMP produced 8 films for this touring exhibition which concluded in Coventry Cathedral, Basil Spence’s most treasured project. Using old VHS recordings and BBC archive footage, and drawing on the interpretive graphic style of the exhibition for titles and supers, the final films were played on boxed, curved, 4:3, CRT screens to complete the archival feel of the films.

THE SCOTCH WHISKY EXPERIENCE

 

GT commissioned the making of a tripod mount to fix the Sony Z1 camera into a horizontal aspect to shoot 3:4. The finished media is presented on portrait-mounted flat screens in the windows of The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh.

THE TALE OF THE PERSISTENT POACHER

 

Keith Hall is a ’professional’ poacher, or so the Inland Revenue believe. We filmed him soon after he was sent a tax bill for £40,000 based on estimated earnings over three years. We followed Keith with infrared cameras at night, as well as demonstrating the course of the salmon with an underwater camera, as Keith battles with land owners and the ‘big fish’.

BRING IT ON  ‘BIO’

 

Presenter-led, outdoor adventure show exploring the many adventure pursuits to be enjoyed in the wilds of Scotland. Kite flying and surfing featured in this episode.

LASONYA - ‘THIS IS HOW WE’RE LIVIN’

 

GT directed this music video for the title track of ‘Black Gerl’ for New York R&B singer Lasonya Gunter.

THE THISTLE AND THE LOTUS

 

When the Heart of Tibet met the Spirit of Scotland. Second unit camera team. Spent 2 days filming the visit of The Dali Lama to Scotland. We had privileged, direct access to this well known and generous figurehead.

DIRECT HOLIDAYS COMMERCIALS - ‘SUMMER SUN’

 

Production manager of a campaign of commercials filmed over two years in Majorca, Algarve and Cyprus. Commercials show real people enjoying the Direct Holiday experience. Filming included underwater, on sailing boats, in 4x4 off-roaders, around bars, cafes and, of course, by the poolside.

F1 Group

 

Director of corporate shoot in Delhi for the F1 Group. Various interviews and cityscapes. Worked with excellent local crew. Produced by Scope Productions.

SCOTTISH TOURIST BOARD

 

Second unit camera for the ongoing project by the Scottish Tourist Board to film and promote the country in all its various forms, from adventure to culture. This shoot included GT filming, whilst paragliding, in tandem, 1000 feet above the peak of Ben Nevis.

THE BORDER

 

‘A new documentary sees Cathal McCall, a history lecturer from Queen’s University Belfast, explore what “the border” means now, in a post-peace process environment. He considers the idea that what was once very much a barrier is now increasingly a bridge between North and South.’ Irish Times

 

“The programme got a 20.2% share of the available audience, which made it the 12th most watched programme of the evening - which is very good. That equates with something like 195,000 viewers. You beat the Tudors on TV3! Well done.”

Eddie Doyle, Dept. Commissioning Editor, RTE

 

“Fair play to you”

Bertie Ahern, An Taoiseach 1997-2008, Ireland

THE ARCHITECTURE SERIES GARETH HOSKINS 0-10

 

GTMP won the The Lighthouse tender to produce 4 films in support of the autumn monograph exhibition and book celebrating the work of architect GARETH HOSKINS and his practice. GTMP is worked very closely with Leonie Bell and David Berry at the Lighthouse to present the vital elements of GHA’s work which merge to create the landmark buildings featured, such as the National Trust For Scotland’s CULLODEN visitor centre.

   

The Lighthouse’s Gareth Hoskins Architects 0-10 Years exhibition went on to be on display with the four films produced by GTMP at RIBA, Portland Place.

 

All beautifully shot by Ian Dodds and

Jimmy Jibbed by Aaron Boucher.