Anti Bullying Film

Well after returning from Montrose this weekend to record a Guinness world record of Squash playing by a Scotsman (over 69 games in 12 hours) I am considering producing an Anti Bullying fllm by a young writer from Leven in Fife.   The role of a Film Producer is to be responsible for the budget of a movie – to work out how much it will cost for each element such as paying crew fees, hire of equipment, transportation and so on.  I may be required to help recruit a crew and I may even need to be present at the shootings.  This is a new role for me so I will be pleased to take this job on should this production go ahead.

Photographing Historic Loch Leven

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Rich in historical and natural heritage, Loch Leven provides fantastic landscapes  for photographers and artists alike.  Full of mystery and inspiration, I have over the last year, taken every opportunity to explore and photograph aspects that intrigue me.  Loch Leven castle is so old that no one really knows who built it, but it has been visited by some of Scotland’s most profound historical idols including Mary Queen of Scots, Robert the Bruce, and William Wallace.  As you drive by Orwell Farm you will see the two ancient standing stones – little is known about them, they stand like a magical neolithic gateway.  They mean something and like a beacon they drew me to my favourite dog walk up Kilmagad Wood.  I found that by taking Angus up this walk I would feel a sudden relaxation – a positive  change in mind body and spirit.  After several months of experiencing this, it suddenly dawned on me that I was walking in direct alignment with the famous healing well at the foot of the hill, which since medieval times, has been reputed to have medicinal properties.  As you ascend the woodland path you can see the village of Scotlandwell  below.  On a clear day, to your left, you can view Berwick Law and the Bass Rock in East Lothian.  You can also observe St Serf’s island which was inhabited by monks in the 11th century.   They built their monastery on the island to avoid Viking invasions.  If you’d like to visit Loch Leven castle, Historic Scotland run seasonal regular boat trips to the island from the Lakeside Bistro shore.

First Announcements

Well as the end of term approaches at Perth UHI I am looking forward to re-branding Jinja Ninja Productions as Vincent Anthony Media, offering the new services of Motion Graphics and Web and Graphic Design at long last, along with Moving and Still Image capture services. I will also be looking at obtaining funding to start the Kinross Animation Workshop which will be a Community Educational Project aimed at promoting the local wildlife and heritage of Loch Leven and the surrounding areas. I hope to have a trial workshop carried out in the summer holidays and hopefully with positive feedback from the client group, this will help support funding applications. Will keep you updated folks!