Video and Animation

I use video and animation in my work. Many projects have involved working with groups of young people from marginalised communities. I work to support the groups to create the concept and script, act, film, record the sound and edit the resulting work. Some projects result in a film that is shown to policy makers locally or at governmental level (see for example my work with young Gypsy Travellers) Other projects result in site specific installations and public screenings.

Projects have included:

  • Wasted’. Interactive DVD exploring alcohol issues with young people from Dumfries and Galloway.Winner Health4kids National Awards. 2009
  • Catstrand Arts Centre, Dumfries and Galloway. Animation programme and screening. 2008
  • Enquire – Making an animated film with young BAME people. 2009
  • “Charm” – A week long project with young people with special educational needs to create an interactive public experience using video, animation, installation and drama. 2010
  • Gatehouse YMCA, Dumfries and Galloway : Delivery of lens based multimedia programme to a group of young people. The resulting animated and real life films were projected as a site specific installation. 2010
  • Dicks Hill. Stranraer – Video with young people raising local issues. 2008
  • Wigtown Youth Forum, Dumfries and Galloway. Film about local issues with young people. 2007
  • Summerhill Community Centre, Dumfries. Animation workshops with young people. 2006
  • Moniaive community project. ‘What If‘ video with young people.2008
  • Stakeford Youth Heritage Project, Dumfries and Galloway. Animation and video documentation. 2009
  • ‘Images‘ Oasis Youth project, Dumfries. Running photography course with resulting images projected at an event in DG1. 2014
  • ‘Road 2 Darkness’ . Film made with young people from Dumfries. Winner Ken Loach National Film Award. 2002
  • ‘Flip’, Animation project Auchenharvie Academy. With Cath Whippey. 2002
  • ‘Chain Reaction’ and ‘Transformations’. Video and animation project on Arran. Site specific installations and public events. With Cath Whippey. 2002