Last month Jewel & Esk invited business & industry contacts to visit CRE:8 - our Creative Industries unit - and take a look at some of the work produced by students throughout the year.
Here’s a selection from some of the trailers:
Multimedia – animation/gaming graphics +
TV/Film -… Continue
Added by Jane Grant (née Feore) on July 30, 2010 at 14:30 —
Many of you will have already read about the major changes going on within the commissioning team at Channel 4.
Today I am pleased to announce that Stuart Cosgrove has been given a new, enlarged role as Director of Creative Diversity.
In his new post Stuart will help drive the commissioning of multiplatform content from a diverse range of companies throughout the UK.
Stuart will continue to manage his current… Continue
Added by Nicola Sinclair on July 27, 2010 at 14:00 —
[A longer version of this article by Hannah Rudman was first published in Arts Professional
magazine, issue 222, 19.07.10]
Webcasting is a great way of improving your event, presentation, conference or training session’s scale, reach, impact and legacy to a global audience – without increasing its… Continue
Added by Hannah Rudman on July 26, 2010 at 15:30 —
Shane Maguire played by Nicky Evans in Carlene Edwards t-shirt
Just a few days till hanging begins for my exhibition at The Queen's Hall. Prints are printed, dresses are being sewn, models booked, almost there...
I couldn't believe it when I got an email last week from Nicola More
saying that Nicky Evans (Shane Maguire) and Ciaron Griffiths (Micky Maguire) were on… Continue
Added by Carlene Edwards on July 26, 2010 at 15:10 —
Being a games industry & education person, I was attracted by an offer of free money
via a fund of 80 x £25k
launched by the Scottish Government. If I have - which we at TuDocs Productions believe we do - a great new idea that will change the world and potentially make a lot of dosh, then the ScotGov will give us £25k to help it get going.
So far, so good. Its a well-tested model in Scotland: the government holds masses of… Continue
Added by Dr John Sutherland on July 24, 2010 at 6:30 —
We’re happy to announce the release of the life.turns iPhone app
. The app was produced specifically for Blipfoto’s Alt-w project, life.turns.
which is a crowd sourced animation and zeotrope factory hosted by New Media Scotland at Inspace as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival. Designed around a walking… Continue
Added by Meagan Dechen on July 22, 2010 at 12:00 —
Based in the beating heart of Leith, Muckle Hen Productions have developed a modern and contemporary office space. We have 2-3 desk spaces to rent in a self contained glass walled room. Available for both freelancers and companies.
Other facilities available are a stylish shared kitchen and a glass walled, funky board room that includes a plasma screen and audiovisual playback facilities.
Additional costs could include access to a high speed broadband connection, phone… Continue
Added by Muckle Hen Productions on July 21, 2010 at 11:30 —
The purpose of chess is checkmate. Everything else – the number of pieces taken, the clarity of the strategy, the finesse of the tactics – is just the stuff you do to get to checkmate.
Of course, for some, the game also evokes beauty and fascination for its own sake. So it’s great if you can do both – but it is critically important to be clear on your personal priorities. A successful chess game is not conducted as a compromise between… Continue
Added by Sam Cassels on July 20, 2010 at 15:30 —
I wrote a piece, to coincide with the launch of Creative Scotland on the 1st of July, on the opportunities arts organisation could/should/would achieve through a Scotland wide strategic engagement with the internet. here
The feedback was great from the Scotsman, 38Minutes and AmITion compelling me to explore this idea a little bit further.… Continue
Added by Richard Saville-Smith on July 18, 2010 at 22:54 —
Two news stories struck me recently. One was Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, talking about their tablet plans (here
), and the other was Google launching a programming-free tool create new Google Apps for Android fones (… Continue
Added by Dr John Sutherland on July 17, 2010 at 14:00 —
Videos on the internet are crap. Not the funny things on YouTube, I'm thinking of the kind of serious interview videos that are posted on sites like 38 Minutes. In text my eye can scan column metres - sometimes key word searching, sometimes just looking for interest or inspiration. A video on the web alienates me because it demands my linear time. I can't start at the end and flick to the beginning. I can't scan or jump through the video… Continue
Added by Richard Saville-Smith on July 16, 2010 at 23:43 —
I am proud to announce the opening night for my first solo exhibition will be Friday 30th July
at The fantastic Queen's Hall on Clerk St, Edinburgh.
From 6.30 - 8pm you can come along and get involved in the interactive art wall known as the Scribble Wall, listen to the live Scribble DJs and have a little drink while you check out the ecclectic mix of fashion, illustration, prints and photography that… Continue
Added by Carlene Edwards on July 15, 2010 at 17:59 —
With Piers Morgan launching First TV, the extension of his children's newspaper First News, and the BBC launching its new comedy series Brian Pern exclusively online
, then the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab should follow suit. We held a very intimate live press launch that… Continue
Added by Hannah Rudman on July 15, 2010 at 13:30 —
The Guardian is featuring daily images from Blipfoto
; six of our members will be features over the next few weeks. First up is Jan Berghuis
a captain on ocean going tugs.
We're chuffed to get such a commitment and recognition from a well respected media source. But of course, (we're not… Continue
Added by Meagan Dechen on July 14, 2010 at 14:34 —
Yesterday saw the announcement of the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab - a new initiative supported by Creative Scotland which will work across the twelve city festivals to identify and trial new digital projects.
If you like press releases you can read one here
and the best way to keep in touch with the lab as it develops will be via… Continue
Added by Rohan Gunatillake on July 14, 2010 at 11:30 —
Girl Geek Scotland are hosting a series of three workshops this autumn aimed at helping women in Scotland turn an idea into a fully functional business proposal. These would be ideal for people who have a plan, but don't know much about business. Themes are:
1/ Creativity in Business
2/ Developing a Funding Strategy
Check out the website for the full call for participation- and best of all, if you meet the criteria, places are fully funded. So, if… Continue
Added by Catherine Brown on July 13, 2010 at 9:35 —
It's a bit tough getting seed funding for cutting edge web projects in Scotland, even though it's probably only a few thousand pounds you need to prove traction in the market. While there are some well known "accelerators" around the world like Y-Combinator
, closer to home, there is a new accelerator which has just started called… Continue
Added by Sam Collins on July 12, 2010 at 16:49 —
Well, this day* has been a long time coming.
I’ve been toying with the idea of blogging. Pulling together all the stuff I see and find and hear and love, bunging it up online so I can share these stories and pictures with other people who love the kinds of things I love. I’ve also been meaning to sort out the holding page I’ve been renewing every year since I took down a site which hadn’t been updated since 2006.
Trouble is,… Continue
Added by Jen Davies on July 8, 2010 at 12:27 —
Scottish indie Matchlight has teamed up with Channel 4, Creative Scotland and Highlands & Islands Enterprise to create a unique new internship scheme for factual producers and directors.
The Matchlight Documentary Internship Programme will equip a new generation of Scottish based television producer/directors with the skills they need to win network television commissions.
The year-long, paid professional development… Continue
Added by Nicola Sinclair on July 8, 2010 at 10:00 —
We are about to see the creation of another social media network, which will start with up to 11 million fanatical members. Blizzard Entertainment are famed for their online games, with World of Warcraft (WoW) the undisputed heavy-weight of the MMORPG genre and Starcraft continuing to have a cult following despite its age. They have announced the introduction of new networking system called Real ID
, which will allow for chat… Continue
Added by Jason Wassell on July 7, 2010 at 16:00 —