Archive for October, 2013

Filming the opening of a hospital unit

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by John Duncan

Last week I was working with the Glasgow based video production company Mackenzie HD who is producing a video for the charity ‘Walk the Walk‘. The charity gave a generous grant to the Mammography unit at the Western General hospital in Edinburgh which has allowed them to refurbish the entire department. The refurbishment was made possible […]

Edinburgh Video Production – Desk Union / Tanami

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by John Duncan

      Today I was filming with Tanami and Desk Union. Tanami hired me as a camera operator to shoot the promotional video they are producing. The shoot involved interviewing the owner of desk union, Victoria Arnold, as well as getting cutaways of old abandoned desks.             

Filming with the Busoga Trust – Comic Relief Video

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by John Duncan

. This is the first of 6 videos I am producing for the Busoga Trust, in this film we visit a well which is still pumping 22 years on. Lenny Henry filmed here with Comic Relief  and we were able to get a hold of this footage from the BBC archives. Rob Waugh (Development Manager […]

Foot2Afrika Film

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by John Duncan

At the start of the year I was filming for a local NGO in Moshi, Tanzania. Foot 2 Afrika is run by Sadock Johnson who along with international volunteers are involved in many different projects in and around the Kilimanjaro region. Johnston is currently raising money to open the Moshi Youth Village which will provide […]

Video Production Storage & Sending Project Files to the Cloud

Posted on: October 10th, 2013 by John Duncan

Quick blog post about how I store and back up all the footage I shoot and a bit about sending project files to the cloud. From day 1 working as a Freelance Videographer I’ve known its damn important to properly manage and look after the storage of data. Whether working for a video production company […]

NGO & Charity Filming in Africa

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by John Duncan

As I’ve now been out in Africa a few times producing videos for NGOs and Charities I have picked up some good working practises and ways of working. Africa is an intense continent and the availability of both power and water can be limiting. Here’s my experience:   Filming Take as many batteries as possible […]

Filming in Uganda with the Busoga Trust

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by John Duncan

I’m currently in Jinja, Uganda, filming with the Busoga trust. I’m making a series of films showing the on-going work the trust is involved in. Myself and Rob Waugh  have spent the last 5 days filming the installation of wells and many other projects. It’s easy reading about the work charities are involved in but […]