The Saints are coming! But should they have stayed home?+ More details
Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.+ More details
Glasgow's most famous face, I was very proud to be given time to interview Billy Connolly and in this short video Billy describes what makes Glasgow so special. I also really enjoyed getting to work with archive pictures from the Scottish Screen Archive.+ More details
I directed the opening countdown sequence for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which was broadcast live during the BBC’s coverage of the event. We worked with 14 community groups over 6 months to make 14 unique numbers as well as filming Billy Connolly for the well-received Mandela Place sequence.+ More details
In 2014, Glasgow University Student Television celebrated 50 years since its inception. However it was also 40 years since my brief spell there. As I still had a collection of the audio tapes and a few stills, I remastered them and put them together into this video clip. (It's version 1.01 as some of the team may contribute their own collection of material.) This edited compilation contains extracts from: - Corries Interview; Greenmantle - Mister Caretaker; Billy Connolly Interview; Dogband; The Goodies Interview This video uses my own photographs, a few from the official Television Service photographer - Parlan MacFarlane, and Malcolm Boddie together with the original 1974 caption and a photocopy of the 1975 caption, animated (with a few of the photographs) using Apple's Motion. It also uses the original recordings of GUST's mentor, John Macpherson, for the between-programme live continuity with music and live radio relay experimentally used in 1974-75. In 1974, GUST used 1-inch Ampex and IVC video recorders. Only a few video extracts have survived. However, I haven't used these as I believe this gives a better impression and representation of what Student TV was like at the time, when we see it today. In any case, outside broadcasts were at the time constrained by available technology and cost to audio recordings and stills photography.+ More details
May, 2014 Heavy petting - Bad Manners With thanks from Kasia and Agnieszka - who manage to use up the entire alphabet in just two names. Seriously. If I could remember their entire names, I'd tell you... and I'd still be telling you five minutes later.+ More details
This Week in Comedy History Nov 24-Nov30 B: November 24, 1942 Billy Connolly: William Connolly (born November 24th 1942). You Might Not Know: Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Folk Musician, Actor, Playwright, Comedian. FF: English designer Steven King http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Connolly ------- D: November 25, 1998 Flip Wilson: Clerow Wilson, Jr. (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) You Might Not Know: Time magazine called him, "TV's first black superstar". Actor and Comedian FF: acronym WYSIWYG http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip_Wilson ------- B: November 26, 1938 Rich Little: Richard Caruthers Little (born November 26, 1938) You Might Not Know: Mel Blanc called him, "The Man of a Thousand Voices" impressionist, voice actor, Comedian FF: 1991 Gene Kelly lost his voice TV special "Christmas at the Movies" Rich did an uncredited dub. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Little ------- B: November 27, 1978 Josh Blue (born November 27, 1978) You Might Not Know: He was voted the Last Comic Standing in 2006 but was voted 11th in Stand-up Comedy Showdown. Comedain FF: Appeared multiple times on Mind of Mencia. Because he isn't affraid of Carlos stealing his jokes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Blue ------- B: November 28, 1962 Jon Stewart: (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962 You Might Not Know: Conan, Stewart, Colbert had a huge fight once. political satirist, writer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian FF: He voted Bush for president in 1988 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Stewart ------- B: November 29 Howie Mandel: Howard Michael Mandel (born November 29, 1955) You Might Not Know: He has Mysophobia. He is affraid of contamination and germs comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. FF: Was the voice of Gizmo in Gremlins http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howie_Mandel ------- D: November 30 Zeppo Marx: Herbert Manfred Marx (February 25, 1901 – November 30, 1979) You Might Not Know: Zeppo Marx was a multi-millionaire. film star, musician, engineer, theatrical agent, businessman and comedain FF: There were five Mark Brothers; Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppo_Marx ----------------- http://www.underestimatedcomedy.com http://www.nationalcomedyfoundation.org+ More details
Who is your National Treasure? My National Treasure is JULIAN BARNES (along with Billy Connolly!) This short film is indebted to the wonderful writer Julian Barnes, and the words from his book: Through the Window: Seventeen essays (plus a short story) http://www.julianbarnes.com/bib/throughthewindow.html This is a book you must buy. Film clips from Scottish Screen Archive, BBC and Pathe News. Music thanks to Dexter Britain Under common license: "Telling Stories" by Dexter Britain (http://www.dexterbritain.co.uk) "Shooting Star" by Dexter Britain (http://www.dexterbritain.co.uk) This film features: John Betjeman John Mortimer Alan Bennett Evelyn Waugh The Hosues of Parliament Morph and George Orwell (Eric Blair)+ More details
We provided full graphics package for the Big Yin’s latest adventure along the epic trail that is Route 66. For the title sequence, logos from some of the key destinations were designed, modelled in 3D and finally motion tracked into the footage of Billy as he sped through the landscape on his trike. The maps combined 2D and 3D animation with hand drawn elements highlighting points of interest along the way.+ More details
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