A host of tutors, whom have worked on some of Scotland’s finest television programmes, including Eorpa, Still Game, Chewin’ the Fat, the Culture show and Hamish Macbeth, were on hand to offer guidance at this year’s FilmG weekend workshops.
The workshops took place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye over the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August and offered the fantastic opportunity for more than 25 budding film-makers to learn essential skills from true professionals.
Michael Hines, who has previously directed Still Game and River City, said: “It’s great to be back sharing my experiences with such a diverse group of people. It’s apparent to me that FilmG is going from strength to strength.”
Saturday night saw an exciting new development for the FilmG weekend, where tutors came together to shoot a scene in front of the participants. This master-class brought together many of the skills taught in the individual sessions throughout the weekend, putting into context what participants had been learning.
Rachel Kennedy from Back in Lewis and a student studying acting at the University of the West of Scotland, who was a participant in the FilmG workshops, said: “FilmG was a brilliant opportunity to learn from a network with a whole host of passionate and talented people. The location alone was enough to inspire. The range of diverse workshops available meant that you were leaving the weekend with extensive new skills and the confidence and drive to create your own film. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone.”