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Dovecot Studios

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Earlier in the year we were invited to work with Dovecot Studios to document the Glass Onion project – the creation of a tapestry derived from a print by Magne Furuholmen. Magne is a musician and visual artist (he was just the keyboardist for the band A-ha!) and has a really exciting, open handed approach to collaboration and artistic process.  We are documenting the project through a mix of film, time lapse, interviews and some training and facilitating so the Dovecot team can also document some of the process. There may even be an original score for the film composed by Magne. (Did I mention he was the keyboardist of A-ha?)


More than the sum of the parts.

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Working in teams is the norm in video production, projects are rarely solo efforts.  One of the most satisfying things in working collectively is collaborating in a creative process, and achieving a result that was more than any one of the individuals was capable of.  A collaboration with a music producer and an animator friend was my first taste of a video and motion graphic collaboration.  A singer-song writer, a collage and watercolour artist, an illustrator, a designer and an animator weighed in on this lively conference animation.  The Edinburgh Startups film was a project that grew up out of friends, groups and businesses working together.

“Stop, collaborate and listen…”  So wrote Vanilla Ice. But was he on to something?