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p Loo t e n v a e ati Cret u dd i a l S i v e 12 M e s t 29 20 8 F 2 CH MAR

Creative Loop Student Media Festival & CREATIVE SCOTLAND STUDENT MEDIA AWARDS 2012


nager Helliate Rushwaya-Project Maator, freelance Angela Oliver-Project Coordin ege Dario Sinforiani-Cardonald College Dave Johnson-Cardonald Coll e John Collins-Reid Kerr Colleg tay Lynn Parker-University of Aberege Kathleen Mcguire-Dundee Coll

Helliate Ru shwaya

Creative Lo op, Project Manager

Creative Loop bridges the gap between Scotland’s Colleges and the creative industries. Creative Loop student media festival delivered In parthership with Creative Scotland. All images copyright Creative Loop.

www .crea tivel oop.o rg

WELCOME Today’s creative media sector offers some of the most challenging, yet satisfying, areas in which to work for new and emerging talent. Competition for work in the sector is tight and employers will select only the very best.

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Creative Loop, a partnership of six Scottish colleges, works to develop talent for Scotland’s creative media industries and aims to ensure that students are fully equipped with the skills and flair required by this constantly evolving and competitive sector. The two-day Creative Loop Student Media Festival will provide a platform for emerging talent in Film and Television, Radio and Digital Media to network with industry professionals, showcase their work and pitch their ideas to media commissioners for instant feedback. This festival will feature a variety of workshops and master classes across the different platforms led by leading industry figures. We are delighted to conclude the event with the Creative Scotland Student Media Awards, celebrating the best of Scotland’s emerging talent with categories in Film and Television, Radio, and Digital Media.




10.15 -11.15 The Social Network: There was a time when listeners sent letters to radio presenters and had them read out. Now it’s a constant stream of tweets and Facebook updates. But is the new way effective? Do the constant updates engage us or turn us off? Presenter - Colin Kelly Mark Martin (Forth Radio), Theresa Talbot (BBC Radio Scotland) , Richard Pacey (Radio Forth)

11.30 - 12.30 Sound Women: Tune up and down the dial and see if you can find a female presenter who leads off at breakfast. Even the speech stations ‘balance women with men. Then the big bosses - they’re usually guys. Why? Does it even matter? And should guys be ashamed or afraid? Presenter - Julia Sutherland Lisa Kerr (consultant), Heather Dewar (BBC Sport), Nicky Marr, pictured below (Presenter, MFR)

10.15 - 11.15 SETTING THE SCENE ON ANIMATION: Fraser MacLean’s talk will be based on “Setting The Scene”, recently published by Chronicle Books, which charts the history and development of the art and techniques of Animation Layout. From the initial proposal in 2007, “Setting The Scene” took nearly 4 years to research, write and publish. Fraser graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1983 with a degree in Graphic Design and went on to work as a trainee Animator in the London Special Effects Department on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in 1987 and was later hired to work for the Warner Bros. and Disney feature animation studios in Los Angeles on “Space Jam” and “Tazran” respectively. Since 2000 Fraser has taught on many degree-level animation and design courses, in colleges and universities from Dundee and London to Salzburg and Beirut.  Fraser MacLean, Animator

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.35 - 14.30 James Cridland: How new technology makes radio better A wander through different things like DAB-with-pictures, AudioBoo, Disaggregation, RadioPlayer, Pop-up Radio in Australia, RadioDNS, etc etc how you can make better radio with it and how it makes for a better radio experience

14.35 - 15.30 I didn’t get where I am today... Getting your first big break in radio is a difficult thing, and no two presenters have done it the same way. Three presenters with experience across Scotland (and in some cases around the world) share their tales and warnings. Presenter - Jim Gellatly (Radio Presenter) Paul Harper (Real Radio Scotland), Knoxy (Clyde 1), Romeo (In Demand Scotland)

11.30 - 12.30 WORKING WITH RADIO ONE: Mark Sharman is a fully paid up member of the radio legends brigade. He’s a double Sony gold Winning producer who has worked for the BBC and the independent sector in radio, TV and Online. Mark will be sharing his experiences of working across various media and explaining how they are all slowly beginning to merge. Focusing on his most recent experiences with BBC Radio 1, he’ll be talking about their expectations, what he has to do every week, Radio 1’s online ambitions and the challenges they face in the future. There’ll also be a quiz! Mark Sharman, Radio Producer

15.30 - 16.00 Jeff Zycinski in conversation with Richard Melvin Jeff has been the Head of BBC Radio Scotland in a fascinating time. He has overseen it’s move into a series of state of the art digital studios at sites across Scotland. He has brought comedy back to the network, invented ‘The Zones’ and is emberking on a series of schedule changes which have kept the papers busy. But he’s also a radio lover who is passionate about the medium and a real supporter of Scotland’s new & emerging talent. He talks to the Director of Dabster Productions, Richard Melvin.

Nicky Marr


13.30 - 14.30 SCOOP SCAM AND JOURNALISM Dundee born Martel Maxwell talks about how she got started in her career as a News International showbiz journalist, working in London on the world famous Bizzarre column and ultimately becoming the showbiz editor of The Scottish Sun. She’s presented radio shows on BBC Radio Scotland, Talk 107 and Sun Talk and appears weekly on Lorraine on ITV1 as the resident showbiz expert and with Eamon Holmes on Sky News. She’s a published novelist, she blogs and she talks. Martel Maxwell, novelist and showbiz expert Martell Maxwell


10.00 - 11.30 PICTURE PERFECT Lighting camera/5D. In this practical session, experienced lighting cameraman and tutor Ray Tallan will look at techniques on how to improve the overall look of the visual image when shooting on the run with limited kit. The aim of this workshop is to help you think more creatively about the frame you are shooting, transforming images from the average to the artistic, and to improve your preproduction decision making when choosing your kit. Ray Tallan, Lightening Camerman and Tutor


14.45 - 15.45 LABOUR OF LOVE This panel of games designers will talk about what it’s like working in the industry. What is expected of applicants and new recruits, what is involved in the work, the good times, the fun and what the hard times can be like. Andrew Smith, text Jonathan Ackerley and David Meikle

Niall Clark, Senior Script Editor at the Comedy Unit (producers of Limmy’s Show, Burnistoun, Gary; Tank Commnader and Still Game) discusses the process of developing comedy ideas into broadcast commissions, and how the Comedy Unit has developed talent who have become household names on the Scottish scene. Featuring clips from a host of well loved shows, Niall will guide you through the steps to turn raw ideas into ratings success.                                                                                      Niall Clark, Senior Script Editor at The Comedy Unit

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 16.30 PERFRECT PITCH: BROADCAST COMMISSIONING IN SCOTLAND A not to be missed opportunity to meet with the movers and shakers of the broadcasting scene in Scotland. A panel of leading industry figures will deliver a session on developing, pitching and commissioning broadcast programme ideas in Scotland. They will discuss the process of getting ideas from concept to commission. Students will then have the chance to pitch ideas live to the panel, get feedback on their proposals and a fantastic opportunity to get their ideas selected for development. Winner of the Best Pitch will be announced at the Creative Scotland Student Media Awards


Ewan Angus, Commissioning Editor,Television, BBC Scotland, Harry Bell, Creative Director,Tern Television Nick Low, Managing Director, Demus Productions.


THUR 29th


1000 - 1020 #CitizenRelay Do you want be involved in reporting the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland as part of a team of citizen reporters? Join us and become a member of the #CitizenRelay project tracking the Olympic Torch Relay as it travels around Scotland in June, 2012. Presenter - Dr David McGillivray (UWS)

10.20 - 11.15 Community Radio a good place to start? So you’ve finished your course and are all set to get your first gig. But the big stations tell you that while you’ve done some radio work, you have nothing like enough experience. Is community radio - the voluntary stations that serve communities across Scotland - an option? What does it even do? Our panel of volunteers, ex students and music lovers reveals all. Presenter - Seven Scott Javed Sattar (Awaz FM),Therese Kelly-Dodds (Pulse 98.4), Bob McWilliam (Celtic Music Radio), Raymond Weir (Pulse 98.4)


10.15 - 11.45 PITCH YOUR IDEA FOR DEVELOPMENTThis panel will discuss how to develop ideas for radio and online including podcasts and short films for broadcasters. Students in the audience will be given an opportunity to pitch some of their ideas to the panel for instant feedback and be offered the chance to get their ideas selected for development. Last year, the winning entry was commissioned by BBC Scotland online Richard Melvin is the director of Dabster Productions and has made podcasts that have been downloaded by over 5 million people, some of which have gone on to become major series on the BBC. Tom Hodgkinson is a commissioner and senior producer for BBC online. He’s at the front line of developing the future of the BBC’s Internet aspirations. Jacqueline Sinclair is the Development Producer for So Television Scotland and has recently worked on The Sarah Millican Television Programme for BBC 2. She’s also been involved in many major Scottish television comedy programmes including Gary Tank Commander and The Limmy Show. Tom Hodgkinson Commissioner and Senior Producer for BBC Online, Richard Melvin-Director of Dabster Productions Jacqueline Sinclair-Development Producer So Television Scotland

11.30 - 12.20

12.00 - 13.00

Playing it for Laughs:


Radio comedy is one of the real proving grounds for new talent. Writers, performers and entire programmes started out in radio long before the guys with cameras came calling. Three radio professionals with a passion for laughs tell their stories. Their coats are held by a comedian who knows a bit about broadcasting, too. They won’t pull the wool over her eyes... Presenter - Julia Sutherland Richard Melvin, Des Clarke, Niall Clark

Chunk Games Designer, Alan Jack, will talk about his experience of starting at Chunk on a live project, seeing it through to completion and how his expectations matched up.At Chunk, Alan is responsible for designing the actual play mechanics of games, and building content for the game. He has worked on projects for clients ranging from Walls to Channel 4.


Alan studied for a Masters Degree in Professional Games Development at Abertay University, where he worked with Sony on a prototype involving the Medievil franchise. His undergraduate study was Games Production Management. Alan Jack-Chunk Games Designer

13.00 - 13.50

13.00 - 14.00

12.20 - 13.00 Live Podcast Recording: The Earshot Creative Review How to come up with ideas for ear-grabbing creative that makes people listen (and spend their money!) Presenter - Colin Kelly Steve Martin, Paul Tyler , David Konov (possibly, via Skype)

14.00 - 15.00 JON RONSON MASTERCLASS: Jon Ronson (Main Room)



15.30 - 16.30 Mark Miller in conversion with Janice Forsyth “Mark Millar is a multi-award winning comic book writer, whose Wanted series was the industry’s biggest-selling creator-owned book of the last ten years until he smashed his own record with Kick-Ass. Both became hit Hollywood movies - Wanted starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, and Kick-Ass stars actor Nicolas Cage. He has finished writing it’s hotly anticipated sequel, Kick Ass 2 due to begin shooting this summer. Mark is also responsible for revamping the X-Men, launched the number one Spider-Man title, and is the writer of the US industry’s biggestselling comic book of the past decade, Marvel’s Civil War. He also launched his own comic magazine - CLiNT, which features contributions from Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle. Highly respected Mark Millar and popular broadcaster Janice Forsyth is in conversation with Mark for this session, as he shares his personal story, and takes your questions. Not to be missed!”


10.15 - 11.15 From Sketch to Screen Burnistoun is one of the most successful comedy shows to come out of Scotland in recent years - with filming on a third series just completed, and the transition to network - BBC2 - achieved last year. Alongside his comedy partner Iain Connell, Robert Florence has previously written sitcoms Empty and Legit - as well as creating characters for Chewing the Fat and the Karen Dunbar Show. In this session Robert talks about the process of creating the world of Burnistoun, and how they made a success of the notoriously difficult to crack sketch comedy genre. Rab Florence, Comedian and Writer

11.30 - 13.00 WHO CALLS THE SHOTS? The Editor Director Relationship Award winning factual director Sarah Barclay and senior BBC editor Therese Lynch discuss the process of cutting a broadcast documentary. They take you inside this most intense of relationships, revealing the highs and lows as editor and director work together to craft a visual story to ever tighter deadlines and pressure from execs. Along the way they’ll give you tips and tricks on aspects of cutting for television. Sarah Barclay, Director Therese Lynch, Senior BBC Editor

13.00 - 14.00

Janice Forsyth



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Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary film maker. His books, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures With Extremists and The Men Who Stare At Goats were international bestsellers. The Men Who Stare At Goats has been turned into a major motion picture starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. He contributes features and columns to The Guardian. His many documentary films include Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes and The Secret Rulers of the World, and he’s a regular contributor to Public Radio International’s This American Life. He also makes the four times Sony nominated BBC Radio 4 series, Jon Ronson On... Jon Ronson Writer and Documentary Film Maker

Jon Ronson

Digital media.

Best Use of Graph ic Desig n / Illust ration Nomin ees


Aida Holly Martin

University of Abertay

Hanakotoba Arla Kean

University of the West of Scotland/Cardonald College

Misundersstood Plants Lee-Ann Cardle

University of the West of Scotland/Cardonald College

Missing Children: In Fographic Kieran Reilly

University of the West of Scotland/Cardonald College

st of Scotland’s be e th of n io at br le ce A categories in Film emerging talent witho and Digital Media. and Television, Radi Hosts

BEST USE OF INTERACTIVE/APPS, BEST COMPUTER GAME CONCEPT Carne Carne Lead programmer: Aaron Baumbach Programmer: Graham Hughes Programmer: Alasdair Deacon Artists: Greg Lee, Claire Moncrieff, Music/sound: Stuart Wilson University of Abertay

Fading community Designer/Producer: Pawel Grzyb

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design: University of Dundee

Flux and boulder Designer: Will Wright Producer: Paul Leishman Programming Lead: Robert Ballantyne University of Abertay

Julia Sutherland

Best Animation Nominees Neil Bratchpiece

- The Wee Man

Early morning Director/Animator/Editor: Joe Douglas/Nathan Boggan Dundee College

IT Director/Animator/Editor: Lucy McCutcheon



Paddy Higson John Rooney Nick Low

Reid Kerr College

Into the woods


Colin Kelly Nicky Marr Brian Woolfson

Digital Media Fraser MacLean Geoff Gunning Danny Parker

Director/Animator/Editor: Adam Drysdale Reid Kerr College

Will’s poem Director/Animator/Editor: William Mitchell Dundee College

Best Edit

Radio BEST Student Speech Broadcaster Nominees Local heroes Paul Johnston


& Television

BEST MUSIC VIDEO Nomi nnes Conditions Director/Producer/Writer: Kyle Wilson/ Michal Zagorski

Adam Smith College

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design: University of Dundee

News Bulletin

Made of magic

Leanne Blackwood

Adam Smith College

The British dream Ghada Osh

Aberdeen College

Director/Producer/Writer: Louise Dawson Cardonald College

White heath: When the watchmen leave their stations Director/Producer/Writer: William Murdoch Stow College

BEST Student Music Broadcaster Nominees Mixtape Mondays with Andrea Andrea McKinnon

Adam Smith College

BEST Fact ual NOMI NEES 15 and a half Director/Producer/Writer:Tali Yankelevich

The Roach Motel

Edinburgh College of Art

Sean A Johnston

Being ginger

Adam Smith College

Director/Producer/Writer: Scott P Harris

The Scottish new music show

Edinburgh College of Art

Amanda Aitken

Colitis my story

Aberdeen College

Director/Producer/Writer: Fergus Cruickshank

In The Loop

University of Dundee

Paul Russell

Fur & loathing

City of Glasgow College

Director/Producer/Writer: Mark McLuskey Cardonald College

BEST Audio programme nominees Breaking the business Ross Buchanan

Aberdeen College

Metal to the Masses



Momo Director/Writer: Ben McKinstrie Producer: Alice McKinstrie Edinburgh College of Art

Connor Costello

My first spell book

Sam Ross talking to Mike Russell

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

City of Glasgow College

Sam Ross

Aberdeen College

Sounds of the Kingdom Caitlin Sneddon

Adam Smith College

Best Radio and Online Pitch

Director/Writer Gavin Laing Producer: Murdo MacLeod

The perverted perversions of a pervert Director/Writer: James Russell Producer: Emma Morris Edinburgh Napier University

The Taxidermist Director/Writer: Charlotte Carden Producer: Andrew Lanni Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Best TV Pitch

Developing talent for Scotland’s


media industries

THANKS We would like to thank everyone involved in making this festival happen. From our partners and supporters, to our guest speakers, jurors and volunteers and everyone else in between.

We couldn’t have done it without you. SPECIAL THANKS


Guest Speakers Jurors Volunteers

Neil Bratchpiece Julia Sutherland








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