Call goes out to Bute film-makers

EVER fancied making your own film about Bute? Well, a new free ten-week course being run by a professional producer and director from the Scottish Centre for Island Studies (SCIS) could be just the thing you’re looking for.

The Bute Video Project is a collaborative and participatory project funded through the SCIS, part of the University of the West of Scotland, and is being supported by the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme, Bute Community Links and Argyll and Bute Council.

Working with film-maker Kirsten MacLeod, the aim of the project is to involve local residents of Bute in all aspects of video production.

The project will take a creative documentary theme. Everyone will be guided through the basics of video production and encouraged to develop their own ideas or share with others in small groups.

Finished films will be screened on Bute and beyond, with a view to encouraging ongoing video production on the island.

The project will run over ten weeks from August to October, with one main three-hour workshop each week. Venues and times to be confirmed.

The project is part of doctoral research by Kirsten, an experienced producer & director in both community & broadcast media. She currently has a community media project, From Govan to the GoMA on at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.

Anyone interested in developing filmmaking skills, representing local stories and issues on video, or just curious to be a part of the project can contact Kirsten on for more information.