DG Glidecam Gimbal Fault/Fix

A few years ago I was out on St.Kilda for a shoot (the middle of nowhere) and I needed lots of low down moving shots. So, I brought my Devin Graham Signature Series Glidecam. It cost a lot of money so assumed that it was of the very best quality. However, as I was grabbing my first shot the gimbal …

Stockholm Syndrome: 1 year on

It’s been one year since I bought my high spec PC so I thought I’d write a further review as I’ve had real time to play with it. You can read my original blog post (which has the specs) here Windows vs PC. A quick update; the PC is still loud, unsightly and Windows 10 has the grace of an …

Editing & Grading 4K: Windows or Mac

I’ve been an Apple fan since I bought my first iMac back in 2005. I didn’t have the money for it but at that point I didn’t care because I’d had enough of Windows. About 5 weeks previous our latest short film was due to be shown privately in a local cinema and of course, my PC decided to stop working and wipe …

2015

I thought I would round up 2015 with a little blog post on what we’ve been up to. It’s been a busy year. To the point where I’ve not written as much as I’d should have. Let me start at the end. I was asked to go to St. Kilda to make a short video. However, this wasn’t the eventful …

Digital Filmmaker

If I am asked what I do for a living it always makes me cringe replying with ‘videographer’ or ‘we make videos’ because it reminds me of working with that awful technology; videotape. But, it’s what people know! Video was terrible to work with.  I’ve shot videos (see, I’m using that word again!) on, SVHS, Digital8 and MiniDV tapes and …

Skye Wedding Videos

We are The Cuillin Collective; a film production company that are based in Elgol, Skye. For the past 6 months we’ve been creating a definitive guide to getting married on Skye film. Whilst we are still editing this, we’ve just launched the weather chapter(see above). The whole film can be pre-ordered on our sister site – Isleofskyeweddings.com. Until it’s release …

Tooway Vs SES Satellite Broadband

*Update – If you are based in Scotland, then you can use this link to get the best satellite broadband deal (March 2016) – ibub Satellite Broadband Living and working in a rural community is fantastic. But, with rural living there are a few drawbacks. One of these is access to a fast and reliable broadband connection. So, what options are …

The Curse of the SEO Company

If you’re anything like us then you’ll rely on the Internet for your business. Without it, we would not exist. It truly is one the most important business tools today. The Internet allows us to work at home on the Isle of Skye. Which is our dream. However, ensuring that our business survives is always at the forefront my mind. Every month we take on …

What Makes Us Different?

There has been a lot of competition in the explainer video market so we’ve have to write quite a few proposals to win projects. This is something we rarely do, but it’s given us the chance to really look at ourselves and work out what actually does make us different from all the other explainer video companies. We are one …

Zopim Software

I’ve written quite a few blogs lately about the software we use that helps us run our business. Like Kashflow and Mavenlink. However, these products don’t really help us make any sales. They simply make our lives much, much easier. Which of course, I’m all for. However, today I’m going to talk you through Zopim. Our Live Chat tool. We first heard of …