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Updated by Douglas Walker - Rapid Visual Media on Sep 04, 2017
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10 Films We Loved Making

Rapid Visual Media are a video production company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We love to tell your story.

We love our jobs and here is a list of 10 short videos that we loved making. The majority were filmed in Scotland and they were all about inspirational artists, designers or places in Scotland.

You can watch many more of our videos on our website. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did making them.


London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

We were given the rare opportunity of documenting 59 Productions' involvement in the creation of the London Olympic Opening Ceremony. Filmed over the course of 4 months the film follows 59 as they design and produce much of the visual content displayed throughout the ceremony and the challenges they faced preparing for a show of such epic scale. Working closely with Danny Boyle, 59 speak of how their experience working on live events and their unique approach to the project offered the flexibility to push things right up to the last minute.

V&A Dundee and the Travelling Gallery

V&A Dundee hooked up with the Travelling Gallery to take cutting edge design nationwide. We went along for the ride!

This short video showcases 7 Scottish based designers using digital technology as a tool.

What is V&A Dundee?

Meet the curators, inspiring designers and hear from young people who've already benefited from V&A Dundee's community work.

The House of Annie Lennox

Do you want to film a live, invitation only, session with Annie Lennox and chat to her about her career? Oh, go on then!

Rapid Visual Media were given this opportunity while Annie was in Edinburgh to promote her exhibition The House of Annie Lennox at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Amongst the items on show are a series of self portraits that reveal some of the anxiety and self doubt experienced during the early part of her career.

This was an extremely open and honest interview and a rewarding filming experience. Enjoy.

Northern Lights

Rich, bold and confident, Scotland's design creativity is making an ever greater impact. This film features the work of designers who have chosen to stay in Scotland to build their careers. Northern Lights makes a statement about contemporary Scottish design, encompassing a range of designers from a variety of fields, including fashion, furniture, interiors, product and jewellery.

NVA - A Future Reclaimed

St Peter's Seminary, Cardross - Modernist Architecture in Scotland
The derelict site of St Peter's Seminary in Cardross divides opinion, an example of Brutalist architecture seemingly so out of of place and out of time. One thing is for sure - action needs to be taken.

What a privilege and a pleasure getting to film this fascinating building and learning more about it's history for the NVA.

The Harmonium Project - 59 Productions - Behind the Scenes

Rapid Visual Media's sneaky peak at what goes into creating a spectacular show set to John Adams's beautiful choral work Harmonium. Marking the opening of the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival in style.

You can find out more about the show and 59 Productions here.

Elizabeth Blackadder - In the Studio

Intimate and insightful portrait of Elizabeth Blackadder creating work at home in her studio. Produced for the National Galleries of Scotland. All work filmed and edited by Rapid Visual Media.

Car Design at Jaguar

Scottish Designer Ian Callum designed the RS Cosworth and Aston Martin Vanquish amongst other classic high performance cars. As director of Design at Jaguar, he talks to us about his design process.

Filmed for the V&A Dundee as part of their Time Capsule project, Rapid Visual Media produced a series of 3 short films aimed at inspiring school kids and students to follow their dreams.

Gilbert & George - The Early Years

Who are Gilbert & George?

Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore are artists who met while studying sculpture at St Martin’s School of Art in London in 1967. Gilbert is an Italian and George an Englishman. Sometimes described as a collaborative duo they don’t agree and have said “It’s not a collaboration….We are two people, but one artist.”

Gilbert & George - The Early Years
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York held an exhibition in 2015 of their Early Years’ work and commissioned Rapid Visual Mediaenter link description here to make this short film.