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Films We Loved Making About Scotland's People and Places

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

We love our jobs so here is a list of some 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.

Source: http://rapidvisualmedia.co.uk

Perfect Harmony

The Perfect Harmony campaign aims to bring together 2 of Scotland’s national treasures, St Mary’s Music School and the old Royal High School on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill.

Our film supports the move to return one of the world's finest examples of Greek revival architecture, Thomas Hamilton's Royal High School, back to its original purpose as a school and the new home of St Mary's Music School.

To find out more visit rhspt.org or stmarysmusicschool.co.uk/follow/ or contact development@st-marys-music-school.co.uk.

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.

Jonnie Common Combined Tracks

This is "Jonnie Common Combined Tracks" by Rapid Visual Media.

We followed musician Jonnie Common on his jaunty exploration through The McManus creating sounds for a new work to be performed at a live outdoor event on the steps of the museum.
Drawn to Light delves behind the scenes at the McManus to uncover previously unseen items from its collection.

St Mary's Music School - Practising

Inspired by Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians, this is the first of 4 films following the experiences of pupils at St Mary's Music School.