A very enthusiastic group of individuals signed up for our filmmaking workshop with Dornie-based award-winning filmmaker Robin Haig at Dunvegan Castle with their mobile phone in hand, expectant and ready to learn new technical possibilities.
The morning started with Robin giving an introduction to her work showing her film Hula and a trailer for her new work which is currently in post-production, Slingshot. The participants learned how to structure their film through shot lists, storyboarding and with practical video tutorials on the different type of shots, framing and making the most out of each scene.
With each having a set of lens attachments, they went out into the castle grounds to make their own short film with guidance and top tips from Robin. After editing the film using KineMaster, here is what they produced.
About Robin Haig
Robin Haig is a director from the Scottish Highlands where she draws great inspiration for her work. Her films, both fiction and documentary, have screened internationally. They focus on human connectedness and examine our relationship with self, each other and the land. The intention behind her work is to inspire reflection and stimulate change within the viewer. Her aim is to take the audience on an emotional, thought-provoking and entertaining journey. Robin recently completed an MFA in Advanced Film Practice at Screen Academy Scotland, specialising in directing drama. Her graduation film Hula, starring Blythe Duff, won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Drama.
The workshop is part of the associated public programme of the film installation Eglantine by Margaret Salmon, a film part funded and supported by ATLAS Arts in 2016, a beautiful meditative and enchanting account of a young girl’s real and fantastical adventure in a remote forest one evening.