Cumbernauld man makes film to chronicle lockdown

Cumbernauld man Graeme Ross has captured life in lockdown in a poignant video entitled Quarantine Life while studying at New College Lanarkshire’s Cumbernauld campus.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 11:06 am

The HNC Creative Industries: Television student has created a short feature that documents his immediate family’s experiences and thoughts.

The eight-minute film brings together TV news broadcasts with videos of his wife and children filmed in his home in the Carrickstone.

Most of the footage was shot towards the end of Graeme’s NQ course in Film and Photography at New College Lanarkshire and over the summer break before he began his HNC.

Here, students are given state-of-the art industry equipment to develop their expertise in this demanding line of work.

Graeme said: “This was a side project for college once we all got put into lockdown that ended up not being necessary to complete. However, after recording a lot of footage, I still wanted to complete it.

“It’s nowhere near how I wanted it to turn out. The beginning news report was planned a lot different, and I never completed the footage I wanted to capture for the ending, so this ending has just been pieced together with what random footage I had left.

“In the end it’s a completed project from all the footage I captured and at least that hasn’t gone to waste.”

Lecturer Michael Grant said: “Graeme has put together a really nice little document of his family’s experience over this unprecedented period

“It also demonstrates the range of production skills he has picked up from his NQ course.

“We’re all looking forward to seeing more features from Graeme as he develops his practice this year on the HNC Film & Television course.”

You can watch Graeme’s film on YouTube.

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