After my blog regarding the fact only 62 people work full time in the Scottish film industry I have had a few interesting chats and tweets off people. A very interesting chat was had today with a colleague who said why don’t you go meet them all and make a film about it. So that’s where this ball starts rolling, I want to try and at least find these 62 people. So if you are working full time in the Scottish film industry please leave a comment or send me an email. If you are just generally interested feel free to contact me also.
It’s a pretty crazy fact but indeed there are only 62 people in Scotland who have a full time job within Film Production (Source 1). I have been working within TV for the last few years, not out of a burning love for TV and the online world it also absorbs but from a love of production and creation. I have aspirations of becoming a film maker and have found it strange that coming to Glasgow hasn’t developed that opportunity compared to being in Northern Ireland. I have actually only been funded by NI Screen since moving to Scotland a few years ago ( for the award winning 15 second film Vinyl Touch) .
After reading of this 62 within Creative Scotland’s Review of the film sector I found it rather staggering but also fascinating that not only could you meet and greet all of these people in a few hours. It also means that with Scotland’s estimated population at 5,327,700 that only 0.001% of Scotland’s population works full time in Film Production (Source 2).
That got me thinking of the various people that I know who currently work on films, they all work freelance though. I couldn’t actually think of anyone that I know who would consider themselves one of the 62. So this is an open invite to introduce yourself people of the 62, I wish to say hello and find out exactly what do you do? and a bit more about you rather than just the facts and figures I see. Perhaps there is a story in there worth telling.
So here it is in all its glory a One gallon mead recipe, I only wish I had taken the original gravity and could say what the ABV is. I followed this recipe below for a 1 gallon batch of traditional mead.
1 Gallon demijohn
One gallon mead recipe
1 Large orange
1 handful of raisins
2 sticks of cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
Half a pack of wine yeast
Balance water to one gallon
Put all this in and shake it about. Put it in a dark warmish place. Check on it in a few months.
After a quick wax of the mustache and a turn up of my chinos I went for a pastiche of the classic Smiths album Meat is Murder. Shall be labeling up and forcing upon people over the festive period. This stuff is rough as a badgers ticks back.