Advice Sessions with Daniel Hughes

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21 June 2023
Various meeting times available



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Image courtesy Daniel Hughes

We offer free, informal and supportive advice sessions for artists and in June these online meetings (up to one hour in length) will be held by Daniel Hughes. Daniel (he/​him) is an artist and technician working with video across visual art, theatre and contemporary performance in physical and digital contexts. His recent work includes filming, editing, colour/​finishing and consulting on film projects in the visual arts; installing films as an AV technician in the visual arts; and video design and creative captioning design in theatre. He supported many festivals and organisations with live-streaming throughout the pandemic as a hands-on technician or as a consultant.

Booking onto one of these sessions would be suitable for you if there is anything you want to learn more about, or are stuck with, or want to get better at, or feel like some technical aspect of your workflow might need to be improved.

Daniel can offer technical support and production advice during these meetings that can include some of the following areas:

  • Shooting – equipment, personnel, techniques.
  • Editing – making it easy and lightweight, fixing slow editing software performance, software recommendations, editing techniques across a range of software.
  • Colour and finishing – specific colour grading questions, tips on image manipulation, motion graphics, colour management (although this is a big topic).
  • File management – ensuring the safety of your files, formatting disks, transferring data locally and online safely and collaboration workflows.

These sessions would be useful for people with any level of technical experience.

In general, these meetings are to support artists working with the moving image who are based in Scotland and are no longer in education.

If you have recently had an advice session please don’t book another session for 12 months (This 12‑month interval between sessions is to allow us to support everyone we can).

Once you have booked via Eventbrite we will email you directly to arrange a video call for the meeting. After your meeting we’ll ask you to complete a short, anonymous feedback form so we can monitor how useful the sessions are.

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Daniel Hughes

Daniel has worked on the following projects: 2023, On Clogger Lane’ by Andrew Black with LUX Scotland for Margaret Tait Commission 2021 and Tetley Leeds, film. Editing, Colour and Post-Finishing. Glasgow, Leeds; 2022, Rocabarraigh’ by Thomas Abercromby with Market Gallery and Taigh Chearsabhagh, film. Filmmaker, Consultant, AV Technician. Scotland; 2022, Growing Up B®ent’ by Ed Webb-Ingall for Brent Biennal, radio play exhibition. Caption Designer. London; 2022, Monsters Walk in Ten Chapters’ dir. Irineu Destourelles as part of the project Does it fall from the skies above? with Deveron Projects, film, Consultant, Director of Photography, Editor, Colourist. Huntly; 2022, Lagareh: The Last Born’ dir. Alberta Whittle with Forma Arts and Media and Scotland + Venice for the Collateral Event deep dive (pause uncoiling memory) on the occasion of the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, film and exhibition, Post Finishing Artist, Colourist, Technical Support, AV Installation Technician. Venice, Edinburgh; 2021, GRIN’ dir. Mele Broomes for Edinburgh Festival Made In Scotland Showcase, film, Director of Photography, Editor. Glasgow, Edinburgh; 2021, Living in the Space Between’ by FRAN.K with Tramway, Dundee Rep and Dancebase for DIG Festival 2021, durational film installation, Director of Photography, Video Design. Glasgow.

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