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Fin MacRae writes;

I worked for 3 months mainly in Upper Fort william with youth groups mainly in the Upper Achintore Youth Club. I also extended the project to Lochaber High School, Pupil Support Base and the Lifestyles Project and helped to develop the Plantation Video Club.

Overall the project was a good one for me. I applied for this residency in the full knowledge that I had no experience of film and thought it would be a good opportunity to develop new skills and work with young people in helping them develop new skills too.

It was certainly a learning experience for me in lots of ways – having never worked with moving image or indeed done any residential work prior to this I really was learning on my feet. However, it has certainly stood me in good stead and although still image is my first love I have worked on a number of projects since then with film and enjoy the challenges that presents.

 

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