In our bid to be the only definitive source of information regarding the games industry in Scotland, the Scottish Games Network just updated its Company Directory with several new companies and teams. Please welcome…
Projects include a new feature length documentary from 2012 Oscar winning director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Saving Face), veteran filmmaker Steve James (The Interrupters) looking at new ideas to tackle the world food problem, Josh Fox (Gasland) investigating obstructions for renewable energy, Rwandan filmmaker Yves Montand Niyongabo exploring peace in the face of adversity and young Burmese VJ, Joshua Min Htut. For more information on each project head over to …
Skills Development Scotland's (SDS) Flexible Training Opportunities fund is still open to applications and is even easier to apply for now that the application form is AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD from the SDS website. These are available not just to small companies (<50 employees) but also to sole traders and freelancers. Please note that 50% match funding is required.
The following is the information posted on the SDS website. The link below is to the guidelines.…
Short Steps, the short film development scheme run by Northern Ireland Screen will be launched online on Friday 10 September.
The Short Steps Short Film Development Scheme Promotion Day will be on Friday 17th September at Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast from 12pm - 3pm. Feel free to bring questions and ideas on the day.
Application information will be available online from Friday 10th September and the deadline for entries is Friday 8 October.
With the San Francisco Chronicle's online offering today reporting on Nielsen's new survey that 85% of internet users want online content to be free, cultural organisations could begin to panic about what the business model is for digitising… Continue
Added by Hannah Rudman on February 18, 2010 at 16:38 —
It's a disappointing truth that many of the ideas we get at 4iP have been done before. A two minute noodle around your favourite search engine would reveal your potential competitors and either prevent you spending an afternoon on a pitch that'll go nowhere, or thrust you into a niche that's a sure winner (well, maybe).
I'm convinced, too, that Google's algorithms regularly seek out development producers and coders as they look for similar products to… Continue
We've launched our franchise this week, hoping to attract some great people within the digital marketing arena. Despite the recession we've enjoyed a great deal of success over the past year; something we now aim to help our franchisees achieve with our help.
The last couple of years we've worked hard on our service offering, expanding what we offer to our clients, aiming to be a one stop shop for all their digital marketing needs from web development through to SMS… Continue
Added by Graeme Kerr on August 11, 2009 at 16:00 —
We're launching our new MA Creative Media Practice, starting this September. It's is new and innovative programme focusing on the development of your knowledge, understanding and creative and technical skills in the fast-moving areas of screen and broadcast, digital content creation and the wider creative industries, including audio, performance and digital arts.
Although based primarily at our Ayr Campus – which has some of Scottish higher education’s finest media, broadcasting, and… Continue
My background (a rather perverse mix of chemical engineering and psychology, with some project management thrown in) has meant that I've only ever programmed a computer twice. The first time was as part of my undergraduate dissertation (mathematical models of gas phase distibutions). It was in Fortran, it was full of numbers and it was fun. The second occasion was as part of a late night, last minute change to pricing routines as part of a SAP implementation in Sweden. It wasn't as interesting… Continue
I got a call last night from an old mate of mine. His company is engaging on a pretty major outsourcing project, and wanted to pick my brains. It got me thinking about some of the important things to keep in mind when you outsource.
Five Reasons People Give For Not Outsourcing.
It costs more in the long run
This is patently, fundamentally and factually untrue. If you manage an outsourcing agreement correctly it can significantly cut development costs (by… Continue
"Digital innovators - Crossover labs are actively looking for you!
xolabs.co.uk have Creative Labs coming up- time and space away, playing across disciplines, thinking up your next projects, and having creative challenges set by industry…"
This group is for those working on the bleeding edge of digital innovation. Here we want you to make new connections across discipline. Here too you can share info about the cool new tools your are using or the ones you are building.
"Crossover Scotland's creative lab wants you! The official deadline is past, but they want more games and interactive people to get involved.
Four days away, dreaming up your next project, playing with other creative disciplines, and with…"