The Weekend Read: Krysty Wilson-Cairns

May 16th, 2020

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate Krysty Wilson-Cairns is one of the most-talked about new voices in film … and her star is rapidly on the rise. By Dr Andy Dougan. Photography by Robert McFadzean. Being blacklisted is normally the kiss of death in any industry but it turned out to be the key to big

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Spotlight On: Dr Andy Dougan, Lecturer BA Filmmaking/BA Digital Film and Television

May 5th, 2020

Where are you? At home with a nice view of the garden. Current work wear of choice? Much as it would be in the office, if a little more stubbly. We’re fairly casual in the Film department but I also need to be camera ready quite a lot. How are you connecting with students for

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226 Films for drama students

April 24th, 2020

Acting for stage and acting for screen are two very different skills, and students at RCS explore both in detail as part of our undergraduate and postgraduate acting programmes. However one of the beauties of film is that great performances can be captured, preserved and studied much more readily than live theatre.

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Spotlight On: Film student Florence Gilbertson

April 14th, 2020

  What are you studying at RCS?  I am a third year BA Filmmaking student. Where are you? I’m in sunny Suffolk, England, enjoying the country air, taking my dog Buddy out for walks and seeing all the baby farm animals.

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The Weekend Read: Dr Andy Dougan on Glasgow’s cinema history

April 4th, 2020

  A Glasgow cinema with a koi carp pool, palm court foyer and a chamber ensemble? Dr Andy Dougan, RCS lecturer in Film Studies, isn’t missing the multiplex but he does pine for the picture houses of the past. It came as no surprise that cinemas were among the first casualties of the new normal

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Top tips for filming at home

March 21st, 2020

As artists, we are defined by our need to create, connect and communicate. This is what drives and motivates us and allows us to use art to make an impact on the world. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are no longer working together in the same studios, rehearsal rooms, concert stages…however our need to

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Under The Spotlight: Hannah, Fergus and Alison

May 14th, 2018

Studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is an experience like no other, developing friendships and networks that last a lifetime. Digital Film and Television alumni Hannah Smith (2014), Fraser Thom (2015) and Alison Still (2017) spent time working together during their studies and have been reunited in London, where they produce CBBC show The

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