We are a small group of friends who enjoy filming and photographing Scotland’s vibrant music scene, we went to almost all the big raves around Scotland between 1991-99, we turned up with our own booze, several cameras, lights and battery belts to keep our cameras rolling throughout the night as we partied with the ravers.
Paul used to hand out cameras to friends at bigger events to record some footage for him “get the vibe”, he always said; “i only need 10%, if you can hold the shot”, some of the ravers had never even used a video camera before but managed to record some great bits that Paul would use in his video edits along with what he and everyone else recorded that night.
The Double Vision crew started going to raves at the end of 1991 and in 1992 they were out filming most weekends at events such as LOVE at the Plaza Glasgow, Maelstrom, Awesome 101, Holocaust, Sweatbox Ballys, BarnOwl, Move Coatbridge, Moist, Gaelforce, Revolution, Metro Saltcoats, TechnoTrance at the Barra’s, Rez Luminaire, Streetrave’s EuroDance event at Prestwick Airport and much more…
Towards the end of the 1990’s the Double Vision crew took time out from the rave scene due to careers work family etc etc. In 2009 (10 years later) ravers from back in the day began to appear on the social media platform Bebo, ravers started reconnecting with each other to reminisce about the amazing times that we all had in the 90’s. Paul had just given up his career as a building inspector to become full-time carer to his mum who was diagnosed with dementia. In Paul’s spare time he started digging out some of his old tapes and was making small video clips to post on to Bebo and YouTube for all the oldskool ravers to see.
This was Paul’s downtime from his caring responsibilities, it was really hard for Paul to see his mum starting to lose her memories, he said that while his mum was losing her memories, he was going to use his downtime to start building the lost memories of the 90’s rave scene in Scotland.
We started going out filming music events again in 2009 under the guise of DVcrew Scotland,
out most weekends creating hours of content for event promoter’s social media platforms.
Before we know it it’s 2022 and we have recorded over a decade of Scotland’s rave scene again, between all the 90’s rave clips we have posted online and content we have produced from events recorded between 2009-2020 our videos have reached over 14.2 million views (stats recorded: 12th Sept 2022), couple of old schoolers with a vision of showing the world how Scotland likes to party.
We don’t just film raves and nightclubs we work with other videographers filming and editing weddings, corporate, documentaries, short format and technology events. We are not a academically trained but have taught ourselves how to shoot & edit video and build/maintain our own Ryzen/Strix computer workstations, we are equipped with Sony HXR video cameras, Black Edition GoPro’s Nikon DSLR DJI Ronin S and Mini2 4k Drone (CAA registered operators).
During lockdown we have built 2 new Ryzen ROG Strix based edit PC’s to increase our workflow and capacity, we have also had to invest in archive storage to keep all our data safe there is over 40 terabytes of footage between our two studios, oldskool 91-98 footage and 2009-2022 footage.
The coronavirus pandemic has given us the time to start going through what we have recorded over the last 10 years which is important to us because these are our future #DVarchives, we cannot wait to show you all in years to come, as well as continuing to build on the old school vibe and rescue every little bit from the original tapes that we can as they are beginning to deteriorate with age lying in boxes up in the loft for years.
To find out about the origins of the Double Vision crew, we have transcribed an interview we done with M8 magazine in the 1990’s, click here…
To find out what we have been doing more recently check our blog section click here…
Our content has appeared on MTV, MTV Europe, MTV Dance Zone, MTV Chillout Zone, STV Chartbite, STV News, BBC Scotland, The Sound Of Belgium, Scoobs The Rave Years by Journey Pictures, Bits & Pieces Documentary by BBC Tune, Hold Me at the Night Fever Exhibition with Tim Knights V&A Dundee and the recent ‘Scotland The Rave’ Documentary by Two Rivers Media.