ABOUT DVCREW SCOTLAND

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 carry out,  several cameras lights and battery belts to keep the cameras rolling as we partied throughout the night. The camera crew were friends of video enthusiast Paul Martin who would hand out cameras to ravers at bigger events to “get the vibe”, he always said; “i only need 10%, if you can hold the shot”, some of the crew had never even used a video camera before.

 

Towards the end of the 1990’s, we took time out from the rave scene as we noticed a change in the music scene and were busy with our day jobs so we stopped going out and went our separate ways towards the end of the 90’s.  In 2009 (10 years later) a few of us resurfaced on the social media platform Bebo, we started reminiscing about the 90’s. At that time Paul Martin 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 thinking about the buzz around oldskool rave on Bebo and started digging out some old tapes and searching for some clips to cut out and post on to Bebo, this was around the time that Bebo had just launched their video feature so there was a great buzz about the whole concept of bebo video, alot of people from back in the day were popping up on Bebo engaging with all the clips and photos Paul was posting it was a great vibe.  One night Paul was venting his frustration about the limited video features on Bebo in a message to Marc McLean who had filmed with Paul back in the day, Marc suggested Paul should get his own platform just for the DVarchives.

Paul and Marc met up and started spending a lot of time together brainstorming on the best way to build a website to document all the footage captured back in the 90’s and make it available for all the crew to see, Marc was doing sound production at college, he had built his own website as part of his development plan for the course, Marc was keen to take on the task of building a website for the Double Vision archives, there was a module at college on audio dialogue replacement using Pro Tools, it was the first time Marc had seen video being edited on a computer.  Marc was liking the way video could be edited digitally he knew the struggles Paul had back in the 90’s editing tapes with several vhs machines and an analogue mixer. Paul had already stepped into editing video with a PC that he had specifically built for the purpose, Marc soon followed by building his own PC and used the same editing software as Paul so that they could both collaborate edits from home. This was an important factor as Paul was a full time carer to his mum and Marc is a full time carer to his partner, getting decent studio time together was tricky at times…

Ten years on (2020) and we are still busy behind the scenes looking through old tapes from back in the day and trying to fix broken ones to see whats on them and get them digitised and edited to add to Scotland’s biggest rave video collection, we’re still working on how to deliver it all to you in its entirety, its not a cheap set up to run and needs the support from dedicated oldskool ravers to make it happen…

 

 

We still like to go out filming at music events and more recently we have been working with videographers in other fields such as weddings, corporate, documentaries, short format film and technology events, its August 2020 now, we have obviously not been out filming any music events but to be honest it has given us a bit of a breather, our hard drives are almost maxed out and lockdown has given us the chance to start going through what we have captured over the last 10 years.  We are not a professionally trained film crew but we have learned how to use an array of cameras and how to edit and deliver video.

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…

 

2 thoughts on “ABOUT DVCREW SCOTLAND

  1. Hi Paul…….
    Hope you are well mate, Paul been looking on YouTube and on all DV clips and cant find any video footage off our band System-x played the metro several times and you were there for sure, can you please have a look for any clips? It would be appreciated so much.
    Cheers mate Jamie…….

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