GARY M GOWANS

e  g.m.gowans@dundee.ac.uk

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ARTIST / DESIGNER / EDUCATOR

A Selection of Video and Motion Design

SHOWREEL [VIEW LARGE]

This showreel shows samples of my motion and video work, including some visual effects design. It offers a little flavour of what I do.

 

The soundtrack for this showreel is a song I wrote and recorded in my home studio some 10 years ago.

AXIS MUNDI: TRAILER 2 [VIEW LARGE]

This is trailer 2 for my latest short film. It has garnered several independent film festival awards. It benefits enormously from a wonderful performance by my friend Norm Alm in the role of a 'mad scientist' who hatches a plan to meet with God. I composed and performed the music on this one too.

AXIS MUNDI: TRAILER 3 [VIEW LARGE]

The 3rd trailer promoting a shorter edit of my film 'Axis Mundi'.

FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2016

I was commissioned by the Dundee Institute of Architects to produce 6 animations for 'Enlightened Dundee', one of the key events of  the city's contribution to a year-long celebration of design.

THE BIG MUSIC

A short film commissioned by Professor KIrsty Gunn for the launch of her novel 'The Big Music' (Faber & Faber). Filmed largely in the county of Sutherland in the highlands of Scotland. It includes a wonderful narration by actor Brian Cox.

THE LAMENT ROOM

Another collaboration with Professor Kirsty Gunn. This time it's an interpretation of a reading that we recorded at DJCAD.

JUST FOR FUN . . .

V&A WARS [PLAY LARGE]

I made this little skit while recovering from the flu. It was my very first post on Facebook. I was gobsmacked when it went viral and attracted the attention of BBC News, Radio Tay, The Scottish Sun and The Courier. It has received over 300,000 views on Facebook.

RYANAIR SCARE [VIEW LARGE]

Another skit that I made in the wake of the news surrounding Donald Trump's policies on immigration. This piece received over 5,000 views on Facebook.

MADDY'S BIRTHDAY GREETING

My daughter's a big fan of the Harry Potter movies (me too). I wanted to surprise her with a special greeting for her 21st.

PHYZOG III [VIEW LARGE]

This installation was first tested at the Visual Research Centre at Dundee Contemporary Arts some 15 years ago. I created an updated version which was shown in Dundee City Centre during November 2017.

 

I hope to do more iterations of this work in the near future.

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