Drone Aerials of the Great Blasket Island, South West Ireland.

The beautiful Blaskets

A spectacular week of filming on the Blasket Islands in the far South West of Ireland, for a short documentary for the Blasket Island Visitor Centre.

Blasket Islands
Aerial of the Great Blasket
Tearaght seen from the Great Blasket
Ruins on the Blasket Islands
The ruined village, Great Blasket.
Grey Seals on the beach of The Great Blasket Island, South West Ireland.
Seals on the beach of The Great Blasket Island, South West Ireland
A seal off the beach of The Great Blasket Island, South West Ireland
A seal takes a breath

Monsters of the Deep

Our latest installation brings the monsters of the ancient seas back to life with projection mapping at Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean. Animated prehistoric sharks and fish are projected into a pool of water and onto the cave walls, producing a ghostly presence that reminds visitors of the life that existed here some 200 million years ago. The installation shows fish such as the Janassa, which was like a modern Skate, and the huge Psammodus, an early shark which crushed it’s prey in its powerful jaws, the fossilised remains of which are found in the limestone of the cave walls. The dark environment of the caves is perfectly suited to projection, enabling us to use controlled lighting to create a strong atmosphere that fills the cavern and inspires the imagination.

Clearwell Caves
An underground pool is an ideal environment for a video installation at Clearwell Caves.

Clearwell’s natural pools and open, underground spaces, provide an ideal space for video projection.

Video installation at Clearwell Caves.

Scott Morris programming a pair of Brightsign media players for ‘Ancient Seas’ projection.

A prehistoric shark

An ancient Shark looms out of the darkness.

National Museum of Scotland opens 10 new galleries

The National Museum of Scotland opened 10 beautiful new galleries this week, exploring the worlds of art and science. The galleries look fantastic, a real visual feast that is adventurous, entertaining and amazing.  The museum has a fantastic energy to it, described as a ‘Temple of the curious’,  The  Times said  “it seems all of human achievement is laid out for the curious visitor”. We are proud to be part of this, having made 17 short documentaries for the galleries, covering everything from Particle Physics to Body Image.

Yoho Media delivers 17 films for the National Museum of Scotland
Dolly the Sheep, National Museum of Scotland
Yoho Media delivers 17 films for the National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland Fashion Gallery.
Filming on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland on a spectacular Spring day.

Way Out West

Filming in the spectacular far South West of Ireland today on the Dingle Peninsula – amazing landscapes; pure green and blue beauty!

The spectacular landscape of the Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland.
The beautiful Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Filming sunset over the Blasket Islands on the West Coast of Ireland.

‘Photography is over,’ an interview with master image-maker Nick Knight

We had the great privilege to film an interview with photographer and film-maker Nick Knight today, as part of a film about body image, diversity and fashion. Nick, whose incredible images mark him out as one of the world’s top fashion photographers, offered up some provocative insights on the emerging digital era. For him  ‘photography is over’, it died a death at the start of this century to be replaced by modern, digital image-making, a new medium of immense artistic freedom and possibility, which has shaken off the dead hand of ‘truth’ and moved into a fresh, creative space where the visual imagination can run wild and images can be endlessly controlled, manipulated, adjusted and re-invented. It’s new world, in which we’re just scratching the surface, where Nick’s work delivers an inspiring glimpse of the possibilities – see it here.

An interview with photographer Nick Knight. Photo credit: Yoho Media
An interview with photographer Nick Knight. Photo credit: Yoho Media
An interview with photographer Nick Knight. Photo credit: Yoho Media
An interview with photographer Nick Knight. Photo credit: Yoho Media

Video from a time before Video

Our latest video installation for the National Museum of Scotland’s ‘Discoveries’ Gallery is a projection that explores two centuries of Scottish discovery, invention and innovation around the world. The challenge was to bring these stories to life using a range of static archive material, including documents, maps, portraits, letters and illustrations, creating moving imagery from a time before images moved. The project’s success is a testament to the skill and creativity of designer and animator Luke Spurgeon.

David Livingstone. An image from the Discoveries projection for the National Musem of Scotland.
An image of Alexander Fleming, the inventor of penicilin.
An image from Yoho Media's video projection for the National Museum of Scotland.
Isobel Wylie Hutchison. An image from Yoho Media's video projection for the National Museum of Scotland.
The monkeys take over. Iquitos, Peru. Photo credit: Yoho Media.

Local crew…..

We’re back in Iquitos, Peru, filming another episode of the ‘Spirit of Freedom’ series, which follows the work of Animal Defenders International, a UK-based animal rights charity which has worked with the Peruvian government to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. The series, which we’ve been filming since April 2014, follows the team as they seize animals from circuses and find new homes for them. The numbers are rising all the time as lions, monkeys, bears and even tortoises come to light. Some of the monkeys seem keen on following a career in the media.

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Shooting Timelapse at Petworth House, Sussex during production of a film for The National Trust. Photo credit: Yoho Media.

Personality at Petworth

We’re filming at Petworth House in Sussex today, on the first day of a new film for the National Trust, who have decided it’s time to shake up their approach to interpretation; less talking heads and heavy history, more creativity and imagination. We’re developing an anarchic little film which will bring the place to life, called ‘Petworth; Packed with Personality’, it’ll be a cross between Monty Python and Night at the Museum – hopefully it’ll breath some life into the place. Watch this space!

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