Jamie Wiggins Graphic designer, Glasgow School Of Art
A stepping stone to working in television was how Jamie Wiggins viewed a course in graphic design. While still at school he got chatting to a television producer and became hooked on the idea of a career in the medium. He even managed to get a part-time job as a runner on a couple of shoots. Now 24, Wiggins is into graphics and has already had his big break. Last summer he worked for the London-based Creative TV Facilities producing BD graphics for Channel 4’s Time Team.
But Wiggins is not a slave to state-of—the art technology. For his degree show he’s mixed old and new technology, to create what he describes as ’a drop into the mind of a driver falling asleep at the wheel as he’s pushing 80 mph’. A combination of computer graphics, moving typography and animation, it is a mini multi- media road movie. Heading back to London in the summer to continue his graphics work, Wiggins has no regrets. ’It’s been fantastic here,’ he says. ’Some days you want to kill someone; then you want to stay on for another year.’ (SB)
Actor. Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow
Born in Dumfries and raised in Castle Douglas, 22-year-old Daniel Jackson left south— west Scotland for Edinburgh because drama was not offered at his school After a National Certificate in Theatre Studies at Stevenson College, he earned money and free jeans working as a rep for LeVi’s, before starting a course at RSAMD.
During his second year, Jackson visited KrakOw and Warsaw on an exchange with Polish students; but he says the best thing about RSAMD is that ’they market you very well’. During his ’professional practice week’, he met casting director Anne Henderson, who later offered him the part of a bullying public-school prefect in the new series of Taggart, which begins shooting this month; while his diploma show at the West End’s Fortune Theatre landed him a place on the books of leading London agent Scott Marshall.
’l'm ClaSSICaHy trained for the theatre,' says Jacksori, ’but the state the theatres in, you have to count on getting some film or teieVision work to surVive As long as I can keep on acting and make a Iivmg from it, I’m the happiest man yOu cozifd meet ’ i‘AB‘i
You can see the work of our featured graduates at the following:
I The Arches Theatre Midland Street, Glasgow, 0141 221 9736. ~
Daniel Jackson appears in the RSAMD production of Entertaining Strangers, Wed 25—Sat 28 Jun.
I Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, 0141 332 5057. Kevin Greenlaw appears in the RSAMD production 01‘ The Dnenna, Sat 28 & Mon 30 Jun; Wed 2 & Fri 4 Jul.
I Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow. 0141 353 4500.
Degree shows for all graduates, including Jamie Wiggins and Lindsay Orr. are open to the public Sat 21—Fri 27 Jun.
! I Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place, 01312216000.
5 Degree shows for all graduates, including Malcolm 1 Burkinshaw. are open to the public Sat l4—Mon 23
I Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road. 0131 228 2688. A showreel of work by graduates of Napier University’s film and television department, including Martin Smith, screens on Tue 24 Jun at 6pm.
I Napier University Marchmont Campus, Marchmont Road. 0131 466 7301. Degree shows
‘ for all graduates in the Photography. Film and
' Television department, including Lisa Fleming. are
: open to the public Sat 21—Sat 28 Jun.
1 Watch the Film. Music, Theatre and Art 1 sections this issue and next for listings and i further coverage.
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