He began by studying sculpture, but was soon practicing filmmaking on the side. Fraser Denholm came from Stranraer to study at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, then stayed after graduation to work as an AV technician – helping undergrads learn video and filmmaking skills.
After more than seven years in the North East he moved to Glasgow to carve out a career as videographer, camera operator and editor. He met up with I Am Do Filmmaker on a recent trip to Aberdeen for a client recce.
Fraser likes Aberdeen and the North East. He still has friends here. And clients. In fact a large part of his client base is up here and so he regularly drives the A90 for shooting gigs.
Like many, though, he made the decision to head to Glasgow to look for work. And that’s just what lots of students, currently preparing for their finals in film, video, TV production and photography at RGU, Aberdeen University and Aberdeen College, will do this year.
The range of work is broad, so are the training opportunities, in Glasgow. Fraser has even had to turn work down!
In today’s IADF podcast:
Working as a filmmaker in Glasgow
Dance and film
Rundown Aberdeen documentary