Andrew said: " I really get a lot out of filming and photographing
wild creatures and wild places and even more having the media I create utilized
usefully, by those that seek to promote and conserve them.
"Much of my film work in
the recent past has followed nature conservation, health and well-being,
or skills development projects, often for projects for which I am also key
leader. Through my environmental education and eco-therapy work, I champion
the use of film and photography as an approach for participants to explore
and discover the natural world. Filming and photographing wildlife, making
films about nature and people engaging with nature, is what I'd really like
to be working on more of the time. This award has given me a great boost,
to learn more about the species I wish to capture on camera, and to get
out there filming.
"Over the summer I have
been making films for Field Studies Council "Natural History"
courses at Kindrogan, Perthshire, where I was lucky enough to view Pine
Marten for the first time and shot the footage for "Logpile Larder".
The music featured is an extract
from "Silky Wilkie Breakdown", a track from my "Alba Dub"
project. This is my ongoing exploration into Scottish music and projected
imagery (of Scotland) using dub mixing principals. This track and other
Alba Dub tracks feature on the album "Keeping It Reel"."