Electronic Music Short Film

My short sound film gives an insight into the current electronic music scene in Glasgow and the nature of its surrounding club culture. I did this by documenting a small, student founded club night called ‘RARE’ held below Glasgow’s renowned Max’s Bar. I aimed to show how the scene has changed and progressed since the iconic 90’s raves, by showcasing how it does still hold onto its roots. I wanted to pay homage to 90’s rave videos by capturing the footage as authentically as I could by using era appropriate filming techniques, i.e., on a tape camcorder, during a live, unscripted event. Both 'Scratch' and 'Hip-Hop' editing styles were referenced throughout the film. It was said that Scratch videos ‘felt good’ and that is exactly what I am trying to capture in my film, the raw essence and feeling that comes alongside electronic music.

  • Keira McCombie
    Director
  • Keira McCombie
    Writer
  • Keira McCombie
    Producer
  • Hamish Crook
    Key Cast
    "Interviewee"
  • Cameron Winters
    Music
    KAVARI
  • 56K Records
    Visuals
  • RARE
    Venue
  • La Cheetah
    Venue
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Mini DV Tape
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Glasgow School of Art
Director Biography - Keira McCombie

Keira is a 22 year old aspiring musician and DJ. A sound student of The Glasgow School of Art both living and studying in Scotland with a great interest and passion in music, both in playing (bass and guitar) and also in producing.

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Director Statement

When picking a topic for this film, this seemed so obvious for me. Over the last few years the electronic music scene has been such a large and important part of my life. It felt extremely fitting to document even a small part of it, even if just to reflect on in my later life and career.