an angry wee man

Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn

๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“/๐‘ท๐’“๐’๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’†๐’“ & ๐‘ท๐’“๐’๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’•๐’๐’“ – ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ปโ„ข

Edinburgh, United Kingdom23 connections

About

40+ years in TV production, I’m also an ex-Lecturer in TV and Multimedia; spent about a dozen years at the ‘chalk face’. My background is in news; qualified as an ENG cameraman back in the 80s and long-since moved on to management. Bread-and-butter wise, I’ve run a production company for over 33 years now.

Real-world, credible professionals ARE very welcome to ‘reach out’ and connect, especially if we know each other ๐๐”๐“…

After 25+ years using the internet and well over 30 ‘online’, the dishonest, deluded, infantile nature of modern social media bores me! I only really have a profile here because people think you’ve retired or died if you don’t! “Digital generation”? “New” media? – Rubbish! That boat sailed decades ago kiddies! And too often these days it’s like watching bairns play dressing-up games in a tenement close!

The online ‘digital’ world isn’t new nor innovative! And in business networking terms, it’s far-less-useful than it used to be! What ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด promising a quarter century ago is now a sad infantilised idiocracy. Ever seen ‘Toy Story’ – that bit where the little three-eyed rubber guys worship ‘The Claw’?

LinkedIn is particularly degenerated, and certainly not the serious professional platform it claims to be! It’s badly run, easily hacked (I’ve had 3 old accounts hijacked), sells utter bunk and snake oil in its own right and is not credibly policed. In particular, it promotes and enables many fakes and Charlatans.

Business bunk has of course been around as far back as I remember and it wasn’t new then! – I’ve ZERO patience for all that ‘influencer’ tripe and the brainless, ‘everything is wonderful’, ‘don’t be negative’ rhetoric of wannabe ‘leedahs’ to the sheeple… NLP shysters particularly boil my blood! In reality, what the dishonest fear and label as ‘negativity’ is usually plain-spoken truth and common sense! I say call out those naked Emperors! Don’t enable them!

I have a particular contempt for Contrepreneur ‘Tarts’ (of either sex) that claim professional titles they have no legitimate right to! Charlatans who will pretend to be anything for anybody any time! Non-trained fakers claiming to be ‘digital this’ and ‘digital that’. Snake oil sellers pushing dangerous toxins to a claque etc. – I’ll happily rip imposters a new one, just for the sport!

Cynical? Rude? – Moi? No! – Just nobody’s fool and unfashionably rational! – I’m not interested in ‘stats’ or irrelevant connections and rarely send out invites. Recruiters – you REALLY can’t afford me! And those weird creepy anonymous viewers (stalkers) can just eff-off!

Activity

Experience

  • Caledonian Televisionโ„ข - The Caledonian Television Companyโ„ข

    Producer/Director

    Caledonian Televisionโ„ข – The Caledonian Television Companyโ„ข

    ย โ€“ Present33 years 5 months

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    No hard sell needed here! Caledonian TVโ„ข provide a long-established professional service. We make video for grown-ups who know that if you’re to be taken seriously in business, ‘webcam licking’ like a daft child or silly conspiracy theorist ๐˜ซ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ช๐˜ต!

    There are rules, regulations, standards and even laws to be complied with when making a business video. Currently, about 45% of the new business I see is from those that have fallen foul of these, through hiring one of the ‘jack of all trades’ fake-creatives that infest the scene at the moment – sucked in by the hubris and razzmatazz…

    So, I’m happy to explain that being legitimate specialists, we don’t run a crรจche for adults that forgot to grow up! No ‘free’ bar, no cup cakes… We employ no ‘Space Cadets’ (former or otherwise) and don’t just shove you half-drunk into a green-painted broom cupboard to make an elevator pitch – nor do we try to upsell rubbish like overpriced hosting or bad web design!

    We only use crew who have successfully studied TV or Film production at a real UK Academic Institution and/or trained with a major UK broadcaster. We use real TV cameras (NOT DSLRs!) – edit on dedicated edit suites (not toy laptops) and work to broadcast standards, in HD of course!

    Digital Transformation? – That was decades ago! – We made our first corporate in 1986, put our first online video up in 1997, shot our last analogue programme in 1999 and moved fully to HD in 2007!

    To protect your business interests all programmes are project managed to professional standards. We use the same ISO 9001 compliant operational procedures used in broadcast to provide both quality control and traceability. We particularly ensure copyright and legal compliance is properly dealt with, and work to the AS-11 technical standards required by UK and European broadcasters for topical content in HD.

    But, still no free booze or dancing girls! – I suppose we’re a bit boring!

  • Stow College - Glasgow

    Lecturer

    Stow College – Glasgow

    ย โ€“ย 12 years 3 months

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    In 2000 I was invited to lecture in Multimedia and TV production – which I did, proudly, for a dozen or so years, 2-3 days a week at the legendary Stow College Music and Creative Industries department… The place that helped give the world Snow Patrol, Biffy Clyro and a few others.

    I resigned in 2012 because the politics of the place had become dishonest and destructive; we’d gone from world-beaters to a pathetic, shadow of what we had been! Posh-pals prevailed, classism was rife, as was bullying and injelitance… The writing was on the wall for Stow College anyway – the political claque at Holyrood had it in for the place for years! And it finally closed in 2013 – destroyed by the Scottish Government’s sick obsession with the ‘tail’ of vacuous statistics wagging the ‘dog’ of function!

    I loved my time at the chalk face – it was a real privilege to have the opportunity to pass my skills on to the next generation… But I seriously doubt if wild horses could drag me back to that world now.

    The Scottish Education system is left in a shameful state – and I cannot endorse that in any way. I’m not the sort of bloke who sits there quietly and lets ‘those who can’t’ wallow in their damaging delusions! ๐Ÿ˜ 

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