Gerry McCulloch

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Gerry McCulloch is a cinematographer, photographer and visual artist from Glasgow with a fascination for narratives hidden in everyday acts of perceiving. He has undertaken photo and cine work around the world and has collaborated with characters as diverse as Helena Bonham-Carter and Fidel Castro. In 2006, he launched the MA in Filmmaking at Goldsmiths, University of London where he leads the cinematography pathway.

 

 

Filming Disgraceful Conduct on location.Filming Disgraceful Conduct on location.

 

 

Gerry has cine credits in film drama, documentary, television advertising commercials and promotional music videos. He operates Darshana Photo Art, is a director of Untold Productions and previously did a stint as a BBC film editor. He lectures internationally on the topic of pictorial narration and is currently engaged in creating The School of Visual Storytelling. Gerry's creative practice informs his teaching and takes a number of forms:

 

 


 

 

• Film & Television Cinematography

 

• Still & Moving-image Photography

 

• Immersive Film Art

 

• Light & Pigment Painting

 

• Feature Documentaries

 

 


 

 

Opening film of Transpires exhibition at London Sonic Immersive Media Lab.

 

 

 

Background of TranspiresBrief Presentation of the themes in Gerry's work.

 

 

Gerry has made films with household names and has undertaken photo and cine work in Namibia, Senegal, Cuba, Canada, USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Japan, Tibet, Nepal, Laos, Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Burma, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and most countries in Europe. Between military dictatorships, he contributed to the rebuilding of Arts Higher Education in Burma at the National universities of Yangon and Mandalay.

 

 

With Myanmar Photographic Society in Yangon.With Myanmar Photographic Society in Yangon.
 

Gerry's work has been exhibited at Getty Images Gallery, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, Rotterdam Centre of Contemporary Art, Kagyu Samye Dzong, The Mall Gallery, The Strand Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Oxo Gallery, Embassy Warehouse, Greenwich Viewfinder, Goldsmiths Gallery, Photofusion, m2 Gallery and ASC Gallery. His advisory roles include Academic Link to the Puttnam School of Film in Singapore and External Examiner to Cine & Photo programmes at Bournemouth University, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Surrey.

 

 

Filming at Kagyu Monlam Chenmo, Bodh Gaya.Filming at Kagyu Monlam Chenmo, Bodh Gaya.

 

 

Gerry's work has featured in a range of publications including The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Laissez Faire and Tricycle magazines. While devising the Goldsmiths curriculum, he completed two Fellowships and was presented with a Peake award for excellence in teaching design. His artworks adorn the fridge doors of his friends and admirers. You can read their comments here.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Untold Productions comments:

 

The Observer: “Makes the eyes brim and the heart swell. Inspiring, moving and personal.”

 

The Guardian: “Glorious and uplifting. A little piece of magic charted with warmth and humanity. Dispels the myth that there’s such a thing as an ‘ordinary’ person.

 

The London Evening Standard: "Filmmaking of great warmth, a quality that many filmmakers filter out of their work nowadays, mistakenly equating cynicism with objectivity.” 

 

Time Out: “A memorable gem. A factual subject approached creatively. A film that doesn’t pander to the trend for idiot narration set against bite-sized chunks of exposition.”

 

The Morning Star: “A joy to watch. The filmmakers deserve plaudits galore for this major achievement.”

 

 

Isolates of Valid Perception Exhibition

 

 


 

 

Transpires comments:

 

“This artwork brings us a step closer to world peace.”

 

“It should be mandatory for Heads of State to participate in this experiment.”

 

"These film portraits uniquely celebrate human vulnerability in a manner that empowers."

 

 “I would take part in this project on a weekly basis if I could.”

 

 


 

 

More comments here.

 

 

With cinematographer Cesar Charlone ABC (City of God, City of Men, The Constant Gardener)
 

TV interview about Transpires.TV interview about Transpires.

 

 

With legendary cinematographers Witold Stok and Christopher Doyle.With legendary cinematographers Witold Stok and Christopher Doyle.

 

 

Commuting Kerala-style.Commuting Kerala-style.

 

 

Keep on BloggingKeep on Blogging

 



 

ShadowShadow

 

 

The Start of the Adventure

 

 

Eloquent Luminosity

 

 

Deer & Peacock | Rajasthan | IndiaSymmetry

 

 

 

 

 

Tara Rokpa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaisalmer | RajasthanJaisalmer

 

 

 

Mandala

 

 

 

Coexistence

 

 

 


 

 

 

Anticpating the IndeterminateAnticpating the Indeterminate

 

 

 

 

 

Hieizansakamoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BalanceBalance

 

 

 

 

Inner Glow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renovations | Kagyu Samye Dzong