Creators, Tim Revell and Ross Macfarlane used an iphone to make the film which compellingly illustrates that what our eyes see can influence what we hear in a phenomenon first described in 1976 in a paper by Glaswegian psychologist, Harry McGurk and John MacDonald titled “Hearing Lips and Seeing Voices”.
Jonathan Sanderson, one of the panel of judges which included BAFTA, RTS, and EMMY award-winning science TV/film documentary producers, directors and camera-operators said that “of the 1000s of amateur films he had judged, the finalists of the competition were the best he had ever seen.”
Young people in Glasgow and the West of Scotland (aged 15+) were invited to work alone or small groups to film their own short science documentaries using a smartphone. The finalist films were played in front of an audience and panel of judges on Scotland’s largest screen at Cineworld IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre at the ‘Life Behind The Lens’ event in November which also incorporated an expert masterclass from the panel of judges and the results of the Glasgow Young Jury project for The European Science TV and New Media Awards 2014. Once in a lifetime work experience opportunities with top science TV and film documentary makers were awarded to the winners.
Corinne Sykes was the 2nd prize winner with her video showing science in action around the city, with “Glasgow: A City of Science”.
All 4 videos in the final are being showcased on a large screen outside Glasgow Science Centre at Pacific Quay for the public to see.
The 2 other finalist films were “Its Mento” by Harry Speake and Cole Stewart of Bellahouston Academy and “Methane Bubbles” by four pupils at Hillpark Secondary School – Stephen Deary, Christopher O’Brien, CJ Hamilton and Neil Fleming.