A Dundee filmmaker has taken it upon himself to document the city’s journey through lockdown in a series of short videos.
Dylan Drummond, owner of Son of the Sea Videography and Photography, focused on the experiences of organisations in Dundee and help them tell their story.
So far, Dylan has worked with both Kanzen Karate and Jessie’s kitchen and plans to continue the series.
He said: “I would just like to give something back to Dundee, tell a few stories about what has happened.
“Many businesses are on the brink, and it’s make or break time for a lot of people.”
Latest in a series of films looking at how people, businesses and organisations have responded to the challenges of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Ross Turrif of Jessie's Kitchen, cafe and farm shop in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, reflects how the family business adapted to the Coronavirus lockdown, and the impact it's had on both the business and the family. Thanks to Ross, Jacquie, Hope and all the team at Jessie's.
Posted by Son of the Sea – Video and Photography on Saturday, 1 August 2020
He added: “The nature of my work is that it remains in demand. I’ve had some work during lockdown, including from NHS Tayside and local charities, and indeed helped Kanzen Karate create some of their online karate courses.
“I’ve had to adapt and diversify this summer, but in some senses it’s just put a fire under things that were coming anyway.
“I was delighted to be able to help Roy and Kanzen tell a little of their story and this series of videos is my way of giving something back to Dundee community organisations.”
Roy O’Kane, owner of of Kanzen Karate and one of Dylan’s documentary subjects, is a great supporter of the project.
He said: “We are delighted to have been helped by Dylan and this video tells another chapter in how we have had to deal with Covid-19.
1st in a series of films looking at how people, businesses and organisations have responded to the challenges of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Kanzen Karate are a dyanmic Karate Dojo bsed in Dundee. They teach light contact Karate in a safe, fun and friendly environment to individuals across Scotland.Kanzen teach Shotokan Karate, the most widely practiced Karate style in the world. Thank you to Roy O'Kane, Dan Woods, and all the Kanzen club members and community.
Posted by Son of the Sea – Video and Photography on Monday, 27 July 2020
“The video was a great way of showing our Covid journey.
“We are not permitted to train indoors yet but the outdoor training has been great. It’s been brilliant to see people again.
“I think it gave the kids and coaches a real boost to see each other and get back to training.
“It’s a great way to keep ourselves training and engaged.
“We are still doing a mixture of online and in person training, to give different options for different people.
“Our approach is to keep everyone safe through blended learning.”