In summer 2014 I set up PerspecTim Productions to self-produce my own online radio show, hosted by Bus Stop Radio, a community radio station set up by a friend from college. Over the previous year I had been reviewing local theatre productions for Radio Winchcombe’s Saturday morning programme; as well as conducting interviews with the cast and crew of various theatre companies. The content that I produced for broadcast on Radio Winchcombe inspired me to try something new with my online PerspecTim show.
PerspecTim Productions became a monthly project in which I would record unique conversations and stories about arts and culture in Gloucestershire and beyond, putting me in contact with an eclectic mix of interesting, creative and visionary folk. While volunteering at Cotswold Hospital Radio I have sometimes been able to broadcast these podcasts to Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital too.
This all then led onto further work with Vamos Theatre, as I had previously toured with the company as their stage manager during 2014. They asked if I would be interested in filming and editing a short promotional video of the rehearsal process for their show Nursing Lives, which toured this past year.
Unfortunately the company have since privatised the video, but I will leave a link here in the hope it is made public again.
PerspecTim Productions had ambition, but the company was still unaware of its full potential; the company being me… director/camera operator/sound engineer/editor/producer. It was not I began studying for an MA in Television Production that I fully realised what more I could do with the company.
Then along came a spider, and PerspecTim became one of the core threads in the web of Spider In The Bath Entertainment. My brother, singer-songwriter and musician, George Montague, was given the opportunity to begin recording his new album; self-producing under Spider In The Bath Records. He asked for me to document the recording process, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Vamos Theatre have also recently asked for me to make another video for them for their new show, The Best Thing, as the audience response from my first video was extremely positive. I am currently in the process of editing this.
And so it begins! Spider In The Bath Productions is a new collaboration between my brother and me, with PerspecTim Productions threaded alongside, and an opportunity to produce my solo work. TM
perspective /pəˈspɛktɪv/ noun a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
synonyms: outlook, view, viewpoint, point of view, standpoint, position, stand, stance, angle, slant, attitude, frame of mind, frame of reference, approach, way of looking/thinking, vantage point, interpretation – true understanding of the relative importance of things; a sense of proportion.