R.G.Stafford

Writer, researcher, photographer, video-maker, online content producer, trainer

 

This is a new website and there is a whole lot more to add to it.

I'm based between Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, but I work for customers around the world.

 

Home video, camcorders & film, digital & teaching

From 1986 until the early 2000s I produced illustrated feature articles and booklets for national film, video-making and digital photography magazines. I was one of the best-known contributors in the UK. Read more and see some tearsheets...

 

A real picture palace

"Last Reel at the Royalty" is a video documentary that I made as a teenager in 1981 and is about the closure of our local cinema. You can watch it free on my website about the Royalty.

I'm still immensely proud of this. That I was able to document a moment in time, the building and the wonderful people who worked there. Also the fact that 36 years later the documentary continues to be viewed by the public on a daily basis.

It was shot using early portable VHS video equipment which I hired from Radio Rentals. The monthly cost (which was considerable) was covered by shooting wedding videos.

The documentary was digitally remastered direct from the original tapes, which are still in perfect condition, and the image shows the cover for a DVD version that will be released in the future.

 

Tearsheets

Using a monopod

Some published photography and articles from the 1980s and 1990s.

 

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