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Editing // Motion Graphics // VFX // Colour

The post production team is led by Lewis Gourlay. Lewis has a reputation both as respected and creative editor, and a talented motion graphic artist, enabling him to work in each separate discipline or, as is increasingly required, in both simultaneously. 


Lewis's career started at the tender age of 8 with a series of illustrations that appeared in the Hartbeat gallery and were described by none other than Tony Hart as "quite marvellous". Lewis started creating animations on his Commodore Amiga at 11 and never looked back. A graduate of Duncan Jordanstone College of Art, where he gravitated towards the use of video in fine art practice. He learnt his trade as an editor at facilities in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Vancouver adding motion graphic, vfx and colour work to his repertoire of skills.  Still winning awards nearly twenty five years after the start of his career, Lewis now describes himself as a motion graphic artist and creative editor and director.

Motion Graphics & VFX


Etch is a dance film choreographed and directed by Abby Warrilow & co-directed and edited by Lewis Gourlay. Etch was produced by Victoria Watson at Eyebolls and was funded by Creative Scotland. Winner - Best UK Dance Film / Winner - Innovator Award / Dallas Dance Film Festival Winner - Best Art Film / Caribbean Sea International Film Festival Winner - Best Choreography / Mardel Dance Film Festival Winner - Outstanding Choreography for a Lens, Utah Dance film festival Winner - Audience Choice Award, Utah Dance film festival Winner - Outstanding Special Effects, Utah Dance film festival Winner - Outstanding Editing, Utah Dance film festival Synopsis: A girl hikes across remote moorland. On a hill in the distance, stands a lone building, which she discovers is a long abandoned school hall. A little sun penetrates the dirty glass. An upright piano sits in the far corner. She takes off her muddy boots and with confidence in her gait, strides across to the piano and pulls it by one corner. The rusted wheels are jammed and it pivots, creating an arc. A line is carved in layers of compacted dust and the ancient wooden floor splinters with the weight of the instrument. In the centre of the room, hinged on one foot, she extends her leg and rotates swiftly and with graceful power. Her feet trace, etch and carve in circular movements, creating marks in the layers of dirt. Her body contorts. She throws herself in controlled but frenetic choreography. The movements increase in size and vigour as a pattern emerges. Finally she stands back to witness the impression her dance has etched on the floor. Director / Choreographer - Abby Warrilow Director / Editor / VFX artist - Lewis Gourlay Producer - Victoria Watson Joanne Pirrie - Dancer Abby warrilow - Writer DOP - Andrew Begg Focus Puller - Sefa Ucbas / Damian Leitch Camera Assistant - Josh Rowe Gaffer - Derrick Ritchie Art Director - Paul Lambie Aerials - Aerial Frontiers Callum Rankine - Composer Dubbing Mixer - John Vic Costume and makeup - Karen Brown Executive Producer - Rhona Drummond Associate Producer - Simon Fildes

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