A fascination with the visual arts has been constant in Scott’s life. He started making pop music video compilations as soon as he could afford a second video recorder, carefully curating selected performances from Top of the Pops and any other music programme that could be found, copying tape-to-tape. Music programmes were scarce and to be treasured during the eighties. Scott used his ZX Spectrum to generate graphics and titles for his compilations. Cutting edge.
Scott dreamed of owning a video camera and making his own original videos. He had to make do with weekend rentals, and borrowing from friends. He seized any opportunity, making video-grams for relatives scattered across the globe; borrowing footage of friends getting ready for nights out on holiday, editing and over-dubbing until he’d fashioned pop music videos of his own. Some of that footage is still around, and some of it can be found in the videos on this page.
Making the promotional video for his first original recording – I Who Having Nothing – was a personal highlight of Scott’s, and remains so to this day. That video can be found on this page too. Enjoy.