14-17 March 2020 - The NEC, Birmingham

Skills

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Stages

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Skills

Subject

Stages

Speakers

Talks + Demos

To help spark your creativity and improve your skills, for everyone passionate about photography and moving image

The Studio

14 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 11:40
    Audio for video 101 - pro sound explained

    In this session you'll learn everything you need to know to achieve professional audio on set, and the tools you'll need to process it afterwards. Alex will cover microphone types, camera audio settings, and explain the secrets of audio processing.

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  2. 13:00 - 13:40
    Understanding codecs, compression and colour

    Becoming a filmmaker or videographer can be daunting for photographers; video can seem complex with a huge variance in the type of files (codecs) being used. Here Richard demystifies the technology and explains the jargon in an accessible way.

  3. 14:00 - 14:40
    Average to exceptional: Easy steps to transform your drone footage

    David Lund explores the key to using drones cinematically and creatively for moving image. Join him as he delves into the ideas of composition, dynamic space and time to show you how to get smooth, high quality footage.

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  4. 15:00 - 15:40
    Wedding videos, but not as we know them

    Join Emma and Rick as they delve into Emma’s unconventional filming style for wedding videos, sharing clips and tips on how to convey stories about people who just happen to be getting married.

15 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 11:40
    Raw video: Using compact system cameras for high-end video

    In video the benefits of a RAW workflow have been limited to big-budget, premium productions. But no more! Here, Richard rounds up the affordable tech flipping this on its head, and discusses the benefits of working with RAW and ProRes RAW for video.

  2. 12:00 - 12:40
    Wildlife filmmaking from the perspective of a photographer

    Join wildlife pro Tesni Ward to learn about some of the trials and tribulations of trying to juggle wildlife stills and video simultaneously and pick up some tips on how to tackle both at the same time.

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  3. 13:00 - 13:40
    Doubling up

    Rick Bronks will show you how to shoot both video and stills on location, with tips on setting up your camera to quickly switch between modes and how to get the most out of your kit.

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  4. 14:00 - 14:40
    Making your workflow work for you

    Mandy Dhillon talks all things workflow, sharing tips that she's learned that help make life easier. Mandy will cover kit preparation, backing up, file storage and how to keep your editing project neat and tidy.

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  5. 15:00 - 15:40
    Creating cinematic films with soul

    Using visuals from his films to illustrate, Philip White shares how he creates beautiful cinematic films with just one camera and one lens, focusing on human elements such as story, pace, depth and composition rather than technology.

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16 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 11:40
    Understanding video based timelapse technologies

    Lee Fairbrother shows how timelapse can be used as a marketing tool, identifies current video hardware for any timelapse project, and covers set-up, operational and editing techniques for this emerging discipline.

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  2. 13:00 - 13:40
    Building a career as a visual storyteller

    Filmmaker Lilla Nyeki discusses the ins and outs of building a career as a visual storyteller. She'll cover assumptions and reality when starting out, skillsets, freelancing vs being part of an organisation, managing clients, pricing and much more.

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  3. 15:00 - 15:40
    Small kit set-ups for broadcast and corporate filming

    BBC camera op and filmmaker Carys shares what kit you can use to make a broadcast-quality film, but also carry on public transport. We take a peek inside her kit bag as she reveals when to just get creative with the kit you have.

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17 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 11:40
    Audio for video 101 - pro sound explained

    In this session you'll learn everything you need to know to achieve professional audio on set, and the tools you'll need to process it afterwards. Alex will cover microphone types, camera audio settings, and explain the secrets of audio processing.

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  2. 12:00 - 12:40
    Fashion film: all you need to know

    Jonathan Edwards discusses everything fashion film, with professional examples discussed shot-to-shot, gear selection on a budget, and an open Q&A.

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  3. 13:00 - 13:40
    Storytelling for action and adventure filmmaking

    Ellie Cartwright shares how to engage an audience in short-form storytelling and create engaging content. She'll cover style tips, advice on filming documentary interviews, and editing for social media to grab attention in the first few seconds.

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  4. 14:00 - 14:40
    Building a career as a visual storyteller

    Filmmaker Lilla Nyeki discusses the ins and outs of building a career as a visual storyteller. She'll cover assumptions and reality when starting out, skillsets, freelancing vs being part of an organisation, managing clients, pricing and much more.

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  5. 15:00 - 15:40
    Shooting low budget commercials

    Rene Strgar and Jose Prada of JR Visuals let you into the secrets of making high-end looking commercials on a tight budget, covering everything from location and background colour choices to music, editing and lighting.

Stages + theatres

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