BVE North has revealed its programme of seminars and speeches, with keynote addresses from BBC North head of technology Tim Sargeant and BBC North controller of production Mark Harrison.

Harrison, who is also the BBC lead for the Digital Production Partnership, said: “Taking part in the BVE North seminar programme is a great opportunity to extend the dialogue between broadcasters, suppliers and the production community – particularly those based in the North.  

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to present the findings of the DPP’s report into digital production, and to discuss how to overcome the barriers and how to exploit the opportunities.”

There will be three seminar streams at BVE North:

- The 3D Revolution seminar programme aims to educate and inform broadcast professionals about the opportunities and possible pitfalls of 3D technology.

Industry experts will give practical advice on 3D production, including 3D producer Vicky Betihavas from Nineteen Fifteen and Richard Hingley, lead stereographer on 3D productions including the 2010 World Cup and the recent Wimbledon 3D coverage.

Stereographer David Cox from Sharp Cookies will present a case study on the Blackpool Tower 4D experience.

- The Broadcast Meets IT, Audio and Content Delivery theatre will feature sessions on total delivery solutions, data management discussions, social TV and audio for broadcast technology.

Highlights will include a panel discussion on the monetisation opportunities surrounding multiplatform broadcasting, and engineering expert Andy Wild’s practical sessions on post-production technologies.

- The Production/Producers/Post stream will offer advice and information about how to make great-looking programmes and how to get them on the screen.

Key industry bodies will be present, including BECTU giving advice to freelancers and WFTV offering tips on getting factual programmes commissioned.

There will be presentations about lighting, colour grading and why the Arri Alexa camera is taking the production world by storm, while local post-production house Sumners will offer its wisdom and experience on the production chain for file-based projects.

The latest seminar programme can be viewed here: The seminars are free to attend but places are limited.

BVE North is owned and operated by Broadcast publisher Emap.