The Creative Tech stream covers the UK production landscape, virtual production, and more

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The Creative Tech programme for the Broadcast Tech Fest has been revealed.

Sitting alongside the Tech Innovation, TechHub, and Demo streams, the Creative Tech programme includes sessions spanning the production and post-production landscapes in the UK.

Following registration, at 10.30am the UK Production Landscape session sees Dean Webster, a senior producer for Ten66 Television, chair a talk between Argonon CEO James Burstall, Pulse Films head of production for scripted Bianca Gavin, and Twickenham Studios managing director Cara Sheppard on what the last year has taught them, as well as what they will take from it for the future.

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This is followed up by a case study into the production of hit BBC drama Vigil at 11.20am, with post-production consultant Cara Kotschy speaking to Blazing Griffin colourist Colin Brown, cinematographer Matt Gray, Savalas managing director Kahl Hendersen, Goodbye Kansas VFX supervisor Jim Parsons, as well as director and executive producer James Strong.

Other sessions throughout the day include a look at how producers can make use of virtual production, a panel of leaders across the post-production industry, advice on diverse recruitment, and a state of the nation discussion on VFX in the UK.

Those interested can register to attend for free here.

Broadcast Tech Fest: Creative Tech programme

9:00: Registration

10:30 - 11:10: UK Production Landscape
Chair: Dean Webster, senior producer, Ten66 Television
James Burstall, CEO, Argonon
Bianca Gavin, head of production for scripted, Pulse Films
Cara Sheppard, managing director, Twickenham Studios

11:20 - 12:10: Vigil - Creative Case Study
Chair: Cara Kotschy, post-production consultant
Colin Brown, colourist, Blazing Griffin
Matt Gray, cinematographer
Kahl Hendersen, managing director, Savalas
Jim Parsons, VFX supervisor, Goodbye Kansas Studios
James Strong, director and executive producer

12:20 - 12:50: How Can Producers Utilise Virtual Production For Innovative Storytelling?
Monica Hinden, executive producer
Christopher McKenna, director and co-founder, Final Pixel
Michael McKenna, CEO and co-founder, Final Pixel

13:00 - 13:40: UK Post Production Panel
Chair: Jake Bickerton, Editor - Broadcast Tech & Sport Group
JP Dash, commercial managing director, Fifty Fifty Post Production
Rowan Bray, managing director, Clear Cut Pictures
Ed Bengoa, director of post production, ITN

13:50 - 14:20: Recruiting Diversity
Chair: Kayte Burns, marketing manager, MAMA Youth Project
Joanna Barcik, sound, Sky
David Carrigan, group director of diversity, inclusion & wellbeing, Sky
Bob Clarke, founder & CEO, MAMA Youth Project

14:30 - 15:10: VFX: Showcasing UK Excellence
Chair: Max Miller, Reporter - Broadcast Tech & Sport Group
Phil Dobree, CEO/founder, Jellyfish Pictures
Annie Gordon, head of VFX, Ghost VFX
Tracey McCreary, managing director, BlueBolt