Events

Film Junction Networking event

12th June

University of South Wales: Newport City Campus

Media Academy Wales and Transformatlab students will join the networking drinks for the highly regarded producer - mentor initiative ‘Film Junction’ will be held at 17.30 on Thursday 12th June.

Industry participants are still being selected at the moment.

Any Media Academy Wales and TransformatLab networkers will have the opportunity to meet producers from across the UK that have had prior experience in feature film, long-form television or advanced multi-platform content, combined with a demonstrable on-going commitment to film.

To request one of the 6 places reserved for Media Academy Wales students click here

Further details about Film Junction

Applications are being accepted from across the UK for this year’s highly regarded producer mentoring scheme. The deadline is the 14th April.

Confirmed mentors include:
Deborah Rowland- Tonic.
Jezz Vernon- Metrodome Group
David Shear- Shear Entertainment
Gemma Spector- Head of Distribution. Pinewood. 
John Grobstein- www.wefund.com

For further information please click here: http://film-junction.co.uk/

RTS Wales event: Meet the TV CEOs

15th May

Park Plaza

Chair: Tim Hartley, RTS Wales

A chance to hear a discussion with, and meet:

  • Ian Jones (S4C CEO),
  • Rhodri Talfan Davies (Director, BBC Cymru Wales) 
  • Phil Henfrey  (Head of News and Programmes, ITV Cymru Wales)
To book a place contact Hywel

Benny & Jolene feature masterclass

11th May

University of South Wales: Atrium Campus

This event is hosted by Media Academy Wales as part of the Ffresh festival.

A chance to see clips and hear about the making of the new Welsh feature film Benny & Jolene.

Taking part:

Jon Rennie, Producer

Jamie Adams, Director

others TBC

Find out more about the film here

To book a place click here 

RTS Wales Crowdfunding discussion: Producing "Still the Enemy Within"

17th April

Parc and Dare Theatre, Treorchy

On the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike we preview ‘Still the Enemy Within’, an independent, crowdfunded film which uncovers the hidden story of the people behind the longest national industrial dispute in history. Demonised by the government and dubbed ‘Arthur’s Army’ they lead a fight-back that would change British society forever.

Producer and Director Sinead Kirwan and Owen Gower will talk about how they got access to people who have never before been willing to talk about their experiences on camera. They will also explain how they are still raising money to make the film a reality.

Light refreshments will be available before and after the lecture.

To book a place email Hywel

RTS Wales and Media Academy event: breaking into factual TV and film

27th March

Zen Room, ATRiuM, Cardiff

Breaking into Media (RTS Wales Event)

Students, graduates and tutors, and individuals outside of the Academy are  invited to get a flavour of what its like to work in documentary and factual media production at this event.

Chaired by Tim Hartley, RTS Wales

Panelists: 

Phil George

Paul Islwyn Thomas, Producer/Director Bulb Films

Samantha Rosie, BBC Wales 

Format:

6.30pm start with brief explanation from each of the panellists of how they got that all important foot in the door, followed by questions from the floor. 

At 8pm the audience will be divided up into five groups and the panellists move around to each of the groups, giving about twenty minutes to each.

Sign Up Here!

Biogs of panelists

Paul Islwyn Thomas

Paul has worked in the broadcast industry for over 25 years as an award winning director, producer, BBC executive producer and creative director.

Following an initial period as a music producer at the BBC in Cardiff where he produced programmes such as BBC Singer of the World and the Proms, Paul left to focus on arts & music documentary projects. 

Paul has received many award nominations and BAFTA Wales Awards for his work including Best Director, Best Documentary, and Best Short-film and has also been presented twice with the prestigious Gwyn Alf Williams Bafta Award for his contribution to the understanding of Welsh history. Paul’s living history projects Coal House, Coal House at War and Snowdonia 1890 became the most watched factual programmes ever on the BBC in Wales and received national and international acclaim.

In 2000 he was appointed as Head of Arts, BBC Wales, working on local and network productions principally in the arts genre. Projects included: Private Life of a Masterpiece - Michelangelo's David BBC2, Painting the Weather BBC4/2 in collaboration with Neil MacGregor and the National Gallery London, President Clinton at Hay for BBC World speaking about conflict resolution, and Painting Flowers with Monty Don for BBC4/2.

In his role as Head of Arts for the BBC in Cardiff Paul was responsible for the overall broadcast management of several major cultural festivals including: The National Eisteddfod, Hay Literary Festival and Brecon Jazz Festival. He was also a founder and Trustee of Artes Mundi the international Arts Prize featuring the best young artists from across the globe. Artes Mundi offers £40,000 to the wining young artist, the largest art prize in the creative industry.

Recently, Paul was commissioned to produce a major BBC1 Panorama investigative project which explored the exploitation of child labour in the production of chocolate by the major manufacturers. This Panorama Special was shot in West Africa. Also, commissioned by BBC Worldwide, Paul produced an international documentary about the role of the photographer in the theatre of war called Images of Conflict. This project has been seen by audiences across the world.

Leaving the BBC in 2004 Paul became founder and Managing Director of multi-award winning Indus Films (2004-2010). Indus Films brought major specialist factual projects to our UK screens such as Bafta winning Amazon and Arctic with Bruce Parry for BBC2 and Everest ER exploring the science of altitude for BBC1 narrated by David Tennant.

In 2011 Paul established a new television production division called Bulb Films under the newly formed Boom Pictures Group. As Creative Director Paul now oversees the content and talent aspects of the division under the Group business umbrella and works as an executive producer across a wide range of programming. He has produced literally hundreds of hours of factual programming for UK and international audiences and has become a highly respected and influential broadcast professional based in Wales.

Current productions include: the European Premiere of The Mandela Trilogy (an opera based on the life of Nelson Mandela) with Cape Town Opera, a moving new series called Peace of Mind (a project looking to address  issues of stigma for those people suffering from mental illness ) and a new BBC series focusing on some of our great writers including Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass), Ken Follet (Pillars of the Earth) and Leslie Thomas            ( Virgin Soldiers).

In 2013 Paul received a prestigious Gold Award at the New York Film & Television for his film ‘Fy Chawer a Fi/My Sister and Me’, a Celtic media Documentary Award and was also an RTS Finalist in the best documentary category for the same film.

Phil George

Phil was executive producer of ‘The Story of Wales', Green Bay's epic television history of the nation presented by Huw Edwards and commissioned by BBC Wales and The Open University.

Phil, as Head of Arts, Music and Features, led the BBC's centre of excellence in classical music. He developed a landscape franchise with hit series Visions of Snowdonia and This Land. Phil made his reputation for producing intelligent television about major world issues with Michael Ignatieff's Blood and Belonging, an international co-production on resurgent
nationalism.

As well as executive producing series and singles for Green Bay, including acclaimed network documentaries such as ‘Shakespeare: the King's Playwright', Phil has presented 150 half-hour Value Judgement interviews for BBC Radio Wales.

Phil George is the founding Chair of National Theatre Wales which completed its hugely successful launch year in 2011 with Michael Sheen's Passion in Port Talbot and continues to break new ground in Welsh theatre.

Samantha Rosie

Samantha Rosie is a Series Producer with BBC Wales.  She has been making observational documentaries for over 18 years.  Samantha won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Documentary in 1997 for ‘The Doctor's Story’, and the BAFTA CYMRU Award for Best Director of a Documentary for ‘Hospital’ in 2003.

Samantha was born in Australia, and has lived in Wales since coming to work for the BBC on the Garden Festival daytime network show for BBC1, ‘Summer Scene’, from Ebbw Vale in 1992.  She has recently spent the last 5 years running a large team on the observational documentary strand ‘24/7’ – a series shot in real time - for BBC Wales.  The format has been used to make the popular series ‘Hospital 24/7’, ‘Tenby 24/7’, ‘Vets 24/7’ and in 2013 ‘Police 24/7’ will transmit.  She is currently working on developing new ‘24/7’ series and Executive Producing for BBC Wales.

 

Masterclass in Art Department Budgeting with Jack Wynne-Williams

26 March

The University of South Wales, Atrium Campus, Cardiff

Masterclass on art department budgeting with Jack Wynne-Williams.

Jack is a production accountant with 20 years’ experience working in the industry. His experience covers a wide range of programmes, including documentaries, children's entertainment, light entertainment, dramas and feature films for a number of broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV C4 and S4C.

Production Credits include all series of Grandpa in my Pocket for CBBC, Ha! Ha! Hairies/Bla Bla Blewog for Turner/S4C, Tati’s Hotel for ITV/TVO and films shot in Wales such as CWCW and A Child’s Christmases in Wales.

Jack Wynne-Williams is known for his work on Grandpa in My Pocket (2009), Tati's Hotel (2011) and Cwcw (2008)

 

What this masterclass will cover:

Production budgeting – the process

Understanding the creative concept – what the end goal is – relationship with producer / designer

Creating draft budgets – master budget, art dept budget, subcategories eg payroll, travel (pots)

Developing accounting systems and workflows with the designer / art director / production buyer

Monitoring the costs and feedback during production to whole art team!

Budget review and costs – reporting good and bad news to designer / producer / financiers in order to amend systems

Final cost report – producing the next budget

Book here

Getting into animation and games panel session - Swansea

20th March

FADE building, Mount Pleasant Campus, UWTSD Swansea

Thinking about working in the animation, music or games sector when you graduate?

We will be asking industry practitioners about their path into the industry, and top tips for anyone wanting to work in this area.

Panelists:
Sam Roads, MD Microcosm Games
Owen Stickler, MD, O&A Productions

Book here

Biogs

Sam Roads is a writer, entrepreneur, musician and game designer, based in Cardiff, UK. He trained as a composer at UWCC, joint-owns four gaming businesses, and has won two international Origins awards for game development.

In 1994, with his business partner Clint Oldridge, he founded Harlequin Games, a play-by-mail business which currently owns and moderates Legends, a game for 60 players, that lasts for years and has a 400 page rulebook! In 2011 Harlequin Games won the Game Manufacturers’ Association Best New Play-By-Mail Game ‘Origins’ award for Legends: The One Ring, a Lord of the Rings game.

In 1998 they founded M.E. Games Ltd., and in 2004 Game Systems International Ltd., which respectively moderate and own the game Middle-earth Play By Mail, which itself is in the Game Manufacturers’ Association Hall of Fame. In 2003 the game won the Game Manufacturers’ Association Gamer’s Choice award for Play-By-Mail.

Throughout the 90s he sang and played bass in Pontypridd-based Crystal Eyes, including appearances on Heno and Owen Money.

In 2007, with the support of Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop, Lara Croft) he was a founder of Microcosm Games, Wales’ premier Facebook developer, where he currently works as Managing Director. Microcosm Games' games and apps are played by 90,000 people a month.

More recently he has volunteered at Cardiff and District Samaritans, an experience he describes as ‘life changing’, and written graphic novels, with Pat Mills (creator of 2000AD) describing his work as 'masterful'.

Owen Stickler

Owen Stickler has a wealth of experience, over 15 years altogether, working with some of the most renowned broadcasters, producers, writers and creative’s in the international children’s entertainment industry. Previously to A&O Studios limited, he was Director of Dinamo Productions.

Dinamo were  involved in some of the most high profile children’s programmes over the last few years including ‘Rastamouse’ Grandpa in My Pocket’, ‘Iconicles’ and their own original I.P series ‘Abadas’.

The primary objective of A & O Studios Limited will be to focus on the development and exploitation of Intellectual Property. To do this they will develop original ideas, take options on publishing properties  and also work collaboratively with other creative's and rights owners to find the best platform and outlet to commercialise their I.P. 

Get into TV with The Network - Workshop and Q&A

19th March

Room CA321, University of South Wales, Atrium, Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN

WORKSHOP ALERT!

Zoom Cymru and Media Academy Wales
in partnership with Edinburgh International Television Festival
presents

GET INTO TV WITH THE NETWORK
A Workshop and Q&A

Venue
Room CA321, University of South Wales, Atrium, Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN

Date & Time
Wednesday 19th March, 4:30pm registration, 5pm start

The Network is an unrivaled practical training scheme for new entrants, delivered every year at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. As part of Zoom 2014, the team behind the Network will be at the Atrium for a free practical workshop and to give you advice on how you can get into the TV industry.

If you’ve got questions about what to do to get your break, sign up now to take part in this ‘one stop shop’ which includes
• Programme Idea Development Workshop
• Pitching Session
• Q&A with Network Alumni
• Advice on entering the industry
• How to Apply for The Network: Hints and Tips

Two of last year’s Welsh participants in the Network scheme are now working at CBBC and at documentary production company Wild Dream Films. Come along and find out how the Network made a difference to their careers, and how you might make your first steps into the industry.

Priority for places will be given to those who are able to enter the industry as of September this year – for example, final year college/university students.

To book your place, please contact Jessica on jessica@zoomcymru.com or phone 01443 888337.


Assistant Director 1 day workshop

8th of March

Zen Room, Atrium Campus, University of South Wales

PLEASE NOTE - only 20 places available for this free workshop

Gareth Lewis, AD

For the past seven years, Gareth Lewis has worked within the Assistant Directors department working on such a variety of projects as “Harry Potter”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and more recently “Da Vinci’s Demons”.

Gareth started his career as a set assistant but has recently stepped up to being a 3rd AD. He has also had experience working as a 2nd AD and a 1st AD.

Over the past three years, Gareth has been lecturing and giving workshops to schools and Universities in Wales as to how to break into the film industry. He has lectured at Lampeter University, University of South Wales in addition to speaking at schools for Film Club and The Celtic Media Festival in Swansea.

His aim is to provide illumination for those who wish to break into the film industry, particularly into the Assistant Directors department. The day long workshop will break down the various roles of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Assistant Directors in addition what to do and what not to do on set.

The Workshop

The workshops will demonstrate and illustrate the workings of the Assistant Directors department.

Gareth will break down the roles of what each member of the AD team does in addition to the differences between US based productions, and UK ones.

Through Gareth's own experiences, he will offer an insight of how to break into the film industry and how to make the step up to higher grades.

Using exercises Gareth will help develop the confidence relatied to how to behave on the floor of a film set.

What will be covered: 

Gareth's Pathway: How he went from cleaning screens in a cinema to working on “Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix”

An Introduction To The Role of the Assistant Director:  A look at the different grades within the Assistant Directors department and what each role entails.

Professional Expectations: In this section we will look at a variety of sections such as communication (dealing with radios/relaying information), dealing with the red light and bell, being confident in lock off situations as well as others

The Shoot: This section will examine how you should dress, the equipment that you ideally need, on set etiquette and being aware as to what the shot is

Relationships At Work: During this segment, we will be looking at how you deal with the various tiers of people in your working day. These can range from cast, crew, the Director and Producers and supporting artists

And That’s A Wrap! A conclusion on the day. During this part we will examine how to make contacts, write up a CV, move up a grade, how to endure those “rainy days” as well as taking questions from the group as to anything that they’ve been wondering about working in the film industry… but were afraid to ask!

To apply for one of the 20 places click here

BAFTA Cymru Masterclass - Documentary & Commissioning

4th March

Lecture Theatre, University of South Wales, City Centre Campus, Newport

Documentary is one of TV’s evergreen genres. Its inescapably frank and brutally honest storytelling has been challenging, educating and shocking viewers since the dawn of television. 

Join us for this special masterclass, where BAFTA Cymru Award Winning documentary filmmaker, Osian Williams and LLion Iwan, Factual Commissioner, S4C will provide invaluable insights into the do’s and don’ts of documentary film making from concept, through to getting that all important commission.

Osian Williams

Osian Williams is a factual director whose short film 'Can i Emrys' / 'Song for Emrys' won the BAFTA Cymru Best Short award, 2013.  An undergraduate in communication and media at Bangor University, now studying an MA in filmmaking, Osian has worked on a number of successful documentaries.  These include the double BAFTA Cymru award-winning "Fy Chwaer a Fi" / "My Sister and I" for S4C/BBC, directed by Mei Williams.  He is currently in production on 'Yr Hen Filwr' / 'The Old Soldier', a short film following the story of John, a 93 year-old WWII veteran who still performs his Sergeant duties, albeit now in a residential home. He aims to capture the best aspects of life through sharing stories about human kindness, strength and passion. Osian is currently developing a slate of future projects.

Llion Iwan
Llion Iwan is a published author, journalist and award-winning documentary film director with network broadcast credits. He spent ten years with the BBC as senior broadcast journalist, producer and director in news, sport and factual departments, working in both radio and television and is a regular contributor and commentator about the media on BBC Radio and TV. Llion joined S4C’s commissioning team in 2012 where he is responsible for factual content.

All tickets are free. To book click here.

www.bafta.org/wales

Moving Picture Company VFX masterclass World War Z

27th February

Cinema, Atrium Campus, University of South Wales

Adam Davis, Head of Crowd at Moving Picture Company will be offering a masterclass on 2013 feature World War Z.

Adam was responsible for the team that created the zombies that feature heavily in the movie and the presentation show how the client briefs were transformed into reality for the movie through various stages.

There is a presentation on the MPC website that is tangental to what Adam will present  gives a flavour:

http://www.moving-picture.com/showreels/making-of/the-making-of-world-war-z

This event will be a double-header with Ben Owen MPCGlobal Head of Recruitment.

Ben will give a presentation on MPC, their work and departments, applying for a job, showreel tips, social media and more.

Adam Davis Biog and credits

 

Adam began his VFX career as a Crowd Simulation TD at MPC in 2006 after graduating from University with a Bachelor of Science in 3D Computer Animation.

 

From 2007 he worked on movies including 10,000 BC, Watchmen, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince as Crowd TD and The Wolfman and GI Joe as Crowd Lead, before accepting the role of Head of Crowd in 2010 on Clash of the Titans.

 

Since then Adam has lead MPC’s global Crowd teams on Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Prometheus, Skyfall, The Lone Ranger and Man of Steel. 

 

Recently Adam lead the team who delivered the complex crowd simulations for Marc Forster’s Zombie apocalypse movie, World War Z, including the Zombie pyramid and ‘Busland’ sequences.  
Filmography

 

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)  – Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Cinderella (2014)  – Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Into The Woods (2014)  – Global Head of Crowd Simulation
The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014)  – Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)  – Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Godzilla (2014)  – Global Head of Crowd Simulation
The Seventh Son (2014) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Maleficent (2014)- Global Head of Crowd Simulation
300: Rise Of An Empire Global (2014) - Head of Crowd Simulation
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (2013) – MoCap Supervisor
Man Of Steel (2013) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Life of Pi (2012) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Total Recall (2012) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Skyfall (2012) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Prometheus (2012) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Wrath of the Titans (2012) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
John Carter (2012) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
The Big Year (2012) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Sucker Punch (2011) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Robin Hood (2010) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
Clash of the Titans (2010) - Global Head of Crowd Simulation
The Wolfman (2010) - Crowd Simulation Lead
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) - Crowd Simulation Lead
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) - Crowd TD
Watchmen (2009) - Crowd TD
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) - Crowd TD
10,000 BC (2008) - Crowd TD
Fred Claus (2007) - Crowd TD

 

To sign up for a free place click here

 

TransformatLab at Berlin Film Festival 2014

10 February

Berlin

Media Academy Wales will be hosting a reception at the Berlin Film Festival, alongside the Screen Academy Scotland to promote the Transformatlab and ENGAGE Media funded training programmes.

If you are attending the Berlin Film Festival or Berlin Talents, and would like to find out more about the TransformatLab scheme before our deadline on March 3rd please drop Hannah a line to ask to attend.

 

GamesDev South Wales Session 3

30 January

Porter's, Cardiff

GamesDev South Wales is holding the 3rd of their free sessions on 30 January at Porters in Cardiff.

The speakers are Ralph Ferneyhough and Chris Payne from Traveller's Tales, who've worked on console and PC games for many years (including all the LEGO games) and will be talking about working on AAA games titles, and Kevin Moss from MakeAndSeewho will be talking about taking games and storyworlds across multiple media.

The event is free, with limited spaces - book fast!

Mahdi Fleifel Masterclass

January 23

University of South Wales Newport Campus A09

This masterclass, which sees Mahdi Fleifel returning to Newport 10 years after graduating, will offer the chance to see his latest film A World not Ours and hear a Q&A with the director and Shafeeq Vellani.
 
Mahdi Fleifel is a Danish filmmaker of Palestinian origins. Born in Dubai, he was raised in the Ain El-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon and later in the suburbs of Elsinore, Denmark.
 
He began filmmaking at an early age - a hobby he picked up from his father's obsession with video cameras. 
 
Fleifel studied at Newport Film School and completed the highly-acclaimed Shadi in the Beautiful Well in 2003 before going on to study at the NFTS in England under directors Udayan Prasad, Ian Sellar and Stephen Frears.
 
His first-year film, Arafat & I, screened in many international festivals and won prizes in Romania, Italy and the Czech Republic. In 2010 Fleifel and Irish producer Patrick Campbell set up the London-based Nakba FilmWorks through which they released Fleifel's autobiographical feature A World Not Ours.
 
Launched at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012, A World Not Ours opened to high critical acclaim.
 
Currently on the festival circuit, the film has received multiple awards in Brussels, Krakow, Reykjavik and Abu Dhabi, and was the recipient of the Peace Film Award at the Berlinale 2013.
 
Fleifel is now preparing his next project at the Cinefondation residence in Paris.
 
Filmography
A WORLD NOT OURS (93min / 2012)
XENOS (10min / 2012)
4 WEEKS (16min / 2009)
ARAFAT & I (15min / 2008)
THE WRITER (07min / 2007)
HAMOUDI & EMIL (23min / 2004)
SHADI IN THE BEAUTIFUL WELL (11min / 2003)
 
Schedule for the event
6.30 - 8.00 Screening of A World Not Ours
8.00 - 9.00 Q&A with Mahdi
 
To book your place for this masterclass please click here

Creative Europe Information Session on MEDIA Sub-Programme Producers Support Schemes

16 January

The University of South Wales, Atrium Campus, Cardiff

Join us for an Information Session on the new Creative Europe Programme at The University of South Wales, Atrium Campus, Cardiff on Thursday 16 January 2014.

This session will focus on the new MEDIA Sub-Programme, looking in detail at the Producers Support Schemes. 

This will be your opportunity to learn about changes to Development and TV Programming Schemes and the new deadlines.

Registration and tea/coffee will be from 08.30 with the session commencing at 09.00.Registration is essential.

Register here.

 

RTS Cymru and Media Academy Wales Obs Docs panel session

12th December

Dynevor Campus, Swansea Metropolitan University

Hosted by Swansea Metropolitan University, RTS Cymru and Media Academy Wales present a panel debate about Observational Documentary practice

What's up Doc?

'Docu-soaps', 'Docu-dramas', 'Obs docs' etc, are they documentary?  Are they comedy, entertainment?  Do they laugh 'at' or 'with' people?  The usual discussions that make television a hot topic of debate and part of the huge success of The Call Centre was indeed due to people talking about it and then flocking to view it in their droves!  John Geraint, producer with independent factual producers, Green Bay Media and Xavier Alford, Series Director on the BBC 3 series, The Call Centre, will debate these and other issues in a discussion chaired by Chris Buxton, a Lecturer on the BA Digital Film & Television at Swansea Metropolitan University.

Drinks and mince pies will be available before and after the discussion so come and join us to find out more about this controversial new television genre.

To book a place click here

MA Film Producing Showcase and Q&A

5th December

Atrium Campus, University of South Wales

Screening and discussion with MA Film Producing graduates, including refreshments and networking.

Book a place here

Rungano Nyoni Screenwriting masterclass

4th December

Cinema, Atrium, Cardiff

Local Welsh but Zambian filmmaker, Rungano Nyoni is a BAFTA nominated director and previous BAFTA Cymru Award winner with extensive experience in writing short films. 

Her short film, Mwansa the Great, has been awarded 19 prizes, including the Film Africa 2011 Silver Baobab Award for Best Short African Film, and won a BAFTA Cymru for ‘The List’, the first film she directed. 

Her most recent film has been awarded the Golden Leopard prize at Locarno Film Festival, making it eligible for Oscar consideration. About Rungano:

Born in Lusaka, Zambia she moved to South Wales, UK as a child. The first film she wrote and directed, ‘The List’ went on to win a BAFTA Cymru in 2010. That same year she was picked to take part in a New Directors scheme with BBC Wales and Its My Shout production company, where she directed ’20 Questions’ which went on to win multiple awards. In 2010, she gained finance from Focus Features Africa First programme and UK Film Council for a short she wrote, directed and produced called ‘Mwansa The Great’, which she shot in Zambia.

Mwansa The Great was premiered in March 2011 and has been awarded 19 prizes, 2 Jury Special Mentions, made appearances at more than 80 Film Festivals worldwide and in 2012 was nominated for a BAFTA Award in the short film category and an African Academy Award for best Short Film. As a writer/director, Rungano has extensive experience writing short films. More recently a film she co-wrote with writing partner Gabriel Gauchet has just won the Golden Leopard prize at Locarno Film Festival, making it eligible for an Oscar consideration. She has also helped pen two other shorts for the National Film and Television School; including Z1 and Diary of Incidences, due for release soon.

Talking from her own experiences as a film-maker and scriptwriter, Rungano will guide you through a series of steps in the writing process with essential elements, questions and challenges you will face. For those who have an idea that is itching to get out, and who would like a guide or structure to help them take it from idea right through to a first draft, the workshop will cover the creative side of writing, pitching and collaborations as well as the business side of being a freelancer. The workshop will not be designed to be exhaustive but will cover things you need to know through “best practice and top tips".

We have a number of free spaces for our students and graduates. Book here

Trailer for Mwansa the Great: http://vimeo.com/26396431

Trailer for The List: http://www.imdb.com/video/withoutabox/vi2417269017?ref_=tt_pv_vi_1

This event is part of the inaugural Watch Africa Film Festival - further details here

DocFest masterclass

3rd December

A16, City Campus, University of South Wales

Charlie Philips, Deputy Director at Sheffield DocFest will offer a masterclass on getting your documentary films funded and then gaining audiences.

Charlie advises documentary makers year round on how to develop and present ideas for the best creative and financial impact, helping develop their ideas in order to pitch them to commissioners and other funders, and to have maximum impact in their distribution strategies.

Read Charlie's blog here

To sign up click here

The Machine - feature panel masterclass

29 November

Theatre, Atrium Campus, University of South Wales, Cardiff

Welsh feature film ‘The Machine’, was selected from over 6000 films to premiere in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Reviews described it as:

‘Perfect, heartbreaking… The best film of Tribeca 2013′ Sound on Sight

‘Slickly designed and beautiful…  great prosthetics, VFX designs… a pro-science, anti-war fable.’ Fangoria

The Machine is a strange and gorgeously shot sci-fi thriller with an intriguing thematic undercurrent about the ever-blurring boundaries between people and machines.’ The Week 

‘Slick and thought-provoking… James’ direction captures the feel of a still hopeful dystopia with flourishes of stark, foreboding imagery that shows an eye for what makes a particular shot look epic even when it’s just a close-up. It’s Zen and the Art of Sci-Fi’ Dread Central

SYNOPSIS

With an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with his creation, ‘The Machine’- an android with unrivalled physical and processing skills. When a programming glitch causes an early prototype to destroy his lab, McCarthy enlists artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz) to help him harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine.

The Media Academy Wales is excited to be hosting a panel masterclass with the following heads of department and crew.

John Giwa-Amu, Producer
Caradog James, Director
Jon Rennie, VFX Supervisor
Matt Platts-Mills, Editor
Chrissie Pegg, Head of Costume 
Meinir Stoutt, Line Producer
Tom Raybould, Composer
Erik Rehl, Production Designer 

Chaired by Tom Betts, Chapter Moviemaker / Darkened Rooms

Held in conjunction with BAFTA Cymru , members welcome

To sign up for a free place click here

SAND Swansea Animation Days

13-15 November

Swansea

After a brief hiatus, Swansea School of Digital Media is thrilled to bring back Swansea Animation Days “SAND”.  SAND is a conference tailored towards the creative IP industries, education and those interested in computer generated imagery (CGI), games and digital media.

It will have keynote speakers, workshops and seminars. Dr Paul Hazel, Head of School says, “SAND has had keynote speakers from the big hitters like Pixar, Dreamworks, Double Negative, Sony, Aardman, The Mill – I could go on, but I don’t want to be accused of name dropping. However, that is the reality of the industry we’re in and have great connections with. This year’s SAND is no exception and we are looking at the same calibre of speakers”.

“We’re delighted that Aardman Animations have confirmed, and we are close to finalising details with other, equally big names in the industry”.

SAND is an excellent opportunity to educate, inspire, entertain and advise the current and next generation of animators, and for industry professionals to share their expertise and good practice.

Venue: Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR: 13-15 November.

Wednesday 13 November: Schools’ outreach: demonstrations and workshops

Thursday 14 November:                   SAND conference and evening reception

Friday 15 November:                        SAND conference

Paul confides that “I’ve been warned not to ‘do a spoiler’, but I am allowed to say we’ve got some great hands on activities for our school outreach day on the Wednesday. Although aimed at school kids, some of the big kids at heart on the staff are hoping to get involved too”.

More details as they’re confirmed can be found on their website SwanseaAnimationDays.org

Facebook:     facebook.com/SwanseaSchoolOfDigitalMedia

Twitter:            twitter.com/SwanseaSDM  #SAND2013


 

Hinterland Masterclass

6th of November

Theatre, Atrium Campus, University of South Wales, Cardiff

Hinterland/Y Gwyll is a brand new 4×120’ detective drama to be broadcast winter 2013-2014.

Watch the trailer here

Shot back to back in English and Welsh the series is a Fiction Factory co-production with S4C, Tinopolis and All3Media International for S4C, BBC Wales and BBC 4.

From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the badlands of the hinterland, Aberystwyth Is the perfect setting for this brand new drama series. A place that lives by its own rules: a natural crucible of colliding worlds where history and myth meet the modern and contemporary. Blood,soil and belonging. This is Hinterland.

Into this world steps DCI TOM MATHIAS. On the run from his past, a brilliant but troubled man. Having abandoned his life in London, he isolates himself on the outskirts of town – a town filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own.

Details of the production are available here

Media Academy Wales is pleased to be hosting a panel masterclass with the following talent:

Ed Thomas - Executive Producer / Writer. Details here

Ed Talfan - Producer / Writer. Details here

Gethin Scourfield - Producer. Details here

Marc Evans - Director. Details here

Mali Evans, Editor. Details here

Chaired by: Nicola Heywood Thomas, BBC Wales

Masterclass held in conjunction with Film Nation and BAFTA in Wales.

To sign up for a free place click here 

 

2013 Welcome event and BAFTA Shorts screening and MC

24th October

Cineworld Cardiff

The Media Academy Wales returns for the last time this year - a great chance to network with your new and returning peers and local industry.

Shorthand for the event: Chat / watch films / have a drink with industry / get connected

The order of the evening...as per the honoured tradition is as follows:

5.00 - 6.00 Speednetworking (limited to 24 people)
6-10 minute slots for you to quiz industry professionals from different areas from locations to producing to adveritising and more on what they expect from new entrants to the film, tv and interactive media world

Speed-networkers will include:

Kate Crowther, Film Producer  

Vicky Sutton, Mad Dog Casting 

Gareth Lewis, Feature film 3rd AD (Da Vinci's Demons / Skyfall / Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) 

Faye Hannah, Creative Skillset 

David Evans, Documentary features Director/Producer

John Shackleton, Director/Producer Movie Mogul 

Jon Rennie, VFX, Bait Studio

6.00 - 8.00 BAFTA Shorts screening

BAFTA's Short Film and Short Animation categories at the EE British Academy Film Awards celebrate and reward innovative and experimental short fiction films and animation

GOOD NIGHT
Two teenage girls find themselves pushed to extremes on the streets of London when the boundaries between innocent play and dangerous seduction start to blur.

THE CURSE
Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When she is caught by a small boy, all she wants to do is go home.

TUMULT
A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied and wounded, their chief is near death. He is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind … descends upon them.

HERE TO FALL
When a girl receives a call from her father she is set on a frantic journey through a chaotic world

I’M FINE THANKS
Are you ok?

THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD
A ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at an Animator/Filmmaker as he struggles with his character.

THE VOORMAN PROBLEM
A psychiatrist is sent to a prison to examine an inmate with a peculiar affliction – he believes he is a god.

8.00 - 8.30
Masterclass with Mark Gill - Director / Writer and Baldwin Li – Producer / Writer – The Voorman Problem

http://www.thevoormanproblem.com/cast-crew/

Chaired by Hannah Thomas, Head of Creative Sector Development at The Film Agency for Wales 

8.30 - 11.00
Drinks and networking 

The following organisations and networks will be there to meet you:
Creative Skillset 
CULT Cymru (BECTU / Musicians Union / Equity and Writers Guild)
GamesDev South Wales 

Event held in conjunction with BAFTA Cymru.

To sign up for a free place click here 

 

Iris Prize / Producers Forum

11 October

Cardiff

The Producers Forum is the annual gathering of directors, producers, writers, actors, and distributors who meet in Cardiff to discuss the latest issues to affect the film industry. Coinciding with the Iris Prize Festival the Producers Forum is the perfect place to learn, share, and network with like minded people.

Media Surgeries.
Media Surgeries will also be available during the Producers Forum. Remember to book your 15 minute session when you register:

1. Jane Davies, Creative Skillset Cymru to discuss the Digital Talent Fund (see below)
2. Judy Wasdell, MEDIA Antenna Wales to discover more about future Media support
3. Film Agency for Wales
4. Sion Hughes, RightsTV for business affairs advice (see below)
 

9.30am Coffee and registration

10.25am - 10.30am Welcome from the hosts of the Producers Forum: Maggie Russell (UK) and Christopher Racster (US)

10.30am – 11.30am Session One
Crowd funding your project


Gavin Humphries, Quark Films
TBC

Chair: Christopher Racster
Sponsored by Creative Skillset Cymru


11.30am – 11.45am BREAK

11.45am – 12.45am Session Two
Creative Europe a new 7 year programme


Judy Wasdell, Media Antenna Wales
TBC

Chair: Maggie Russell
Presentation with Media Antenna


1.00pm - 1.50pm LUNCH
 

2.00pm – 3.00pm Session Three
Exhibition and Distribution: a new approach?


Paul Sweeney, Senior Film Buyer, Cineworld
Jason Bradbury, Production New Media, Peccadillo Pictures
TBC

Chair: Maggie Russell
Suported by Witchward Productions


3.00pm - 3.55pm Session Four

Marketing your film from script to screen!


Jason Davitt, Witchward Productions
Stephen Israel, School Pictures (tbc)
Kirsten Schaffer, OUTFEST 

Chair: Christopher Racster
 

3.55pm – 4.00pm Closing comments from the hosts of the Producers Forum Maggie Russell (UK) and Christopher Racster (US)

Digital Talent Fund
The Digital Talent Fund offers support to companies to address bespoke training requirements with a particular focus on developing skills associated with creating new products and services that can be exploited across multiple digital platforms and in international markets.

For example, a company may need to rapidly access specific skills, appoint an expert in the field for the short term duration of a project, up-skill members of staff working on a new production or send existing staff on specific training.

How much financial support is available?

Companies are restricted to apply for an award of £10,000, the company submitting the application must provide cash funds of 25% in support of the overall project/programme cost. In very exceptional circumstances the maximum award may be increased.

If this is something that is of interest to you, get in touch and we will arrange a time slot for you on the day. You will have 1:1 access to Jane Davies who will be able to discuss how this fund might benefit you.
 

Rights.tv 
Rights.tv is the UK’s leading provider of business affairs and commercial advice to the media, film and television industry, representing a wide range of independent producers, talent and rights owner.

They work across all genres including film, comedy, drama, factual documentary, wildlife, kids/ animation and online/interactive.

Their team of highly experienced business affairs advisors have all worked in-house for some of the largest UK producers, broadcasters and distributors and therefore offer a unique variety of skills and hands on experience as well as unrivalled network of contacts within the television and film community.
 

Social Media masterclass at Encounters

20 September

Bristol

Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe founded and currently run, social brand communications agency, Native LDN. They have clients in across the world in industries including fashion, beauty, hospitality and charity. 

They have developed and executed pioneering social media campaigns for: Future Cinema, Secret Cinema, Secret Screenings and The Other Cinema. Notably, the campaign they developed for Secret Cinema's screening of Prometheus in Central London last year resulted in Secret Cinema's screening of the film outselling the IMAX on opening weekend. 

Their campaign for Secret Screenings' showing of Searching for Sugarman led to a sell-out night without guests knowing prior to attending what the film was. 

Taking advantage of the ever-evolving nature of social media and it’s increasing relevance to the film-making community should be at the heart of all creative businesses – exhibitors, creators and distributors alike.

This session at Encounters, delivered in partnership with the Cinovate film exhibitor training programme, will look at how you can raise your professional profile, build an audience for your film or event and keep them coming back for more. It will look into two areas specifically - building your personal brand to support your professional career and building a brand for your work emphasising elements such as developing a fan base, selling tickets for events and enhancing your business. 

To attend this session you will need to purchase a ticket from Encounters Festival or have a pass to the festival as a whole.

This session is delivered as part of the Cinovate training programme, coordinated by Media Academy Wales and Cinovate 2013 participants will be receiving one to one coaching sessions with Native LDN.

Screening and Director Actor Masterclass All Stars

14 August

Atrium, University of South Wales, Cardiff

Screening and Q&A hosted by Media Academy Wales for students and school age film fans, in collaboration with Film Nation.

Yn Gymraeg / In Welsh

Streetdance movie All Stars put a spring in our step earlier this year, especially when Theo Stevenson and Akai from the movie joined us on FILMCLUB Live.

Now we're giving Welsh clubs the chance to have their own All Stars experience with an exclusive screening, followed by a Q&A with Theo Stevenson, who you may also know from Horrid Henry.

Here's what you need to know:

When: Wednesday 14 August
Where: 
ATRiuM Campus Cardiff, Adam Street, Cardiff, CF2 2HX
Time: 
9.45am - 1pm

To book your place e-mail non@filmclub.org

RTS Wales Visit to the BBC Blue Room Broadcasting House London

14 August

London

Wednesday, 14 August, 2013, 2.30pm - 4pm

Minibus departs from S4C at 9.30am

 

 

 

The Blue Room was set up about four years ago by Huw Williams (previously Head of BBC Research and Innovation) to investigate the impact of the rapidly changing consumer marketplace in the context of potential new platforms for BBC output and the changing nature of consumer behaviour. The facility has developed into a showcase of "must know" technologies, largely as a result of the talent and expertise of its resident expert: Trevor Robinson, the BBC's External Context Advisor. This is a rare opportunity to visit the BBC's cutting edge 'media lab' and gain an insight into future television technologies and platforms.

 

There are 12 places available on the minibus. Although the visit is free, we will have to charge £31/head to cover the cost of hiring the minibus, which will depart from the S4C car park, behind the main building, at 9.30am.

 

To book a place at this event, I would be grateful if you could contact me by e-mail or by phone:

 

RSVP

hywel@aim.uk.com

Hywel Wiliam

RTS Wales Centre Administrator

0798 000 7841

 

[Note: we may have to charge slightly more if fewer

than 12 people decide to go on the trip] 

Creative Skillset Animation and VFX Showcase 2013

16 July

London

This annual event brings together employers from the Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) sectors with some of the UK's most talented graduates. Taking place on Tuesday 16 July in London, it is the go-to event to meet up-and-coming new talent in one place, at one time. Through informal networking and speedmatching, you'll get to see student work, make new connections and perhaps find a perfect new recruit! Following on from the recent Government consultations on providing support to the Animation and VFX industries through tax reliefs, and the extension of the Creative Skillset Skills Investment Fund, there are fantastic new opportunities for employers and trainees alike. Details will be announced on the night.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7036188429

Wales Games Development Showcase

26 June

Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

Wales Games Development Show 2013

Wednesday 26th June, 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m., Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

Wales Interactive is pleased to announce that the Wales Games Development Show is back! Building on the success of last year’s show which had over 350 visitors and 30 exhibitors, the 2013 Show will draw on new partnerships with the UK industry and will offer even more to the industry and public attending. The Show is going to be one of the highlights during the Digital Cardiff Week event -  this is a week-long programme which celebrates and explores the major digital opportunities for the creative industries sector in Wales.

This year’s Wales Games Development Show will have two exhibition halls, a huge networking area and will host BAFTA in Wales lectures and workshops running throughout the day. Highlights of the day will include a keynote from Ian Livingstone CBE, master classes from the BBC and UK Interactive Entertainment and a BAFTA Games Question Time. 

 

Another exciting announcement for this year is that the inaugural BAFTA Cymru Awards for Games ceremony will be held straight after the Show to round off the day in style. The Awards will announce the new BAFTA in Wales Award for Best Game and 4 commendations offered for Artistic Achievement, Technical Achievement, Sound & Music and Games Design.

 

Please come and join us, it’s going to be an exciting Summer event and we look forward to seeing you there!  Last year over 350 people attended and spaces are limited so book soon to guarantee your place. Entry into the exhibition halls is free, admission to the BAFTA seminar sessions is £20, which includes admission into the BAFTA Cymru Awards for Games ceremony. If you are interested in exhibiting, 50 stands will be available. Sponsorship packages are also available.

 

Any queries contact the event coordinator,

Jessica Skinner: jessica@walesinteractive.com

For the event Itinerary visit http://www.walesgamesdevshow.org/

 

The event is being supported by the Welsh Government

and Media Antenna Wales

other sponsors include the University of South Wales & High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales


Media Partner

 

The lead organiser of the show is Wales Interactive working in association with the Wales Games Group, comprising of University of South Wales, Skillset Media Academy Wales, Wales Interactive, BAFTA Wales, Creative Skillset Cymru, Cardiff Council, S4C, BBC Wales, GamesDev South Wales and the Big Learning Company

 

 

Creative Exchange Wales Network Showcase event

25 June

Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

Graduate Showcase Documentary Film & TV

21 June

Milgi Lounge, 213 City Road, Cardiff, CF23 3JD

Our 21 June screening is an industry focused event, so if you work in film and would like to attend please confirm at
chris.morris@southwales.ac.uk

Our showcase includes Operation Spartan which lifts the lid on the world of ‘Airsoft’ - war games for grown ups - real battles, in real woods with real people and real objectives – but no one dies and the bullets are plastic (a film directed by Documentary Film and Television student Liam Bauckham).

2012/13 has been another outstanding year for Documentary Film & TV, receiving 11 awards as part of the 2013 Ffresh Student Film Festival. 

Loserville, a thirty minute drama directed by lecturer Peter Watkins-Hughes and entirely crewed by Documentary Film & TV graduates and students was broadcast on the BBC in March 2012 and has this year been shortlisted for ‘Best Short Film’ at the 2013 Celtic Media Awards.

Graduate Showcase Computer Games Design

19 June

A29/20 and screening in exhibition space, Newport City Campus

Private viewing: 19 June from 6pm

From superheroes, temporal manipulation, difficult decisions and cute dragons, come and play exciting and innovative games, talk to the developers and see sophisticated and enthralling artwork from the award winning Computer Games Design programme at the University.

BA (Hons) Computer Games Design has produced Bafta award winning and nominated alumni with significant commercial and independent success. Presented alongside the BA and MA animation programmes, it promises to be an impressive showcase.
Come and play.

Graduate Showcase Animation Newport

17 - 21 June

City Campus, Newport

Private view Wednesday 19 June from 6pm

A stressed commuter, a lonely heart looking for love and a young man stuck in a noirish nightmare will be some of the
characters sharing a screen in June this year at the University’s Games and Animation Showcase. This year our small but
perfectly formed group of 2013 graduates will be joining forces with BA (Hons) Computer Games Design and MA Animation to make a varied and interesting programme, which promises something for everyone.

Matt Locke Multiplatform Best Practice Masterclass

10 June

City Campus, Newport

Matt Locke has worked in digital media for over 15 years, including 7 years as Head of Innovation at BBC New Media, were he led many ground-breaking open data projects, including Backstage, Innovation Labs, and the BBC/Yahoo Hackday. He then went to Channel 4 in 1997 to lead their Education dept, commissioning crossplatform projects for 14-19 yr olds, including the double-Emmy winning www.battlefront.co.uk. Before leaving Channel 4 to start Storythings, he was Head of Multiplatform, running the team that developed projects including Million Pound Drop, Big Brother, Skins and Misfits.

To book a place click http://www.formstack.com/forms/?843796-eUgW7vviK3

 

Graduate Showcase Fashion Design Newport

7 - 21 June

City Campus, Newport

There’s always something provocative and breathtaking when the talented fashion designers of tomorrow produce their graduate collectons. Straight from their launch at Graduate Fashion Week in London, this selected exhibition will highlight some of the emerging talent to graduate from the BA (Hons) Fashion Design programme.

Fashion Design at Newport has an excellent reputation for producing graduates who are able to adapt to the constantly changing demands of this exciting industry. Students are taught the skills needed to produce clothing for a wide range of different situations, whilst developing the understanding of business required to work within a competitive environment.

During the last academic year alone, graduates of this programme have successfully gained employment as designers with Harrods, George, and Top Shop, whilst others have established their own businesses and are now selling their collections at stockists in London and Wales.

The main Fashion show will be part of Graduate Fashion week in London (2 - 5 June 2013) www.gfw.org.uk

Graduate Showcase Advertising Design Newport

7 - 21 June

City Campus, Newport, floor E

Advertising Design is about communication and persuasion. It brings together students with creativity, business understanding and social awareness.

This showcase celebrates the successes of the latest graduates from this increasingly popular course: A group of award winning students who are able to work individually, or in teams, and who are adaptable to the constant changing demands of the contemporary advertising industry. It will include work made in response to advertising projects using a range of digital platforms including social media, viral and mobile projects, alongside work made in collaboration with a range of industry clients.

The main Advertising show will be at D&AD New Blood in London (2nd to 4th July 2013) www.dandad.org

Graduate Showcase Film and Video Newport

6 June

Cineworld, Newport

The final films screening will include films such as San Serif on Red, Kite, CCTV, Fat Boy (pictured), Home Guard, Project Utopia, The Retrospect, AMIAS, Chameleon,Stray, Watching Blind Derrick and others.


Expect fights, explosions, love, heartbreak, death and laughter.


Our Film and Video programme is a lead partner in the Skillset Media Academy. Accreditation by Skillset recognises the
delivery of superb teaching in writing, producing, directing, cinematography, sound and post-production. We are also one of just 8 member institutions in the UK of CILECT, the association of the world’s major film and television schools.
Our students often win prestigious awards at national and international film festivals, such as the Celtic Media awards.
At the recent Ffresh Student Film Festival, students were nominated for an impressive 23 awards.


Further information: www.facebook.com/NFSFV13

Pick the tick session at Digital 2013

3 June

Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

Employer-led courses - The Creative Skillset tick and e-skills UK employer driven degrees in Wales

With so many creative courses and apprenticeships out there all over the UK, how can we possibly know which are the best? Creative Skillset’s Creative Skillset Tick is a kite-mark of quality indicating courses and apprenticeships best suited to prepare students for a career in the Creative Industries. The Tick ensures that education keeps up with the rapid pace of creative and technological change and students benefit from using the latest technologies and working with industry. Employers are able to help shape those courses on offer and ensure their relevance.

Hear from Creative Skillset, an employer who has been involved in the assessment process and from Hannah Raybould from Skillset Media Academy Wales, who have been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick.

Also e-skills UK has developed the ITMB degree with employers at its core, which offers students access to highly relevant curriculum across business and technology. 100% of the first cohort of ITMB graduates found work. The University of South Wales is now developing a new employer led degree for software engineering. Hear from The Head of Wales Health Informatics Service as to why NHS wales is involved and hear from e-skills UK and the University of South Wales as to how it is achieved.

More details here

Next steps into games session

31st May

4th floor boardroom, Atrium, University of South Wales, Cardiff

Interested in working in games as a coder, artist or other?

Want to find out what skills are needed and how to get yourself noticed?

We ask two leading industry professionals what they look for in a recent graduate, and how they made their way in the industry at this panel event.

Our Speakers

Will Luton

Will consults on free-to-play games for companies including SEGA and Pocket Gamer. His book Free2Play: Making Money From Games You Giveaway is published by Pearson and out June 2013.

Previously as Creative Director at Mobile Pie Will crafted games for Channel 4, EA’s Chillingo, Aardman Animation, Orange and Spil Games.

He writes a regular column for Games Industry International and has contributed to Develop Magazine, Edge, Gamasutra, PocketGamer.biz, GamesBrief and the New Statesman.

He has a BA (Hons) Computer Games Design, earned AAA production at SEGA Europe and plays a lot of Magic: The Gathering.

Byron Atkinson Jones

Byron's career to date...

SN Systems - I worked on the PS1 and N64 development kits (as in developed the tools that allow game developers to make games on those consoles for Sony and Nintendo) and designed the Target manager app that is used to make all Sony based games since 1998.

Kuju Entertainment - Worked a lot of games for this company including a follow up to Train Simulator but they all got canned, this is quite an important realisation about working in games, sometimes your work doesn't get out there.

EA - World wide developer relations, I used to tour the different studios as a troubleshooter helping get their games out when using the EA middleware tool called Apt, worked on NHL and helped out on FIFA, NBA, Harry Potter and Nascar.

Lionhead Studios - worked on the console version of the Movies for 2 years and yet another game that didn't make it into the world.

Rebellion - Worked on the PSP version of Miami Vice.

PomPom - Worked on Mutant Storm Empire for XBox Live Arcade and Bliss island for XBLA/PC/PSP

Attractive Games - Worked on Wonderworld Amusment park for Wii.

Introversion Software - Worked on Multiwinia for PC and was the producer for Darwinia+ for XBLA

Sega Sports interactive - Worked on the 3D engine for Football manager, I did all the crowd systems.

After Sega I finally made the transition to going fulltime freelance (more money) so the following are all the contract jobs I did:
Comfort Zone for Unilever, a Facebook game.
Robot Unicorn Attack Evolutuion another Facebook game for Mediatonic.
Hungry Shark Evolution, an iOS title for Future Games of London.

I am also working on two titles for my own company, the first called Cyberstream Fugitive: http://cyberstreamfugitive.com and another title called "So Hungry"

Chaired by Gina Jackson, Women in Games Jobs / Creative Skillset

Gina Jackson began working in games in 1992 producing many titles for developers and publishers including Ocean Software before running a publishing studio for Infogrames.

A move into business development first with Nokia in 2000 at the start of the mobile games industry and then to Kuju to sign console deals with Nintendo and Konami. As head of business development, new media she successfully took Eidos’ catalogue online  through mobile, set-top boxes and digital distribution for both console and PC including the award winning Tomb Raider and Championship Manager mobile games.

Gina now runs her own games consultancy business Blushing Blue as well as being Chief Executive of Women in Games Jobs and Visiting Professor in Games industry and Business at Norwich University of the Arts

TO ATTEND THIS PANEL click HERE

GIF Gathering at Diffusion Festival

23 May

Porters, Cardiff

Diffusion Festival

A month long festival of exhibitions, discussions, screenings, performances, events and celebrations in both physical
and virtual spaces and places. 

Our GIF Event

SMAW will be coordinating a GIF event with creative producers Ewan Jones Morris (graduate of MA Film) and Nic Finch at Porters in Cardiff, where you can find out more about using your creativity and photo/film skills to create GIFs.

Dancing babies, political commentary, next level emoticons and cats with laser eyes - the humble GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is currently enjoying a surge in popular culture.

Helped along by increasingly accessible technology, this 26 year old image file format that was once a mainstay of DIY websites, is now the fuel for image sharing sites, and some would argue, an artistic medium in it’s own right. GIF’s are shaping a new loop aesthetic that seems to be taking over the internet.

This event is an opportunity to learn about, celebrate, view and discuss the current GIF obsession.

Porters have then arranged for the band ENCORE  to play in the main bar so that anyone wanting to try out their new found skills can do so with some live content.

To see some GIFs we like...

http://isletislet.com/moving/ - combination of 3D gifs and gifs from video by Ewan Jones Morris

http://ewanjonesmorris.tumblr.com/ - some other gifs 

Big Gifs: http://maxgif.com/mC

Gif Melter: http://csh.bz/gifmelter/

Nice computer Gif Animations: http://cargocollective.com/matthewdivito

Places limited to 30 so book a free place click here

Graduate Showcase Performing Arts Newport

16 -17 May

The Riverfront, Newport

Join us for two exciting and stimulating days of live theatre and multi-media performances by graduating students on the BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree based at City Campus, Newport.

The showcase is performed, produced and directed by third year students.

Programme One: Thursday 16 May at 7.00pm.

Programme Two: Friday 17 May at 7:00pm.

Further information: www.newport.gov.uk/riverfront

RTS Wales AGM and Meet the CEOs event

16 May

Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

RTS Wales Centre NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The RTS Wales AGM will be held on 16 May at 6.30pm at the Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff.

The meeting will also include a preview screening of a documentary, 'A Year in the life of the RTS in Wales', produced by our two 2012/13 mentees, Kim Epton and Lee Davies, assisted by Joshua William,. from the Skillset Media Academy Wales.

The meeting will be followed, at 7.30pm by 'Meet the CEOs', a panel discussion with the heads of the three main broadcasters in Wales:  

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales,
IanJones, Chief Executive, S4C and
Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Wales

Any notices for the AGM should be sent to hywel@aim.uk.com

Hywel Wiliam

RTS Wales Centre Administrator

0798 000 7841

 

Getting into the Industry panel in Bangor with RTS

3 May

John Phillips Hall, Bangor University

Interested in working in the world of TV, and want to find out what skills are needed and how to get yourself noticed?

We ask industry professionals what they look for in a recent graduate, and how they made their way in the industry at this Royal TV Society Wales/SMAW joint panel event.

We will have a panel discussion then group breakouts to ask more personal questions.

Our Panelists

Kieron Collins, Managing Editor BBC Entertainment Production North

Kieron is Executive Producer on Question of Sport for BBC One and Mastermind for BBC Two

Catrin Cooper, Elfin Productions

Catrin (Cat) Cooper has been a producer of short films and documentaries since 2006. She has also worked in a variety of other roles, including PA to Anthony Wayne who exec produced Casino Royale and as a post production assistant on Batman Begins and production assistant and casting assistant on the Harry Potter films.

Bedwyr Rees, Writer and Producer, Rondo Media

Bedwyr is an executive producer with Rondo Media. He has written and produced many shows for S4C including Rownd a Rownd and Gwlad yr Astra Gwyn. He is also the author of several plays and books for young poeple and was awarded the Drama Medal at the National Eisteddfod in 2012. He is currently producing a factual documentary series about the etymology of place names along the Anglesey coast and is developing a sit-com series for teenagers. Other projects include developing cross-platform educational content and publishing work in the field of Maritime History.

Lorna Pritchard, Reporter, ITV Wales

Chaired by Hannah Raybould

TO ATTEND THIS PANEL click HERE

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Getting Networked - SMAW event at Celtic Media Festival

25 April

Celtic Media Festival, Swansea

This event will focus on the networks needed to develop and sustain a career in film and TV, and will involve guests from industry who have been working for between 5-10 years following graduation.

It will be open to attendees with a Celtic Media Festival pass. For more information about the festival please log on here

Chair

Matt Redd

Matt has worked as an AD and in production on a number of high profile British drama series including Doctor Who and Da Vinci’s Demons, in addition to co-producing comedy feature ‘Big Font. Large Spacing’ and producing short films ‘17’ and ‘Bright Lights’, the latter for the UK Film Council’s Digital Shorts scheme. 

He studied Script Development at the Script Factory, Londonand Film Marketing & Distribution at the Media Business School, Spain.  Matt has also written an episode of ‘Casualty’ for the BBC’s Red Button service and in 2012 was short listed for the BBC Writers Academy. He is a graduate of the MA Film Producing at the University of Glamorgan / Media Academy Wales.

Speakers 

Gareth Lewis

Gareth Lewis started in films after stalking a 1st AD that visited his local cinema and ended up working on the fifth installment in the Harry Potter series "The Order of the Phoenix" and the subsequent films.

Since then he has worked on a variety of projects, most recently the Swansea-based Florence-set Starz drama "Da Vinci's Demons". He has recently written and directed a couple of shorts and is in the process of writing his first feature.

Credits:
"Montana" (Crowd AD)
"Da Vinci's Demons" (Crowd AD/Additional 3rd)
"Soulmate" (3rd/Additional 2nd)
"Lewis" (Additional 3rd AD)
"Skyfall"
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" (additional floor runner)

Finlay Bradbury

Location Assistant/Manager
Credits include:  Jack the Giant Slayer, Captain America, X-Men First Class, Jane Eyre, Gullivers Travels, Stardust, Finding Neverland

Samantha Price

Post-production Supervisor, Doctor Who 

Faye Hannah

Partnerships Manager at Creative Skillset 

To book a place please arrange a delegate pass for the Celtic Media Festival (link above) 

 

Cinovate at Audience Connect (RWCMD)

19 April

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

This April, CINOVATE (our exhibition managers programme) will be hosted at the Audience Connect summit.

Film Agency Wales connect industry to audience

 

Lord Puttnam, the BFI’s Ben Roberts and Ridley Scott Associate’s MD, Kai Lu Hsiung will join a host of industry experts at Film Agency Wales’ summit event  Audience Connect, a provocative and inspiring day where professionals across the film value chain and the wider creative industries will consider the changing relationship between audience and content in an on-demand, digital age. 

 

Moderated by Angus Finney and Film Agency Wales Chair Michael Gubbins, the event will also explore how demand can be created and nurtured through education, social media and a better understanding of how audiences today think, behave, and use and consume content.

 

Audience Connect will be comprised of keynotes, breakout panels, discussion and networking, and professionals from across the breadth of the film and creative industries are invited to attend, alongside those engaged in film and media education. Additional confirmed speakers include Welsh producer Cat Ramasut (ie ie Productions), media entrepreneur Lance Weiler, Mark Cosgrove (Watershed), Peter de Maegd (Potemkino, producer of The Spiral), Peter Buckingham (SampoMedia)and Jon Kingsbury (NESTA).

 

The event will take place in Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Friday 19th April. Drinks and buffet receptions will be accompanied by live music and the day will conclude with a special event screening of F.W. Murnau’s Faust, programmed by Chapter Arts Centre, with tickets on sale to the public.

 

Film Agency Wales’ Michael Gubbins said: “The Film Agency for Wales is delighted to welcome speakers of international importance to talk about some of the most vital questions for the future of film and the wider media.

 

 “We believe that the opportunities of a rapidly evolving digital world lie in understanding, and changing, the relationship between film and the audience, and we believe Wales can play a leading role in this new world.”

 

Audience Connect is already proving to be a draw across the sector, with film education practitioners from across Wales' Film Education Network and film festival and cinema managers participating on the Cinovate training programme, as devised by Skillset Media Academy Wales, all attending.

 

For full details of the event and to book tickets, please visit the Film Agency Wales

 

Join the discussion: #AudienceConnect

 

 

 

This event is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, MEDIA, S4C and Creative Skillset Cymru. 


Da Vinci's Demons Panel Masterclass

17 April

Theatre, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

From David S. Goyer, the co-writer of the Dark Knight Trilogy, Da Vinci's Demons is a new series, filmed in Wales, which will be shown on the US Starz network from April 12th and in the UK from April 19th.

Background on the production

David S. Goyer will work with cinematographer Julian Court (LutherZenAshes to Ashes) on the first block of episodes.

Director Jamie Payne of PrimevalThe Hour and Call the Midwife fame will work with cinematographer Fabian Wagner (Sherlock) on episodes 3 and 4[20] Paul Wilmshurst (Strike BackRunaway) will direct episodes 5 and 6. Michael J. Bassett, best known for his work on motion pictures Silent Hill: Revelation 3DSolomon Kane and TV-series Strike Back: Vengeance will direct the last two episodes.

Goyer will write the first episodes.
Other writers include Scott M. Gimple (FlashForwardThe Walking Dead), Brian Nelson (Hard Candy),[21] Joe Ahearne (Doctor WhoTrance motion picture).[22] and Corey Reed (Medium)[23]

Most of the shooting took place at a new elaborate set in Wales built to resemble 15th century Italy.[24] 
The filming took place at a new 265,000 square feet of studio space in Swansea Gate Business Park on Fabian Way in Neath Port Talbot.
Location shooting took place in Swansea,Neath and Port Talbot, including at Margam Castle.

Swansea-born Ed Thomas, who set up the art department and designed Doctor Who and Torchwood, was instrumental in bringing the series to the area.[25]

The series' score will be composed by Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary. The score has been said by the composer to be a sweeping and exciting orchestral score.[26]

The Event

Two days before the show airs in the UK, we will have an amazing opportunity to find out how the production came about from the following key people:

Julie Gardner, Executive Producer - details here

David Goyer, Creator and Director - details here

Ed Thomas, Production Designer - details here

Gareth Skelding, Locations Manager - details here

Simon Frame, VFX Producer - details here

Visit the website here for more information

To book a place click here


Helen Brunsdon Producing Animation Masterclass

9 April

A9, City Campus, University of Wales Newport

This quick 1 hour masterclass is for those studying animation (or recent graduates) and will focus on:
 

A) Being an Animation Producer, how Helen got to be one

B) The Role of the producer in Animation

C) A Career in Animation production

 

HELEN BRUNSDON

With twenty one years experience, Helen has worked extensively in the animation industry, firstly joining the BBC as a production co-ordinator and then as an assistant for the Cardiff International Animation Festival. 

Joining Aardman in 1993, she established herself within production and was approached by S4C to produce two ‘World Faith’ animated films. She then worked as a production manager on ‘Wife of Bath’ directed by Joanna Quinn and produced by Beryl Productions, which received an Academy Award nomination and a host of other awards at major International Animation Festivals.

In 1999 Helen, returned to Aardman Animations where she played an important part in developing new projects for Aardman’s Broadcast production slate and heading up the short film content, executive producing the Bafta winning THE PEARCE SISTERS. Since December 2008 she has worked as a freelance animation producer and consultant for clients including ArthurCox, Brothers McLeod, The Foundation, Sesame Street, Wonky, Snapper-Films, South West Screen, North West Vision, Childrens Media Conference and CBBC.  The Brothers McLeod series QUIFF & BOOT which Helen produced won a Kids Bafta in 2012.

In addition to her busy work schedule she finds time to programme animation and moderate sessions for festivals, has sat on the board for South West Screen (2006-2012), Animated Exeter, the British Animation Awards and is a visiting lecturer in animation at UWE (Bristol) and Univ College Falmouth.  She has been on the advisory board for Cheltenham Screenwriters Festival and Animated Encounters and was a special jury member for SICAF, Seoul Animation festival in 2004, Trickfilm festival,Stuttgartin 2007 and Supinfocom 2008.  She also co-hosts a local Bristol animation event, SHOWMETHEANIMATION.

To book a place email Hannah


RTS Wales Event : The TV revolution is underway: Multi-screen and Over-The-Top content delivery

26 March

S4C, Cardiff

Television is changing and viewers, as consumers, are increasingly expecting to be able to access any programmes or content at any time, regardless of the type of device they are using.

Programme and content producers need to be able to deliver their premium TV content securely across multiple devices, from set-top boxes (STBs) and open devices including PCs, tablets and phones to
connected TVs and game consoles.

In this presentation, David Jenkins, Senior Product Line Manager with Nagra Kudelski, explores the possibilities offered by existing technologies and takes a look into the future of secure content delivery. His presentation will also include some practical demonstrations to illustrate key features and principles in the rapidly evolving content delivery market.

For further information or to book a place, give me a call

or send me an e-mail,

hywel@aim.uk.com

 

Hywel Wiliam

RTS Wales Centre Administrator

0798 000 7841

 

Skillset Academi+ Funding and Development event

25 March

Parry Williams Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AJ

 

Skillset Academi + in collaboration with MEDIA Antenna Wales are pleased to announce a speed networking event with key personnel from the Creative Industries with access to development funding.

Please join us for an informal afternoon with speakers from:

Channel 4's Alpha Fund

Film Agency Wales

Welsh Government

MEDIA Antenna Wales

Skillset Academi Plus (regarding your training needs)

Others TBC 

You will have the opportunity to speak to each person in small groups as well as during lunch and coffee (provided).

To book a free place click here

 

Zoom Masterclass with Jonny Owen and Vicky McClure

13 March

University of Glamorgan ATRIUM Campus, Cardiff

Zoom Cymru presents an evening with Vicky McClure and Jonny Owen

Wales' International Young People's Film Festival 2013

Presents...

An evening with Vicky McClure(A room for Romeo Brass, This is England, This is England '86, Line of Duty, UK BAFTA winner for Best Actress 2011) and Jonny Owen, Actor, (Shameless, A bit of Tom Jones, Little White Lies) Writer, Producer, Pop Star and Football Pundit:

The stars of hot new British Film SVENGALI, talk about their latest film and their pathway to success.

Wednesday 13th March, Reception at 18:00 in the Foyer @ The Atrium, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff. Q&A to start at 18:30.

Places are limited, to reserve your ticket, please call 01443 888337 or 07717532723 or email us on info@zoomcymru.com

There is no charge per ticket for this event, however we will be asking for a charitable donation on the night.

 

 

Details here

Sarah Howells masterclass in Welsh

12 March

Zen Room, Atrium, University of Glamorgan

Sarah is a production coordinator, whose credits included the Gruff Rhys documentary Great Cities of the World.

 

This is a Welsh language Masterclass.

To attend email hwhardy@glam.ac.uk

Global Masterclass

8 March

Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AJ

 

How can media graduates develop international market opportunities?

Find out at 'Starting Out, Thinking Global', a one-day event on Friday 8 March at Aberystwyth University.

The event (including lunch) costs just £50.00 + VAT (Please note: To be eligible for the course, applicants must either live or work in the Welsh‘convergence’ region)

To sign-up, please contact Josie Lawthom on 02920 647046 or apply online.

The event will feature:

  • Live and video content from speakers from international media content markets and highly influential global players such as Patty Geneste (licensing expert, Absolutely Independent)
  • Access to direct tips and tools provided by high level international experts
  • Access to funding opportunities and information about key events in the international media calendar (such as MIP-TV & MIP-COM, etc)
  • An up-to-date insight into the types of media content that are successful globally
  • Key information about potential co-production and financing partnerships across the world with input from S4C
  • Workshops giving guidance and support for enhancing modules in the curriculum in order to provide students with relevant information about international trade.

This event has been specifically designed as an exciting masterclass, developed and delivered specifically for Creative Industries and media course leaders and educators. The programme focuses on how to approach the international media marketplace with Welsh media content and has been designed to provide introductory information for market-entry to prospective, current and future cohorts.

Participants will develop knowledge and understanding of how media content, generated from the FE/HE sector, could eventually find its way into the content marketplace.  This event responds directly to the need of Welsh companies and therefore will support educators to make our future workforce better able to compete in the increasingly global media marketplace.

The event will be delivered by highly-experienced media training and research companies Big Learning Company Wales, The White Room and K7 Media.

It is funded and supported by Creative Skillset Cymru, S4C, TAC, and the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Details here

The BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture Oli Hyatt on Animation

6 March

Cinema, Atrium, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff

The BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture: Oliver Hyatt on Animation
Chaired by Helen Brunsdon, Executive Consultant, Aardman (details here)

Join Creative Director of multi BAFTA award-winning company Blue Zoo, Oli Hyatt, as he delivers the BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture on Animation.

Helping Blue Zoo thrive through difficult times for the animation industry, Oli’s most recent show Olive the Ostrich is a huge hit on Nick Jr, and has been sold right around the world.

He is the Director of Alphablocks Limited, the company behind CBeebies Phonics show Alphablocks, as well as being the chair of AnimationUK.

He has been Broadcasts ‘Young Animator of the Year’ and the Guardians ‘Young Businessman of the Year’ and has received two BAFTA nominations for Those Scurvy Rascals and Stitch Up Showdown.

In the 2012 British Academy Children’s Awards, Blue-Zoo animation won Best Independent Production Company.

In his BAFTA Skillset Guest Lecture Oli will discuss his craft and career and talk through the current landscape of the Animation industry in the UK, as well as offering practical advice on developing your craft and how animators at the start of their career can break in to the industry.

This event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

Booking details - to reserve a free place:

http://bafta.ticketsolve.com/shows/873491010/events and the code is Glamorgan.

Tickets are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Open to students and recent graduates from across the Media Academy Wales.

About the BAFTA Creative Skillset Lecture Programme:

The BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture Programme, formed in partnership with BAFTA and Creative Skillset, consists of a series of guest lectures that aim to bring the brightest creative and technical ‘behind the scenes talent’ from the world of film, television and games together with the next generation of creative and technical talent.  The lectures will be delivered to students on Creative Skillset Ticked courses in Media Academies across the UK ie. those institutions that have been identified as providing the best professional development for the existing workforce and for new entrants.  Drawing on the legacy of their five annual awards ceremonies, BAFTA will invite past winners and nominees to deliver informative sessions that will offer invaluable insights and inspiration to students within their field.  The lectures will be delivered across a range of creative and technical fields including games design, animation, screenwriting and post production, and all will stress the importance students developing their creativity alongside their business and technical skills.

About BAFTA & Creative Skillset:

This event forms part of BAFTA’s UK-wide learning and events programme, giving audiences across the country behind the screens access to the film, TV and video games industries.  BAFTA’s learning website, BAFTA Guru, makes these insights available to all.  Be the first to hear about our events and initiatives - sign up to our mailing list at www.bafta.org/guru, follow us on Twitter @BAFTA and find BAFTA on Facebook.

Creative Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position. This event is part of our programme to support the productivity of our industry by developing the creative, technical and business skills of new entrants. Find out more here http://www.creativeskillset.org/

 

Sioned Roberts S4C Masterclass in Welsh

5 March

Zen Room, Atrium, University of Glamorgan

Sioned Wyn Roberts has just joined S4C as the Content Commisisoner responsible for Children’s, Learning and Digital. She is a programme maker with 22 years’ experience of producing children’s content for television, radio and, more recently, interactive digital media.  At S4C  Sioned is responsible for all children’s programmes on the channel. She is  also developing the Learning provision for children and adults and is working with S4C colleagues and external partners to develop the new Digital content for the channel.

Sioned started her career in the media in 1990 when she joined the BBC and has worked as a researcher, producer, director and series producer. Sioned was a Senior Producer in the Education and Learning Department at BBC Wales for 6  years from 2001-2006 and was responsible for all television production in the department. Sioned led several award-winning multiplatform campaigns such as ‘Come Clean’, ‘B*ll*cks’, and pan-Celtic Language Learning project ‘Colin and Cumberland’.

 

This is a Welsh language Masterclass.

To attend email hwhardy@glam.ac.uk

GamesDevSW Sessions #2

28 February

Cineworld Cardiff

GamesDev South Wales are partnering with BAFTA Cymru to hold this event in Cineworld. Arrive from 7pm, and the talks will begin in Screen 15 at 7.30pm and last around 45 minutes each, incuding Q&A sessions, with a short break between.

Afterwards, you’re welcome to join us in the upstairs bar to chat about the games development scene. Also for this session, thanks to the Royal Television Society Wales and Skillset Media Academy Wales, there will be some free drinks, and a chance to network with students and graduates from film, documentary, advertising and other areas.

When: At 7.30, Thursday Feb 28th, 2013
Where: Cineworld, Mary Ann St., Cardiff CF10 2EN
How Much: Free!
Booking: via our Eventbrite page

The Speakers

Andrew Walsh: With more than sixty videogames credits to his name as a writer, speech designer, scriptwriter, script consultant, narrative designer, narrative director, motion capture director, voice over director and other assorted titles, Andrew has worked for companies including 2K Marin, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Bungie, 2K China, Criterion, Traveller’s Tales, Creative Assembly, Codemasters and Koch on titles including Need for Speed:Most Wanted, Prince of Persia, Harry Potter, LEGO City:Undercover, Risen, Medieval II: Total War, and SOCOM. He has numerous credits in animation, theatre, television, radio and film, including the UK version of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva.

Second Speaker: To be confirmed.

RTS Wales Panel: Getting into shorts, trails and commercials

28 February

Atrium, University of Glamorgan

Interested in working in the world of promos and commercials, and want to find out what skills are needed and how to get yourself noticed.

We ask three industry professionals running companies, dealing with clients and their demands at this annual Royal TV Society Wales/SMAW joint panel event.

We will have a panel discussion, group breakouts to ask more personal questions and then everyone will dash over to Cineworld for networking and drinks with GamesDev South Wales people.


Our Panelists

Aled Wyn Philips, S4C

After a brief experience in PR and marketing, Aled’s career in broadcasting began in the mid-80’s, firstly as a TV and radio presenter with HTV and BBC Radio Cymru, before moving to S4C, where he is currently Head of On-air Promotions.

During his time at S4C he has influenced the channel’s on-air brand and is particularly proud of introducing the distinctive family of dragons in the 90’s. Over the years the promo team have received numerous international accolades including Promax UK, Promax International, RTS Craft Awards, Sportel, New York Film Festivals, EBU Presentation and the Celtic Media Festival.

A former member of the EBU Presentation Steering Committee, RTS Cymru and board member of Promax UK including Conference Chair in 2005, he now represents S4C on the BAFTA Cymru committee.

Tony Lakin, J M Creative

The company J M Creative was founded in August 1997 and now produce TV promos, TV and radio commercials, corporate video and training across a number of disciplines.

Clients have included MTV, S4C, NSPCC, Department for Education, Spar, The Forestry Commission and The Welsh Government.

Before joining J M Creative, Tony was Creative Director at The Banana Agency (London) and SKY Box Office, where he had overall responsibility for Promotion and Presentation of Sky’s Pay Per View Service including World Championship Boxing, Movie Premieres and Live Music Events. He has also spent two years as Network Director at MTV Europe and his credits Include Executive Chairman of Promax UK. He has won awards for his creative work at conferences in Prague, Toronto, San Francisco and London, Gold awards at Campaign ‘Fresh’ Advertising Awards and was responsible for on-air launch of first digital pay per view service in the UK.

JM Creative details here

Wordley Productions

Jo Iwan and Helen Power are from Wordley productions.

Basically we do moving pictures and we make them the very best we can so that you’ll come back for more.
We’re a bunch of directors, creatives, producers, editors, designers, compositors, techie types and production people – we work with all different budgets and have a flinch factor of zero to a tighter than tight deadline.

Details here

Chris Marshall,
Director Mint Motion Limited

Studied Foundation in General Art and Design at Howard Gardens, Cardiff 1985 – 86.Went on to gain a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Information Design at Falmouth School of Art between 1986 and 1990. Then specialised in and achieved an M.A. in Computer Visualisation and Animation – at Bournemouth University (National Centre for Computer Animation) between 1990 and 1991.

Chris became one of the founding staff at Splash! Computer Graphics Ltd in 1991 and stayed with the company as a senior 3D animator until 1997. He then setup the 3D and FX department at Eclipse Creative who were part of the Barcud Derwen Group of companies, and ran it successfully for 13 years. In 2010 Eclipse was shut down due to the parent company going into administration, at which point Chris and collegue Neil Williams set up Mint Motion Ltd, to provide a similar and more cost effective video graphics service for their existing and new clients. Mint has been running for over two years now, and has recently moved to a new office in the centre of Cardiff on Cathedral Road.

Chaired by Tim Hartley

Tim began his career in broadcasting at the BBC, where he spent 17 years, moving from local radio to Wales Today, the 6 o'clock News and Radio 5 Live. 

He later became Editor of the Welsh language television news service 'Newyddion'.  In 2001 Tim was appointed Head of News for the Welsh Assembly Government, and was then Director of Corporate Affairs at S4C.  He is the Chairman of the RTS in Wales

TO ATTEND THIS PANEL click HERE

Dylan Richards Masterclass in Welsh

26 February

Zen Room, Atrium, University of Glamorgan

WINNER OF JURY PRIZE CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL 2012 - BURTON: Y GYFRINACH? – S4C

WINNER OF CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL 2012 – BEST SPORT PROGRAMME – LIONS OF 71 – BBC 2 and BBC WALES

SHORTLISTED FOR GRIERSON AWARDS 2010 – BEST DOCU-DRAMA.

WINNER OF 2 BAFTA CYMRU AWARDS 2010 - BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST DOCU/DRAMA

WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL 2010.
– CARWYN – S4C

NOMINATION FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY BAFTA CYMRU 2008 - COAL AND ART – BBC 2

WINNER OF BEST FACTUAL DOCUMENTARY CELTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2008.
SELECTED FOR SCREENING AT THE SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL AND OTHER FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE - MARTIN THOMAS – S4C

WINNER OF BEST DOCUMENTARY RTS SPORTS AWARDS. 2005.
NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY BAFTA CYMRU – HER MOTHERS DAUGHTER – BBC 1

WINNER OF BEST DOCUMENTARY AND BEST DIRECTOR BAFTA WALES 2004 – THE LONG JOURNEY – BBC 2/BBC 4

NOMINATION FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY RTS AWARDS 2003 – GLOVES OFF – BBC 1 WALES

 

This is a Welsh language Masterclass.

To attend email hwhardy@glam.ac.uk

Believe Digital - Stephen King MD masterclass on artist management

February 13th

A10, City Campus, University of Wales, Newport

A visit from experienced industry professional, Stephen King, who can offer an overview of working practices and future developments.

Areas to be covered:

  • A case example of Believe Digital and how it works - licensing / territories and information on digital retail trends
  • Overview of music industry generally and driving trends in 2012-2013 and Stephen's professional opinion on how the impact of the digital economy act will shape music consumption/distribution
  • Interesting business models / start up case studies
  • Working in the music industry - practices, ways in, networking etc.

Stephen King
Managing Director, Believe Digital UK and USA
SVP A+R International

Stephen has more than 30 years of senior industry experience in the artist management field. Stephen founded Ricochet management in 1980, where he represented artists such as The Lighthouse Family, Dina Carroll, Urban Species, Incognito, and many more.

In 2002 Stephen formed Creation Management with Alan McGee, a music management group widely acknowledged amongst its peers to be one of the most innovative in the sector.

Creation’s impressive roster included Mogwai, The Charlatans, The Libertines, Kathryn Williams, Dirty Pretty Things, The Beta Band, The Kills and Mew. Whilst at Creation Stephen also ran Poptones Records and consulted to The Hives.

Stephen joined Believe Digital in 2010 as Managing Director for the UK. Stephen now has an international remit and is leading the expansion of the company in the US, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Believe Digital is the leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists & labels in Europe. It provides bespoke digital solutions starting with distribution and incorporating promotion, marketing, strong analytics and sales data that allows labels to react to Market intelligence.

Believe Recordings has signed direct artist deals with James Vincent McMorrow and several other emerging artists.

Stephen leads the UK A+R team.

To attend please email Hannah with your name, course and year (or details of your role in industry)

Getting into the industry panel event

7th February

MBL09, FADE, Swansea Metropolitan University Mount Pleasant Campus

Wondering what your next steps are for getting into your dream job in the creative media industry?

We hear from four panelists that can tell you how they made their way into their industry and top tips on what you should do to make yourself employable!

Games

Ian Thomas

Ian is a games developer and writer who has wrestled computers for a living for nearly two decades. He's worked in interactive television, education, film, publishing and the videogames industry, where he's been involved in developing a number of award-winning LEGO games for Traveller's Tales. He's currently working for Double Eleven, having just completed and launched the critically acclaimed LittleBigPlanet for the Playstation Vita.

http://portfolio.wildwinter.net/

Interactive Media

Aled Parry

Aled Parry has over 12 Years of working professionally within the changing digital space. A graduate of Graphic Communication from Falmouth Collage of Arts, he is now a well respected Creative within the UK media scene. He has been nominated and won awards for his work on Cyw, Stwnsh and Horrid Henry. Current project: Dual-screen TV format for BBC.

Composition, acting and production

Jules Mallory Skinner

Jules has been actively engaged in the Cultural Industries as a creative practitioner since 1977 and as a creative industries educator and mentor since 1983 when he started an advisory service for musicians and creative entrepreneurs in London. He went on to form Music Business Training Ltd in 1989 assisting in the development of over 5,000 individuals or projects and became an independent advisor to creative businesses, universities, colleges, professional associations, and community initiatives from 1994 to the present day.

He is or has been a Visual Artist. Designer. Singer. Musician. Composer. Lyricist. Writer. Audio Producer. Voiceover Artist. Actor. Presenter. Audiovisual Producer. Artist Manager and Creative Entrepreneur. He was the Creative Industries Mentor for Cultural Enterprise in SE Wales and more recently was a Welsh Assembly Dynamo role model for Enterprise. He is the founder of Creative Enterprise Consulting assisting in the development of Creative people and projects. He also owns his own media production business delivering: VOICEOVER - ACTING - PRESENTING - MUSIC & MEDIA CREATION and KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER SERVICES, where you can also view his profile and showreels.


VFX / 3D Computer Animation

Jon Rennie, Bait Studio

Jon began his career in computer games, working the three years at Bullfrog Productions on titles such as Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper and Populous: The Beginning. On finishing his contract, he studied Film and Video at University to pursue aninterest in film and visual effects. After graduating, Jon joined Dinamo Productions as Head of Visual Effects for five years and in 2010 started his own company to produce visual effects and animation for the film and broadcast industries. He is now managing director of Bait Studio (VFX and motion graphics) and Cloth Cat Animation. Credits include Visual Effects Supervisor and Producer on series such as Grandpa in my Pocket, Ha! Ha! Hairies and Stella.

To book your place email Hannah

Ynyr Williams masterclass in Welsh

5 February

Zen Room, Atrium, University of Glamorgan

 

Series Producer, Currently Pobol Y Cwm Series Producer, Ynyr Williams has also produced Cyw Haul and Meibion Glandwr, and directed Pen Tennyn and Jara.

Formerly an actor, he performed in Pobol y Cwm in the 80s and presented children’s programme Bilidowcar, as well as working as a commentator for the BBC Wales sports department.

This is a Welsh language Masterclass.

To attend email hwhardy@glam.ac.uk

Crowdfunding Masterclass

31 January

A10, City Campus, University of Wales Newport

Thinking about ways you can fund your next project?

Seen that there have been more projects funded by a greater number of crowdfunding sites?

Want some tips on what to do and what not to do, how long in advance you need to start your planning, what captures attention, etc?

Then come along to our Crowdfunding Masterclass

Chaired by:
James Mullighan, Arts and Creative Industries consultant, producer and commentator

Speakers:
Charlie Philips, Marketplace Director, Sheffield DocFest
Franny Armstrong, Filmmaker, Spanner Films
Ashley Jones, Filmmaker, Green Lions

BIOGS

Franny Armstrong

Former pop drummer and self-taught filmmaker Franny Armstrong, born 1972, has directed three feature documentaries - The Age of Stupid (2008), McLibel (2005) and Drowned Out (2003) - which have together been seen by 70 million people on TV, cinema, internet and DVD worldwide. In the early days of the internet in 1996 she founded the McSpotlight website, which  Wired magazine described as "the blueprint for all activist websites". Through her company, Spanner Films, Franny pioneered the “crowd-funding” finance model, which allows filmmakers to raise reasonable-size budgets whilst retaining ownership of their films - Age of Stupid is the most successful known example, raising £900,000+ from 300+ investors - as well as the “Indie Screenings” distribution system, which lets anyone make a profit by holding screenings of independent films - Stupid was screened locally 1,100+ times in the first six months. In March 2009, the solar-powered Age of Stupid "People's Premiere" set a new Guinness World Record by being simultaneously screened in 63 cinemas across Britain, whilst only producing 1% of the emissions of a standard premiere. It also hit No 1 at the UK Box Office, backed by zero pounds spent on advertising. Then in September 2009, a million people watched Stupid's Global Premiere event - featuring Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson & Radiohead's Thom Yorke - in 700 cinemas in 63 countries, linked by satellite. In September 2009 Franny founded the 10:10 climate campaign which aims to cut the UK's carbon emissions by 10% during 2010 and which has amassed huge cross-societal support including Adidas, Microsoft, Spurs FC, the Royal Mail, 75,000 people, 1,500 schools, a third of local councils, the entire UK Government and the Prime Minister. 10:10 launched internationally in March 2010 and, as of July 2010, has autonomous campaigns up and running in 41 countries, where some of the key sign-ups include the French Tennis Open, the city of Oslo and L'oreal. 10:10 estimates that organisations doing 10:10 have so far cut 500,000 tonnes of C02.

Franny has been called a "21st Century Heroine" by Harper's Bizarre, an "Eco Hero of the Decade" by The Guardian, one of "London's 1,000 most influential people" by The Evening Standard, one of the world's "Top 100 Women" by the Guardian and "Green Personality of the Year" by Edie. She is a Londoner born and bred.

Charlie Phillips

Charlie Phillips is the Marketplace Director for Sheffield Doc/Fest, co-ordinating the MeetMarket, a unique opportunity for filmmakers and digital media producers to present their most innovative and passionate ideas to commissioners, buyers, funders and distributors. He also runs all other marketplace activities at Sheffield Doc/Fest, including public pitches, industry meetings, matchmaking and mentoring sessions, and year-round workshops. Before that, he was the Editor of FourDocs, Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning online documentary channel, and he continues to bring an interactive and cross-platform perspective to Sheffield’s marketplace activities.

James Mullighan, Chair

South Australian born, British resident James Mullighan is an arts and film consultant, producer and commentator.

A Board Member of Encounters Festivals, he is currently Chief Executive Officer of Transmedia Next; a juror, ambassador, and UK and Australian liaison for Cinelan; Producer of Marketing and Distribution for the Sleep Paralysis Project, and Contributing Editor for Rich Pickings. In 2011 he directed the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Prior to that, James was Creative Director of Shooting People and, before that, the producer of RESFEST’s UK, Irish and Australian tours. James is also an arts journalist (Rolling Stone, GQ, Scotsman, The Age) and former music industry executive (Sony Classical and Columbia, Australia).

James is a juror for Soho Rushes, the Depict! Awards, the London Short Film Festival, Virgin Media Shorts, Friends of the Earth’s Green Film Competition, and the Vimeo Festival and Awards 2012. James is an advisor to the boards of the Sheffield Doc/Fest, London Short Film, Branchage International Film and Abandon Normal Devices festivals, and is a Trustee of Dramatic Need. He also chairs the Cinovate programme for Media Academy Wales.

ASHLEY JONES

Ashley is a producer, director and writer and runs indie production company GREEN LIONS, with his creative partner DAVID BOND. He produced the international award-winning feature doc ERASING DAVID, and before that directed a series of 3 Minute Wonder films for Channel 4. Ashley is currently producing and directing the feature documentary PROJECT WILD THING, due for release in Summer 2013. He is developing new projects, including feature documentaries, and a prime-time TV project for UK and US broadcasters.

To attend email Hannah with your degree course or industry role

Resources:

NESTA Crowdfunding guide

Community Journalism Conference

16th January

Cardiff

Cardiff University’s Community Journalism Conference which will take place on 16 January 2013.

The Conference will explore the latest thinking, research and hands on experience in the rapidly developing field of hyperlocal and community journalism and examine the potential for engaging and empowering communities using digital technologies and social networks in innovative, low cost and sustainable ways.

Please follow this link for more information.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jomec/conference/community_journalism_conference/index.html

Iain Smith Masterclass

January 14th

Theatre, ATRiuM, Cardiff

Producing Masterclass with Iain Smith
Chaired by Kate Crowther


Iain Smith was born in Glasgow, Scotland and graduated from the London Film School in 1971 with First class Honours. He worked in London for several years before returning to his native Scotland to make “My Childhood” for the British Film Institute, the first of the award winning trilogy by the late Bill Douglas.

He formed his own production company in partnership with Jon Schorstein and produced television commercials, documentaries, children’s feature films and low budget dramas, and in 1978 production managed Bertrand Tavernier’s “Deathwatch” starring Romy Schneider and Harvey Keitel. A year later he joined David Puttnam and Hugh Hudson to make “Chariots of Fire” starring Ian Charleson and Ben Cross.

He went on to line produce a variety of films for David Puttnam including Bill Forsyth’s “Local Hero” starring Burt Lancaster and Peter Riegert, Roland Joffe’s “The Killing Fields” starring Sam Waterston and Haing Ngor, and Roland Joffe’s “The Mission” starring Robert de Niro and Jeremy Irons.

He also produced Brian Gilbert’s “The Frog Prince”.

In 1987 he formed Applecross Productions and went on to co-produce Richard Marquand’s “Hearts of Fire” starring Bob Dylan and Rupert Everett
followed by Michael Austen’s “Killing Dad” starring Richard E. Grant, Denholm Elliott and Julie Walters.

In 1991 he co-produced Roland Joffe’s “City of Joy” starring Patrick Swayze and Pauline Collins, and in 1992, executive produced Ridley Scott’s “1492 - Conquest of Paradise” starring Gerard Depardieu and Sigourney Weaver.

In 1994 he co-produced Stephen Frears’ “Mary Reilly” starring Julia Roberts and John Malkovich, for Tristar Pictures, followed by Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element” in 1996, which starred Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman, and was produced by his company Zaltman Films Ltd for Gaumont.

He then produced Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Seven Years in Tibet” starring Brad Pitt and David Thewlis, for Columbia Pictures, followed by Jon Amiel’s “Entrapment” with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, for Twentieth Century Fox.

After this he executive produced Tony Scott’s “Spy Game” for Universal Pictures which starred Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, followed by Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain” for Miramax starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zelwegger. He went on to produce Oliver Stone’s “Alexander” for Intermedia starring Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie followed by producing Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain” for New Regency/Warner Bros. starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Ellen Burstyn.

His most recent credits include producing Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men” starring Clive Owen. Michael Caine and Julianne Moore, for Strike
Entertainment/Universal Pictures, “Wanted” with the Russian director Timur Bekmambetov starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, also for Universal Pictures, and “The A Team” with director Joe Carnahan starred Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel, which was made for Twentieth Century Fox.

His most recent production is George Miller's new Mad Max movie "Fury Road", starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, for Warner Bros which is currently shooting in Southern Africa.

Iain Smith has served on the boards of the UK Film Council, Scottish Screen, the Joint board of Creative Scotland, the Scottish Film Council, the Scottish Film Production Fund, the Scottish Film Training Trust, as a Governor of the National Film and Television School, and as Chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

He is currently Chair of the Film Skills Council, the UK Film Industry Training Board, the British Film Commission, and the Skillset Craft and Technical
Skills Academy. He is a former director of the Children’s Film and Television Foundation, is a patron of the London Film School, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Edinburgh Skillset Screen and Media Academy, and the Media Academy Wales.

In 2005 he was awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Achievement in Film, and was made an OBE by HM the Queen in the 2008 New Year’s Honours List for services to film.

Kate Crowther / Producer
Chair of masterclass

With 13 years experience working across film and television in the UK, Kate is currently working with WARP FILMS in London and SEVERN SCREEN in Cardiff.

Kate has just finished shooting Jesse Armstrong’s  (Four Lions, Peep show, Fresh Meat, The Thick of It, In the Loop) directorial debut, a short film for Warp Films, financed by the BFI and Film4. Kate is also working on a transmedia project with the NFB and US director Lance Weiler. Earlier this year Kate completed production of a 30’ drama, CARE, for WARP FILMS/SKY ARTS as part of the Playhouse strand. CARE is currently in competition at Brief Encounters Festival. Kate is also developing a new comedy drama series with Warp Films for E4.

Kate is also co-producing Duane Hopkins’ new feature film, BYPASS which is in preproduction.

In addition, Kate is across the development of a slate of Severn Screen projects, which include feature films in development with partners BBC Films, Film Agency Wales, NZ Film Commission, Liberty Productions (New Zealand) and Flying Moon (Germany).

Prior to this Kate produced a 90’ comedy drama created by Ruth Jones, for Ruth Jones’ production company TIDY. Kate also worked as an in-house producer at the BBC, producing 2 series of the drama BELONGING.

Kate spent 18 months at the Film Agency for Wales as a Production Executive.

During her time at the Agency Kate worked as Executive Producer/Production Executive on  a number of feature films including the critically acclaimed, multi award winning Mugabe and The White African, Marc Evans’ Patagonia produced by Rebekah Gilbertson, two films by Gabriel Range – Little Matador produced by Element Pictures and I am Slave, produced by Andrea Calderwood and Submarine , directed by Richard Ayoade and produced by Warp Films. Kate was also Executive Producer on Third Star, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Kate also regularly guest lectures at Universities, including NYU in the US, and The Atrium and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the UK.

Open to students, graduates and BAFTA Cymru members.
To book a place for this masterclass fill in this form here

 

 

SMAW office closed - Merry Christmas!

December 21 - Jan 3

 

 

Networking event with Film Junction industry professionals

December 13th

University of Wales Newport City Campus

Only 10 places available so we may have to ask you to compete for a place...
Book NOW

In 2012 -13 Production companies with a feature film focus have the unique opportunity to be mentored by established distribution executives, thanks to the latest iteration of the Film Agency for Wales’ ‘Film Junction’ programme.
Read more here about the programme.

Read about the participants here, who include:
Nicky Bentham (Moon starring Kevin Spacey)
Alaistair Clarke (London to Brighton)
Ivana Mackinnon (Slumdog Millionaire)

The attendees and mentors have been announced and the scheme is underway.

In December we will be hosting their session in Newport.

This is a unique chance for tutors and students/recent graduates to network with UK producers and their industry mentors.

To book a place for this event email Hannah noting your course and year/when you graduated

 

GamesDev South Wales meet up

December 12th

Gwdihw, Cardiff

The next GamesDev South Wales meet up with quiz will take place at Gwdihw Cafe and Bar, Cardiff.

More details here: http://gamesdevsw.org/

 

Using Archive Footage - the do's and don'ts (with case studies and advice sessions)

December 6th

Zen Room, ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff

What are the benefits of using Archive footage in your projects?

Could you get ideas for a new project from researching archive materials?

What are the potential problems and considerations you can face and how easy is it to access footage and sound recordings?

We ask the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales and the Huntley Film Archives about their collections and the way they work with producers.

They will also outline the things you need to consider when using archive footage.



The panel will also include the Award-winning Director/Producer Dylan Wyn Richards, whose film Lions '71 won the Gwyn Alf Williams BAFTA Cymru Award this year.

He will be joined by Chris Perry of Barn Media.

Chris Perry is a film maker with over 10 years experience in producing short films, documentaries, factual entertainment programmes and promotional films. 

He developed his passion for filmmaking whilst working as a producer and correspondent for ITV Wales News and ITN.

During this time he produced over 1000 news reports and features, which gained him access to people and places from all walks of life across the UK and the world. Chris also worked as a producer / director / presenter on ITV Wales’ flagship programmes including The Ferret, Wales This Week and Crime Secrets and in 2010 Chris travelled to Helmand Province, Afghanistan to make a documentary on Welsh soldiers on the front line. He's also undertaken location shoots in Africa, Australia, Eastern Europe, the Pacific Islands and the length and breadth of Wales.

Since November 2010 Chris has been a producer / director with Barn Media and has made bespoke films for a number of high profile clients and big name brands including Tate & Lyle, Sony, Marks and Spencer, EADS and Brother Industries. In addition to his corporate film making Chris recently directed Barn Media’s two part documentary for BBC Wales entitled “Elizabeth’s Wales”.

Watch clips here

He also produces content for some of the biggest names in global broadcasting including Associated Press Television News, Reuters, Fox, CNN and Sky. 

To attend please email Hannah with your name, course and year (or details of your role in industry)

Cairo Cannon Producing Masterclass

November 30th

Atrium, University of Glamorgan

Screening DREAMS OF A LIFE  (http://dreamsofalife.com/)

1pm 
Theatre,  The Atrium, University of Glamorgan, Adam St, Cardiff

followed by

A Producing Masterclass at 2.30pm

Script to Screen with Cairo Cannon, producer of the award winning DREAMS OF A LIFE, directed by Carol Morley.

DREAMS OF A LIFE uses an innovative approach to drama, documentary, journalism and music to tell a remarkable story of a young woman whose body lay undiscovered in her London flat for three years before being found by housing officials.

Cairo Cannon will talk about how this remarkable film was researched, scripted, cast, financed, shot and distributed.Cairo Cannon is an independent film producer currently developing several feature projects. She co-runs Cannon and Morley Productions (CAMP), London with writer/director Carol Morley. Camp makes shorts, documentaries and feature films that have shown in cinemas, on TV, at festivals worldwide, and in galleries.

She has been a production executive for short film schemes Film London’s Pulse, Pulse Plus and the New Pathways Tri-borough Film Fund. She has also been executive producer for artists Curious International.

BAFTA nominated THE ALCOHOL YEARS was winner at Melbourne International Film Festival and winner of a Grierson Award. It toured UK cinemas with the BFI, played many festivals and on TV including the Sundance Channel. It was later released on DVD with shorts EVERYDAY SOMETHING and STALIN MY NEIGHBOUR.

Micro budget feature film EDGE (official selection BFI LFF and Shanghai International Film Festival) was released theatrically in the UK and Ireland and is now on DVD and itunes UK and USA.

The critically acclaimed DREAMS OF A LIFE premiered at the BFI LFF and

had a record-breaking UK theatrical run for distributor Dogwoof. The film is out on VOD and DVD with award winning short I’M NOT HERE and will be shown on Channel 4.  It was nominated for Best Documentary at the Evening Standard Film Awards, The London Critics’ Circle Awards and The BFI LFF Grierson Awards.

DREAMS OF A LIFE premiered in North America at SXSW and continues to screen at festivals including Seattle, Hot Docs Toronto, Sydney, Karlovy Vary, Athens, Rio and Reykjavik. It will be available in the USA through Strand Releasing and in Australia via Madman Entertainment.

 

This event is sponsered by The Media Department of CCI, University of Glamorgan and Skillset Media Academy Wales

 

 

 

 

 

E-Publishing Masterclass with Rough Guide's Buckley

November 30th

University of Wales Newport City Campus

Only 15 places available - book NOW

Interested in findong out more about e-publishing?

Considering joining the Skillset Academi+ course next year but want to know more first?

What rhe masterclass will cover:

  • The history, philosophy, rationale for electronic books
  • Current popular formats including Epub, Kindle (Mobi), iBooks, Kobo, Android, iPad (and other iOS devices), BlackBerry and Sony.
  • The current market for e-books, covering changes in the UK and worldwide market demographic
  • Projections for future growth and impact on traditional publishing methodologies

Tutor

David Taylor is a cross-disciplinary Graphic Designer and Creative Director. In 1994 he founded multiple-award winning web design agency, Imaginet. David has also been a Visiting Lecturer at University of Wales Newport since 1991 where he teaches cross-disciplinary design theory, the blending of traditional and new media design channels, and professional practice.

Industry Expert

Peter Buckley is Global Digital Director at Dorling Kindersley, bringing new platforms, ideas and opportunities into all publishing categories. He previously worked at Penguin Books Travel Division, exploring digital products across Rough Guides and Travel DK, and spent two years as Commissioning Editor for Rough Guides.

To book a place for this masterclass email Hannah

 

GamesDev South Wales Session #1

November 27th

Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff

The first of the GamesDev South Wales Sessions - growing from the popular monthly meet-ups, this will be a chance to hear from some great Games/Multiplatform companies and as well as a chance to network.

Confirmed speakers

Alexis Kennedy, Failbetter Games

Steven Craft and Anthony White, Pawprint Games

All are welcome but tickets are going fast...

More details to are availabloe on the GamesDev South Wales website here

 

Its all About Love: New Leadership Strategy

November 19th

City Campus, University of Wales Newport

The inaugural, professorial lecture of Andrew St. George, Visiting Professor in Leadership and Management.

It’s all About Love: New Leadership Strategy

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing. 

When business is uncertain, fast-moving and global, it is the skills of leadership that count most.  Organisations in the US and UK are finding the answer in military leadership which uses soft skills perfectly developed to operate in fast-changing and difficult environments. 

Andrew St George talks about his three-year engagement with the Royal Navy, about writing its leadership handbook, and about how all organisations can gain from adopting more of the soft skills in hard times.

 

 

Music Video panel at Soundtrack

November 17th

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Saturday November 17th 2012
Cinema 1
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Free
RSVP essential through Eventbrite

A panel session that shines light on the role of video content for music in the digital world. Panelists' names to be confirmed soon.
 
How relevant and useful is the music video for musicians and bands today?
Want to create exciting and engaging visuals on a budget?
Where to begin? Who to work with? How to get noticed?

If you're a creative looking to make innovative music videos or perhaps you're a musician considering the opportunities and impact that visuals can have, we're joined by international experts who'll talk through the process and offer advice - from where to begin, right through to getting your video seen and shared...

Make it work! Networking and partnership opportunities for those who attend.

RTS Wales event - YouView Demonstration at S4C

November 8th

S4C, Llanishen, Cardiff

Paul Langworthy, Head of Content Operations, YouView presents a demonstration of the new combined DTT and IP TV platform.

YouView is the new easy to use TV service that seamlessly combines over 70 digital TV and Radio channels with up to seven days of catch-up TV on BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5, subscription free, all in one box.  The service offers extraordinary control featuring a ScrollBack EPG, on Demand content (including HD), Search, Record, Pause and Rewind TV.  But don't take my word for it.  Come and experience this new service for yourself and learn more about the thinking behind YouView.

 

Numbers will be limited and I would therefore be very grateful if you could RSVP me either via Hywel William's mobile, 0798 000 7841, via e-mail or by visiting the events section of our Facebook site www.facebook.com/RTSWales.

Echo & Narcissus Digital Video Drama Installation

November 2

Riverfront, Newport

A collaborative project that staff and students from the Media Academy Wales have been involved in.

Running from the 2nd - 10th of November

Please watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/dk0-dJoWaZQ

For more information on the project please see the website: http://echoandnarcissus.co.uk/

You can also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echonarcissus2012

 

"Work that Short" masterclass

October 31st

A16, City Campus, University of Wales Newport

You’ve made a short film. Now what?

James Mullighan, Encounters Festivals Board member, and ex-chief of Shooting People and Edinburgh International Film Festival, talks to film and media students about what to do with your film in this age of multi-platforms and web 3.0:
Festivals?
Online?
Marketing?
Sales?
Distribution?
Monetisation?

The session
The session will cover every step in the process of getting your film out to an audience and the people who might fund future work.

Exploring the UK short film landscape, and utilising case studies, the topics covered include: maximising your film's festival life;

which are the best short film festivals in the UK, and abroad, and why; short film sales - TV, DVD, online and others; building a marketing campaign for your film and future projects;

maximising the potency of social media;

crowd funding properties, and crowd sourcing; networking both on- and offline, and building a brand for yourself; judging whether, when and where to put your film online; pondering where short film exhibition is headed in this digital age;
possibilities of generating revenue for filmmakers.

What the presentation does not do in detail:
Analyse scripts / projects; discuss what makes a ‘good’ film; survey landscape for traditional funding of projects; offer technical advice.

It picks up the story post-post-production.
For more information click here

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James Mullighan is an arts events director, producer and consultant, and commentator.

A Board Member of Encounters Festivals, he is currently a juror, ambassador and UK and Australian liaison for Cinelan, and Contributing Editor for Rich Pickings. In 2011 he directed the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Prior to that, James was Creative Director of Shooting People, the international network of independent filmmakers and, before that, the Producer of RESFEST’s UK, Irish and Australian tours. James is also an arts journalist (Rolling Stone, GQ, Scotsman, The Age) and former music industry executive (Sony Classical and Columbia, Australia).

James is a juror for Soho Rushes, the Depict! Awards, the London Short Film Festival, Virgin Media Shorts, Friends of the Earth’s Green Film Competition, and the Vimeo Festival and Awards 2012.

James is an advisor to the boards of the Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Branchage International Film and Abandon Normal Devices Festivals, and is a Trustee of Dramatic Need.

To attend this session email Hannah (if applicable noting your course, University and year/graduation date)

GamesDevSouthWales meet up

October 24th

O'Neills Cardiff

GamesDev South Wales is a meetup that happens once a month, normally in Cardiff.

We’re trying to find anyone involved i

n the computer games industry in South Wales – whether AAA, indie, mobile, social, handheld, desktop or whatever – and get them together for beers. Students and hobbyists are welcome, too!

More info, and details of the next meeting, are here: http://gamesdevsw.org/

Twitter: @gamesdevsw

http://www.facebook.com/groups/453394921358709/

 

 

Wales Animation Exhibition starts

October 13th onwards

Cardiff and Swansea

The Wales Animation exhibition will open in the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea on October 13, and in National Museum Cardiff on October 27.

Work from the Media Academy BA Animation courses will be screened at the exhibitions and online.

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/walesanimation/

Producers Forum

Friday October 12th

Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff City Centre

 

Price: £25 (includes lunch)
SMAW has 10 reduced price passes of £10 each for SMAW students (email Hannah to claim yours, on a first come first served basis)

The Producers Forum is the annual gathering of directors, producers, writers, actors, and distributors who meet in Cardiff to discuss the latest issues to affect the film industry. Coinciding with the Iris Prize Festival the Producers Forum is the perfect place to learn, share, and network with like minded people.

The 2012 Producers Forum is programmed around three plenary sessions, two workshops, and networking opportunities during coffee, registration, and lunch. The main areas of interest for 2012 will be funding, examining the latest trends in low budget projects including crowd funding, and the latest methods of distribution offered by the digital revolution.

S4C will also give a presentation on the criteria for their co-production fund. The event will close with lunch and the Bafta in Wales Key note address.

 Who should attend?
Producers, directors, writers, distributors, exhibitors, festival programmers, film reviewers or anyone else working in the film sector who would like to discuss the latest issues to affect the film industry.

To register visit:
www.irisprize.org/producers-forum or e-mail: berwyn@irisprize.org

This event is supported by the Skillset Media Academy Wales.

RTS Wales Centre Annual Lecture

October 11th

Pier Head Building, Cardiff Bay

RTS Wales Centre Annual Lecture in association with the National Assembly for Wales

Professor Anthony King - "Reporting the Nations. So what's changed?"

Who is your Health Minister? Can Michael Gove change the exam system in Scotland and Wales? And who has the final say on your council tax bill? His report for the BBC Trust on the reporting of the work of the devolved administrations in 2008 highlighted the confusion in the media as to which government does what and where.  Now Anthony King looks back to see if we are being any better informed about devolution and the role of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies.

RSVP hywel@aim.uk.com

07980007841

 

This event is open to Skillset Media Academy Wales students through our partnership with the RTS Wales Centre

 

Channel 4 Talent Day

October 2nd

Sherman, Cardiff

 Spend a day with Channel 4, wherever you are in the UK

What are they?

These are events where we spill the beans on how our industry works. You meet industry professionals who can reveal what skills, experience and attitude you need to get noticed. And we share the secrets of how you can build an incredible career in the media.

You can go to free creative workshops covering everything from acting, presenting, and journalism to social networking, gaming, advertising and directing. And you can get careers advice from Channel 4 staff and people from local creative industries. Best of all, you meet like-minded people - you never know, you might meet the people who’ll help create your next short film or award-winning documentary.

Who are they for?

They’re for anyone over 16 who wants to break into the media industry. We never say ‘you must have this’ or ‘you must be like that’ – we love it when the group is really diverse. All that matters is that you’re truly passionate about our industry, and that you’ve got a bit of raw talent that sets you apart from the crowd.

When and where are they?

This year, we’ve already been to Derry in Northern Ireland, Penzance in Cornwall and Barnsley in Yorkshire. And soon we’ll be off to:

Cardiff  – 2nd October

Dundee  – 17th October

London – 1st November

Whats next?

Our 4Talent Day in CARDIFF will be at The Sherman Cymru Theatre: http://www.shermancymru.co.uk  Apply now

Applications for our 4Talent Day in DUNDEE are now open. The day will take place at Hannah Maclure Centre  Apply now

For more details on our LONDON 4Talent Day, keep an eye on this page or follow @4Talent on twitter. We’ll let you know when and how you can apply.

 

The Future of News Media in Wales (RTS Cymru)

October 1st

Centre for Journalism Studies, Bute Building, Cathays Park, Cardiff

Newspapers are closing and there is uncertainty about the future of news provision on radio and TV. Can new media, citizen journalism and the promise of local television fill the gap? And is the news business in terminal decline in Wales, or are we simply seeing an adjustment to technological change and new consumer demands?

Nicola Heywood Thomas will chair a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session with three key Welsh editors:

Phil Henfrey – Head of News and Programmes, ITV Wales

Alan Edmunds – Editor in Chief, Media Wales

Mark O’Callaghan – Head of News and Current Affairs, BBC Wales

RSVP hywel@aim.uk.com, 07980007841

This event is open to Skillset Media Academy Wales students through our partnership with the RTS Wales Centre

 

BAFTA in Wales Awards 2012

September 30th

Cardiff

Alex Jones to host  the 21st BAFTA in Wales Awards Ceremony on September 30th, 2012.

 

Alex Jones says: "I'm very much looking forward to presenting this prestigious awards ceremony and celebrating the best of Welsh talent in film, television and interactive media."

 

We will also be having the Phantom of the Opera himself, John Owen Jones who is coming straight from a sell out 25th Anniversary tour as our special guest artist.

 

Our partner hotel Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel, is offering a special rate for the weekend:

 

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September 

£170.00 for one person

£180.00 for two persons

 

Sunday 30th September

£70.00 for one person

£80.00 for two persons

 

Buy tickets from the Wales Millennium Centre Box Office on 02920 636464 or www.wmc.org.uk and  type BAFTA21 to access industry tickets.

As a special birthday present to the Welsh film, TV and Media industry, BAFTA in Wales will be releasing industry tickets to this year's awards ceremony for a significantly reduced £75.00 per person and £50.00 for members.    

  

You also have the option to book a 3 course meal in Ffresh restaurant after the awards ceremony, this is sold on a first come first serve basis.  You will need to enter the code BAFTA21 to book a meal in Ffresh.


Order of the Evening
5.30PM:
Tattinger Champagne Reception
7:00PM: British Academy Cymru Awards Ceremony
9:30PM: Bars are open in the Glanfa in the Wales Millennium Centre for exclusive use by BAFTA Cymru guests.  There will be an allocation of products offered to guests by Celt Experience.

Cardiff Design Festival starts

September 28th - October 14th

Cardiff


An annual celebration of design in Wales

There is a wealth of talented designers and design thinkers in the city and across Wales and it’s the Festival’s mission to ensure that their skills and passion are recognised and valued by the public and by business as well as by fellow design professionals.

Each year therefore Cardiff Design Festival is convened and co-ordinated by Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University as an annual celebration of design with a programme of design related events that inform, inspire and provoke to shine a light on the importance of the design sector.

The Festival provides a spotlight on the design sector and shows how design affects every aspect of our lives from the beds we sleep in to the way cereal packets keep our breakfast fresh, to how journeys to work are signposted and our work places are designed.

The design community organises a series of talks, exhibitions and events that will run from 28 September to 13 October this year and whether you’re a designer or not you’ll love what we have planned.

This event is supported by the Skillset Media Academy Wales and Skillset Academi Plus will be hosting an event...

More info here

Welsh Apps Showcase

Wednesday 26th September

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Welsh Apps Showcase is an opportunity for Welsh SMEs to promote their apps and mobile related products to a wide audience and includes exhibitors from around Wales.

SMEs and potential new start-ups can also take advantage of the wide variety of support available to them through various agencies and attend free informative seminars relating to the marketing and monetisation of Mobile Apps.

Skillset Academi+ and SMAW will be exhibitor at the event - please come along to find out more about us or to book a meeting in advance email Alex Leadley


Visit http://appshowcase2012.eventbrite.co.uk to book your visitor place.

 

Documentary Film and TV Networking event

September 22nd

Cardiff

The first annual event which will bring together current and alumni students from the amazingly successful BA Documentary Film and TV degree at the Skillset Media Academy Wales (University of Wales, Newport).
 
Further details about the venue and how you can book a place to follow shortly.

Cinovate at Encounters

Wednesday September 19th

Watershed, Bristol

What are the challenges involved in exhibiting and distributing short films in the UK?

Is watching short films on the big screen mainly restricted to the festival arena or does the possibility exist to bring short films back into cinemas?

What is the role of theatrical and non-theatrical short film distribution against the backdrop of the opportunities offered by the internet?

In this event presented by Cinovate we are going to ask a panel of industry specialists from the exhibition and distribution sector to discuss existing models, new initiatives and innovative approaches for showcasing short films.

The delegates from Cinovate 2012 will also be hanging out and having a reunion so contact Hannah if you'd like to meet up.

Speakers are:

James Mullighan – Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival board member – CHAIR

Zoltan Aprily – Founder - Daazo

Kate Gerova – Head of Distribution – Soda Pictures

Alexandra Heneka – Sales Department – Short Film Agency, Hamburg

Siobhan O’Brien – Online Producer – Virgin Media Shorts

Chris Tidman - Vice President of Global Acquisitions - Shorts International and Shorts TV

For more information about the Encounters Festival and how to book tickets to all the screening and excellent industry events click here

International Conference: The relationship between literature and the media in small nations

12-13 July 2012

Academi Hywel Teifi, Swansea University

The Cyfrwng Media Wales Conference is one of Europe's leading conferences for television, new media, film, radio, journalism, performance and visual art.

Cyfrwng 2012 aims to discuss the relationship which exists between literature and the media within Small Nations. Here in Wales, and especially in the Welsh language, a close relationship has developed between our literary canon and the dramatic productions which are seen on our screens. We hope through this conference to share experiences and ideas about that relationship, its influence and the reaction to it.

The conference will include a mix of session where academic papers will be presented by researchers and academics from across Wales and several discussion panels who will be de debating matters such as, how Wales’ most prominent authors have worked with the media, the future of arts reviewing in and on media outlets, the relationship between literature and online media, various forms of adaptation, and how one of the most successful theatre plays of recent years Llwyth by Dafydd James will be adapted for the small screen.

Registration for the conference is now open, for further information and to download the registration form, visit:

http://www.cyfrwng.com/e/conference/index.shtml

Speakers will include:

Dafydd James (Llwyth)

Chris Grace (ex-Director of Animation at S4C)

Ed Thomas (Fiction Factory)

Naomi Jones (Cartwn Cymru)

Penelope Middlebow (Series Editor on Mabinogi, Miracle Maker and other animated productions)

Alan Llwyd (author Kate: Cofiant Kate Roberts)

Ifor ap Glyn (Cwmni Da)

Manon Eames (Afalau Surion)

Bethan Eames (Treflan)

Rhodri Davies (Tinopolis)

Beti George

Tudur Hallam (Academi Hywel Teifi)

Geraint Ellis (Bangor University)

Euryn Ogwen Williams (Boomerang)

Eurig Sailsbury (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies)

Robert Rhys (Academi Hywel Teifi)

Catrin Beard

Lowri Haf Cooke (BBC Cymru)

Geraint Evans (Swansea University)

Dylan Moore (Wales Arts Review)

Diana Luft (Cardiff University)

Marlyn Samuel (BBC Radio Cymru)

Sioned Williams (Barn)

E Wyn James (Cardiff University)

Cynfael Lake (Academi Hywel Teifi)

 

We look forward to lively debates, papers and panels!

For more information on Cyfrwng, please go to: www.cyfrwng.com

 

For more information on Academi Hywel Teifi please go to: www.abertawe.ac.uk/academihywelteifi

For more information on Swansea University please go to: www.swansea.ac.uk

Working with Actors and Directors

6 July 2012

Galeri, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 1SQ

WORKING WITH ACTORS AND DIRECTORS: ONE DAY DEMO WITH STEPHEN BAYLY

GALERI, CAERNARFON
Friday, 6 July 2012
10:15am-5.00pm

'Take it from a Director. If you get an actor that Sandy Meisner has trained, you’ve been blessed’ Elia Kazan

Gŵyl Arall (another) Festival presents a one-day introduction to the methods of Sanford Meisner by director ad producer and actor Stephen Bayly.

Meisner techniques are considered the current best practice in the USA and are increasingly being taught in British drama schools.  A generation of young actors are growing up with skills with which many of us are unfamiliar. Stephen Bayly’s workshop will offer an alternative to Method Acting, and teaches directors to work with Meisner-trained actors to ‘personalise’ the text as a way of bringing it to life.

Meisner’s methods have been used by actor/director Sidney Pollock and writer/director David Mamet among others to draw truthful emotionally rich performances from their actors, whether on stage or screen. Unbeknownst to many of us in Britain, a number of America’s most dynamic and watchable screen actors have been trained by Meisner (Leonardo DiCaprio, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Robert Duvall, Joanne Woodward, Jon Voight, to mention a few). How do these actors work? How can directors use these techniques to get more honest and intense performances from their own cast?

Stephen Bayly has produced such films as Richard III and Mrs Dalloway and has directed, among other things, the Cannes sleeper hit Coming Up Roses. He was also Director of the National Film and Television School. Stephen has studied Sanford Meisner’s techniques intensively for five years at The Actors Temple in London and now teaches directors in Cuba, Nigeria, Spain, London, Skillset Screen Academy Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. For further information about Meisner and Stephen Bayly go to: www.directingarts.com

PLACES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE BOOK SOON

Booking fee:    £30

Lunch break is from 1.30-2.30pm. Food is not provided but there is a café in Galeri and plenty of other places to eat locally.

To book your place and pay, contact Angharad Elen: angharadelen@yahoo.com before Monday, 2 July.

The film Coming Up Roses will be shown in the Galeri cinema for the first time in 20 years at 7.30pm on Friday night, 6 July, where Stephen Bayly will be holding a Q&A after the screening. To book tickets, contact Galeri on 01286 685 200.

Seminar: Dr Joanna Callaghan on Film Narrative, Ontology and Knowledge Production

19 June 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

Film Narrative, Ontology and Knowledge Production with Joanna Callaghan.

Abstract:
Ontological Narratives’ is a practice led research project that creatively combines ontological systems and narrative form through the production of a series of films. The project seeks to formalise ideas related to philosophy and film practice into a coherent praxis that reflects epistemologically upon both disciplines. It does this by utilising ontological positions as creative material for the production of films that do not use abstract imagery to “represent” abstract thought but explore the limits of filmic narrative (i.e. the mis en scene) to communicate highly abstract concepts. To date three films have been produced. In 2012 the project will produce the most ambitious output to date, a feature length film based on Jacques Derrida’s book “The Post Card” funded through an AHRC research grant award.

In this paper I would like to elaborate on the project intentions and show some clips from completed works and work in progress. I’d also like to reflect on the premise that if film’s encounter with philosophy is to be more than mere illustration, how can we perform the production of knowledge within film itself?

Joanna Callagahan is a practising artist, producing work in film and video, installation and performance. She has worked as a producer in TV and radio in the UK and France, for Sky TV, Canal+, Eurosport and Radio France International. She has also worked freelance on independent productions for BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

She is currently working on a national and international touring program of Australian artists’ film and video. She has exhibited and curated work in Australia, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

This seminar is open to all. Please contact Huw Jones for more details.

quickSAND

14-16 June

Mount Pleasant Campus, Swansea Metropolitan University

quickSAND

SAND (Swansea Animation Days) was a five-day annual international CGI event that ran for ten years between 1999 and 2009, organized by the School of Digital Media at Swansea Metropolitan University. It included a four day conference, workshops, seminars, and film screenings, and was tailored primarily for the Creative IP Industries and individuals interested in animation and digital media.

We are pleased to announce its return.

With a full international event planned for 2013, SDM are this year running quickSAND, a short two-day event featuring a range of presentations, masterclasses, and a Skillset Media Academy industry panel. All events are free, but registration may be necessary for some masterclasses.

Speakers include Craig Lockwood (i-phone 101), Matt Leonard (The Lost History of Animation), Andrew Griffiths (Floey Masterclass) and Mark Griffiths (Mocap Pipeline)

Click on the title above for more information.

quickSAND

14-16 June

Mount Pleasant Campus, Swansea Metropolitan University

quickSAND

SAND (Swansea Animation Days) was a five-day annual international CGI event that ran for ten years between 1999 and 2009, organized by the School of Digital Media at Swansea Metropolitan University. It included a four day conference, workshops, seminars, and film screenings, and was tailored primarily for the Creative IP Industries and individuals interested in animation and digital media.

We are pleased to announce its return.

With a full international event planned for 2013, SDM are this year running quickSAND, a short two-day event featuring a range of presentations, masterclasses, and a Skillset Media Academy industry panel. All events are free, but registration may be necessary for some masterclasses.

Speakers include Craig Lockwood (i-phone 101), Matt Leonard (The Lost History of Animation), Andrew Griffiths (Floey Masterclass) and Mark Griffiths (Mocap Pipeline)

Click on the title above for more information.

Film Nation:First Assistant Directing with Dan Winch

13 June 2012

Arts Centre, Market Road Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

Film Nation: Shorts and BAFTA presents...

Mastering Your Craft: First Assistant Directing with Dan Winch

Film Nation: Shorts and BAFTA present a free masterclass with Dan Winch, a First Assistant Director whose credits include BAFTA-nominated Tyrannosaur, Birdsong, Stolen, The Crimson Petal and The White, Appropriate Adult, Boy A and Mark of Cain. Dan also worked on acclaimed director Lynne Ramsey’s short film The Swimmer, commissioned for London 2012. Join Dan at Chapter Arts in Cardiff as he talks about the work of the First AD, how he works with the creative departments in production, and the skills which might help with a career on-set. Dan will take us behind the scenes on the challenges and processes of this key industry role, followed by an audience Q&A.

Run in partnership with Panasonic, Film Nation: Shorts introduces young people to film-making, supports them in developing their talent, and films produced during the project are screened around the UK. Winning films will be screened in front of the crowds in venues during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012. www.filmnation.org.uk

Free but limited places available for 14-19 year-olds only.

To reserve a place please email laura@firstlightonline.co.uk for a booking form.

Film Nation:First Assistant Directing with Dan Winch

13 June 2012

Arts Centre, Market Road Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

Film Nation: Shorts and BAFTA presents...

Mastering Your Craft: First Assistant Directing with Dan Winch

Film Nation: Shorts and BAFTA present a free masterclass with Dan Winch, a First Assistant Director whose credits include BAFTA-nominated Tyrannosaur, Birdsong, Stolen, The Crimson Petal and The White, Appropriate Adult, Boy A and Mark of Cain. Dan also worked on acclaimed director Lynne Ramsey’s short film The Swimmer, commissioned for London 2012. Join Dan at Chapter Arts in Cardiff as he talks about the work of the First AD, how he works with the creative departments in production, and the skills which might help with a career on-set. Dan will take us behind the scenes on the challenges and processes of this key industry role, followed by an audience Q&A.

Run in partnership with Panasonic, Film Nation: Shorts introduces young people to film-making, supports them in developing their talent, and films produced during the project are screened around the UK. Winning films will be screened in front of the crowds in venues during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012. www.filmnation.org.uk

Free but limited places available for 14-19 year-olds only.

To reserve a place please email laura@firstlightonline.co.uk for a booking form.

An introduction to cross-media storytelling

12 June

A09, City Campus, University of Wales Newport

How can creators and producers reach their audience when they’re fragmented across an ever-increasing number of devices and platforms?

And what new partnerships need to be forged to make things happen?

Tishna Molla, COO & Producer at Power to the Pixel will explore the possibilities through a variety of international case studies.  

This event is free to students and graduates of the Media Academy Wales and is part of the TransformatLab training programme.
If you are not a student or graduate of the Academy but would like to attend the cost is £15 on the door. Please book a place (details below)

Tishna is COO and Producer for the leading cross-media company Power to the Pixel, and an Editor of The Pixel Report (http://thepixelreport.org) a website documenting critical changes in technology, digital business and audience engagement. Her background spans feature film development, production, talent representation and rights negotiations across film, books, TV, commercials and theatre.

To book a place please email Hannah

An introduction to cross-media storytelling

12 June

A09, City Campus, University of Wales Newport

How can creators and producers reach their audience when they’re fragmented across an ever-increasing number of devices and platforms?

And what new partnerships need to be forged to make things happen?

Tishna Molla, COO & Producer at Power to the Pixel will explore the possibilities through a variety of international case studies.  

This event is free to students and graduates of the Media Academy Wales and is part of the TransformatLab training programme.
If you are not a student or graduate of the Academy but would like to attend the cost is £15 on the door. Please book a place (details below)

Tishna is COO and Producer for the leading cross-media company Power to the Pixel, and an Editor of The Pixel Report (http://thepixelreport.org) a website documenting critical changes in technology, digital business and audience engagement. Her background spans feature film development, production, talent representation and rights negotiations across film, books, TV, commercials and theatre.

To book a place please email Hannah

TransformatLab week 1

11-15 June

City Campus, University of Wales Newport and BBC Wales Broadcasting House

The first week long session of the TransformatLab sees the 9 EU participants and 3 tutors from Paris and Budapest descend on Newport for an intensive programme of workshops, masterclasses, networking events, studio visits and more.

You will get the chance to meet them at the Wednesday evening Animation and Games showcase and party at Newport (starts at 5.30) and other masterclasses will be open to the wider student group. TBC.

TransformatLab week 1

11-15 June

City Campus, University of Wales Newport and BBC Wales Broadcasting House

The first week long session of the TransformatLab sees the 9 EU participants and 3 tutors from Paris and Budapest descend on Newport for an intensive programme of workshops, masterclasses, networking events, studio visits and more.

You will get the chance to meet them at the Wednesday evening Animation and Games showcase and party at Newport (starts at 5.30) and other masterclasses will be open to the wider student group. TBC.

Newport Film School graduation screening

7 June 2012

Newport Cineworld

A celebration and screening of third year films from students graduating from the University of Wales, Newport's BA (Hons) Film & Video course will take place at Cineworld, Newport on 7 June, 5.30 - 8.30pm
 
The BA (Hons) Film and Video course at Newport is a lead partner in the Skillset Media Academy, and one of only
two BA Film courses in the UK to be accredited by Skillset as a Film & TV professional standard training provider,
teaching specialisms in writing, producing, directing, cinematography, sound and postproduction. It is also one of
five member institutions in the UK of CILCET, the association of the world's major film and television schools.

Students' films often win prestigious awards at national and international film festivals. At the recent Ffresh
Student Film Festival, hosted by the University, Newport Film School students won 12 out of 19 awards, including
Best Fiction (Undergraduate) and Best Fiction (Postgraduate), as well as 1st and 2nd prizes for the Royal
Television Society (RTS) regional awards.

For more information click here.
 

Newport Film School graduation screening

7 June 2012

Newport Cineworld

A celebration and screening of third year films from students graduating from the University of Wales, Newport's BA (Hons) Film & Video course will take place at Cineworld, Newport on 7 June, 5.30 - 8.30pm
 
The BA (Hons) Film and Video course at Newport is a lead partner in the Skillset Media Academy, and one of only
two BA Film courses in the UK to be accredited by Skillset as a Film & TV professional standard training provider,
teaching specialisms in writing, producing, directing, cinematography, sound and postproduction. It is also one of
five member institutions in the UK of CILCET, the association of the world's major film and television schools.

Students' films often win prestigious awards at national and international film festivals. At the recent Ffresh
Student Film Festival, hosted by the University, Newport Film School students won 12 out of 19 awards, including
Best Fiction (Undergraduate) and Best Fiction (Postgraduate), as well as 1st and 2nd prizes for the Royal
Television Society (RTS) regional awards.

For more information click here.
 

Glammies 2012

1 June 2012

University of Glamorgan ATRiuM Campus, Adam Street, Cardiff CF24 2FN

(Invitation Only, Times TBC)

This exhibition and awards ceremony recognises the best and brightest new animation and computer games talent produced by the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

For more information click here.

Swansea Metroplitan University School of Digital Media Degree Show 2012

16 June 2012

The Patti Pavilion, Swansea

For more information check the Swansea Metropolitan University website.

 

Swansea Metroplitan University School of Digital Media Degree Show 2012

16 June 2012

The Patti Pavilion, Swansea

For more information check the Swansea Metropolitan University website.

 

Glammies 2012

1 June 2012

University of Glamorgan ATRiuM Campus, Adam Street, Cardiff CF24 2FN

(Invitation Only, Times TBC)

This exhibition and awards ceremony recognises the best and brightest new animation and computer games talent produced by the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

For more information click here.

Glamorgan EOY Shows: Create 2012 Expo

25 -31 May 2012

University of Glamorgan ATRiuM Campus, Adam Street, Cardiff CF24 2FN

Friday 25th May 2012 (Invitation Only, Times TBC)

Saturday 26th May – Thursday 31st May (Public View, Times TBC)

Featuring work from all of our design awards including Graphic Communication, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, TV & Film Set Design and more. Create 2012 also features work that will be on show at Platffôrm 2012 and Glammies 2012.

For more information click here.

Glamorgan EOY Shows: Create 2012 Expo

25 -31 May 2012

University of Glamorgan ATRiuM Campus, Adam Street, Cardiff CF24 2FN

Friday 25th May 2012 (Invitation Only, Times TBC)

Saturday 26th May – Thursday 31st May (Public View, Times TBC)

Featuring work from all of our design awards including Graphic Communication, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, TV & Film Set Design and more. Create 2012 also features work that will be on show at Platffôrm 2012 and Glammies 2012.

For more information click here.

Aberystwyth University School of Art Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Shows

21 May to 31 May 2012

School of Art, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NG

For more information see the Aberystwyth University website.

Aberystwyth University School of Art Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Shows

21 May to 31 May 2012

School of Art, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NG

For more information see the Aberystwyth University website.

You’ve made a short film. Now what? With James Mullighan

18 May 2012

Aberystwyth University

You’ve made a short film. Now what? James Mullighan, Encounters Festivals Board member, and ex chief of Shooting People and Edinburgh International Film Festival, talks to your film and media students about what to do with your film in this age of multi-platforms and web 3.0: Festivals? Online? Marketing? Sales? Distribution? Monetisation?

The sessions cover every step in the process of getting your film out to an audience and the people who might fund future work. Exploring the UK short film landscape, and utilising case studies, the topics covered include: maximising your film's festival life; which are the best short film festivals in the UK, and abroad, and why; short film sales - TV, DVD, online and others; building a marketing campaign for your film and future projects; maximising the potency of social media; crowd funding properties, and crowd sourcing; networking both on- and offline, and building a brand for yourself; judging whether, when and where to put your film online; pondering where short film exhibition is headed in this digital age; possibilities of generating revenue for filmmakers.

What the presentation does not do in detail:
Analyse scripts/projects; discuss what makes a ‘good’ film; survey landscape for traditional funding of projects; offer technical advice. It picks up the story post-post-production.

James Mullighan is an arts events director, producer and consultant, and commentator. A Board Member of Encounters Festivals, he is currently a juror, ambassador and UK and Australian liaison for Cinelan, and Contributing Editor for Rich Pickings. In 2011 he directed the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Prior to that, James was Creative Director of Shooting People, the international network of independent filmmakers and, before that, the Producer of RESFEST’s UK, Irish and Australian tours. James is also an arts journalist (Rolling Stone, GQ, Scotsman, The Age) and former music industry executive (Sony Classical and Columbia, Australia).

James is a juror for Soho Rushes, the Depict! Awards, the London Short Film Festival, Virgin Media Shorts, Friends of the Earth’s Green Film Competition, and the Vimeo Festival and Awards 2012. James is an advisor to the boards of the Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Branchage International Film and Abandon Normal Devices Festivals, and is a Trustee of Dramatic Need.

You’ve made a short film. Now what? With James Mullighan

18 May 2012

Aberystwyth University

You’ve made a short film. Now what? James Mullighan, Encounters Festivals Board member, and ex chief of Shooting People and Edinburgh International Film Festival, talks to your film and media students about what to do with your film in this age of multi-platforms and web 3.0: Festivals? Online? Marketing? Sales? Distribution? Monetisation?

The sessions cover every step in the process of getting your film out to an audience and the people who might fund future work. Exploring the UK short film landscape, and utilising case studies, the topics covered include: maximising your film's festival life; which are the best short film festivals in the UK, and abroad, and why; short film sales - TV, DVD, online and others; building a marketing campaign for your film and future projects; maximising the potency of social media; crowd funding properties, and crowd sourcing; networking both on- and offline, and building a brand for yourself; judging whether, when and where to put your film online; pondering where short film exhibition is headed in this digital age; possibilities of generating revenue for filmmakers.

What the presentation does not do in detail:
Analyse scripts/projects; discuss what makes a ‘good’ film; survey landscape for traditional funding of projects; offer technical advice. It picks up the story post-post-production.

James Mullighan is an arts events director, producer and consultant, and commentator. A Board Member of Encounters Festivals, he is currently a juror, ambassador and UK and Australian liaison for Cinelan, and Contributing Editor for Rich Pickings. In 2011 he directed the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Prior to that, James was Creative Director of Shooting People, the international network of independent filmmakers and, before that, the Producer of RESFEST’s UK, Irish and Australian tours. James is also an arts journalist (Rolling Stone, GQ, Scotsman, The Age) and former music industry executive (Sony Classical and Columbia, Australia).

James is a juror for Soho Rushes, the Depict! Awards, the London Short Film Festival, Virgin Media Shorts, Friends of the Earth’s Green Film Competition, and the Vimeo Festival and Awards 2012. James is an advisor to the boards of the Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Branchage International Film and Abandon Normal Devices Festivals, and is a Trustee of Dramatic Need.

Shiers Trust Lecture

17 May 2012

Postgraduate Seminar Room, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Parry-Williams Building, Aberystwyth University.

To all Members/non-members:

The next RTS Wales Centre event, held in association with Aberystwyth University, is My Journey Together. This audio-visual lecture will be given by ground-breaking drama producer David Rose, recipient of the 2011 Shiers Trust award.

Further information about the Shiers Trust can be found at: http://www.rts.org.uk/about-shiers-trust

Shiers Trust Lecture

17 May 2012

Postgraduate Seminar Room, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Parry-Williams Building, Aberystwyth University.

To all Members/non-members:

The next RTS Wales Centre event, held in association with Aberystwyth University, is My Journey Together. This audio-visual lecture will be given by ground-breaking drama producer David Rose, recipient of the 2011 Shiers Trust award.

Further information about the Shiers Trust can be found at: http://www.rts.org.uk/about-shiers-trust

Q&A@LFS

16 May 2012

LFS Cinema A, 24 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9UB

The next Q&A @LFS will focus on documentary with SMAW lecturer, John Burgan.


Screening of MEMORY OF BERLIN (76 Min/1998) followed by discussion with John Burgan, chaired by Peter Gordon.
 
Memory of Berlin is a documentary essay about an adopted Englishman's search for his birth parents. The ciné film of a journey to Berlin in 1967 is his earliest memory. Images of the fall of the Berlin Wall release forgotten feelings as he senses a link between his own double life and the biography of a divided city.

These events are designed for LFS students on their MA programmes, but they have a limited allocation of places for industry guests and those interested in studying at the school.

If you would like to attend RSVP to marketing@lfs.org.uk.

Q&A@LFS

16 May 2012

LFS Cinema A, 24 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9UB

The next Q&A @LFS will focus on documentary with SMAW lecturer, John Burgan.


Screening of MEMORY OF BERLIN (76 Min/1998) followed by discussion with John Burgan, chaired by Peter Gordon.
 
Memory of Berlin is a documentary essay about an adopted Englishman's search for his birth parents. The ciné film of a journey to Berlin in 1967 is his earliest memory. Images of the fall of the Berlin Wall release forgotten feelings as he senses a link between his own double life and the biography of a divided city.

These events are designed for LFS students on their MA programmes, but they have a limited allocation of places for industry guests and those interested in studying at the school.

If you would like to attend RSVP to marketing@lfs.org.uk.

Gareth Evans discusses his new feature film 'The Raid'

16 May 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

Gareth Evans talks about The Raid at Atrium, May 16th

Former SMAW student, Gareth Evans, who studied the MA Scriptwriting at the University of Glamorgan, is currently promoting his new feature film The Raid in the UK. It received a glowing feature on BBC1’s Film 2012 recently and is getting quite a name

Gareth has kindly agreed to discuss his work as part of his UK visit.

Time and Place: Atrium, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff, room CB205 at 1pm on Wednesday 16 May

All welcome at no charge but please do book in advance.

RSVP: Prof. Richard Hand (rhand@glam.ac.uk)

 

 

Gareth Evans discusses his new feature film 'The Raid'

16 May 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

Gareth Evans talks about The Raid at Atrium, May 16th

Former SMAW student, Gareth Evans, who studied the MA Scriptwriting at the University of Glamorgan, is currently promoting his new feature film The Raid in the UK. It received a glowing feature on BBC1’s Film 2012 recently and is getting quite a name

Gareth has kindly agreed to discuss his work as part of his UK visit.

Time and Place: Atrium, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff, room CB205 at 1pm on Wednesday 16 May

All welcome at no charge but please do book in advance.

RSVP: Prof. Richard Hand (rhand@glam.ac.uk)

 

 

Glamorgan End of Year Shows: Platffôrm 2012

11 May 2012

National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff

This end of year show features work from Fashion Design and Fashion Promotion students at the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

For more information click here.

Glamorgan End of Year Shows: Platffôrm 2012

11 May 2012

National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff

This end of year show features work from Fashion Design and Fashion Promotion students at the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

For more information click here.

Newport Grad Fest 2012

10 May to 18 July 2012

City Campus, Caerleon Campus, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and at a range of venues across the locality.

Please join us to celebrate the success and achievements of our undergraduate students as they showcase their graduating work in a series of live shows, exhibitions and screenings held at City Campus, Caerleon Campus, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and at a range of venues across the locality.

This has been another successful year for our students and staff with awards and accolades across the board. In Film, 12 out of 19 awards were won at the recent Ffresh Student Film Festival, including Best Fiction (Undergraduate) and Best Fiction (Postgraduate), as well as 1st and 2nd prizes for the Royal Television Society (RTS) regional awards. Documentary Film and Television students were awarded ‘Best UK Student Documentary’ at the 2011 Sheffield International Documentary Festival. Films were also selected for Encounters and the Small Film Festival and nominated for ‘Best Student Documentary’ at the 2011 Grierson Awards in London.

The award winning game Q.U.B.E. developed by Newport Computer Games Design graduates Toxic Games was released on high profile online distribution site Steam and has already sold thousands of units.

This year also saw the opening of The Wall Gallery at our City Campus; an exhibition space in the heart of the City which presents a vibrant and stimulating programme of free exhibitions and events aimed at the general public, students and staff.

Other highlights this year include the celebration of 100 Years of Photography at Newport. This landmark year for photographic education at the University will be marked with a series of celebratory events culminating in an Alumni Photography Exhibition at the end of the year.

To see the spectacular array of work by our talented graduating students, come along to the range of events, shows and exhibitions taking place between 10 May - 18 July.

For more information click here.

Newport Grad Fest 2012

10 May to 18 July 2012

City Campus, Caerleon Campus, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and at a range of venues across the locality.

Please join us to celebrate the success and achievements of our undergraduate students as they showcase their graduating work in a series of live shows, exhibitions and screenings held at City Campus, Caerleon Campus, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and at a range of venues across the locality.

This has been another successful year for our students and staff with awards and accolades across the board. In Film, 12 out of 19 awards were won at the recent Ffresh Student Film Festival, including Best Fiction (Undergraduate) and Best Fiction (Postgraduate), as well as 1st and 2nd prizes for the Royal Television Society (RTS) regional awards. Documentary Film and Television students were awarded ‘Best UK Student Documentary’ at the 2011 Sheffield International Documentary Festival. Films were also selected for Encounters and the Small Film Festival and nominated for ‘Best Student Documentary’ at the 2011 Grierson Awards in London.

The award winning game Q.U.B.E. developed by Newport Computer Games Design graduates Toxic Games was released on high profile online distribution site Steam and has already sold thousands of units.

This year also saw the opening of The Wall Gallery at our City Campus; an exhibition space in the heart of the City which presents a vibrant and stimulating programme of free exhibitions and events aimed at the general public, students and staff.

Other highlights this year include the celebration of 100 Years of Photography at Newport. This landmark year for photographic education at the University will be marked with a series of celebratory events culminating in an Alumni Photography Exhibition at the end of the year.

To see the spectacular array of work by our talented graduating students, come along to the range of events, shows and exhibitions taking place between 10 May - 18 July.

For more information click here.

Creative Agencies: On the Inside

30 April 2012

City Campus, University of Wales, Newport

Mark Johnson, Creative Director of Sequence, will be visiting the University of Wales, Newport on Monday 30 April to talk to SMAW students and graduates about the inner workings of creative agencies.

Mark will discuss the staffing structure of digital agencey, Sequence, looking at individual roles and responsibilities within the organisation.

He will discuss the skills and experience needed for each position and how different staff impact on a particular project.

  • Employment skills
  • Team-working
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Presenting

Sequence is a digital agency based in Cardiff. They describe their services “strategic, creative and technical” and include marketing, design and development. Clients include the BBC, Welsh National Opera, Clive Rangerand Brains.

All SMAW students and graduates are welcome. Monday 30 April, 2-4pm at Room D20, City Campus, University of Wales, Newport.

Creative Agencies: On the Inside

30 April 2012

City Campus, University of Wales, Newport

Mark Johnson, Creative Director of Sequence, will be visiting the University of Wales, Newport on Monday 30 April to talk to SMAW students and graduates about the inner workings of creative agencies.

Mark will discuss the staffing structure of digital agencey, Sequence, looking at individual roles and responsibilities within the organisation.

He will discuss the skills and experience needed for each position and how different staff impact on a particular project.

  • Employment skills
  • Team-working
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Presenting

Sequence is a digital agency based in Cardiff. They describe their services “strategic, creative and technical” and include marketing, design and development. Clients include the BBC, Welsh National Opera, Clive Rangerand Brains.

All SMAW students and graduates are welcome. Monday 30 April, 2-4pm at Room D20, City Campus, University of Wales, Newport.

RTS Wales: The Greatest Welsh TV Disasters

26th April 2012

Churchills Hotel Cardiff

John Mead recalls the greatest Welsh TV disasters with Peter Walker and Euryn Ogwen Williams.

A Royal TV Society Wales event which the Academt staff, student and graduates are granted special access to.

RSVP to Hannah by the 20th of April.

RTS Wales: The Greatest Welsh TV Disasters

26th April 2012

Churchills Hotel Cardiff

John Mead recalls the greatest Welsh TV disasters with Peter Walker and Euryn Ogwen Williams.

A Royal TV Society Wales event which the Academt staff, student and graduates are granted special access to.

RSVP to Hannah by the 20th of April.

Development funding info session - SA+

29 March 2012

City Centre Campus, University of Wales Newport, Usk Way, Newport

Save the date - the first Skillset Academi + Annual Conference

A session for recent graduates and new start up companies with reps from BBC Wales / S4C / Film Agency Wales and MEDIA Antenna Cymru - find out more about funding and support available to you at a group networking session.

Further details available shortly.

If you are a freelance professional or run a company in the convergence area of Wales (certain parts of the country are designated for receipt of training support from the Media Academy's short course project Skillset Academi+ - log on here to check whether you are eligible) then you should come for the morning to try a few taster sessions of the short courses available over the next few years.

Development funding info session - SA+

29 March 2012

City Centre Campus, University of Wales Newport, Usk Way, Newport

Save the date - the first Skillset Academi + Annual Conference

A session for recent graduates and new start up companies with reps from BBC Wales / S4C / Film Agency Wales and MEDIA Antenna Cymru - find out more about funding and support available to you at a group networking session.

Further details available shortly.

If you are a freelance professional or run a company in the convergence area of Wales (certain parts of the country are designated for receipt of training support from the Media Academy's short course project Skillset Academi+ - log on here to check whether you are eligible) then you should come for the morning to try a few taster sessions of the short courses available over the next few years.

Masterclass: Warren Orchard - photography into film

23rd March

A16 City Centre Campus, University of Wales Newport, Usk Way, Newport

 

Warren is a stills photographer who has worked on features (The Big I Am, Hunky Dory) and TV dramas (Mistresses).

He has also recently branched out into filming title sequences and promos.

This masterclass will talk about the art of the stills photographer - how to work with the director and get the best shots to represent a film (DVD extras, posters, promotional materials, etc) and work with a crew to get the best shots while all they want you to do is stay out of their shot!

More info about Warren here and his blog here

This is one should be of SERIOUS interest to all photography, ad design, film, cinematography and directing types...

To attend email Hannah

Masterclass: Warren Orchard - photography into film

23rd March

A16 City Centre Campus, University of Wales Newport, Usk Way, Newport

 

Warren is a stills photographer who has worked on features (The Big I Am, Hunky Dory) and TV dramas (Mistresses).

He has also recently branched out into filming title sequences and promos.

This masterclass will talk about the art of the stills photographer - how to work with the director and get the best shots to represent a film (DVD extras, posters, promotional materials, etc) and work with a crew to get the best shots while all they want you to do is stay out of their shot!

More info about Warren here and his blog here

This is one should be of SERIOUS interest to all photography, ad design, film, cinematography and directing types...

To attend email Hannah

Masterclass: Cinematography and Lighting Masterclass

20 March 2012

A10, University of Wales Newport City Campus, Usk Way

Student Academy Award winner
Bill Mitchell
has worked in the camera department on a number of features you may have heard of...

Being John Malkovitch?

Gladiator?

The Big Lebowski?

Training Day?

The Ring?

Bride of Chucky?

Men in Black 3?

Baraka?

He also works in commercials and tv and is a time-lapse specialist.

He will be joined by Lighting Designer
Joe Dean
who has worked on...

Terminator Salvation

Sunshine Cleaning

The Legion

Tao of Steve

Joe also has produced award-winning video content for fulldome immersive spaces, and 3D visualizations since 2000 so it can offer a new perspective in video production.

Both are in Newport in March and have offered to come and share some Hollywood style experiences of life in the lens team.

To find out more about Bill log on to his website

Chris Morris will be screening Baraka on Thursday the 15th of March @ 6pm in A09, City Campus

The masterclass will be chaired by Phil Cowan, Cinematographer and Academic Leader, Film and Newport Film School

To attend click here

Special thanks to On-Par Productions and Urban Reaction Research Lab for suggesting this masterclass!

This event is also open to BAFTA Cymru, CULT Cymru and RTS Cymru members as part of our collaboration policy.

Masterclass: Cinematography and Lighting Masterclass

20 March 2012

A10, University of Wales Newport City Campus, Usk Way

Student Academy Award winner
Bill Mitchell
has worked in the camera department on a number of features you may have heard of...

Being John Malkovitch?

Gladiator?

The Big Lebowski?

Training Day?

The Ring?

Bride of Chucky?

Men in Black 3?

Baraka?

He also works in commercials and tv and is a time-lapse specialist.

He will be joined by Lighting Designer
Joe Dean
who has worked on...

Terminator Salvation

Sunshine Cleaning

The Legion

Tao of Steve

Joe also has produced award-winning video content for fulldome immersive spaces, and 3D visualizations since 2000 so it can offer a new perspective in video production.

Both are in Newport in March and have offered to come and share some Hollywood style experiences of life in the lens team.

To find out more about Bill log on to his website

Chris Morris will be screening Baraka on Thursday the 15th of March @ 6pm in A09, City Campus

The masterclass will be chaired by Phil Cowan, Cinematographer and Academic Leader, Film and Newport Film School

To attend click here

Special thanks to On-Par Productions and Urban Reaction Research Lab for suggesting this masterclass!

This event is also open to BAFTA Cymru, CULT Cymru and RTS Cymru members as part of our collaboration policy.

Cinovate Film Exhibition weekend 3

16th and 17th of March

Birmingham City University and Flatpack Festival

The last weekend of the Cinovate Training programme for Film Exhibition Managers.

For further details about the Birmingham weekend click here

Cinovate Film Exhibition weekend 3

16th and 17th of March

Birmingham City University and Flatpack Festival

The last weekend of the Cinovate Training programme for Film Exhibition Managers.

For further details about the Birmingham weekend click here

BBC Mark Thomson streamed lecture

March 14th

S4C, Llanishen Cardiff

Royal TV Society Wales event.

A chance to attend a drinks networking event and watch the live lecture delivered by BBC's Mark Thomson about the future of the channel.

10 places available. Email Hannah by the 12th to request a place.

Open to staff and students / graduates of the Academy as part of the collaboration with RTS Cymru.

BBC Mark Thomson streamed lecture

March 14th

S4C, Llanishen Cardiff

Royal TV Society Wales event.

A chance to attend a drinks networking event and watch the live lecture delivered by BBC's Mark Thomson about the future of the channel.

10 places available. Email Hannah by the 12th to request a place.

Open to staff and students / graduates of the Academy as part of the collaboration with RTS Cymru.

BAFTA Nominated shorts on tour

14 March

Chapter Cinema 2 - Cardiff

BAFTA nominated short films screening and Q&A.To attend email membershipcymru@bafta.org

More details here

 

 

BAFTA Nominated shorts on tour

14 March

Chapter Cinema 2 - Cardiff

BAFTA nominated short films screening and Q&A.To attend email membershipcymru@bafta.org

More details here

 

 

Employer Fest at Newport

13 March 2012

City Centre Campus, University of Wales Newport, Usk Way, Newport

(Open to Newport students only)
Are you:
  •  Looking for a job?
  •  Unsure what to do next?
  •  Keen to improve your CV and network with employers?
Mark your diary NOW!
BEFORE...
CV & Networking Skills Workshop, Wednesday 7 March @1-2pm, City Campus A10
This session will enable you to create a CV and network confidently with other professionals. Whether you are at the beginning of your university journey, or approaching the end of your studies, this workshop shouldn’t be missed. Make a booking
DURING...
Employer Fest, Tuesday 13 March @11am-2pm, City Campus Foyer
Whether you are an undecided fresher, a second year looking for work experience, or close to graduation you can benefit from attending this event. A range of employers will be attending Employer FEST representing a range of occupational sectors, all with the aim of providing you with the chance to discuss the full range of opportunities they have on offer.
Speed Networking Special, Tuesday 13 March @12-1pm, City Campus Boardroom
You will be whistled through to practice and enhance your networking skills with real employers in a time restraint environment.  Places are very limited book here   
AFTER...
Catch up with Careers Day, Tuesday 24 April @9am-12pm, Caerleon Campus Amber Zone or @1-4pm, City Campus D20
As a follow-up to Employer Fest, you will have chance to ask any questions you may have about your future career goals and aspirations.  So if you are behind with your career planning and now feel ready to tackle this head on feel free to drop-in and chat with our Careers Advisers.  Feel free to drop in for tea/biscuits.

Employer Fest at Newport

13 March 2012

City Centre Campus, University of Wales Newport, Usk Way, Newport

(Open to Newport students only)
Are you:
  •  Looking for a job?
  •  Unsure what to do next?
  •  Keen to improve your CV and network with employers?
Mark your diary NOW!
BEFORE...
CV & Networking Skills Workshop, Wednesday 7 March @1-2pm, City Campus A10
This session will enable you to create a CV and network confidently with other professionals. Whether you are at the beginning of your university journey, or approaching the end of your studies, this workshop shouldn’t be missed. Make a booking
DURING...
Employer Fest, Tuesday 13 March @11am-2pm, City Campus Foyer
Whether you are an undecided fresher, a second year looking for work experience, or close to graduation you can benefit from attending this event. A range of employers will be attending Employer FEST representing a range of occupational sectors, all with the aim of providing you with the chance to discuss the full range of opportunities they have on offer.
Speed Networking Special, Tuesday 13 March @12-1pm, City Campus Boardroom
You will be whistled through to practice and enhance your networking skills with real employers in a time restraint environment.  Places are very limited book here   
AFTER...
Catch up with Careers Day, Tuesday 24 April @9am-12pm, Caerleon Campus Amber Zone or @1-4pm, City Campus D20
As a follow-up to Employer Fest, you will have chance to ask any questions you may have about your future career goals and aspirations.  So if you are behind with your career planning and now feel ready to tackle this head on feel free to drop-in and chat with our Careers Advisers.  Feel free to drop in for tea/biscuits.

BBC Sustainable production session

13 March 2012

CA112, Atrium, University of Glamorgan

A chance to hear from Emme Peddie, BBC's Sustainable Production Advisor about the Albert programme and the future of sustainable programme and filmmaking.

Albert is the BBC's carbon calculator which is now becoming a UK TV industry standard, having been made available for use by the independent sector for free.

SMAW is hosting this session with Emma so that you can find out more about sustainability in general, how to make your productions greener and yourself more attractive as an aware producer and about the aims of the BBC to become the most sustainable broadcaster.

More information available here

Limited space and very pertinent to those who want to focus on producing.
Open to current students and recent graduates from the Academy

The session will involve a presentation from the BBC and a chance to answer questions relating to your current and past projects.

To attend email Hannah

BBC Sustainable production session

13 March 2012

CA112, Atrium, University of Glamorgan

A chance to hear from Emme Peddie, BBC's Sustainable Production Advisor about the Albert programme and the future of sustainable programme and filmmaking.

Albert is the BBC's carbon calculator which is now becoming a UK TV industry standard, having been made available for use by the independent sector for free.

SMAW is hosting this session with Emma so that you can find out more about sustainability in general, how to make your productions greener and yourself more attractive as an aware producer and about the aims of the BBC to become the most sustainable broadcaster.

More information available here

Limited space and very pertinent to those who want to focus on producing.
Open to current students and recent graduates from the Academy

The session will involve a presentation from the BBC and a chance to answer questions relating to your current and past projects.

To attend email Hannah

Industry Panel Speed Networking Session in Aber

7th of March 2012

Aberystwyth University

Industry Panel Speednetworking Event at Aberystwyth University

(This event is for CURRENT students only)

Schedule will include:
Panel discussion (available to lots of people)
Group speednetworking (available to the priveledged few - first come, first served basis)

Why attend?

If you're keen to build your networking skillls and have some burning questions for our Industry Panel members, this event is incredibly useful. You may have questions about your career development, your specialism, general advice on how the media industry works or want to find about getting work experience,.  This is your chance to have a glass of wine (or juice) and grab 15 minutes of their time.

To allow for as many people as possible to take part you will be split into groups of maximum of 4 per specialism, which you will be asked to note when you register below.

Panellists confirmed to date are:

 

Alan Trow - Cinematography

Stephen Bayly - Directing, Producing and Acting for the Screen

Ed Thomas, Fiction Factory - Producing, Directing and Writing

There will also be a drop in session with Media Academy staff all day in the TFTS foyer for you to find out more about the Academy and the benefits you can take advantage of.

Sign up here

Industry Panel Speed Networking Session in Aber

7th of March 2012

Aberystwyth University

Industry Panel Speednetworking Event at Aberystwyth University

(This event is for CURRENT students only)

Schedule will include:
Panel discussion (available to lots of people)
Group speednetworking (available to the priveledged few - first come, first served basis)

Why attend?

If you're keen to build your networking skillls and have some burning questions for our Industry Panel members, this event is incredibly useful. You may have questions about your career development, your specialism, general advice on how the media industry works or want to find about getting work experience,.  This is your chance to have a glass of wine (or juice) and grab 15 minutes of their time.

To allow for as many people as possible to take part you will be split into groups of maximum of 4 per specialism, which you will be asked to note when you register below.

Panellists confirmed to date are:

 

Alan Trow - Cinematography

Stephen Bayly - Directing, Producing and Acting for the Screen

Ed Thomas, Fiction Factory - Producing, Directing and Writing

There will also be a drop in session with Media Academy staff all day in the TFTS foyer for you to find out more about the Academy and the benefits you can take advantage of.

Sign up here

CULT Cymru Freelance Fair 2012

2nd and 3rd of March 2012

University of Wales Newport

A dynamic event aimed at industry professionals, new entrants and current undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Media Academy Wales.

CULT Cymru is a Welsh Government funded project which bring together BECTU, Equity, The Musicians Union and Writers' Guild in Wales.

The 2012 fair will be hosted at the University of Wales Newport's City Campus and the event is coordinated in partnership with the Media Academy Wales.

The two day programme of the Fair will offer:

  • Networking between current industry professionals and students/graduates
  • Exhibition stands
  • Demonstrations from make up, costume professionals
  • Technical presentations on new technology and workflows
  • Panel discussions

Registrations will open early February - save the date!

Log on to http://www.cultcymrufair.wordpress.com for more information and to register

CULT Cymru Freelance Fair 2012

2nd and 3rd of March 2012

University of Wales Newport

A dynamic event aimed at industry professionals, new entrants and current undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Media Academy Wales.

CULT Cymru is a Welsh Government funded project which bring together BECTU, Equity, The Musicians Union and Writers' Guild in Wales.

The 2012 fair will be hosted at the University of Wales Newport's City Campus and the event is coordinated in partnership with the Media Academy Wales.

The two day programme of the Fair will offer:

  • Networking between current industry professionals and students/graduates
  • Exhibition stands
  • Demonstrations from make up, costume professionals
  • Technical presentations on new technology and workflows
  • Panel discussions

Registrations will open early February - save the date!

Log on to http://www.cultcymrufair.wordpress.com for more information and to register

Cardiff International Comic and Animation Expo

25 to 26 February 2012

Holland House Mercure, Cardiff

Comic & Animation Event for Wales

HOLLAND HOUSE MERCURE CARDIFF
25-26TH FEB 2012

SAT 10am - 6pm
SUN 10.30am - 5pm

The Mercure Hotel is offering a  COMIC EXPO SPECIAL RATE of £90 bed and breakfast per night. Please book direct:
Tel: 029 204 35000
Email: h6622-sb1@accor.com

NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY

 

For more information see: www.fantasyevents.org

Cardiff International Comic and Animation Expo

25 to 26 February 2012

Holland House Mercure, Cardiff

Comic & Animation Event for Wales

HOLLAND HOUSE MERCURE CARDIFF
25-26TH FEB 2012

SAT 10am - 6pm
SUN 10.30am - 5pm

The Mercure Hotel is offering a  COMIC EXPO SPECIAL RATE of £90 bed and breakfast per night. Please book direct:
Tel: 029 204 35000
Email: h6622-sb1@accor.com

NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY

 

For more information see: www.fantasyevents.org

CULT Cymru - First Aid @ Work

18 February 2012

Ty Oldfield, Llandaff, Cardiff

This very popular three day accredited First Aid course is run by a State Registered Paramedic.  Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.

Places are limited so book soon - only £20 to union members... (the commercial cost of this course is over £300)...

The course will cover...

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits

Saturday, 18th February 2012 (Day 1)

Sunday, 19th February 2012 (Day 2)

Monday, 20th February 2012 (Day 3)

09.30 – 16.00

 

Ty Oldfield Theatre Room

Ty Oldfield

Llantrisant Road

Llandaff

Cardiff

CF5 2YQ

 

REGISTER

Visit http://www.cultcymru.org/cultcymru/english/training.aspx for details of all our current training.

CULT Cymru - First Aid @ Work

18 February 2012

Ty Oldfield, Llandaff, Cardiff

This very popular three day accredited First Aid course is run by a State Registered Paramedic.  Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.

Places are limited so book soon - only £20 to union members... (the commercial cost of this course is over £300)...

The course will cover...

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits

Saturday, 18th February 2012 (Day 1)

Sunday, 19th February 2012 (Day 2)

Monday, 20th February 2012 (Day 3)

09.30 – 16.00

 

Ty Oldfield Theatre Room

Ty Oldfield

Llantrisant Road

Llandaff

Cardiff

CF5 2YQ

 

REGISTER

Visit http://www.cultcymru.org/cultcymru/english/training.aspx for details of all our current training.

Cinovate Film Exhibition weekend 2

10th and 11th of February

University of Wales Newport

The second weekend of panel debates for those interested in the world of film exhibition. For more information about the panel times and speakers click here

 

Cinovate Film Exhibition weekend 2

10th and 11th of February

University of Wales Newport

The second weekend of panel debates for those interested in the world of film exhibition. For more information about the panel times and speakers click here

 

The Social Media Event - ATRiuM event

6 February 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

If you’re ready to see What’s Next, join us in Cardiff on February 6 2012.

2012 will be a landmark year in Social Media. New platforms will emerge, and new functionality will expand the scope for business engagement, virtually day by day.

 

And for every SME, there’s a clear choice to be made: embrace the new technologies and start a transformation – or let it slip by, while competitors take control of a changing market.

What’s Next Event is for every small business owner who knows they could be doing so much more with Social Media: more to reach out and touch new prospects, more to engage with customers, more to sell more products, more often…everything the social web has to offer.

We can promise you:

  • A fast-paced, cutting-edge day, tailored to the needs of SMEs
  • No-nonsense, info-intensive sessions, where no-one sells from the stage
  • A bespoke experience: attend 3 seminars from a choice of 10
  • Access to hordes of free and low-costs social and digital platforms

So who’s going to be there?

We’ll be joined by Digital Marketing and Social Media experts from all corners of the UK – including:

  • Thomas and Penny Power – founders of Ecademy
  • Matt Hodkinson – Social Media Consultant to BBC TV & Radio
  • Mark Sinclair – YouTube Partner and co-founder of yourBusinesChannel
  • Plus a host of leading practitioners from the South Wales region and beyond

You’ll also have a chance to network with forward thinking professionals from the worlds of Marketing, PR, Digital, Branding, Mobile and Web Design – not to mention Higher Education, a sector that’s rapidly embracing Social Media.

We hope you’ll be joining us there…but in the spirit of Social Media, please don’t wait until February 6th. The conversation’s started already – and it’s spreading fast. 
————————————————————————————————————————
What’s Next Event is proud to partner with several leading organisations and people here in South Wales, including Alun Cairn MP and The University of Glamorgan.

For more information visit:www.whatsnextevent.co.uk/

 

Wales Games Development Show 2012

22 June 2012

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

The Wales Games Development Show showcases talented companies and projects across the digital media industry in Wales.

This is a good opportunity to network, promote digital interactive products, find talent and gain experience. SMEs and potential new start-ups can also take advantage of the wide variety of support available to them through various agencies and potential funding pools.


10am and 3pm, 22 June 2012 at the Millennium Centre Cardiff.

For more information click here..

Wales Games Development Show 2012

22 June 2012

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

The Wales Games Development Show showcases talented companies and projects across the digital media industry in Wales.

This is a good opportunity to network, promote digital interactive products, find talent and gain experience. SMEs and potential new start-ups can also take advantage of the wide variety of support available to them through various agencies and potential funding pools.


10am and 3pm, 22 June 2012 at the Millennium Centre Cardiff.

For more information click here..

The Social Media Event - ATRiuM event

6 February 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

If you’re ready to see What’s Next, join us in Cardiff on February 6 2012.

2012 will be a landmark year in Social Media. New platforms will emerge, and new functionality will expand the scope for business engagement, virtually day by day.

 

And for every SME, there’s a clear choice to be made: embrace the new technologies and start a transformation – or let it slip by, while competitors take control of a changing market.

What’s Next Event is for every small business owner who knows they could be doing so much more with Social Media: more to reach out and touch new prospects, more to engage with customers, more to sell more products, more often…everything the social web has to offer.

We can promise you:

  • A fast-paced, cutting-edge day, tailored to the needs of SMEs
  • No-nonsense, info-intensive sessions, where no-one sells from the stage
  • A bespoke experience: attend 3 seminars from a choice of 10
  • Access to hordes of free and low-costs social and digital platforms

So who’s going to be there?

We’ll be joined by Digital Marketing and Social Media experts from all corners of the UK – including:

  • Thomas and Penny Power – founders of Ecademy
  • Matt Hodkinson – Social Media Consultant to BBC TV & Radio
  • Mark Sinclair – YouTube Partner and co-founder of yourBusinesChannel
  • Plus a host of leading practitioners from the South Wales region and beyond

You’ll also have a chance to network with forward thinking professionals from the worlds of Marketing, PR, Digital, Branding, Mobile and Web Design – not to mention Higher Education, a sector that’s rapidly embracing Social Media.

We hope you’ll be joining us there…but in the spirit of Social Media, please don’t wait until February 6th. The conversation’s started already – and it’s spreading fast. 
————————————————————————————————————————
What’s Next Event is proud to partner with several leading organisations and people here in South Wales, including Alun Cairn MP and The University of Glamorgan.

For more information visit:www.whatsnextevent.co.uk/

 

The Social Media Event - ATRiuM event

6 February 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

If you’re ready to see What’s Next, join us in Cardiff on February 6 2012.

2012 will be a landmark year in Social Media. New platforms will emerge, and new functionality will expand the scope for business engagement, virtually day by day.

 

And for every SME, there’s a clear choice to be made: embrace the new technologies and start a transformation – or let it slip by, while competitors take control of a changing market.

What’s Next Event is for every small business owner who knows they could be doing so much more with Social Media: more to reach out and touch new prospects, more to engage with customers, more to sell more products, more often…everything the social web has to offer.

We can promise you:

  • A fast-paced, cutting-edge day, tailored to the needs of SMEs
  • No-nonsense, info-intensive sessions, where no-one sells from the stage
  • A bespoke experience: attend 3 seminars from a choice of 10
  • Access to hordes of free and low-costs social and digital platforms

So who’s going to be there?

We’ll be joined by Digital Marketing and Social Media experts from all corners of the UK – including:

  • Thomas and Penny Power – founders of Ecademy
  • Matt Hodkinson – Social Media Consultant to BBC TV & Radio
  • Mark Sinclair – YouTube Partner and co-founder of yourBusinesChannel
  • Plus a host of leading practitioners from the South Wales region and beyond

You’ll also have a chance to network with forward thinking professionals from the worlds of Marketing, PR, Digital, Branding, Mobile and Web Design – not to mention Higher Education, a sector that’s rapidly embracing Social Media.

We hope you’ll be joining us there…but in the spirit of Social Media, please don’t wait until February 6th. The conversation’s started already – and it’s spreading fast.
————————————————————————————————————————
What’s Next Event is proud to partner with several leading organisations and people here in South Wales, including Alun Cairn MP and The University of Glamorgan.

For more information visit: www.whatsnextevent.co.uk/

 

 

 

The Social Media Event - ATRiuM event

6 February 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

If you’re ready to see What’s Next, join us in Cardiff on February 6 2012.

2012 will be a landmark year in Social Media. New platforms will emerge, and new functionality will expand the scope for business engagement, virtually day by day.

 

And for every SME, there’s a clear choice to be made: embrace the new technologies and start a transformation – or let it slip by, while competitors take control of a changing market.

What’s Next Event is for every small business owner who knows they could be doing so much more with Social Media: more to reach out and touch new prospects, more to engage with customers, more to sell more products, more often…everything the social web has to offer.

We can promise you:

  • A fast-paced, cutting-edge day, tailored to the needs of SMEs
  • No-nonsense, info-intensive sessions, where no-one sells from the stage
  • A bespoke experience: attend 3 seminars from a choice of 10
  • Access to hordes of free and low-costs social and digital platforms

So who’s going to be there?

We’ll be joined by Digital Marketing and Social Media experts from all corners of the UK – including:

  • Thomas and Penny Power – founders of Ecademy
  • Matt Hodkinson – Social Media Consultant to BBC TV & Radio
  • Mark Sinclair – YouTube Partner and co-founder of yourBusinesChannel
  • Plus a host of leading practitioners from the South Wales region and beyond

You’ll also have a chance to network with forward thinking professionals from the worlds of Marketing, PR, Digital, Branding, Mobile and Web Design – not to mention Higher Education, a sector that’s rapidly embracing Social Media.

We hope you’ll be joining us there…but in the spirit of Social Media, please don’t wait until February 6th. The conversation’s started already – and it’s spreading fast.
————————————————————————————————————————
What’s Next Event is proud to partner with several leading organisations and people here in South Wales, including Alun Cairn MP and The University of Glamorgan.

For more information visit: www.whatsnextevent.co.uk/

 

 

 

The Social Media Event - ATRiuM event

6 February 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

If you’re ready to see What’s Next, join us in Cardiff on February 6 2012.

2012 will be a landmark year in Social Media. New platforms will emerge, and new functionality will expand the scope for business engagement, virtually day by day.

 

And for every SME, there’s a clear choice to be made: embrace the new technologies and start a transformation – or let it slip by, while competitors take control of a changing market.

What’s Next Event is for every small business owner who knows they could be doing so much more with Social Media: more to reach out and touch new prospects, more to engage with customers, more to sell more products, more often…everything the social web has to offer.

We can promise you:

  • A fast-paced, cutting-edge day, tailored to the needs of SMEs
  • No-nonsense, info-intensive sessions, where no-one sells from the stage
  • A bespoke experience: attend 3 seminars from a choice of 10
  • Access to hordes of free and low-costs social and digital platforms

So who’s going to be there?

We’ll be joined by Digital Marketing and Social Media experts from all corners of the UK – including:

  • Thomas and Penny Power – founders of Ecademy
  • Matt Hodkinson – Social Media Consultant to BBC TV & Radio
  • Mark Sinclair – YouTube Partner and co-founder of yourBusinesChannel
  • Plus a host of leading practitioners from the South Wales region and beyond

You’ll also have a chance to network with forward thinking professionals from the worlds of Marketing, PR, Digital, Branding, Mobile and Web Design – not to mention Higher Education, a sector that’s rapidly embracing Social Media.

We hope you’ll be joining us there…but in the spirit of Social Media, please don’t wait until February 6th. The conversation’s started already – and it’s spreading fast. 
————————————————————————————————————————
What’s Next Event is proud to partner with several leading organisations and people here in South Wales, including Alun Cairn MP and The University of Glamorgan.

For more information visit:www.whatsnextevent.co.uk/

 

The Social Media Event - ATRiuM event

6 February 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

If you’re ready to see What’s Next, join us in Cardiff on February 6 2012.

2012 will be a landmark year in Social Media. New platforms will emerge, and new functionality will expand the scope for business engagement, virtually day by day.

 

And for every SME, there’s a clear choice to be made: embrace the new technologies and start a transformation – or let it slip by, while competitors take control of a changing market.

What’s Next Event is for every small business owner who knows they could be doing so much more with Social Media: more to reach out and touch new prospects, more to engage with customers, more to sell more products, more often…everything the social web has to offer.

We can promise you:

  • A fast-paced, cutting-edge day, tailored to the needs of SMEs
  • No-nonsense, info-intensive sessions, where no-one sells from the stage
  • A bespoke experience: attend 3 seminars from a choice of 10
  • Access to hordes of free and low-costs social and digital platforms

So who’s going to be there?

We’ll be joined by Digital Marketing and Social Media experts from all corners of the UK – including:

  • Thomas and Penny Power – founders of Ecademy
  • Matt Hodkinson – Social Media Consultant to BBC TV & Radio
  • Mark Sinclair – YouTube Partner and co-founder of yourBusinesChannel
  • Plus a host of leading practitioners from the South Wales region and beyond

You’ll also have a chance to network with forward thinking professionals from the worlds of Marketing, PR, Digital, Branding, Mobile and Web Design – not to mention Higher Education, a sector that’s rapidly embracing Social Media.

We hope you’ll be joining us there…but in the spirit of Social Media, please don’t wait until February 6th. The conversation’s started already – and it’s spreading fast. 
————————————————————————————————————————
What’s Next Event is proud to partner with several leading organisations and people here in South Wales, including Alun Cairn MP and The University of Glamorgan.

For more information visit:www.whatsnextevent.co.uk/

 

A Talk on The Indian Doctor

19 January 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

Please note: drinks will be served in the Foyer by reception before and after the talk, which will be held in the Zen Room, The Atrium

In this first presentation for 2012, producer Tom Ware, along with director Lee Haven Jones, will give a talk and show clips from the first and second series of this comedy drama. The first series of 5 x 45 minute episode starred Sanjeev Bhaskar as a high-flying immigrant doctor who finds himself working in 1960s Wales. It focused on the Asian doctors who came to Britain following an invitation by then health minister, Enoch Powell. Co-produced with Avatar, filming took place in the village of Blaenavon and the series subsequently won an RTS 2010 Programme Award in the Daytime and Early-Peak Programme category. The second series, set at a time when smallpox was prevalent in south Wales, will be shown on BBC One later this year.

Note: This event is open to Members and non-Members and is free of charge.

RSVP: Hywel Wiliam: 07980007841

Also on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/events/235436453177259/

A Talk on The Indian Doctor

19 January 2012

ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff

Please note: drinks will be served in the Foyer by reception before and after the talk, which will be held in the Zen Room, The Atrium

In this first presentation for 2012, producer Tom Ware, along with director Lee Haven Jones, will give a talk and show clips from the first and second series of this comedy drama. The first series of 5 x 45 minute episode starred Sanjeev Bhaskar as a high-flying immigrant doctor who finds himself working in 1960s Wales. It focused on the Asian doctors who came to Britain following an invitation by then health minister, Enoch Powell. Co-produced with Avatar, filming took place in the village of Blaenavon and the series subsequently won an RTS 2010 Programme Award in the Daytime and Early-Peak Programme category. The second series, set at a time when smallpox was prevalent in south Wales, will be shown on BBC One later this year.

Note: This event is open to Members and non-Members and is free of charge.

RSVP: Hywel Wiliam: 07980007841

Also on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/events/235436453177259/

Industry Panel Speednetworking / Party

8 December 2011

Cineworld, Cardiff

The annual Industry Panel speednetworking event / industry panel session and networking event.

Cineworld Top Floor
Cardiff

Schedule for the evening:

Speednetworking
Panel discussion
Drinks reception with panelists

Industry members include:
Stephen Bayly, Director
Myfanwy Harris, Dragon DI (VFX)
Huw Owen, CC4Web (Interactive Media)
Mark Johnson, Sequence (Online)

Further information and biogs as well as the link to sign up for a place are available on the members section of the website.

Sign in or register above.

 

Industry Panel Speednetworking / Party

8 December 2011

Cineworld, Cardiff

The annual Industry Panel speednetworking event / industry panel session and networking event.

Cineworld Top Floor
Cardiff

Schedule for the evening:

Speednetworking
Panel discussion
Drinks reception with panelists

Industry members include:
Stephen Bayly, Director
Myfanwy Harris, Dragon DI (VFX)
Huw Owen, CC4Web (Interactive Media)
Mark Johnson, Sequence (Online)

Further information and biogs as well as the link to sign up for a place are available on the members section of the website.

Sign in or register above.

 

Stella screening and Q&A with Ruth Jones

29 November 2011

BAFTA Cymru are offering 20 Academy students the chance to attend a very special screening and event

For details of how to RSVP for a place log on to the Members Message Board.

If you aren't a member yet click on register on the list on the top of the page.

 

There will be a Q&A post screening with Ruth Jones and David Peet chaired by Jaci Stephens.

Synopsis:
The brainchild of Ruth Jones, co-writer and co-star of the multi-award winning Gavin and Stacey, Stella is a ten-episode warm funny down-to-earth family saga. Taking the titular role, Jones is a 40-something mum juggling the ups and downs of family life, amid the chaos of her eccentric friends, relatives and children's fathers. From Tidy Productions - series produced by David Peet (A Child's Christmases in Wales, The Great Outdoors) - Stella promises an authentic slice of the working-class Welsh Valleys.  

Stella screening and Q&A with Ruth Jones

29 November 2011

BAFTA Cymru are offering 20 Academy students the chance to attend a very special screening and event

For details of how to RSVP for a place log on to the Members Message Board.

If you aren't a member yet click on register on the list on the top of the page.

 

There will be a Q&A post screening with Ruth Jones and David Peet chaired by Jaci Stephens.

Synopsis:
The brainchild of Ruth Jones, co-writer and co-star of the multi-award winning Gavin and Stacey, Stella is a ten-episode warm funny down-to-earth family saga. Taking the titular role, Jones is a 40-something mum juggling the ups and downs of family life, amid the chaos of her eccentric friends, relatives and children's fathers. From Tidy Productions - series produced by David Peet (A Child's Christmases in Wales, The Great Outdoors) - Stella promises an authentic slice of the working-class Welsh Valleys.  

BBC College of Production workshop

28 November 2011

A10, City Campus, Newport

Amanda Lyon of the BBC invites you to take part in a workshop on the BBC College of Production website.

"We launched the BBC College of Production site in February this year (www.bbc.co.uk/collegeofproduction). It’s designed to be an informal training site for everyone who works or wants to work in radio, tv or online production.

Our policy is to make content by programme makers for programme makers, peer to peer learning which is short, useful and targeted.

Each piece of content on the site is designed to answer a question: how do I get my first job? how do I light an interview? how do I get the best performance from a presenter?

In tone and feel we want CoP to feel like an online mentor.

You might not be able to sit down and have a coffee and a chat with people like Kate Humble or Jenni Murray, or the producers behind Strictly, Doctor Who, Planet Earth or The Culture Show. But you can watch them on our site, sharing the things they’ve learned from years in the industry."



"From feedback I know that lots of media students are finding the site useful but I want more of you to know about it, and I also want your opinions. What are we getting right and what are we getting wrong? What films do you want to see on the site in the future? This is your chance to influence and shape BBCCoP in the future."

The session will also launch the BBC College of Production Competition, with the chance to create films that will be seen on the CoP website and win a £500 prize of vouchers to buy kit.

To sign up to attend please email hannah@mediaacademywales.org noting:

Name
University
Course
Year

 

BBC College of Production workshop

28 November 2011

A10, City Campus, Newport

Amanda Lyon of the BBC invites you to take part in a workshop on the BBC College of Production website.

"We launched the BBC College of Production site in February this year (www.bbc.co.uk/collegeofproduction). It’s designed to be an informal training site for everyone who works or wants to work in radio, tv or online production.

Our policy is to make content by programme makers for programme makers, peer to peer learning which is short, useful and targeted.

Each piece of content on the site is designed to answer a question: how do I get my first job? how do I light an interview? how do I get the best performance from a presenter?

In tone and feel we want CoP to feel like an online mentor.

You might not be able to sit down and have a coffee and a chat with people like Kate Humble or Jenni Murray, or the producers behind Strictly, Doctor Who, Planet Earth or The Culture Show. But you can watch them on our site, sharing the things they’ve learned from years in the industry."



"From feedback I know that lots of media students are finding the site useful but I want more of you to know about it, and I also want your opinions. What are we getting right and what are we getting wrong? What films do you want to see on the site in the future? This is your chance to influence and shape BBCCoP in the future."

The session will also launch the BBC College of Production Competition, with the chance to create films that will be seen on the CoP website and win a £500 prize of vouchers to buy kit.

To sign up to attend please email hannah@mediaacademywales.org noting:

Name
University
Course
Year

 

CULT Cymru Digital Media 2 day course

28 November 2011

B6 City Campus, Newport

2 day course taking place on the 19th and 26th of November at Newport's City Campus

2 free places for Academy students - book by emailing hannah@mediaacademywales.org stating your name/course and year

In this two day course with Carl Morris from Native HQ, you will create your own website using WordPress, understand how to make smart use of digital media, which tools and practices are most appropriate for you and be able to adopt guiding principles that will outlast the rapid changes in digital media.

Course Outline...

Examine a variety of digital media tools (including Flickr, YouTube, Google Reader, Google Docs, Facebook and Twitter) and learn how to use them professionally.

Develop your own web presence using WordPress.com. Explore the culture of digital media - online communities, video, appropriate sharing, openness and privacy, copyright and licensing.

CULT Cymru Digital Media 2 day course

28 November 2011

B6 City Campus, Newport

2 day course taking place on the 19th and 26th of November at Newport's City Campus

2 free places for Academy students - book by emailing hannah@mediaacademywales.org stating your name/course and year

In this two day course with Carl Morris from Native HQ, you will create your own website using WordPress, understand how to make smart use of digital media, which tools and practices are most appropriate for you and be able to adopt guiding principles that will outlast the rapid changes in digital media.

Course Outline...

Examine a variety of digital media tools (including Flickr, YouTube, Google Reader, Google Docs, Facebook and Twitter) and learn how to use them professionally.

Develop your own web presence using WordPress.com. Explore the culture of digital media - online communities, video, appropriate sharing, openness and privacy, copyright and licensing.

Nicholas Roeg at Hay

19 November 2011

Hay on Wye

  


From his early involvement in Lawrence of Arabia, to directing  Performance and The Man who Fell to Earth, Nicholas Roeg became known for  films that evaded traditional narrative and which have had a lasting impact on cinema.  Roeg  makes the case for a cinema defined by  risks, accidents and misadventures.

“My principal inspiration’  Danny Boyle

"Legendary" Guardian

http://artfestivalathay.org/talk-sessions/
£6 - £10

Nicholas Roeg at Hay

19 November 2011

Hay on Wye

  


From his early involvement in Lawrence of Arabia, to directing  Performance and The Man who Fell to Earth, Nicholas Roeg became known for  films that evaded traditional narrative and which have had a lasting impact on cinema.  Roeg  makes the case for a cinema defined by  risks, accidents and misadventures.

“My principal inspiration’  Danny Boyle

"Legendary" Guardian

http://artfestivalathay.org/talk-sessions/
£6 - £10

Film Exhibition Panel at Cinovate

18 November 2011

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

The European exhibitors toolkit

Fancy finding out more about how festivals and cinemas chose their films, promote them and arrange events around them?

Thinking about working in exhibition or distribution when you graduate?

Join industry delegates from around the UK to hear speakers from Brussels (Nova Cinema), Rotterdam (WORM) and Copenhagen (CPH Pix Festival)

The session will be chaired by 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival director and previous Creative Director of Shooting People, James Mullighan

Tickets are £5 from Chapter – book tickets here

For full details about the Cinovate programme click here

Film Exhibition Panel at Cinovate

18 November 2011

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

The European exhibitors toolkit

Fancy finding out more about how festivals and cinemas chose their films, promote them and arrange events around them?

Thinking about working in exhibition or distribution when you graduate?

Join industry delegates from around the UK to hear speakers from Brussels (Nova Cinema), Rotterdam (WORM) and Copenhagen (CPH Pix Festival)

The session will be chaired by 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival director and previous Creative Director of Shooting People, James Mullighan

Tickets are £5 from Chapter – book tickets here

For full details about the Cinovate programme click here

Film Trailer Music Masterclass

17 November 2011

Newport Centre, Newport

 

  

Film trailer music is a rapidly-growing – and often overlooked – area of work for composers and requires a different approach to other media commissions.   

Hear from Timo Baker, a highly creative and versatile composer who has composed music for Universal, CBS, BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, MTV, Sony Playstation, among others, during a career that has spanned twelve years, in this not to be missed in-depth seminar. 

FREE
Reserve your space by emailing hello@welshmusicfoundation.com
 

The Soundtrack International Film & Music Festival takes place across Cardiff and Newport from the 16th-20th of November, focusing on the

Film trailer music is a rapidly-growing – and often overlooked – area of work for composers and requires a different approach to other media commissions. 

Hear from Timo Baker, a highly creative and versatile composer who has composed music for Universal, CBS, BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, MTV, Sony Playstation, among others, during a career that has spanned twelve years, in this not to be missed in-depth seminar.

FREE
Reserve your space by emailing hello@welshmusicfoundation.com

The Soundtrack International Film & Music Festival takes place across Cardiff and Newport from the 16th-20th of November, focusing on the relationship between music and the moving image. As well as a packed programme of special preview screenings, music documentary and live performance, the festival will also host a number of free industry panels on subjects like Crowdfunding and Synchronisation for Composers. More information can be found at www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com

Film Trailer Music Masterclass

17 November 2011

Newport Centre, Newport

 

  

Film trailer music is a rapidly-growing – and often overlooked – area of work for composers and requires a different approach to other media commissions.   

Hear from Timo Baker, a highly creative and versatile composer who has composed music for Universal, CBS, BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, MTV, Sony Playstation, among others, during a career that has spanned twelve years, in this not to be missed in-depth seminar. 

FREE
Reserve your space by emailing hello@welshmusicfoundation.com
 

The Soundtrack International Film & Music Festival takes place across Cardiff and Newport from the 16th-20th of November, focusing on the

Film trailer music is a rapidly-growing – and often overlooked – area of work for composers and requires a different approach to other media commissions. 

Hear from Timo Baker, a highly creative and versatile composer who has composed music for Universal, CBS, BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, MTV, Sony Playstation, among others, during a career that has spanned twelve years, in this not to be missed in-depth seminar.

FREE
Reserve your space by emailing hello@welshmusicfoundation.com

The Soundtrack International Film & Music Festival takes place across Cardiff and Newport from the 16th-20th of November, focusing on the relationship between music and the moving image. As well as a packed programme of special preview screenings, music documentary and live performance, the festival will also host a number of free industry panels on subjects like Crowdfunding and Synchronisation for Composers. More information can be found at www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com

Inside Edge: Shorts (1 day course)

13 November 2011

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

  

Inside Edge – Shorts is a course run by independent filmmakers John Giwa-Amu and Caradog James who both cut their teeth in self-funded short films before moving to features. Their films have been nominated at the British Independent Film Awards, won the BBC Talent Award at Bristol Brief Encounters and Three BAFTA Cymru Awards.They are both also judges of several short and feature film awards across the UK.

‘Inside Edge Shorts’ will give you all the information you need to make an award winning short film that kickstarts your career. Topics include: writing, directing, working on low budgets, raising finance, film festivals and preparing for success.

BRISTOL/CARDIFF Full Course Price £129.00. Price to password holders £29.00 (78% Discount) - contact Hannah for the password stating your course/University and year 

http://www.redandblackfilms.com/  

Inside Edge: Shorts (1 day course)

13 November 2011

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

  

Inside Edge – Shorts is a course run by independent filmmakers John Giwa-Amu and Caradog James who both cut their teeth in self-funded short films before moving to features. Their films have been nominated at the British Independent Film Awards, won the BBC Talent Award at Bristol Brief Encounters and Three BAFTA Cymru Awards.They are both also judges of several short and feature film awards across the UK.

‘Inside Edge Shorts’ will give you all the information you need to make an award winning short film that kickstarts your career. Topics include: writing, directing, working on low budgets, raising finance, film festivals and preparing for success.

BRISTOL/CARDIFF Full Course Price £129.00. Price to password holders £29.00 (78% Discount) - contact Hannah for the password stating your course/University and year 

http://www.redandblackfilms.com/  

CULT Cymru 1 day online marketing workshop

18 October 2011

(Opposite BBC Wales) Ty Oldfield, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ

Online Marketing & Promotion

Pick up useful tips and techniques on how to promote yourself effectively in today's digital era.
 
Course Outline
* What do you want from the internet?
* Web presence - do you need a website?
* What type of website, DIY or commissioned?
* Golden rules of e-presence
* Jargon busting
* Social networking
* Monitoring your site

SMAW Student and Graduate cost:  £10 (half price)
To book a place contact: Beth Roberts [Beth@bectu.org.uk] noting you are a SNAW student

CULT Cymru 1 day online marketing workshop

18 October 2011

(Opposite BBC Wales) Ty Oldfield, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ

Online Marketing & Promotion

Pick up useful tips and techniques on how to promote yourself effectively in today's digital era.
 
Course Outline
* What do you want from the internet?
* Web presence - do you need a website?
* What type of website, DIY or commissioned?
* Golden rules of e-presence
* Jargon busting
* Social networking
* Monitoring your site

SMAW Student and Graduate cost:  £10 (half price)
To book a place contact: Beth Roberts [Beth@bectu.org.uk] noting you are a SNAW student

CULT Cymru 1 day pitching workshop

15 October 2011

(Opposite BBC Wales) Ty Oldfield, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ

Presenting & Pitching

Gain practical experience in giving a presentation or delivering a verbal pitch.
 
Overview of topics...
* Preparing a presentation - your goal, your audience, assembling and arranging material, confidence;
* Delivering a presentation - Audio-Visual aids, hand-outs, pace, tone and appearance, keeping control, interaction, confidence;
* Theory of the pitch - 7 Key Points of the pitch, characteristics of pitch types, delivering the pitch;
* Putting it all into practice!

Cost to SMAW students:  £10 (half price)
 
Contact Beth Roberts [Beth@bectu.org.uk] to book a place (noting you are a SMAW student)

 

 

CULT Cymru 1 day pitching workshop

15 October 2011

(Opposite BBC Wales) Ty Oldfield, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ

Presenting & Pitching

Gain practical experience in giving a presentation or delivering a verbal pitch.
 
Overview of topics...
* Preparing a presentation - your goal, your audience, assembling and arranging material, confidence;
* Delivering a presentation - Audio-Visual aids, hand-outs, pace, tone and appearance, keeping control, interaction, confidence;
* Theory of the pitch - 7 Key Points of the pitch, characteristics of pitch types, delivering the pitch;
* Putting it all into practice!

Cost to SMAW students:  £10 (half price)
 
Contact Beth Roberts [Beth@bectu.org.uk] to book a place (noting you are a SMAW student)

 

 

Newport Film Programme at Hay Film Festival

24 September 2011

Parish Hall, Hay-on-Wye

The 3rd Festival of British Cinema takes place from 23 – 25 September 2011, serving up an eclectic programme of films on the theme of British Mavericks, including the 1968 Lindsay Anderson classic, IF, the 1936 HG Wells adaptation of Things to Come,  John Godber’s  Up ‘n Under, and the surprise comedy hit of this year, Submarine.

Added to this are silent movies, Q&A sessions with the film makers and an exciting programme of prizewinning documentaries from students at Newport Film School, University of Wales, Newport; curated by BAFTA award winning documentary director and current Head of the Film School, Christopher Morris.

A lead partner in the Skillset Media Academy Wales, Newport Film School is one of the oldest film schools in the UK; founded by the father of British documentary John Grierson in 1966, the school has established an international reputation in film education. 10 years ago the film school launched the UK’s only BA (hons) course solely focused on documentary filmmaking and all the films presented in this session are made by students on the unique Documentary Film & Television course.

The Newport Film School student films will include:

Sonnemann
Director: Heidi Brandenburg
2006. 10. 30 minutes (German)
Cut off from society, alone in a wood, a young man reflects on his place in the modern world.

The Transformation of Tommy Matthison
Directors: Steven Jones and Matt Evans
2007. 12.00 minutes
A werewolf from Cumbria talks about his life and loves.

Roundabouters
Directors: Andrew Parry and Catherine McMahon
2007. 12.00 minutes
The joy of the British roundabout – and the people who love them.
(Winner of The Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Documentary for 2007)

Halb (Half)
Director: Rabea Gorny
2008. 10.00 minutes (German)
A simple but searing dissection of a divorce from the viewpoint of the daughter.
(Winner of The Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Documentary 2008)

Annwyl Plant (Dear Kids)
Director: Catrin Doyle
2009. 10.00 minutes (Welsh)
A beautiful poem of a film – a mother muses on her fears for her children’s future.
(Selected for University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize 2010)

Letters to Angola: An Unlikely Friendship
Directors: Lauren Muchan and Joseph Sharp
2009. 14.45 minutes
What have a young English girl and a Black Panther convicted of murder, got to say to each other?
(Winner of The Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Documentary and shortlisted for Best Newcomer at the Grierson Awards)

88
Directors: Seb Feehan and Josh Bamford
2010. 12.00 minutes
Proof that old age is no barrier to living life to the full. Uplifting!
(Winner: Best Student documentary at the 2011 Sheffield International Documentary Festival)


Hay will also welcome Fuji to the festival and they will be screening the two winners of their Fujifilm Shorts competition which will be announced on 28 July.

Established in 2008, Fujifilm Shorts has been created to showcase the talents of filmmakers who choose to shoot on Fujifilm’s motion picture film stock. Fujifilm Shorts prides itself on being one of very few short film competitions to reward the art of Cinematography and to celebrate and support shorts which are shot on 16mm or 35mm film. Now in its third successful year, the Fujifilm Shorts 2011 winners for Best Film and Best Cinematography will be screening at the 3rd Festival of British Cinema in Hay-on-Wye.

www.filmfestivalhay.co.uk

Newport Film Programme at Hay Film Festival

24 September 2011

Parish Hall, Hay-on-Wye

The 3rd Festival of British Cinema takes place from 23 – 25 September 2011, serving up an eclectic programme of films on the theme of British Mavericks, including the 1968 Lindsay Anderson classic, IF, the 1936 HG Wells adaptation of Things to Come,  John Godber’s  Up ‘n Under, and the surprise comedy hit of this year, Submarine.

Added to this are silent movies, Q&A sessions with the film makers and an exciting programme of prizewinning documentaries from students at Newport Film School, University of Wales, Newport; curated by BAFTA award winning documentary director and current Head of the Film School, Christopher Morris.

A lead partner in the Skillset Media Academy Wales, Newport Film School is one of the oldest film schools in the UK; founded by the father of British documentary John Grierson in 1966, the school has established an international reputation in film education. 10 years ago the film school launched the UK’s only BA (hons) course solely focused on documentary filmmaking and all the films presented in this session are made by students on the unique Documentary Film & Television course.

The Newport Film School student films will include:

Sonnemann
Director: Heidi Brandenburg
2006. 10. 30 minutes (German)
Cut off from society, alone in a wood, a young man reflects on his place in the modern world.

The Transformation of Tommy Matthison
Directors: Steven Jones and Matt Evans
2007. 12.00 minutes
A werewolf from Cumbria talks about his life and loves.

Roundabouters
Directors: Andrew Parry and Catherine McMahon
2007. 12.00 minutes
The joy of the British roundabout – and the people who love them.
(Winner of The Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Documentary for 2007)

Halb (Half)
Director: Rabea Gorny
2008. 10.00 minutes (German)
A simple but searing dissection of a divorce from the viewpoint of the daughter.
(Winner of The Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Documentary 2008)

Annwyl Plant (Dear Kids)
Director: Catrin Doyle
2009. 10.00 minutes (Welsh)
A beautiful poem of a film – a mother muses on her fears for her children’s future.
(Selected for University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize 2010)

Letters to Angola: An Unlikely Friendship
Directors: Lauren Muchan and Joseph Sharp
2009. 14.45 minutes
What have a young English girl and a Black Panther convicted of murder, got to say to each other?
(Winner of The Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Documentary and shortlisted for Best Newcomer at the Grierson Awards)

88
Directors: Seb Feehan and Josh Bamford
2010. 12.00 minutes
Proof that old age is no barrier to living life to the full. Uplifting!
(Winner: Best Student documentary at the 2011 Sheffield International Documentary Festival)


Hay will also welcome Fuji to the festival and they will be screening the two winners of their Fujifilm Shorts competition which will be announced on 28 July.

Established in 2008, Fujifilm Shorts has been created to showcase the talents of filmmakers who choose to shoot on Fujifilm’s motion picture film stock. Fujifilm Shorts prides itself on being one of very few short film competitions to reward the art of Cinematography and to celebrate and support shorts which are shot on 16mm or 35mm film. Now in its third successful year, the Fujifilm Shorts 2011 winners for Best Film and Best Cinematography will be screening at the 3rd Festival of British Cinema in Hay-on-Wye.

www.filmfestivalhay.co.uk

Jo Roach Crossplatform Budgeting at Transform@Lab (10 places only)

20 September 2011

City Campus, Newport

Jo Roach is an independent executive producer, specialising in producing public service and entertainment content, across digital platforms. Jo started her career working for AOL, moving into radio and finally TV and film.  

Jo has worked extensively with the BBC and Channel Four as well as BSkyB, AOL and Global Radio, launching websites, mobile applications, interactive television, games, social applications and communications tools. Jo has worked with international software companies, bringing new mobile and web products to the UK. 

Most recently Jo has produced two large-scale cross-platform projects for Channel Four Education with a focus on short film and games, using the web as a syndication tool to reach larger audiences.

We have ten exclusive places on this masterclass. To attend email you name, university and course to hannah@mediaacademywales.org by Thursday 15th September.

Jo Roach Crossplatform Budgeting at Transform@Lab (10 places only)

20 September 2011

City Campus, Newport

Jo Roach is an independent executive producer, specialising in producing public service and entertainment content, across digital platforms. Jo started her career working for AOL, moving into radio and finally TV and film.  

Jo has worked extensively with the BBC and Channel Four as well as BSkyB, AOL and Global Radio, launching websites, mobile applications, interactive television, games, social applications and communications tools. Jo has worked with international software companies, bringing new mobile and web products to the UK. 

Most recently Jo has produced two large-scale cross-platform projects for Channel Four Education with a focus on short film and games, using the web as a syndication tool to reach larger audiences.

We have ten exclusive places on this masterclass. To attend email you name, university and course to hannah@mediaacademywales.org by Thursday 15th September.

'Little Voices' Film Premiere

28 July 2011

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

Little Voices Premiere

You are Invited to “Little Voices” Film Premiere

Date: 28th July 2011

Screening Venue: Cineworld Cardiff - First screening, arrival by 6pm for the screening to commence at 6.15pm.  Second screening, Arrival by 7pm for the screening to commence at 7.15pm.  

After Party Venue: The Kuku Club, entrance via the Laguna Bar at the Park Plaza, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AL


The Film
A film exploring the loss of true love, A deaf and mute man isolated from his peers and left alone after the heart wrenching death of his soul mate, decides to send the world a message, but first he needs to find his voice in the silence.

Little Voices, written / directed by Chris McFall and Produced by Chris Colton starring Wrexham-born deaf actor David Bower, most recognisable for his role in British hit film Four Weddings And A Funeral and Rebecca Hurst.

“It is a strong metaphorical description of the semantic divide between deaf and hearing people and explores an interesting area of human perception and communication.”
- David Karl Bower - Quint

Please RSVP to either of the below contacts and please let us know how many people you would like to bring, you are also welcome to forward this email to anyone else that maybe interested in the event.

We are also seeking sponsorship to help fund the event and to help funding in taking the film to the film festivals, in return Logos will be shown in a sequence when people arrive, and at the end in the film credits.

'Little Voices' Film Premiere

28 July 2011

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

Little Voices Premiere

You are Invited to “Little Voices” Film Premiere

Date: 28th July 2011

Screening Venue: Cineworld Cardiff - First screening, arrival by 6pm for the screening to commence at 6.15pm.  Second screening, Arrival by 7pm for the screening to commence at 7.15pm.  

After Party Venue: The Kuku Club, entrance via the Laguna Bar at the Park Plaza, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AL


The Film
A film exploring the loss of true love, A deaf and mute man isolated from his peers and left alone after the heart wrenching death of his soul mate, decides to send the world a message, but first he needs to find his voice in the silence.

Little Voices, written / directed by Chris McFall and Produced by Chris Colton starring Wrexham-born deaf actor David Bower, most recognisable for his role in British hit film Four Weddings And A Funeral and Rebecca Hurst.

“It is a strong metaphorical description of the semantic divide between deaf and hearing people and explores an interesting area of human perception and communication.”
- David Karl Bower - Quint

Please RSVP to either of the below contacts and please let us know how many people you would like to bring, you are also welcome to forward this email to anyone else that maybe interested in the event.

We are also seeking sponsorship to help fund the event and to help funding in taking the film to the film festivals, in return Logos will be shown in a sequence when people arrive, and at the end in the film credits.

HORRID HENRY - THE MOVIE + Q&A

21 July 2011

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

Horrid Henry: The Movie plus Q+A with actors Mathew Horne & Theo Stevenson

SKILLSET MEDIA ACADEMY WALES is delighted to offer five tickets for this exclusive screening event, courtesy of BAFTA Cymru.

Meet Henry, Lord High Majesty of the Purple Hand Gang to his friends and Horrid Henry to most everyone else. He’s forever waging a battle against the tyranny of adults, only this time it seems as though the adults really are out to get him!

When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his irritating little brother Perfect Peter, outwitting corrupt School Inspectors and toppling an evil Headmaster, winning a talent contest and facing his ultimate nemesis with no way out - all because he is trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate!

Please be aware that this screening and Q&A may be filmed.

Thursday 21 July , 2011 at Cineworld, Cardiff

Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EN

18:00 Screening / Cinema 15 (4th Floor)

Tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. RSVP by Tuesday 19 July to marketing@mediaacademywales.org

HORRID HENRY - THE MOVIE + Q&A

21 July 2011

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

Horrid Henry: The Movie plus Q+A with actors Mathew Horne & Theo Stevenson

SKILLSET MEDIA ACADEMY WALES is delighted to offer five tickets for this exclusive screening event, courtesy of BAFTA Cymru.

Meet Henry, Lord High Majesty of the Purple Hand Gang to his friends and Horrid Henry to most everyone else. He’s forever waging a battle against the tyranny of adults, only this time it seems as though the adults really are out to get him!

When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his irritating little brother Perfect Peter, outwitting corrupt School Inspectors and toppling an evil Headmaster, winning a talent contest and facing his ultimate nemesis with no way out - all because he is trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate!

Please be aware that this screening and Q&A may be filmed.

Thursday 21 July , 2011 at Cineworld, Cardiff

Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EN

18:00 Screening / Cinema 15 (4th Floor)

Tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. RSVP by Tuesday 19 July to marketing@mediaacademywales.org

UWN BA Animation Graduate Show / BA Film & Video Graduate ShowUWN - Performing Arts Graduate Show

23 June 2011

City Campus, Newport / Newport Cineworld

The University of Wales, Newport and Skillset Media Academy Wales are please to announce two exciting graduate show events taking place on Thursday 23 June:

BA ANIMATION GRADUATE SHOW EVENT
City Campus, Newport
2pm - 8pm

"We are the 2011 graduating year from BA (Hons) Animation at Newport Film School. There are around 36 of us in total and we are all very different but are united by our training at International Film School Wales. Our year are the first to graduate from University of Wales Newport’s brand-new city centre campus." Click here to read more in a fantastic blog created by the students with details of all the films and information about the event.

Find out about the BA Animation course at Newport here!

 

BA FILM & VIDEO DEGREE SHOW SCREENING
Cineworld, Newport
6.30 - 8.30pm

The BA Film  & Video degree show is at Newport Cineworld on Thursday 23rd June, 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets will be available from 11th June, they can be reserved through Shafeeq Vellani.

The films will also be shown as part of the graduate show at the City Centre Campus on Friday 17th June at 6.00pm.

Find out more about the world-renowned BA Film & Video course at Newport here!

 

 

Animation Newport 2011 - Graduation Films from Animation Newport 2011 on Vimeo.

 

 



'Howling of the Lamb' one of many films on show

 

 

UWN BA Animation Graduate Show / BA Film & Video Graduate ShowUWN - Performing Arts Graduate Show

23 June 2011

City Campus, Newport / Newport Cineworld

The University of Wales, Newport and Skillset Media Academy Wales are please to announce two exciting graduate show events taking place on Thursday 23 June:

BA ANIMATION GRADUATE SHOW EVENT
City Campus, Newport
2pm - 8pm

"We are the 2011 graduating year from BA (Hons) Animation at Newport Film School. There are around 36 of us in total and we are all very different but are united by our training at International Film School Wales. Our year are the first to graduate from University of Wales Newport’s brand-new city centre campus." Click here to read more in a fantastic blog created by the students with details of all the films and information about the event.

Find out about the BA Animation course at Newport here!

 

BA FILM & VIDEO DEGREE SHOW SCREENING
Cineworld, Newport
6.30 - 8.30pm

The BA Film  & Video degree show is at Newport Cineworld on Thursday 23rd June, 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets will be available from 11th June, they can be reserved through Shafeeq Vellani.

The films will also be shown as part of the graduate show at the City Centre Campus on Friday 17th June at 6.00pm.

Find out more about the world-renowned BA Film & Video course at Newport here!

 

 

Animation Newport 2011 - Graduation Films from Animation Newport 2011 on Vimeo.

 

 



'Howling of the Lamb' one of many films on show

 

 

Transform@Lab presents BBC Interactive Editor Iain Tweedale

23 June 2011

City Campus, Newport

Iain Tweedale (BBC): Transmedia Production in Broadcasting

Iain Tweedale heads the BBC's Interactive & Learning team in Cardiff. In this workshop he will run through how the BBC has developed its interactive strategy for Doctor Who - the BBC's premier drama brand -starting with a simple website back in 2005 to a fully developed transmedia strategy now. The session will cover catch-up TV, originated web content, gaming, social media and schools content, with an emphasis on creating impact, building an audience and delivering content that excites, engages and entertains.

Join Iain Tweedale, BBC Wales Interactive Editor, in an open session at the City Campus, Newport.

Masterclass fee: £10 students/graduates, £20 professionals. To book your place, click here to register.

BIOGRAPHY:

Iain TweedaleEditor, Interactive & Learning, BBC Wales

Iain runs the production team in Cardiff responsible for interactive drama sites such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock, Sarah Jane Adventures and Merlin. The team also produce factual sites such as Human Planet, Last Chance to See, Amazon and Tribe. Locally, his team runs the BBC’s websites for Wales in both English and Welsh.

As head of Learning for BBC Wales, Iain also leads a team that delivers websites, TV programmes and face to face events for 5-19 year olds and Adult Learners.

Before joining the BBC, Iain worked for IBM, where he led a consulting team to help media companies to establish their online content businesses. He has also worked in the international mobile content industry.

Transform@Lab presents BBC Interactive Editor Iain Tweedale

23 June 2011

City Campus, Newport

Iain Tweedale (BBC): Transmedia Production in Broadcasting

Iain Tweedale heads the BBC's Interactive & Learning team in Cardiff. In this workshop he will run through how the BBC has developed its interactive strategy for Doctor Who - the BBC's premier drama brand -starting with a simple website back in 2005 to a fully developed transmedia strategy now. The session will cover catch-up TV, originated web content, gaming, social media and schools content, with an emphasis on creating impact, building an audience and delivering content that excites, engages and entertains.

Join Iain Tweedale, BBC Wales Interactive Editor, in an open session at the City Campus, Newport.

Masterclass fee: £10 students/graduates, £20 professionals. To book your place, click here to register.

BIOGRAPHY:

Iain TweedaleEditor, Interactive & Learning, BBC Wales

Iain runs the production team in Cardiff responsible for interactive drama sites such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock, Sarah Jane Adventures and Merlin. The team also produce factual sites such as Human Planet, Last Chance to See, Amazon and Tribe. Locally, his team runs the BBC’s websites for Wales in both English and Welsh.

As head of Learning for BBC Wales, Iain also leads a team that delivers websites, TV programmes and face to face events for 5-19 year olds and Adult Learners.

Before joining the BBC, Iain worked for IBM, where he led a consulting team to help media companies to establish their online content businesses. He has also worked in the international mobile content industry.

Newport Graduate Show Event

17 June - 1 July 2011

City Campus, Newport

Students, graduates and academic staff at the University of Wales, Newport would be delighted if you could join them for the 2011 Graduate Show at the brand new City Campus between 17 June - 1 July 2011.

A highlight of the University calendar, the Graduate Showcase is an excellent way to see the work of the artists, designers, filmakers and photographers of the future at the start of their exciting careers.

Opening Night will take place on Friday 17 June 6pm, and then public guided tours will be available every day (except Sunday) 10am - 2pm every hour, on the hour until 1 July. For guided tours, please register at City Campus reception at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Alternatively, some of the exhibition work will be available to view unguided on the ground floor of the City Campus 18 June  - 1 July (Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm).

For full details click here.

 

Newport Graduate Show Event

17 June - 1 July 2011

City Campus, Newport

Students, graduates and academic staff at the University of Wales, Newport would be delighted if you could join them for the 2011 Graduate Show at the brand new City Campus between 17 June - 1 July 2011.

A highlight of the University calendar, the Graduate Showcase is an excellent way to see the work of the artists, designers, filmakers and photographers of the future at the start of their exciting careers.

Opening Night will take place on Friday 17 June 6pm, and then public guided tours will be available every day (except Sunday) 10am - 2pm every hour, on the hour until 1 July. For guided tours, please register at City Campus reception at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Alternatively, some of the exhibition work will be available to view unguided on the ground floor of the City Campus 18 June  - 1 July (Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm).

For full details click here.

 

Glamorgan Graduate Films Showcase

15 June 2011

Chapter, Cardiff

University of Glamorgan welcomes you to a showcase of graduate films, at Chapter Cinema Cardiff. 

Join students and lecturers as they explore a collection of fiction and non-fiction films produced by BA Film & Video students. Places are limited and you asked to book your place through Ieaun Morris.

Glamorgan Graduate Films Showcase

15 June 2011

Chapter, Cardiff

University of Glamorgan welcomes you to a showcase of graduate films, at Chapter Cinema Cardiff. 

Join students and lecturers as they explore a collection of fiction and non-fiction films produced by BA Film & Video students. Places are limited and you asked to book your place through Ieaun Morris.

WORKING WITH ACTORS: ONE DAY DEMO

11 June 2011

CB4 Atrium Theatre, Atrium, Cardiff

Following popular demand from latest workshop on Meisner Technique, a demonstration will be given by Stephen Bayly (SMAW Industry Panel member) with the help of two Meisner trained actors. The Meisner Technique is based on the basic principles of Sanford Meisner, as amplified by Mamet and others, as a tool for directors to learn to work with actors, and for actors to achieve a truthful, realistic, in-the-moment performance on stage or screen. This demo has been presented regularly by Director Guild in London and we are delighted to be able to bring it to Cardiff.

Free to SMAW students and a small charge of £25 for professionals.

Places are limited. You are advised to Book early.

WORKING WITH ACTORS: ONE DAY DEMO

11 June 2011

CB4 Atrium Theatre, Atrium, Cardiff

Following popular demand from latest workshop on Meisner Technique, a demonstration will be given by Stephen Bayly (SMAW Industry Panel member) with the help of two Meisner trained actors. The Meisner Technique is based on the basic principles of Sanford Meisner, as amplified by Mamet and others, as a tool for directors to learn to work with actors, and for actors to achieve a truthful, realistic, in-the-moment performance on stage or screen. This demo has been presented regularly by Director Guild in London and we are delighted to be able to bring it to Cardiff.

Free to SMAW students and a small charge of £25 for professionals.

Places are limited. You are advised to Book early.

Create 2011 - Glamorgan Creative Media Graduate Show

10 - 17 June 2011

Atrium, Cardiff

The Create 2011 exhibition begins at ATRiuM on 10th June 2011 with private viewings for industry and employers student’s friends and family, before opening to the public on 11th June. It features exceptional work from final year students across a wide range of awards.

Public Opening

  • Saturday 11th – Friday 17th June 9am – 9pm

Click here to see more

Create 2011 - Glamorgan Creative Media Graduate Show

10 - 17 June 2011

Atrium, Cardiff

The Create 2011 exhibition begins at ATRiuM on 10th June 2011 with private viewings for industry and employers student’s friends and family, before opening to the public on 11th June. It features exceptional work from final year students across a wide range of awards.

Public Opening

  • Saturday 11th – Friday 17th June 9am – 9pm

Click here to see more

UoG - GLAMMIES Animation Award Show

3 June 2011

Cineworld, Cardiff

 The Glammies is an annual awards ceremony recognising the best and brightest new animation talent produced by the University of Glamorgan.

The Glammies enable students to showcase the high standard of animated work they produce during their studies.

The awards are open to all of the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries’ animation courses, including:

Watch a showreel featuring some of the award-winning work from last year’s Glammies:

2010 Glamorgan Glammies Showreel from ATRiuM CCI on Vimeo.

UoG - GLAMMIES Animation Award Show

3 June 2011

Cineworld, Cardiff

 The Glammies is an annual awards ceremony recognising the best and brightest new animation talent produced by the University of Glamorgan.

The Glammies enable students to showcase the high standard of animated work they produce during their studies.

The awards are open to all of the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries’ animation courses, including:

Watch a showreel featuring some of the award-winning work from last year’s Glammies:

2010 Glamorgan Glammies Showreel from ATRiuM CCI on Vimeo.

MOFILM - The Art of Advertising Workshop

24 May 2011

AM: Room E.08 / PM: Room B.01 / City Campus, University of Wales Newport

An 8 hour practical workshop from MOFILM demonstrating advert creation in the real world markets! 

MOFILM, the leading crowd-sourcing creative agency that helps aspiring filmmakers create videos for big brands and social causes, will be coming to Skillset Media Academy Wales on Tuesday 24 May 2011, to run a practical workshop on the art of advertising.

Held at the new City Campus, University of Wales, Newport, the full-day session will combine theory with the chance to work on a professional brief with the workshop participants creating a 30 – 60 second advertisement.

State-of-the-art camera equipment has been supplied by Kodak and students are free to bring their own filming kit if they wish.

MOFILM production executive Will Walters says: “MOFILM is excited to visit the Skillset Media Academy Wales at the new City Campus and looking forward to engaging with the students to create some fantastic videos.”

MOFILM has grown into a global community of filmmakers working with world-leading brands and distributing content to much of the globe. It has pioneered 'made-for-mobile' content working with leading filmmakers such as Kevin Spacey, Robert Redford, Isabella Rossellini and Spike Lee to highlight and champion talented MOFILMers from around the world.

MOFILM also run the world's largest mobile film festival in Barcelona, Spain once a year in conjunction with the GSM Association, as well as working with leading film festivals, including Shanghai, Cannes, Sundance, Locarno and London. 

To sign up for this event please email
Alex Gallop directly with your name/course/university.

http://www.mofilm.com/

City Campus Address:

Unversity of Wales,
Newport City Campus,
Usk Way,
Newport
NP20 2BP

MOFILM - The Art of Advertising Workshop

24 May 2011

AM: Room E.08 / PM: Room B.01 / City Campus, University of Wales Newport

An 8 hour practical workshop from MOFILM demonstrating advert creation in the real world markets! 

MOFILM, the leading crowd-sourcing creative agency that helps aspiring filmmakers create videos for big brands and social causes, will be coming to Skillset Media Academy Wales on Tuesday 24 May 2011, to run a practical workshop on the art of advertising.

Held at the new City Campus, University of Wales, Newport, the full-day session will combine theory with the chance to work on a professional brief with the workshop participants creating a 30 – 60 second advertisement.

State-of-the-art camera equipment has been supplied by Kodak and students are free to bring their own filming kit if they wish.

MOFILM production executive Will Walters says: “MOFILM is excited to visit the Skillset Media Academy Wales at the new City Campus and looking forward to engaging with the students to create some fantastic videos.”

MOFILM has grown into a global community of filmmakers working with world-leading brands and distributing content to much of the globe. It has pioneered 'made-for-mobile' content working with leading filmmakers such as Kevin Spacey, Robert Redford, Isabella Rossellini and Spike Lee to highlight and champion talented MOFILMers from around the world.

MOFILM also run the world's largest mobile film festival in Barcelona, Spain once a year in conjunction with the GSM Association, as well as working with leading film festivals, including Shanghai, Cannes, Sundance, Locarno and London. 

To sign up for this event please email
Alex Gallop directly with your name/course/university.

http://www.mofilm.com/

City Campus Address:

Unversity of Wales,
Newport City Campus,
Usk Way,
Newport
NP20 2BP

CV Surgery & Career Advice Session

18 May 2011

Room C17, City Campus, Newport

If you're already thinking about your graduation and want to ensure that your next steps are the right ones, take advantage of a free CV surgery and careers advice session with Alex Leadley, the Media Academy Wales Placement Coordinator, and Anna-Lisa Jenaer, Project Manager.

You will have the opportunity to speak to either Alex or Anna-Lisa about your CV, your work experience and what to do when you graduate. You can book a 30 minute slot between 9.30am - 3pm.  Click here to book.

BIOGS:

Placement Co-ordinator, Alex Leadley joins Screen Academy Wales from Cymru International, part of the Barcud Derwen Group, where she was S4C international co-ordinator.  Alex has a strong network of contacts within the creative industries sector in Wales, upon which she can draw to create further work experience opportunities for SSAW students and graduates. 

Anna-Lisa started her career in journalism before moving to Brussels and working as a Marketing Communications Manager for 3M Europe. Upon returning to Wales, Anna-Lisa joined S4C International, the commercial arm of S4C, developing, selling and pitching animation and documentary programmes for the international marketplace.

In 2007 Anna-Lisa started a new career in screenwriting and has written a number of animation scripts for network and international broadcast as well as theatre pieces and feature films. She is currently writing on the Welsh soap Pobol y Cwm.

CV Surgery & Career Advice Session

18 May 2011

Room C17, City Campus, Newport

If you're already thinking about your graduation and want to ensure that your next steps are the right ones, take advantage of a free CV surgery and careers advice session with Alex Leadley, the Media Academy Wales Placement Coordinator, and Anna-Lisa Jenaer, Project Manager.

You will have the opportunity to speak to either Alex or Anna-Lisa about your CV, your work experience and what to do when you graduate. You can book a 30 minute slot between 9.30am - 3pm.  Click here to book.

BIOGS:

Placement Co-ordinator, Alex Leadley joins Screen Academy Wales from Cymru International, part of the Barcud Derwen Group, where she was S4C international co-ordinator.  Alex has a strong network of contacts within the creative industries sector in Wales, upon which she can draw to create further work experience opportunities for SSAW students and graduates. 

Anna-Lisa started her career in journalism before moving to Brussels and working as a Marketing Communications Manager for 3M Europe. Upon returning to Wales, Anna-Lisa joined S4C International, the commercial arm of S4C, developing, selling and pitching animation and documentary programmes for the international marketplace.

In 2007 Anna-Lisa started a new career in screenwriting and has written a number of animation scripts for network and international broadcast as well as theatre pieces and feature films. She is currently writing on the Welsh soap Pobol y Cwm.

UWN - Performing Arts Graduate Show

13 - 14 May 2011

Riverfront Theatre, Newport

The University of Wales, Newport and Skillset Media Academy Wales are delighted to announced the Performing Arts Graduate Showcase 2011 @ The Riverfront Studio Theatre, Newport.  

Three exciting and stimulating days of live theatre, film and multi-media performances by graduating students on the BA (Hons) Performing Arts Degree at Newport Film School.

These performances will include theatre and dance, film and multi-media, performed, produced and directed by third year students. 

Find out more about the BA Performing Arts course here!

UWN - Performing Arts Graduate Show

13 - 14 May 2011

Riverfront Theatre, Newport

The University of Wales, Newport and Skillset Media Academy Wales are delighted to announced the Performing Arts Graduate Showcase 2011 @ The Riverfront Studio Theatre, Newport.  

Three exciting and stimulating days of live theatre, film and multi-media performances by graduating students on the BA (Hons) Performing Arts Degree at Newport Film School.

These performances will include theatre and dance, film and multi-media, performed, produced and directed by third year students. 

Find out more about the BA Performing Arts course here!

BAFTA-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS ON TOUR: SPECIAL SCREENING

11 May 2011

Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff

Following on from The Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 13 February, the Nominated Short Films and Short Animations will be touring the country.

BAFTA Cymru are delighted to be hosting a screening of these films in Wales and the screening will be introduced by some of the film makers themselves.

SHORT FILM Nominees:
Connect
Lin
Rite
Turning
Until the River Runs Red

SHORT ANIMATION Nominees:
The Eagleman Stag
Matter Fisher
Thursday

BAFTA Cymru invite guests to a drinks reception in Chapter after the screenings.

Tickets for this very special screening event are highly sought after - and BAFTA Cymru have very kindly given us 10 tickets for our most worthy students and graduates to join in the celebration.

If you think you deserve to be at the BAFTA SHORT FILMS ON TOUR event then email us by 12pm, Monday 9th May, with your name, course, year of study and area of interst.

BAFTA-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS ON TOUR: SPECIAL SCREENING

11 May 2011

Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff

Following on from The Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 13 February, the Nominated Short Films and Short Animations will be touring the country.

BAFTA Cymru are delighted to be hosting a screening of these films in Wales and the screening will be introduced by some of the film makers themselves.

SHORT FILM Nominees:
Connect
Lin
Rite
Turning
Until the River Runs Red

SHORT ANIMATION Nominees:
The Eagleman Stag
Matter Fisher
Thursday

BAFTA Cymru invite guests to a drinks reception in Chapter after the screenings.

Tickets for this very special screening event are highly sought after - and BAFTA Cymru have very kindly given us 10 tickets for our most worthy students and graduates to join in the celebration.

If you think you deserve to be at the BAFTA SHORT FILMS ON TOUR event then email us by 12pm, Monday 9th May, with your name, course, year of study and area of interst.

SMAW Drop-In Session

9 May 2011

City Campus, Newport

COME AND MEET MEMBERS OF THE TEAM AT SKILLSET MEDIA ACADEMY WALES!

University of Wales, Newport - City Campus

Courtesy of the University of Wales Careers Service, we have the chance to set up 'shop' in the City Campus foyer for an informal drop-in session.  If you are a current Media Academy Wales student or are considering studying one of our accredited MA courses at Newport, we would love to meet you face-to-face.  You can find out about work placements and getting experience on our 'Live Briefs' for real companies, about how you can promote yourself and make new contacts through our website, and what benefits you can access as part of the Media Academy network.

Basically, we can answer any questions you might have and it's a great opportunity to put faces to names - on both sides! You are very welcome to bring along CVs, showreels, business cards, etc.  Feel free to stop by for a quick chat, or if you'd like more time to discuss something specific you can email us for a 15 minute meeting slot.

We look forward to seeing you there!

We are in the process of organising a session at the ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan. Details will be online once confirmed.

SMAW Drop-In Session

9 May 2011

City Campus, Newport

COME AND MEET MEMBERS OF THE TEAM AT SKILLSET MEDIA ACADEMY WALES!

University of Wales, Newport - City Campus

Courtesy of the University of Wales Careers Service, we have the chance to set up 'shop' in the City Campus foyer for an informal drop-in session.  If you are a current Media Academy Wales student or are considering studying one of our accredited MA courses at Newport, we would love to meet you face-to-face.  You can find out about work placements and getting experience on our 'Live Briefs' for real companies, about how you can promote yourself and make new contacts through our website, and what benefits you can access as part of the Media Academy network.

Basically, we can answer any questions you might have and it's a great opportunity to put faces to names - on both sides! You are very welcome to bring along CVs, showreels, business cards, etc.  Feel free to stop by for a quick chat, or if you'd like more time to discuss something specific you can email us for a 15 minute meeting slot.

We look forward to seeing you there!

We are in the process of organising a session at the ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan. Details will be online once confirmed.

Becoming a Freelancer - Aberystwyth

4 April 2011

Aberystwyth University

1 day course for those forging a career as a freelancer.

The aim of the session is to provide those that are about to embark on a career in the media industries with an overview of key employment issues that they need to consider in order to survive and thrive in this highly competitive sector.

The morning session will cover:

  • Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of the industry
  • Trade Unions, Trade Associations and Employers Organisations
  • Employer and Employees
    • Introduction to employment contracts and agreements.
    • Responsibilities and rights of an employer.  Responsibilities and rights of an employee / worker.
    • Implications of working on a freelance basis including rights to holiday pay and requirement for relevant insurance policies etc.
  • Your future - further support including relevant resources.

The afternoon session will cover:

  • Networking
  • Pitching and presenting with impact

To reserve your place on this bespoke training course, please email placements@mediaacademywales.org. Places will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Becoming a Freelancer - Aberystwyth

4 April 2011

Aberystwyth University

1 day course for those forging a career as a freelancer.

The aim of the session is to provide those that are about to embark on a career in the media industries with an overview of key employment issues that they need to consider in order to survive and thrive in this highly competitive sector.

The morning session will cover:

  • Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of the industry
  • Trade Unions, Trade Associations and Employers Organisations
  • Employer and Employees
    • Introduction to employment contracts and agreements.
    • Responsibilities and rights of an employer.  Responsibilities and rights of an employee / worker.
    • Implications of working on a freelance basis including rights to holiday pay and requirement for relevant insurance policies etc.
  • Your future - further support including relevant resources.

The afternoon session will cover:

  • Networking
  • Pitching and presenting with impact

To reserve your place on this bespoke training course, please email placements@mediaacademywales.org. Places will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Distribution & Marketing with Peter Broderick - Exclusive Workshop

31 March 2011

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

The answer, according to world-renowned film consultant Peter Broderick, lies in self-distribution, in filmmakers using new approaches in distribution that are fuelling the ultra-low budget feature movement, as pioneered by the US distribution strategist.

President of Paradigm Consulting, Peter Broderick is one of the most influential advocates of digital moviemaking and specialises in avant-garde self-distribution techniques that he calls “New World Distribution” – which involve innovative theatrical service deals, hybrid video strategies (mixing retail and direct sales online), and harnessing social media to reach and build new audiences.

Skillset Media Academy Wales and its creative media industry training programme, Skillset Academi+ are delighted to welcome Peter Broderick to Cardiff where he will present an exclusive workshop for just 20 students.

HARNESSING THE AUDIENCE - Intensive workshop for 20 students
Thursday 31st March 10.30 – 1pm at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Independent filmmakers are blazing new trails across the globe. Each innovative production inspires others that take the ideas further. STAR WRECK is a seminal example of social filmmaking. Five Finnish nerds tapped the creativity and expertise of people around the world for their feature-length STAR TREK parody. STAR WRECK was one of the films that stimulated the Riot Collective in Madrid to launch THE COSMONAUT. The film will be an open source feature, which will invite the audience to create their own versions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENT?

If you’re serious about producing, directing and writing then you must see Peter Broderick on a rare trip to the UK. Broderick is leading the revolution in D-I-Y film distribution and his presentations are in demand across the world, from major film festivals to leading Universities. Read his articles for the Economist and The New York Times online and subscribe to his Distribution Bulletin at www.peterbroderick.com

See the man himself here!

To sign up for this event please register here. There are only 20 places available so book early to avoid disappointment.

Distribution & Marketing with Peter Broderick - Exclusive Workshop

31 March 2011

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

The answer, according to world-renowned film consultant Peter Broderick, lies in self-distribution, in filmmakers using new approaches in distribution that are fuelling the ultra-low budget feature movement, as pioneered by the US distribution strategist.

President of Paradigm Consulting, Peter Broderick is one of the most influential advocates of digital moviemaking and specialises in avant-garde self-distribution techniques that he calls “New World Distribution” – which involve innovative theatrical service deals, hybrid video strategies (mixing retail and direct sales online), and harnessing social media to reach and build new audiences.

Skillset Media Academy Wales and its creative media industry training programme, Skillset Academi+ are delighted to welcome Peter Broderick to Cardiff where he will present an exclusive workshop for just 20 students.

HARNESSING THE AUDIENCE - Intensive workshop for 20 students
Thursday 31st March 10.30 – 1pm at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Independent filmmakers are blazing new trails across the globe. Each innovative production inspires others that take the ideas further. STAR WRECK is a seminal example of social filmmaking. Five Finnish nerds tapped the creativity and expertise of people around the world for their feature-length STAR TREK parody. STAR WRECK was one of the films that stimulated the Riot Collective in Madrid to launch THE COSMONAUT. The film will be an open source feature, which will invite the audience to create their own versions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENT?

If you’re serious about producing, directing and writing then you must see Peter Broderick on a rare trip to the UK. Broderick is leading the revolution in D-I-Y film distribution and his presentations are in demand across the world, from major film festivals to leading Universities. Read his articles for the Economist and The New York Times online and subscribe to his Distribution Bulletin at www.peterbroderick.com

See the man himself here!

To sign up for this event please register here. There are only 20 places available so book early to avoid disappointment.

Distribution & Marketing Masterclass - Peter Broderick

30 March 2011

The Cinema, ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam St, Cardiff

Revolutionary Opportunities: New Models of Distribution & Marketing

How can independent filmmakers make money AND retain control of their work?

The answer, according to world-renowned film consultant Peter Broderick, lies in self-distribution, in filmmakers using new approaches in distribution that are fuelling the ultra-low budget feature movement, as pioneered by the US distribution strategist.

President of Paradigm Consulting, Peter Broderick is one of the most influential advocates of digital moviemaking and specialises in avant-garde self-distribution techniques that he calls “New World Distribution” – which involve innovative theatrical service deals, hybrid video strategies (mixing retail and direct sales online), and harnessing social media to reach and build new audiences.  FULL STORY HERE!

Skillset Media Academy Wales and its creative media industry training programme, Skillset Academi+ are delighted to welcome Peter Broderick to Cardiff where he will present an exclusive masterclass open to students, tutors and graduates. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENTS?

If you’re serious about producing, directing and writing then you must see Peter Broderick on a rare trip to the UK. Broderick is leading the revolution in D-I-Y film distribution and his presentations are in demand across the world, from major film festivals to leading Universities. Read his articles for the Economist and The New York Times online and subscribe to his Distribution Bulletin at www.peterbroderick.com

SEIZE THE FUTURE: The Cutting Edge of Distribution Masterclass with Peter Broderick
Wednesday 30th March – 2.00-5.00 PM at Atrium Cinema, Cardiff (50 places available)

Followed by a free networking drinks reception in Gwdihw Bar (across the road from the Atrium) from 5.00 - 6.30pm!

Leading distribution strategist Peter Broderick will explore the unprecedented opportunities and challenges in the “New World of Distribution.” This presentation will reveal the state-of-the-art techniques filmmakers are using to:

  • Design customized distribution strategies
  • Harness the Internet and social media to launch their projects
  • Reach core audiences directly
  • Maximize revenue from multiple distribution channels
  • Build a fan base to support your future work
  • Develop creative fundraising campaigns 

After the presentation, Broderick will improvise marketing and distribution strategies for filmmakers in the audience. Come prepared to pitch your project, describe your core audiences, and leave conventional wisdom at the door.

To sign up for this event, please register here

See the man himself here!

Peter Broderick will also host 'HARNESSING THE AUDIENCE' - Intensive workshop for 20 students
Thursday 31st March 10.30 – 1pm at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Click here for details and booking.

Distribution & Marketing Masterclass - Peter Broderick

30 March 2011

The Cinema, ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam St, Cardiff

Revolutionary Opportunities: New Models of Distribution & Marketing

How can independent filmmakers make money AND retain control of their work?

The answer, according to world-renowned film consultant Peter Broderick, lies in self-distribution, in filmmakers using new approaches in distribution that are fuelling the ultra-low budget feature movement, as pioneered by the US distribution strategist.

President of Paradigm Consulting, Peter Broderick is one of the most influential advocates of digital moviemaking and specialises in avant-garde self-distribution techniques that he calls “New World Distribution” – which involve innovative theatrical service deals, hybrid video strategies (mixing retail and direct sales online), and harnessing social media to reach and build new audiences.  FULL STORY HERE!

Skillset Media Academy Wales and its creative media industry training programme, Skillset Academi+ are delighted to welcome Peter Broderick to Cardiff where he will present an exclusive masterclass open to students, tutors and graduates. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENTS?

If you’re serious about producing, directing and writing then you must see Peter Broderick on a rare trip to the UK. Broderick is leading the revolution in D-I-Y film distribution and his presentations are in demand across the world, from major film festivals to leading Universities. Read his articles for the Economist and The New York Times online and subscribe to his Distribution Bulletin at www.peterbroderick.com

SEIZE THE FUTURE: The Cutting Edge of Distribution Masterclass with Peter Broderick
Wednesday 30th March – 2.00-5.00 PM at Atrium Cinema, Cardiff (50 places available)

Followed by a free networking drinks reception in Gwdihw Bar (across the road from the Atrium) from 5.00 - 6.30pm!

Leading distribution strategist Peter Broderick will explore the unprecedented opportunities and challenges in the “New World of Distribution.” This presentation will reveal the state-of-the-art techniques filmmakers are using to:

  • Design customized distribution strategies
  • Harness the Internet and social media to launch their projects
  • Reach core audiences directly
  • Maximize revenue from multiple distribution channels
  • Build a fan base to support your future work
  • Develop creative fundraising campaigns 

After the presentation, Broderick will improvise marketing and distribution strategies for filmmakers in the audience. Come prepared to pitch your project, describe your core audiences, and leave conventional wisdom at the door.

To sign up for this event, please register here

See the man himself here!

Peter Broderick will also host 'HARNESSING THE AUDIENCE' - Intensive workshop for 20 students
Thursday 31st March 10.30 – 1pm at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Click here for details and booking.

HD Camera Event

18 March 2011

Enfys Studios, Portmanmoor Road, Cardiff, CF24 5HB

Looking to invest in HD?  Worried about the cost?

Skillset Academi+ Presents a FREE HD Camera Event! Come and talk to those who have already invested heavily and those with equipment for hire and sale, helping you to make the right descisions.

Companies who will have representatives on the day at Enfys Studios (www.enfys.tv) include

  • Canon
  • Sony
  • Panasonic
  • Avid

Equipment available for use includes:

  • Sony HDW-F900R
  • OB Camera Sony HDC-1500
  • OB Scanner
  • Sony HD Z1s
  • ELMO Mini-cams
  • Avid Adrenaline Edit System

This is an informal drop-in event.  We would however, ask you to register your interest using our booking form at http://skillsetacademiplus.org/en/course/hd-event

HD Camera Event

18 March 2011

Enfys Studios, Portmanmoor Road, Cardiff, CF24 5HB

Looking to invest in HD?  Worried about the cost?

Skillset Academi+ Presents a FREE HD Camera Event! Come and talk to those who have already invested heavily and those with equipment for hire and sale, helping you to make the right descisions.

Companies who will have representatives on the day at Enfys Studios (www.enfys.tv) include

  • Canon
  • Sony
  • Panasonic
  • Avid

Equipment available for use includes:

  • Sony HDW-F900R
  • OB Camera Sony HDC-1500
  • OB Scanner
  • Sony HD Z1s
  • ELMO Mini-cams
  • Avid Adrenaline Edit System

This is an informal drop-in event.  We would however, ask you to register your interest using our booking form at http://skillsetacademiplus.org/en/course/hd-event

Patagonia - Weekend Masterclass & Screening

11-12 March 2011

City Campus, Newport

Join the Crew of Welsh feature film, Patagonia in an exclusive weekend masterclass.

Friday 11th March, 18:30 - 21:30
City Campus, Newport

Join us for a screening of Patagonia followed by a networking drinks reception with crew and BAFTA Cymru members.

Saturday 12th March, 10:00 - 14:00 (lunch included)
City Campus, Newport

Sessions on pre-production, production and post production with the cast and key DOPs from the production -  to include:

Marc Evans, Writer and Director (credits include Snow Cake, House of America, My Little Eye, Hunky Dory)
Nia Roberts, Lead Actress
Rebekah Gilbertson, Producer (Edge of Love)
Julia Short, Distributor and Sales Agent (Verve Pictures)
Simon Fraser, Sound Recordist
Keith Potter, Acting Head of Production & Development - Film Agency for Wales
Ed Thomas, Masterclass Chair (Fiction Factory)

To register for this free weekend masterclass event please follow the link below and register your details. 

For students coming from Aberystwyth University we have organised a free coach travelling to Newport on Friday night and returning on Saturday evening.  The form has a tick box option for coach travel. Currently the cheapest hotel accommodation in Newport is the Etap hotel at £18 per room (sleeps up to 3 people).

Book your place early to avoid disappointment!

http://www.formstack.com/forms/?721105-GIYux5gQrQ

The Crew have started up a facebook page for Patagonia which will be updated with reviews and coverage ahead of the release. It is in its very early stages but they are hoping to get a much larger following over the next few months!  It is really important that you all sign up and that you invite your friends to join too!

 

Patagonia - Weekend Masterclass & Screening

11-12 March 2011

City Campus, Newport

Join the Crew of Welsh feature film, Patagonia in an exclusive weekend masterclass.

Friday 11th March, 18:30 - 21:30
City Campus, Newport

Join us for a screening of Patagonia followed by a networking drinks reception with crew and BAFTA Cymru members.

Saturday 12th March, 10:00 - 14:00 (lunch included)
City Campus, Newport

Sessions on pre-production, production and post production with the cast and key DOPs from the production -  to include:

Marc Evans, Writer and Director (credits include Snow Cake, House of America, My Little Eye, Hunky Dory)
Nia Roberts, Lead Actress
Rebekah Gilbertson, Producer (Edge of Love)
Julia Short, Distributor and Sales Agent (Verve Pictures)
Simon Fraser, Sound Recordist
Keith Potter, Acting Head of Production & Development - Film Agency for Wales
Ed Thomas, Masterclass Chair (Fiction Factory)

To register for this free weekend masterclass event please follow the link below and register your details. 

For students coming from Aberystwyth University we have organised a free coach travelling to Newport on Friday night and returning on Saturday evening.  The form has a tick box option for coach travel. Currently the cheapest hotel accommodation in Newport is the Etap hotel at £18 per room (sleeps up to 3 people).

Book your place early to avoid disappointment!

http://www.formstack.com/forms/?721105-GIYux5gQrQ

The Crew have started up a facebook page for Patagonia which will be updated with reviews and coverage ahead of the release. It is in its very early stages but they are hoping to get a much larger following over the next few months!  It is really important that you all sign up and that you invite your friends to join too!

 

Masterclass With Frank Ash - BBC Academy Consultant

4 March 2011

Atrium, Cardiff

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME!

Skillset Academi+, the creative media training programme delivered by Skillset Media Academy Wales and partners, has secured an exciting opportunity for 30 current Skillset Media Academy Wales students to receive a 90-minute masterclass with Frank Ash.

Frank Ash, creative consultant at the BBC Academy, designs and delivers courses on creativity, writing, and production skills. He runs tailored workshops on story structuring, ideas generation and development, proposal writing and pitching. Frank has extensive production experience gained from working as a film director, producer and series editor across a wide range of documentaries and factual programmes.

Places are limited to 30 so book early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

Masterclass With Frank Ash - BBC Academy Consultant

4 March 2011

Atrium, Cardiff

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME!

Skillset Academi+, the creative media training programme delivered by Skillset Media Academy Wales and partners, has secured an exciting opportunity for 30 current Skillset Media Academy Wales students to receive a 90-minute masterclass with Frank Ash.

Frank Ash, creative consultant at the BBC Academy, designs and delivers courses on creativity, writing, and production skills. He runs tailored workshops on story structuring, ideas generation and development, proposal writing and pitching. Frank has extensive production experience gained from working as a film director, producer and series editor across a wide range of documentaries and factual programmes.

Places are limited to 30 so book early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

Masterclass with Patrick Uden

3 March 2011

Atrium, Cardiff

Skillset Academi+, the creative media training programme delivered by Skillset Media Academy Wales and partners, has secured a second exclusive FREE masterclass for Academy students and recent graduates.

30 current Skillset Media Academy Wales students to receive a 90-minute masterclass  from Patrick Uden, one of television’s most influential execs, into the history of commentary and the art of writing effectively for multipurpose content.

As well as being an exec producer and script consultant on many of the BBC’s flagship series, including The Apprentice, Patrick Uden was also one of the pioneers of creating cross-platform documentary and factual content at Channel 4.

Having made and worked on many of TV’s best known programmes – from The Shock of the Old to The Restaurant – Patrick has been among the pioneers of creating factual content for new media platforms. Find out more here.

Places on this exclusive masterclass are limited to book your free place now to avoid disappointment. Bookings are made through the Skillset Academi+ website. Click here.

Masterclass with Patrick Uden

3 March 2011

Atrium, Cardiff

Skillset Academi+, the creative media training programme delivered by Skillset Media Academy Wales and partners, has secured a second exclusive FREE masterclass for Academy students and recent graduates.

30 current Skillset Media Academy Wales students to receive a 90-minute masterclass  from Patrick Uden, one of television’s most influential execs, into the history of commentary and the art of writing effectively for multipurpose content.

As well as being an exec producer and script consultant on many of the BBC’s flagship series, including The Apprentice, Patrick Uden was also one of the pioneers of creating cross-platform documentary and factual content at Channel 4.

Having made and worked on many of TV’s best known programmes – from The Shock of the Old to The Restaurant – Patrick has been among the pioneers of creating factual content for new media platforms. Find out more here.

Places on this exclusive masterclass are limited to book your free place now to avoid disappointment. Bookings are made through the Skillset Academi+ website. Click here.

plus Becoming a Freelancer

28 February 2011

The Boardroom, City Centre Campus, University of Wales Newport, Usk Way, Newport

There are still a few spaces available on our unique 1 day course for those forging a career as a freelancer.

The aim of the session is to provide those that are about to embark on a career in the media industries with an overview of key employment issues that they need to consider in order to survive and thrive in this highly competitive sector.

The morning session will cover:

  • Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of the industry
  • Trade Unions, Trade Associations and Employers Organisations
  • Employer and Employees
    • Introduction to employment contracts and agreements.
    • Responsibilities and rights of an employer.  Responsibilities and rights of an employee / worker.
    • Implications of working on a freelance basis including rights to holiday pay and requirement for relevant insurance policies etc.
  • Your future - further support including relevant resources.

The afternoon session will cover:

  • Networking
  • Pitching and presenting with impact

To reserve your place on this bespoke training course, please email placements@screenacademywales.org by Monday 21st February. Places will be issued on a first come first served basis.

The next Becoming a Freelancer course will run on the 4th April 2011 at Aberystwyth University.

plus Becoming a Freelancer

28 February 2011

The Boardroom, City Centre Campus, University of Wales Newport, Usk Way, Newport

There are still a few spaces available on our unique 1 day course for those forging a career as a freelancer.

The aim of the session is to provide those that are about to embark on a career in the media industries with an overview of key employment issues that they need to consider in order to survive and thrive in this highly competitive sector.

The morning session will cover:

  • Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of the industry
  • Trade Unions, Trade Associations and Employers Organisations
  • Employer and Employees
    • Introduction to employment contracts and agreements.
    • Responsibilities and rights of an employer.  Responsibilities and rights of an employee / worker.
    • Implications of working on a freelance basis including rights to holiday pay and requirement for relevant insurance policies etc.
  • Your future - further support including relevant resources.

The afternoon session will cover:

  • Networking
  • Pitching and presenting with impact

To reserve your place on this bespoke training course, please email placements@screenacademywales.org by Monday 21st February. Places will be issued on a first come first served basis.

The next Becoming a Freelancer course will run on the 4th April 2011 at Aberystwyth University.

Cardiff Comic & Animation Expo - Animation Seminar

26 February 2011

A19, Caerleon Campus, Newport

Cardiff Comic Expo – Seminar Programme is unveiled... and you may recognise a few faces!

Later this month, heroes of the comic and animation industry, practitioners and enthusiasts alike will gather at the Mercure Holland House Hotel to mark the first Cardiff Comic Expo [Saturday 26th February].

With a packed schedule of title launches, special guest appearances, seminars and events, the Exhibition is set to make its mark on the Welsh comic and animation sector.  The one-day event will feature a slew of guests, including Charlie Adlard, Mike Collins, Neil Edwards, Dylan Teague, John McCrea, Rob Williams, Matt Savage and more, with plenty of other enticing goodies including a Manga spotlight, the Classical Comics folks, Genki Gear, cosplayers and a small press showcase.


Doctor Who Adventures Magazine - guest appearences!

Your Tutors In the Spotlight!

Tutors from the Skillset Media Academy Wales partner institutions will take part in the day-long seminar programme, revealing new ways of seeing animation and games design in a thought-provoking 45 minute seminar:  Views from the Forefront: Innovation in Animation and Games with Skillset Media Academy Wales, taking place at12.15pm.

Caroline Parsons, the Animation Programme Coordinator at the University of Wales, Newport, will discuss the course ethos, and outline the packed curriculum which covers all aspects of animation production and direction, from script to screen.

Al Kang, a Lecturer in both 3D Computer Animation and the Creative Computer Games Design programmes at Swansea Metropolitan University will discuss the unpredictable art of character design and the role of the character artist whether designing for film or games.

Peter Hodges and Brian Fagence, Animation Lecturers at the University of Glamorgan, will present ‘The Fallow Narratives’ a storytelling project which explores methods and principles of multiplatform development, and a comic book platform they have planned.

Ticket Giveaway!

Skillset Media Academy Wales is proud to support the exhibition alongside With members of its Industry Panel, including Jon Rennie who has been a key player in the creation of the Cardiff Comic Expo, the Academy was keen to get involved with the exhibition. As well as exhibiting at the show, the Academy will also contribute to the seminar programme. 

Thanks to the organisers we also have 10 event tickets to give away to SMAW students and recent graduates, so if you want to be part of this landmark event, email Alex Gallop asap – tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis!

If you don’t manage to get yourself a ticket and don’t want to pay the £5 entry fee, the Academy is looking for a student volunteer to help out on the day.  Contact Alex Gallop for details.

See the full event line-up here!

Cardiff Comic & Animation Expo - Animation Seminar

26 February 2011

A19, Caerleon Campus, Newport

Cardiff Comic Expo – Seminar Programme is unveiled... and you may recognise a few faces!

Later this month, heroes of the comic and animation industry, practitioners and enthusiasts alike will gather at the Mercure Holland House Hotel to mark the first Cardiff Comic Expo [Saturday 26th February].

With a packed schedule of title launches, special guest appearances, seminars and events, the Exhibition is set to make its mark on the Welsh comic and animation sector.  The one-day event will feature a slew of guests, including Charlie Adlard, Mike Collins, Neil Edwards, Dylan Teague, John McCrea, Rob Williams, Matt Savage and more, with plenty of other enticing goodies including a Manga spotlight, the Classical Comics folks, Genki Gear, cosplayers and a small press showcase.


Doctor Who Adventures Magazine - guest appearences!

Your Tutors In the Spotlight!

Tutors from the Skillset Media Academy Wales partner institutions will take part in the day-long seminar programme, revealing new ways of seeing animation and games design in a thought-provoking 45 minute seminar:  Views from the Forefront: Innovation in Animation and Games with Skillset Media Academy Wales, taking place at12.15pm.

Caroline Parsons, the Animation Programme Coordinator at the University of Wales, Newport, will discuss the course ethos, and outline the packed curriculum which covers all aspects of animation production and direction, from script to screen.

Al Kang, a Lecturer in both 3D Computer Animation and the Creative Computer Games Design programmes at Swansea Metropolitan University will discuss the unpredictable art of character design and the role of the character artist whether designing for film or games.

Peter Hodges and Brian Fagence, Animation Lecturers at the University of Glamorgan, will present ‘The Fallow Narratives’ a storytelling project which explores methods and principles of multiplatform development, and a comic book platform they have planned.

Ticket Giveaway!

Skillset Media Academy Wales is proud to support the exhibition alongside With members of its Industry Panel, including Jon Rennie who has been a key player in the creation of the Cardiff Comic Expo, the Academy was keen to get involved with the exhibition. As well as exhibiting at the show, the Academy will also contribute to the seminar programme. 

Thanks to the organisers we also have 10 event tickets to give away to SMAW students and recent graduates, so if you want to be part of this landmark event, email Alex Gallop asap – tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis!

If you don’t manage to get yourself a ticket and don’t want to pay the £5 entry fee, the Academy is looking for a student volunteer to help out on the day.  Contact Alex Gallop for details.

See the full event line-up here!

Storylining in a Corporate Environment

25th February start and 18th March end

Ty Oldfield Llandaff, Cardiff (first 2 days) and City Campus, University of Wales Newort (last 2 days)

This CULT Cymru course is aimed at those who have worked on productions for a minimum of 2 years in a technical or production capacity. The course will offer those who are looking to self shoot the essentials of creating a non-broadcast film.

Over 4 days we will cover:

Script Development
Budgeting and Scheduling
Shooting
Editing

Dates: 25th and 26th of Feb and 10th and 18th of March (you must attend all sessions)
Locations, Ty Oldfield, opposite the BBC, Llandaff, Cardiff and University of Wales Newport City Campus

Cost to SMAW students (we have two places available) is £40 which will be refunded if you attend each session. The commercial cost of this course is £600+. A great chance to learn new skills and network with industry members.

Click here to find out more and register

Storylining in a Corporate Environment

25th February start and 18th March end

Ty Oldfield Llandaff, Cardiff (first 2 days) and City Campus, University of Wales Newort (last 2 days)

This CULT Cymru course is aimed at those who have worked on productions for a minimum of 2 years in a technical or production capacity. The course will offer those who are looking to self shoot the essentials of creating a non-broadcast film.

Over 4 days we will cover:

Script Development
Budgeting and Scheduling
Shooting
Editing

Dates: 25th and 26th of Feb and 10th and 18th of March (you must attend all sessions)
Locations, Ty Oldfield, opposite the BBC, Llandaff, Cardiff and University of Wales Newport City Campus

Cost to SMAW students (we have two places available) is £40 which will be refunded if you attend each session. The commercial cost of this course is £600+. A great chance to learn new skills and network with industry members.

Click here to find out more and register

Storylining in a Corporate Environment

19 February 2011

Media Point, Chapter Arts Centre, Canton, Cardiff

In this workshop, delegates will be put through a real-life brainstorming process to create the outline of a new animated TV show for a fictional corporation. They will experience the joy of new ideas and the misery of unwelcome truths from company accountants. Their storyline will be subjected to due diligence from many real-world perspectives – as well as standard craft concerns, they will be made to consider the effects of design, packaging, advertising, budgets, spin-offs, legal issues, broadcast paradigms, the foreign markets, audience reception and earlier precedents.

The process will be an exercise, but the directives will be all genuine decisions made by real-world companies.

Aspiring writers, designers, managers and animators are all welcome – as in the real world, the workshop will comprise group efforts to reach saleable solutions.

Let's write a story! And then let's watch head office screw it up. And then let’s write another story, so we can all keep our jobs.

Places limited to 21 only.

Feedback from last year's attendees included:

"An excellent course to understand the nature of working in a corporate environment"

"This course stretched my imagination in new directions"

"Helped give me the skills to battle corporate luddites"

"Amazing.  Very Useful, a real experience of the way things work!"

Pre-requisites: You will need a pen, some paper and a brain. Some knowledge of Japanese animation is helpful but certainly not essential.

The course is led by Jonathan Clements and is a repeat of the successful workshop we ran last year.

BIOG: Jonathan Clements is the author of Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade. He has worked as a consultant, scriptwriter and translator for clients including BBC Two, Sci-Fi, National Geographic, Manga Entertainment, and Momentum Pictures. He is a PhD candidate at Swansea Metropolitan University, writing an industrial history of Japanese animation.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS WORKSHOP EMAIL marketing directly!

Storylining in a Corporate Environment

19 February 2011

Media Point, Chapter Arts Centre, Canton, Cardiff

In this workshop, delegates will be put through a real-life brainstorming process to create the outline of a new animated TV show for a fictional corporation. They will experience the joy of new ideas and the misery of unwelcome truths from company accountants. Their storyline will be subjected to due diligence from many real-world perspectives – as well as standard craft concerns, they will be made to consider the effects of design, packaging, advertising, budgets, spin-offs, legal issues, broadcast paradigms, the foreign markets, audience reception and earlier precedents.

The process will be an exercise, but the directives will be all genuine decisions made by real-world companies.

Aspiring writers, designers, managers and animators are all welcome – as in the real world, the workshop will comprise group efforts to reach saleable solutions.

Let's write a story! And then let's watch head office screw it up. And then let’s write another story, so we can all keep our jobs.

Places limited to 21 only.

Feedback from last year's attendees included:

"An excellent course to understand the nature of working in a corporate environment"

"This course stretched my imagination in new directions"

"Helped give me the skills to battle corporate luddites"

"Amazing.  Very Useful, a real experience of the way things work!"

Pre-requisites: You will need a pen, some paper and a brain. Some knowledge of Japanese animation is helpful but certainly not essential.

The course is led by Jonathan Clements and is a repeat of the successful workshop we ran last year.

BIOG: Jonathan Clements is the author of Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade. He has worked as a consultant, scriptwriter and translator for clients including BBC Two, Sci-Fi, National Geographic, Manga Entertainment, and Momentum Pictures. He is a PhD candidate at Swansea Metropolitan University, writing an industrial history of Japanese animation.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS WORKSHOP EMAIL marketing directly!

Q&A With Award-winning Filmmaker Till Kleinert: From Shorts to Features

9 February 2011

The Cinema, ATRiuM, Adam Street, Cardiff

Join the 2008 winner of the Iris Prize Film Festival for an exclusive Q&A session as he shares his journey from shorts to feature films. 

Award-winning  filmmaker, Till Kleinert is an accomplished writer/director of short films. In 2008, his short film Cowboy won the coveted Iris Prize, with its prize of £25,000 to produce a feature film with support from the Iris Prize Festival and Skillset Media Academy Wales. 

In 2009, Till finished two further short films, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Kill, and Kokon, and his first feature film, The Longest Night which will be distributed by Peccadillo Pictures.  Illustrated by examples from his many works, Till will be in conversation with the Head of Newport Film School, Chris Morris, exploring his experiences of working in Germany and the UK on projects as diverse as a short digital to a full length genre feature. 

We will show the short film Cowboy to start the Q&A session.

For his latest feature, the Boys Village, Till worked with cast and crew from South Wales to capture an original story inspired by the Old Boys’ Club holiday camp near St Athan.  Till returned to Wales to shoot his funded film in 2010, with students from the Academy taking a range of trainee crew roles. 

A limited number of attendees will have the chance to join Till and the cast and crew of The Boys Village for a world premiere of the short film at Cineworld, Cardiff, later that evening.  As a supporter of the film, Skillset Media Academy Wales is pleased to offer 40 tickets to the premiere screening, which commences at 8.30pm with a networking drinks reception in the BAFTA bar, Cineworld.

To reserve your place at this free event, and to be in with a chance of attending the premier of The Boys Village, please follow this link to complete the registration form. 

Q&A With Award-winning Filmmaker Till Kleinert: From Shorts to Features

9 February 2011

The Cinema, ATRiuM, Adam Street, Cardiff

Join the 2008 winner of the Iris Prize Film Festival for an exclusive Q&A session as he shares his journey from shorts to feature films. 

Award-winning  filmmaker, Till Kleinert is an accomplished writer/director of short films. In 2008, his short film Cowboy won the coveted Iris Prize, with its prize of £25,000 to produce a feature film with support from the Iris Prize Festival and Skillset Media Academy Wales. 

In 2009, Till finished two further short films, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Kill, and Kokon, and his first feature film, The Longest Night which will be distributed by Peccadillo Pictures.  Illustrated by examples from his many works, Till will be in conversation with the Head of Newport Film School, Chris Morris, exploring his experiences of working in Germany and the UK on projects as diverse as a short digital to a full length genre feature. 

We will show the short film Cowboy to start the Q&A session.

For his latest feature, the Boys Village, Till worked with cast and crew from South Wales to capture an original story inspired by the Old Boys’ Club holiday camp near St Athan.  Till returned to Wales to shoot his funded film in 2010, with students from the Academy taking a range of trainee crew roles. 

A limited number of attendees will have the chance to join Till and the cast and crew of The Boys Village for a world premiere of the short film at Cineworld, Cardiff, later that evening.  As a supporter of the film, Skillset Media Academy Wales is pleased to offer 40 tickets to the premiere screening, which commences at 8.30pm with a networking drinks reception in the BAFTA bar, Cineworld.

To reserve your place at this free event, and to be in with a chance of attending the premier of The Boys Village, please follow this link to complete the registration form. 

4 February 2011

Arnos Manor Hotel, Bath Road, Bristol

BECTU is organising a networking and learning event for staff and freelances working in the creative industries. Organisers are pleased to offer up to 50 places for students of creative media courses. The Western Freelance Branch Fair is free to attend. To secure one or more places please forward your name, university and course, plus contact details (email addresses and tel numbers) to Martin Roberts, mroberts@bectu.org.uk  

The event will deliver a number of discussion groups (on green lighting, health and safety and risk assessment) and demonstrations on a wide range of the latest broadcast equipment. A number of exhibitors will also be on hand to deliver information and advice and you will have the opportunity to speak to people working in the industry. Full programme details can be accessed here: www.bectu.org.uk/news/1132

4 February 2011

Arnos Manor Hotel, Bath Road, Bristol

BECTU is organising a networking and learning event for staff and freelances working in the creative industries. Organisers are pleased to offer up to 50 places for students of creative media courses. The Western Freelance Branch Fair is free to attend. To secure one or more places please forward your name, university and course, plus contact details (email addresses and tel numbers) to Martin Roberts, mroberts@bectu.org.uk  

The event will deliver a number of discussion groups (on green lighting, health and safety and risk assessment) and demonstrations on a wide range of the latest broadcast equipment. A number of exhibitors will also be on hand to deliver information and advice and you will have the opportunity to speak to people working in the industry. Full programme details can be accessed here: www.bectu.org.uk/news/1132

Alan Trow camera and lighting workshop

1 February 2011

Aberystwyth University

Alan Trow DOP will offer students on the Academy courses in Aberystwyth a 2 hour workshop masterclass on lighting.

Alan has over 40 years experience of working with a camera. He trained with the Ministry of Aviation in England shooting with large format stills cameras and 16mm and 35mm movie cameras. After a period working as a freelance stills photographer, where he won two awards and staged several exhibitions, he moved into cinematography.

Over the last few years he has shot in many parts of the world including Singapore, Borneo, Brunei, Vancouver BC, Romania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Moscow, Kosovo,  most of Europe and the USA, including Hollywood.

Alan has run workshops for Kodak & Fuji, is a visiting lecturer at the London Film School in Covent Garden and International Film School Wales and is a member of the Film panel for Screen Academy Wales.

Alan’s many movies and TV films include Up’N’Under, directed by John Godber, which was one of the most successful independent British movies in recent years, Monolith, shot in Hollywood with John Hurt and Lou Gossett Jnr and Dear Nobody, by Berlei Doherty, a movie of the week for the BBC. 

He recently shot Charles Dickens England with Derek Jacobi, directed by Julian Richards, and The Engagement Party, a National Council for Drama Training film in association with Skillset directed by Richard Kwietniowski.

He is currently working on two projects that he will direct, The Horla a contemporary adaptation of Guy de Maupassant horror story to be shot in Hay-on-Wye and Kesulat a gritty drama set in the 1998 war in Kosovo between the Serbs and Kosovan Albanians. .
He has been a Full Member of The British Society of Cinematographers since 1995.

Open to certain 3rd year Aberystwyth students only - contact Richard O'Sullivan for more information on signing up on rio@aber.ac.uk

 

Alan Trow camera and lighting workshop

1 February 2011

Aberystwyth University

Alan Trow DOP will offer students on the Academy courses in Aberystwyth a 2 hour workshop masterclass on lighting.

Alan has over 40 years experience of working with a camera. He trained with the Ministry of Aviation in England shooting with large format stills cameras and 16mm and 35mm movie cameras. After a period working as a freelance stills photographer, where he won two awards and staged several exhibitions, he moved into cinematography.

Over the last few years he has shot in many parts of the world including Singapore, Borneo, Brunei, Vancouver BC, Romania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Moscow, Kosovo,  most of Europe and the USA, including Hollywood.

Alan has run workshops for Kodak & Fuji, is a visiting lecturer at the London Film School in Covent Garden and International Film School Wales and is a member of the Film panel for Screen Academy Wales.

Alan’s many movies and TV films include Up’N’Under, directed by John Godber, which was one of the most successful independent British movies in recent years, Monolith, shot in Hollywood with John Hurt and Lou Gossett Jnr and Dear Nobody, by Berlei Doherty, a movie of the week for the BBC. 

He recently shot Charles Dickens England with Derek Jacobi, directed by Julian Richards, and The Engagement Party, a National Council for Drama Training film in association with Skillset directed by Richard Kwietniowski.

He is currently working on two projects that he will direct, The Horla a contemporary adaptation of Guy de Maupassant horror story to be shot in Hay-on-Wye and Kesulat a gritty drama set in the 1998 war in Kosovo between the Serbs and Kosovan Albanians. .
He has been a Full Member of The British Society of Cinematographers since 1995.

Open to certain 3rd year Aberystwyth students only - contact Richard O'Sullivan for more information on signing up on rio@aber.ac.uk

 

Industry Panel Speed Networking Session in Aber

31 January 2011

Aberystwyth University - Exec Boardroom of Visualisation Centre

Industry Panel Speednetworking Event at Aberystwyth University NOW FULLY BOOKED!

(This event is for CURRENT students only)

Why attend?

If you're keen to build your networking skillls and have some burning questions for our Industry Panel members, this event is incredibly useful. You may have questions about your career development, your specialism, general advice on how the media industry works or want to find about getting work experience,.  This is your chance to have a glass of wine (or juice) and grab 15 minutes of their time.

To allow for as many people as possible to take part you will be split into groups of maximum of 4 per specialism, which you will be asked to note when you register below.

Panellists confirmed to date are:

Tim Morley - Sales & Distribution

Jon Rennie - Visual Effects

Alan Trow - Cinematography

Richard Staniforth - Producing

Huw Owen - Interactive Media

John Richards - Post Production

Skillset Cymru offers confidential careers advice and guidance to those wishing to enter or progress within the media industries. Call: 0800 0121 815 or email: e-mail: walescareers@skillset.org with your enquiries.

Industry Panel Speed Networking Session in Aber

31 January 2011

Aberystwyth University - Exec Boardroom of Visualisation Centre

Industry Panel Speednetworking Event at Aberystwyth University NOW FULLY BOOKED!

(This event is for CURRENT students only)

Why attend?

If you're keen to build your networking skillls and have some burning questions for our Industry Panel members, this event is incredibly useful. You may have questions about your career development, your specialism, general advice on how the media industry works or want to find about getting work experience,.  This is your chance to have a glass of wine (or juice) and grab 15 minutes of their time.

To allow for as many people as possible to take part you will be split into groups of maximum of 4 per specialism, which you will be asked to note when you register below.

Panellists confirmed to date are:

Tim Morley - Sales & Distribution

Jon Rennie - Visual Effects

Alan Trow - Cinematography

Richard Staniforth - Producing

Huw Owen - Interactive Media

John Richards - Post Production

Skillset Cymru offers confidential careers advice and guidance to those wishing to enter or progress within the media industries. Call: 0800 0121 815 or email: e-mail: walescareers@skillset.org with your enquiries.

POSTPONED! MEDIA - Accessing European Funding Seminar

27 January 2011

City Campus, Newport

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

Join Judy Wasdell, Head of MEDIA Antenna Wales, for an overview of the current MEDIA programme and find out how you can access training, promotional support and most importantly funding for your projects.  

MEDIA is a support programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries and to increase the international circulation of European audiovisual product.

Independent production and distribution companies can apply for development or distribution funding in the form of non-repayable grants. Financial assistance is available for training providers and organisers of markets and festivals. Individuals may also benefit from subsidised places on training courses and international markets.

Support is available for production and new media companies, sales agents, distributors, festival and market organisers, training providers and exhibitors.

This event will give an overview of the following programme areas:

  • Training
  • New Technologies
  • Promotion
    • (including festivals and MEDIA Stand at MIPCOM, MIPTV, Cannes and Berlin)

Judy will also outline support for producers, with help from Welsh producer and Glamorgan University lecturer, Fizzy Oppe of Fragrant Films.  They will cover what types of funding are available, who is eligible to apply and how to submit a good application.

This event is open to students and recent graduates of Skillset Media Academy Wales. To book your free place, email Hannah Raybould stating your course, university and year of study. Places are limited to 30 so book now to avoid disappointment.

POSTPONED! MEDIA - Accessing European Funding Seminar

27 January 2011

City Campus, Newport

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

Join Judy Wasdell, Head of MEDIA Antenna Wales, for an overview of the current MEDIA programme and find out how you can access training, promotional support and most importantly funding for your projects.  

MEDIA is a support programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries and to increase the international circulation of European audiovisual product.

Independent production and distribution companies can apply for development or distribution funding in the form of non-repayable grants. Financial assistance is available for training providers and organisers of markets and festivals. Individuals may also benefit from subsidised places on training courses and international markets.

Support is available for production and new media companies, sales agents, distributors, festival and market organisers, training providers and exhibitors.

This event will give an overview of the following programme areas:

  • Training
  • New Technologies
  • Promotion
    • (including festivals and MEDIA Stand at MIPCOM, MIPTV, Cannes and Berlin)

Judy will also outline support for producers, with help from Welsh producer and Glamorgan University lecturer, Fizzy Oppe of Fragrant Films.  They will cover what types of funding are available, who is eligible to apply and how to submit a good application.

This event is open to students and recent graduates of Skillset Media Academy Wales. To book your free place, email Hannah Raybould stating your course, university and year of study. Places are limited to 30 so book now to avoid disappointment.

CULT Cymru - Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

22 January 2011

Atrium, Cardiff CF24 2FN

Learn the basics of image editing using industry standard software in this one day workshop with Dan Hanly.  More...

Areas covered include…

  • The Interface
  • Tools
  • Working with photos
  • Basic Image Adjustments
  • Layers
  • Layer Effects
  • Using Filters

Cost to union members... £20 - REGISTER
Cost to non-members... £40 - REGISTER

Visit http://www.cultcymru.org/cultcymru/english/training.aspx for details of all our current training.

CULT Cymru - Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

22 January 2011

Atrium, Cardiff CF24 2FN

Learn the basics of image editing using industry standard software in this one day workshop with Dan Hanly.  More...

Areas covered include…

  • The Interface
  • Tools
  • Working with photos
  • Basic Image Adjustments
  • Layers
  • Layer Effects
  • Using Filters

Cost to union members... £20 - REGISTER
Cost to non-members... £40 - REGISTER

Visit http://www.cultcymru.org/cultcymru/english/training.aspx for details of all our current training.

Working with Actors, for Directors and Actors Workshop

13 - 17 December 2010

Drill Hall, Chenies St., Central London

Stephen Bayly is offering Week One of his 3-week Working with Actors course in London. This is for directors and actors of all levels.  A 15% discount is being offered to SMAW students or graduates.  See www.directingarts.com for details of the course, and costs. 

The high profile workshop will include hands-on training in Meisner technique and some viewing of notable screen performances. 

Register with the Media Academy to obtain  your discount.  Book now to avoid disappointment. Email Hannah Raybould directly.

Working with Actors, for Directors and Actors Workshop

13 - 17 December 2010

Drill Hall, Chenies St., Central London

Stephen Bayly is offering Week One of his 3-week Working with Actors course in London. This is for directors and actors of all levels.  A 15% discount is being offered to SMAW students or graduates.  See www.directingarts.com for details of the course, and costs. 

The high profile workshop will include hands-on training in Meisner technique and some viewing of notable screen performances. 

Register with the Media Academy to obtain  your discount.  Book now to avoid disappointment. Email Hannah Raybould directly.

Meisner Workshop - free places available

7 December 2010

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

SMAW Industry Panel member, Stephen Bayly is offering the opportunity to observe at no cost a Meisner workshop in progress the evening of 7 December at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. 

There is limited availability for this opportunity so if you are interested please contact Hannah Raybould at the SMAW, ASAP, to reserve a place.  

Meisner Workshop - free places available

7 December 2010

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

SMAW Industry Panel member, Stephen Bayly is offering the opportunity to observe at no cost a Meisner workshop in progress the evening of 7 December at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. 

There is limited availability for this opportunity so if you are interested please contact Hannah Raybould at the SMAW, ASAP, to reserve a place.  

Speed-networking with Industry Panel

7th December 2010

Zen Room, ATRiuM, Cardiff

Industry Panel Speednetworking Event

(How it works...11 panelists x 2-4 students per slot 

Why attend?

Did you miss out on the last two speed-networking events but still have some burning questions for our panel members? They can be questions about your career development, your specialism, general advice on how the media industry works or a chat about getting work experience or other – this is your chance to have a glass of wine (or juice) and grab 15 minutes of their time.

Panellists confirmed to date are:

Huw Owen – Interactive Media
John Rea – Composer
Venita Gribble – Production Design
Kate Crowther - Producing
Sian Elin Palfrey - Cinematography
Ed Thomas - Writing / Directing
Greg Provan - Post Sound
Jon Rennie - VFX
Marc Evans – Directing (features and adverts)
David Mackie - BBC Wales
Sam Snape - Writing


6.15 registrations /drinks on arrival

Networking Session Times:

Session 1             6.30 – 6.40

Session 2             6.40 – 6.50

Session 3             6.50 – 7.00

Session 4             7.00 - 7.10

Session 5             7.10 - 7.20

BREAK                  7.20 – 7.40

Session 6             7.40 – 7.50

Session 7             7.50 – 8.00

Session 8             8.00 – 8.10

Session 9             8.10 – 8.20

Session 9             8.20 – 8.30

Session 10           8.30 - 8.40

Drinks and round up: 8.40 - 9.00

Please note that by signing up you will be seeing ALL the panellists and will be put into groups of where possible according to specialist interest...

To book one of the few places (going fast) log on here

We will be arranging a sister event in Aberystwyth early in 2011 and there will be short courses in networking skills for graduates announced in December to take place in Jan-March 2011.

Skillset Cymru offers confidential careers advice and guidance to those wishing to enter or progress within the media industries. Call: 0800 0121 815 or email: e-mail: walescareers@skillset.org with your enquiries.

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE EVENTS ON THIS DATE!

Meisner Workshop -
free places available

7 December 2010
19:00 - 21:00
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

SMAW Industry Panel member, Stephen Bayly is offering the opportunity to observe at no cost a Meisner workshop in progress the evening of 7 December at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. 

There is limited availability for this opportunity so if you are interested please contact Hannah Raybould at the SMAW, ASAP, to reserve a place.  

Speed-networking with Industry Panel

7th December 2010

Zen Room, ATRiuM, Cardiff

Industry Panel Speednetworking Event

(How it works...11 panelists x 2-4 students per slot 

Why attend?

Did you miss out on the last two speed-networking events but still have some burning questions for our panel members? They can be questions about your career development, your specialism, general advice on how the media industry works or a chat about getting work experience or other – this is your chance to have a glass of wine (or juice) and grab 15 minutes of their time.

Panellists confirmed to date are:

Huw Owen – Interactive Media
John Rea – Composer
Venita Gribble – Production Design
Kate Crowther - Producing
Sian Elin Palfrey - Cinematography
Ed Thomas - Writing / Directing
Greg Provan - Post Sound
Jon Rennie - VFX
Marc Evans – Directing (features and adverts)
David Mackie - BBC Wales
Sam Snape - Writing


6.15 registrations /drinks on arrival

Networking Session Times:

Session 1             6.30 – 6.40

Session 2             6.40 – 6.50

Session 3             6.50 – 7.00

Session 4             7.00 - 7.10

Session 5             7.10 - 7.20

BREAK                  7.20 – 7.40

Session 6             7.40 – 7.50

Session 7             7.50 – 8.00

Session 8             8.00 – 8.10

Session 9             8.10 – 8.20

Session 9             8.20 – 8.30

Session 10           8.30 - 8.40

Drinks and round up: 8.40 - 9.00

Please note that by signing up you will be seeing ALL the panellists and will be put into groups of where possible according to specialist interest...

To book one of the few places (going fast) log on here

We will be arranging a sister event in Aberystwyth early in 2011 and there will be short courses in networking skills for graduates announced in December to take place in Jan-March 2011.

Skillset Cymru offers confidential careers advice and guidance to those wishing to enter or progress within the media industries. Call: 0800 0121 815 or email: e-mail: walescareers@skillset.org with your enquiries.

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE EVENTS ON THIS DATE!

Meisner Workshop -
free places available

7 December 2010
19:00 - 21:00
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

SMAW Industry Panel member, Stephen Bayly is offering the opportunity to observe at no cost a Meisner workshop in progress the evening of 7 December at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. 

There is limited availability for this opportunity so if you are interested please contact Hannah Raybould at the SMAW, ASAP, to reserve a place.  

Finance for Freelance Creatives - Cult Cymru

3 December 2010

Tŷ Oldfield, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff

'Finance for Freelance Creatives' is a tailor-made workshop enabling freelancers working in the creative industries to manage their money more effectively.

The workshop is ideal for those who want to learn the basics of money management without needing to be financial wizards!

Course Outline

  • If you don’t mind your own business – who will? Find out about the different types of business and which one is right for you.
  • Tax doesn’t have to be taxing – what you need to know about tax and NI!
  • Top Tips on expenses – find out what you can and can’t claim!
  • Keeping records – not as scary as you might think!  Find out why you should keep your records in order and how it could save you money. Templates provided to get you started!

COST: Union member cost: £10 / Non-union cost: £15.

For further information and to book your place visit: www.cultcymru.org  / email: beth@cultcymru.org or speak to Siân or Beth on 029 2055 4601.

(If you are a Media Academy Wales graduate and interested in this course, there will be an Academy-funded session purely for graduates in 2011.  We will keep you posted via the monthly ebulletin so make sure you are signed up! If you're not on the ebulletin database click here)

 

Finance for Freelance Creatives - Cult Cymru

3 December 2010

Tŷ Oldfield, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff

'Finance for Freelance Creatives' is a tailor-made workshop enabling freelancers working in the creative industries to manage their money more effectively.

The workshop is ideal for those who want to learn the basics of money management without needing to be financial wizards!

Course Outline

  • If you don’t mind your own business – who will? Find out about the different types of business and which one is right for you.
  • Tax doesn’t have to be taxing – what you need to know about tax and NI!
  • Top Tips on expenses – find out what you can and can’t claim!
  • Keeping records – not as scary as you might think!  Find out why you should keep your records in order and how it could save you money. Templates provided to get you started!

COST: Union member cost: £10 / Non-union cost: £15.

For further information and to book your place visit: www.cultcymru.org  / email: beth@cultcymru.org or speak to Siân or Beth on 029 2055 4601.

(If you are a Media Academy Wales graduate and interested in this course, there will be an Academy-funded session purely for graduates in 2011.  We will keep you posted via the monthly ebulletin so make sure you are signed up! If you're not on the ebulletin database click here)

 

BAFTA: THE KING’S SPEECH Screening + Q&A

29 November 2010

Cineworld, Cardiff

BAFTA Cymru invites 30 Media Academy Wales students to a very special screening on Monday 29 November, 2010 at Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EN, 6:00pm Screening / Cinema 15

THE KING'S SPEECH

Dir: Tom Hooper
Scr: David Seidler
Cast: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.

UK| See Saw Films| Momentum | MINS: 118| CERT: 15

To book your FREE place, email hannah@mediaacademywales.org with your name, university and course. Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 25 November 2010.

This opportunity is open to Skillset Media Academy Wales students and graduates that have registered onlineRegistration is easy - just follow the link and fill in your basic course details. We will verify your details and send an email with a link to view the Members Section where you can see the latest jobs, message your friends, customise your homepage and upload your personal profile!

 

 

 

BAFTA: THE KING’S SPEECH Screening + Q&A

29 November 2010

Cineworld, Cardiff

BAFTA Cymru invites 30 Media Academy Wales students to a very special screening on Monday 29 November, 2010 at Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EN, 6:00pm Screening / Cinema 15

THE KING'S SPEECH

Dir: Tom Hooper
Scr: David Seidler
Cast: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.

UK| See Saw Films| Momentum | MINS: 118| CERT: 15

To book your FREE place, email hannah@mediaacademywales.org with your name, university and course. Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 25 November 2010.

This opportunity is open to Skillset Media Academy Wales students and graduates that have registered onlineRegistration is easy - just follow the link and fill in your basic course details. We will verify your details and send an email with a link to view the Members Section where you can see the latest jobs, message your friends, customise your homepage and upload your personal profile!

 

 

 

Break Into Media (RTS Wales Event)

24th November 2010

Zen Room, ATRiuM, Cardiff

Breaking into Media (RTS Wales Event)

Zen Room.

SMAW students, graduates and tutors, and individuals outside of the Academy are  invited to get a flavour of what its like to work in the media at this exclusive event.

With two highly successful events behind them, RTS Wales presents a panel of industry experts to answer your questions, chaired by John Denton.

Ceri Rowlands of Indus Television (Snowdonia 1890, Stuck on Sheep Mountain, The Restaurant)
Sue Charles - BBC Wales Weather forecaster and former Wales Today presenter
Owain Elidir at Bait

Further panellists to be confirmed...

Format:

7pm start with brief explanation from each of the panellists of how they got that all important foot in the door, followed by questions from the floor. After a short break, the audience will be divided up into four groups and the panellists move around to each of the groups, giving about ten minutes to each.

Followed by a glass of wine and networking. 

Finish at 8.30pm.

Sign Up Here!

Skillset Cymru offers confidential careers advice and guidance to those wishing to enter or progress within the media industries. Call: 0800 0121 815 or email: e-mail: walescareers@skillset.org with your enquiries.

 

Break Into Media (RTS Wales Event)

24th November 2010

Zen Room, ATRiuM, Cardiff

Breaking into Media (RTS Wales Event)

Zen Room.

SMAW students, graduates and tutors, and individuals outside of the Academy are  invited to get a flavour of what its like to work in the media at this exclusive event.

With two highly successful events behind them, RTS Wales presents a panel of industry experts to answer your questions, chaired by John Denton.

Ceri Rowlands of Indus Television (Snowdonia 1890, Stuck on Sheep Mountain, The Restaurant)
Sue Charles - BBC Wales Weather forecaster and former Wales Today presenter
Owain Elidir at Bait

Further panellists to be confirmed...

Format:

7pm start with brief explanation from each of the panellists of how they got that all important foot in the door, followed by questions from the floor. After a short break, the audience will be divided up into four groups and the panellists move around to each of the groups, giving about ten minutes to each.

Followed by a glass of wine and networking. 

Finish at 8.30pm.

Sign Up Here!

Skillset Cymru offers confidential careers advice and guidance to those wishing to enter or progress within the media industries. Call: 0800 0121 815 or email: e-mail: walescareers@skillset.org with your enquiries.

 

Exclusive Masterclass with Guest Speaker, David Rose

23 November 2010

Caerleon Campus, University of Wales Newport

Dr Coral Houtman, BA Film & Video programme leader, has invited David Rose for an exclusive masterclass at the Caerleon Campus. David E. Rose is a retired television producer and commissioning editor. David Rose was awarded a special prize for services to the cinema at Cannes in 1987 and in April 2010 the BFI Fellowship, whose other recipients include Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles.  To book a place email Hannah Raybould.

David Rose - My Journey Together

An illustrated retrospective of an exceptional career as a Television and Film Producer.  With excerpts from Z Cars, Play for Today through to Channel Four's Film on Four,  The intriguing passage of a life.

From newspaper article, please see below:

 "30 years ago managed to employ and in some cases introduce to the medium such people as Mike Leigh, Alan Bleasdale, Willy Russell, Neville Smith, Stephen Frears.

First producer of Z-Cars to the man who initiated the brilliantly successful policy of making cinema-destined feature films for the new Channel 4 in the 1980's"

From BFI Screen Online http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/1359484/ cited on 15th Nov

Exclusive Masterclass with Guest Speaker, David Rose

23 November 2010

Caerleon Campus, University of Wales Newport

Dr Coral Houtman, BA Film & Video programme leader, has invited David Rose for an exclusive masterclass at the Caerleon Campus. David E. Rose is a retired television producer and commissioning editor. David Rose was awarded a special prize for services to the cinema at Cannes in 1987 and in April 2010 the BFI Fellowship, whose other recipients include Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles.  To book a place email Hannah Raybould.

David Rose - My Journey Together

An illustrated retrospective of an exceptional career as a Television and Film Producer.  With excerpts from Z Cars, Play for Today through to Channel Four's Film on Four,  The intriguing passage of a life.

From newspaper article, please see below:

 "30 years ago managed to employ and in some cases introduce to the medium such people as Mike Leigh, Alan Bleasdale, Willy Russell, Neville Smith, Stephen Frears.

First producer of Z-Cars to the man who initiated the brilliantly successful policy of making cinema-destined feature films for the new Channel 4 in the 1980's"

From BFI Screen Online http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/1359484/ cited on 15th Nov

Preview Screening of Children of the Revolution

22 November 2010

A19, Caerleon Campus, University of Wales Newport

Chris Morris, Head of School at Newport Film School and Clare Hudson, Head of Programmes, English Language at BBC Cymru Wales would be delighted if you could join them on Monday, 22 November for a preview screening of Children of the Revolution at the University of Wales Caerleon Campus, Newport.

This remarkable film, which tells the story of child labour in Britain's industrial revolution through the words of the children themselves, showcases animation talent from Wales.  A wide range of animation styles are used in a striking 60 minute programme, presented by Professor Jane Humphries of All Souls College, University of Oxford.

Original testimony is illustrated with animations commissioned from current and recent students at the International Film School, Newport, and from staff at BBC Cymru Wales graphic design department. The screening is a chance to see the film, meet the animators and programme makers, and the presenter Professor Humphries.

Children of the Revolution is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC4 and is planned to transmit in January 2011.

The screening will start promptly at 5pm and last an hour followed by drinks and light refreshments. 

If you would like to attend this free event, please RSVP by Monday, 15 November to Emma Kaye: 029 20 323585 / emma.kaye@bbc.co.uk.

Preview Screening of Children of the Revolution

22 November 2010

A19, Caerleon Campus, University of Wales Newport

Chris Morris, Head of School at Newport Film School and Clare Hudson, Head of Programmes, English Language at BBC Cymru Wales would be delighted if you could join them on Monday, 22 November for a preview screening of Children of the Revolution at the University of Wales Caerleon Campus, Newport.

This remarkable film, which tells the story of child labour in Britain's industrial revolution through the words of the children themselves, showcases animation talent from Wales.  A wide range of animation styles are used in a striking 60 minute programme, presented by Professor Jane Humphries of All Souls College, University of Oxford.

Original testimony is illustrated with animations commissioned from current and recent students at the International Film School, Newport, and from staff at BBC Cymru Wales graphic design department. The screening is a chance to see the film, meet the animators and programme makers, and the presenter Professor Humphries.

Children of the Revolution is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC4 and is planned to transmit in January 2011.

The screening will start promptly at 5pm and last an hour followed by drinks and light refreshments. 

If you would like to attend this free event, please RSVP by Monday, 15 November to Emma Kaye: 029 20 323585 / emma.kaye@bbc.co.uk.

Encounters Film Festival - Newport Screenings!

18 November 2010

Arnolfini, Bristol

Encounters International Film Festival (16-21 November), the largest short film festival of its kind in the UK, celebrates its 16th edition this November with another glorious round-up of the world’s best short films.  Skillset Media Academy Wales is proud to support the three talented BA Animation graduates from the University of Wales, Newport, whose films have been selected for screening and will compete against talent from England and Wales.

The Goat and the Well, by Ben Cady; Off to the Park, by Luke Doyle; and The Art of Making Friends, by Paul McNulty will each screen on 2pm, Thursday 18 November and 2pm, Saturday 20th November.

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/

Encounters Film Festival - Newport Screenings!

18 November 2010

Arnolfini, Bristol

Encounters International Film Festival (16-21 November), the largest short film festival of its kind in the UK, celebrates its 16th edition this November with another glorious round-up of the world’s best short films.  Skillset Media Academy Wales is proud to support the three talented BA Animation graduates from the University of Wales, Newport, whose films have been selected for screening and will compete against talent from England and Wales.

The Goat and the Well, by Ben Cady; Off to the Park, by Luke Doyle; and The Art of Making Friends, by Paul McNulty will each screen on 2pm, Thursday 18 November and 2pm, Saturday 20th November.

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/

Inside Edge - The First Feature Film System

13th November 2010

Newport Film School E10

MAKE YOUR FIRST FEATURE FILM

Inside Edge is an information-packed one day course run by multi award winning filmmakers that delivers the skills you need to make your first feature film.

John Giwa-Amu and Caradog James are filmmakers with backgrounds in self funded short films. They now have active development deals running at the UKFC, Film Agency of Wales and several LA and London based production companies.

Their films have had eight BAFTA Cymru nominations – winning three, won the BBC Talent Award and been nominated at the British Independent Film Awards.

In partnership with Skillset Media Academy Wales this course is offering five free places (course fee £50.00 - £75.00) to students who show the greatest potential to move into features.  Graduates and freelances can take advantage of an extension in the early-bird fee of £50, which is available until 3rd November.

If you’d like to apply for a free place please send an email (150 words max)  to john@redandblackfilms.com  outlining why you’d like to be selected.

Mails should be received no later than 2/11/10.

Further information available on:
www.redandblackfilms.com

Inside Edge will provide essential information on:

SCRIPTING – Discover where many UK feature scripts fall down and receive the information you need to secure development funding.
PACKAGING – Standard and guerrilla techniques on how to make your script attractive to producers, decision-makers and star talent.
FINANCING – New and diverse ways of putting your film’s budget and finance together.
PRODUCTION – Hard earned secrets to get you the highest quality from the lowest budgets.
DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING – Show your film to the widest audiences and start generating revenue for you and your investors.

Inside Edge - The First Feature Film System

13th November 2010

Newport Film School E10

MAKE YOUR FIRST FEATURE FILM

Inside Edge is an information-packed one day course run by multi award winning filmmakers that delivers the skills you need to make your first feature film.

John Giwa-Amu and Caradog James are filmmakers with backgrounds in self funded short films. They now have active development deals running at the UKFC, Film Agency of Wales and several LA and London based production companies.

Their films have had eight BAFTA Cymru nominations – winning three, won the BBC Talent Award and been nominated at the British Independent Film Awards.

In partnership with Skillset Media Academy Wales this course is offering five free places (course fee £50.00 - £75.00) to students who show the greatest potential to move into features.  Graduates and freelances can take advantage of an extension in the early-bird fee of £50, which is available until 3rd November.

If you’d like to apply for a free place please send an email (150 words max)  to john@redandblackfilms.com  outlining why you’d like to be selected.

Mails should be received no later than 2/11/10.

Further information available on:
www.redandblackfilms.com

Inside Edge will provide essential information on:

SCRIPTING – Discover where many UK feature scripts fall down and receive the information you need to secure development funding.
PACKAGING – Standard and guerrilla techniques on how to make your script attractive to producers, decision-makers and star talent.
FINANCING – New and diverse ways of putting your film’s budget and finance together.
PRODUCTION – Hard earned secrets to get you the highest quality from the lowest budgets.
DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING – Show your film to the widest audiences and start generating revenue for you and your investors.

BBC Video Nation Session and Networking Drinks

8th November 2010

A24, Caerleon Campus, University of Wales Newport

Launched in 1993, Video Nation originally began as a BBC television project that encouraged people to record their lives on camera. 

Since then they have helped thousands of people make short personal films and have gone on to produce award winning documentaries.

Now it has relaunched as an exciting online video sharing platform, Video Nation Network,  and the website invites submissions to current BBC features and campaigns. 

In this session you'll learn about the demands of a BBC commission and discover how you can nurture your film making talent by getting involved with the Network as a regular contributor.

Speaker: Rosemary Richard, Editor of BBC Interactive and Outreach

Rosemary's Biography

Responsible for:
Editor, Video Nation Network
Editor, BBCi Your Stories 24/7 TV network (2005 to 2007)
Management of Politics Show online presence
BBC relationship with CSV
BBC Bus (multi-media touring production vehicle)
TV Awards and Credits:
1998 RTS Midlands Best Documentary (Runner Up) 'Midnight's Grandchildren' Producer/Director
1997 RTS Midlands Best Documentary (Winner) ' Moving On With Ray Gosling' Producer

Past
TV Documentaries and Video Producer at Freelance
Trustee at Film Oxford (OFVM)
MD at Six TV The Oxford Channel

Joining Rosemary will be the BBC Big Screen Producer in Cardiff, who will talk about the opportunities for screening student films on the Cardiff and Swansea Big Screens.

To be preceeded by a drinks networking reception

Email to book a place

BBC Video Nation Session and Networking Drinks

8th November 2010

A24, Caerleon Campus, University of Wales Newport

Launched in 1993, Video Nation originally began as a BBC television project that encouraged people to record their lives on camera. 

Since then they have helped thousands of people make short personal films and have gone on to produce award winning documentaries.

Now it has relaunched as an exciting online video sharing platform, Video Nation Network,  and the website invites submissions to current BBC features and campaigns. 

In this session you'll learn about the demands of a BBC commission and discover how you can nurture your film making talent by getting involved with the Network as a regular contributor.

Speaker: Rosemary Richard, Editor of BBC Interactive and Outreach

Rosemary's Biography

Responsible for:
Editor, Video Nation Network
Editor, BBCi Your Stories 24/7 TV network (2005 to 2007)
Management of Politics Show online presence
BBC relationship with CSV
BBC Bus (multi-media touring production vehicle)
TV Awards and Credits:
1998 RTS Midlands Best Documentary (Runner Up) 'Midnight's Grandchildren' Producer/Director
1997 RTS Midlands Best Documentary (Winner) ' Moving On With Ray Gosling' Producer

Past
TV Documentaries and Video Producer at Freelance
Trustee at Film Oxford (OFVM)
MD at Six TV The Oxford Channel

Joining Rosemary will be the BBC Big Screen Producer in Cardiff, who will talk about the opportunities for screening student films on the Cardiff and Swansea Big Screens.

To be preceeded by a drinks networking reception

Email to book a place

SMAW Welcome Event - Industry Panel & Separado Q&A!

5th November 2010

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

Join Media Academy Wales, Industry Panel, BAFTA Cymru and the directors of Separado (Super Furry's Gruff Rhys!) for the Event of the Year!

The Media Academy Wales Student Welcome Event will gather representative students from the Media Academy’s 26 courses for an evening of inspiration and networking...space is limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

What the evening will entail...

  • Industry Panel session of advice and anecdotes chaired by director and acting coach, Stephen Bailey... with VFX artist Jon Rennie, production designer Venita Gribble, producer Richard Staniforth, Interactive Media specialist Huw Owen, scriptwriter Sam Snape, and Film & TV composer John Rea!
  • Networking drinks reception with other students and members of our industry panel and BAFTA Cymru

  • Screening of new Welsh feature documentary Separado!
  • Q&A session with Separado! directors Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals and Dylan Goch, chaired by Tim Morley, sales and distribution specialist from Content West
  • A chance to meet industry reps and BAFTA Cymru (to find out more about their student membership perks)

And all for free and only for Media Academy students – you lucky people!

Travel from Aberystwyth – we are currently looking into booking coaches from Aberystwyth University so please sign up to attend if you are interested. If we have enough interest we will arrange your return travel.

Deadline for booking: 2nd of November

Register here: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?755257-yLoZr5Lt8L

 

 

This Event is sponsored by:

Dischromatics  


And supported by: 

BAFTA Cymru 

SMAW Welcome Event - Industry Panel & Separado Q&A!

5th November 2010

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

Join Media Academy Wales, Industry Panel, BAFTA Cymru and the directors of Separado (Super Furry's Gruff Rhys!) for the Event of the Year!

The Media Academy Wales Student Welcome Event will gather representative students from the Media Academy’s 26 courses for an evening of inspiration and networking...space is limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

What the evening will entail...

  • Industry Panel session of advice and anecdotes chaired by director and acting coach, Stephen Bailey... with VFX artist Jon Rennie, production designer Venita Gribble, producer Richard Staniforth, Interactive Media specialist Huw Owen, scriptwriter Sam Snape, and Film & TV composer John Rea!
  • Networking drinks reception with other students and members of our industry panel and BAFTA Cymru

  • Screening of new Welsh feature documentary Separado!
  • Q&A session with Separado! directors Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals and Dylan Goch, chaired by Tim Morley, sales and distribution specialist from Content West
  • A chance to meet industry reps and BAFTA Cymru (to find out more about their student membership perks)

And all for free and only for Media Academy students – you lucky people!

Travel from Aberystwyth – we are currently looking into booking coaches from Aberystwyth University so please sign up to attend if you are interested. If we have enough interest we will arrange your return travel.

Deadline for booking: 2nd of November

Register here: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?755257-yLoZr5Lt8L

 

 

This Event is sponsored by:

Dischromatics  


And supported by: 

BAFTA Cymru 

BAFTA, Skillset & Cineguilds: Making Better Movies Event

2 November 2010

BAFTA London

BAFTA, Skillset and Cineguilds present the first in a new series of events in which some of the UK's finest craftspeople behind films such as The African Queen, Alien, Casino Royale and The Hurt Locker will help us to explore good practice for making better films. 

Held at BAFTA on Tuesday 2 November from 6.15pm, there are limited numbers of free tickets for Media Academy students.  If you are interested in sending some of your students, please contact events@bafta.org for more information.  To read more about the event please
click here.  

BAFTA, Skillset & Cineguilds: Making Better Movies Event

2 November 2010

BAFTA London

BAFTA, Skillset and Cineguilds present the first in a new series of events in which some of the UK's finest craftspeople behind films such as The African Queen, Alien, Casino Royale and The Hurt Locker will help us to explore good practice for making better films. 

Held at BAFTA on Tuesday 2 November from 6.15pm, there are limited numbers of free tickets for Media Academy students.  If you are interested in sending some of your students, please contact events@bafta.org for more information.  To read more about the event please
click here.  

Monsters premiere and Q&A - NOW FULLY BOOKED!

31st October 2010

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

EVENT NOW FULLY BOOKED!

Sunday October 31st
16:00

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2EN

Dir: Gareth Edwards
Scr: Gareth Edwards
UK (12A) 2010

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

Unique, totally original, even romantic take on the genre from debuting director Edwards, marking him out as a talent not to be ignored.

"Thought-provoking... beautiful and disarmingly poignant. One of the most impressive debuts from a British film-maker in the last half-decade." Tribune

Email to book a place (by the 29th of October)

Monsters premiere and Q&A - NOW FULLY BOOKED!

31st October 2010

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

EVENT NOW FULLY BOOKED!

Sunday October 31st
16:00

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2EN

Dir: Gareth Edwards
Scr: Gareth Edwards
UK (12A) 2010

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

Unique, totally original, even romantic take on the genre from debuting director Edwards, marking him out as a talent not to be ignored.

"Thought-provoking... beautiful and disarmingly poignant. One of the most impressive debuts from a British film-maker in the last half-decade." Tribune

Email to book a place (by the 29th of October)

Welsh Music Foundation: SWN Sessions 2010

22 October 2010

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

All take place on Friday 22nd October 2010 and Saturday 23rd October 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 

WMF are working alongside Swn again this year and as part of the festival, we're co-ordinating many of the daytime sessions.   FREE to attend.

Reserve your spaces for sessions including:

Live music - what needs to change? A lively panel discussion which seeks your views on how the live scene could work more effectively.

Want to play more live shows? We're Going Live! Hear from agents / promoters who'll be dishing out hints and tips.

The Ballad of Britain - Will Hodgkinson is joined by special guests as he discusses his latest book and thoughts on folk music and Wales.

Richard Parfitt has sold over a million records, co-written with Duffy, played all the major festivals and is currently Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music at Bath Spa University.  Richard presents 'Music and the Mythic Image' at Swn.

Lamacq is back. With his mail sack.  We're thrilled that broadcasting legend Steve Lamacq returns to Swn - opening a weeks worth of post and sharing how he selects the music he plays and promotes.

Also, Ignite Cardiff has teamed up with Swn to bring a musical-flavoured event to Chapter.  See www.ignitecardiff.net for details of their special event.

Details can be found by clicking HERE.

Limited spaces available.  Reserve yours by emailing hello@welshmusicfoundation.com.

Welsh Music Foundation: SWN Sessions 2010

22 October 2010

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

All take place on Friday 22nd October 2010 and Saturday 23rd October 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 

WMF are working alongside Swn again this year and as part of the festival, we're co-ordinating many of the daytime sessions.   FREE to attend.

Reserve your spaces for sessions including:

Live music - what needs to change? A lively panel discussion which seeks your views on how the live scene could work more effectively.

Want to play more live shows? We're Going Live! Hear from agents / promoters who'll be dishing out hints and tips.

The Ballad of Britain - Will Hodgkinson is joined by special guests as he discusses his latest book and thoughts on folk music and Wales.

Richard Parfitt has sold over a million records, co-written with Duffy, played all the major festivals and is currently Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music at Bath Spa University.  Richard presents 'Music and the Mythic Image' at Swn.

Lamacq is back. With his mail sack.  We're thrilled that broadcasting legend Steve Lamacq returns to Swn - opening a weeks worth of post and sharing how he selects the music he plays and promotes.

Also, Ignite Cardiff has teamed up with Swn to bring a musical-flavoured event to Chapter.  See www.ignitecardiff.net for details of their special event.

Details can be found by clicking HERE.

Limited spaces available.  Reserve yours by emailing hello@welshmusicfoundation.com.

Introduction to Stereoscopic 3D

18th October 2010

Lecture Theatre 1, Dynevor Centre For Art, Design & Media, Swansea Metropolitan University

Date: October 18th: 7pm - 9pm

Venue:
Lecture Theatre 1
Dynevor Centre For Art, Design & Media
Swansea Metropolitan University
De La Beche Street, Swansea, SA1 3EU

Introduction to Stereoscopic 3D is a two hour Masterclass by experienced Stereographer and Director Of Photography Alister Chapman.

Alister has been shooting 3D for over 6 years, and his clients include IMAX, BBC, Sky, Discovery and National Geographic. Visit his website here

The Masterclass will cover the history and theory of 3D as well as the must-know essentials of how to actually film in 3D, from shooting to screening and display formats.

The Masterclass will be illustrated with 3D film clips and will provide an insight into what is involved in the exciting new world of three dimensional filmmaking.

To book a place on the masterclass Hannah Raybould by the 17th of October

 

Introduction to Stereoscopic 3D

18th October 2010

Lecture Theatre 1, Dynevor Centre For Art, Design & Media, Swansea Metropolitan University

Date: October 18th: 7pm - 9pm

Venue:
Lecture Theatre 1
Dynevor Centre For Art, Design & Media
Swansea Metropolitan University
De La Beche Street, Swansea, SA1 3EU

Introduction to Stereoscopic 3D is a two hour Masterclass by experienced Stereographer and Director Of Photography Alister Chapman.

Alister has been shooting 3D for over 6 years, and his clients include IMAX, BBC, Sky, Discovery and National Geographic. Visit his website here

The Masterclass will cover the history and theory of 3D as well as the must-know essentials of how to actually film in 3D, from shooting to screening and display formats.

The Masterclass will be illustrated with 3D film clips and will provide an insight into what is involved in the exciting new world of three dimensional filmmaking.

To book a place on the masterclass Hannah Raybould by the 17th of October