14-17 March 2020 - The NEC, Birmingham

Talks + Demos

To help spark your creativity and improve your skills, for everyone passionate about photography and moving image. Talks + demos are free to attend and don't need to be booked, except Super Stage sessions which you can book via the ticket page.

Video Live

14 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 11:30
    Add a camera or two

    Learn all about multi-cam shooting as Rick Bronks explains how to set up your cameras and how to use the footage to construct interesting visual stories.

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  2. 12:00 - 12:30
    Making a YouTube video... LIVE

    Join Luke Curtis as he creates YouTube video with you, live, showing the results of his setup. He will share the process of planning, shooting and sharing videos on YouTube, getting the best audio and what lighting to use.

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  3. 13:00 - 13:30
    Visual imagery and soundscapes: Capturing the raw feel of a wedding day

    Matt Thompson's filmmaking pays careful attention to each story's individuality and character with a focus on fun. Here, Matt discusses his creative process, his approach to creating soundscapes and how to capture the raw feel of a wedding day.

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  4. 14:00 - 14:30
    Camera, action, drone!

    With drones now commonly part of the action on-set from major blockbusters to TV, corporate films and weddings, how do you make your footage stand out and make the shots sing on screen and in your edit? Carys answers these common questions and more.

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  5. 15:00 - 15:30
    The importance of sound in visual storytelling

    Internet filmmaker Andy Burgess talks about sound effects, audio and the creative processes behind his global projects, which most recently has seen him travel to Singapore, Venice and Hawaii.

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  6. 16:00 - 16:30
    A filmmaker's toolbox

    Examining today's nifty kit in comparison to a filmmaker's toolbox from just five years ago, Andre shows how drones, cameras and gimbals can be paired up to work together, demonstrating that you really can have a whole production suite in your bag.

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15 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 11:30
    How to set up multiple cameras and audio devices for a wedding ceremony

    One of the major challenges of filming a wedding is setting up multiple cameras and audio equipment for the ceremony. Join wedding pro Emma Wilson as she shows us just that, explaining the choices she makes and how they impact her final product.

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  2. 12:00 - 12:30
    Making a YouTube video... LIVE

    Join Luke Curtis as he creates YouTube video with you, live, showing the results of his setup. He will share the process of planning, shooting and sharing videos on YouTube, getting the best audio and what lighting to use.

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  3. 13:00 - 13:30
    Unravelling the secrets behind a short edit

    In this demonstration Philip White uncovers some of the tips and tricks he uses to bring to life his short films. From sound design to colour grading, this walk through explores many simple but effective techniques.

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  4. 14:00 - 14:30
    Multi-channel HD video can be afforable and easy

    Richard Warburton unlocks the secrets and benefits to multi-channel HD video, showing how live switching between two, three or even four cameras can be affordable and easy, and covering the latest tech and its applications.

  5. 15:00 - 15:30
    The importance of sound in visual storytelling

    Internet filmmaker Andy Burgess talks about sound effects, audio and the creative processes behind his global projects, which most recently has seen him travel to Singapore, Venice and Hawaii.

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  6. 16:00 - 16:30
    Getting pro results with gimbals

    Join us for this expert session covering techniques and tips for using gimbals in your work. Discover the benefits of gimbal technology and how best to use it in your workflow for professional results, whatever kind of content you're making.

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16 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 11:30
    How to set up multiple cameras and audio devices for a wedding ceremony

    One of the major challenges of filming a wedding is setting up multiple cameras and audio equipment for the ceremony. Join wedding pro Emma Wilson as she shows us just that, explaining the choices she makes and how they impact her final product.

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  2. 12:00 - 12:30
    How to use 360 cameras to capture epic stories with no crew

    Video creator Shanil gives us the low-down 360 cameras for mobile storytellers and journalists - 'mojos' for short. He'll delve into how 360 cameras work and how they enable 'mojos' to be a one-person crew and get more creative with their stories.

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  3. 13:00 - 13:30
    The magic of mirrorless

    Jim Marks shows how (and why) he's built up his mirrorless camera into a full-blown cinema rig, and how all the kit works together.

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  4. 14:00 - 14:30
    How to tell better stories with the production studio you already own – your smartphone

    Mobile journalist Caroline demonstrates how your smartphone can produce pro-quality video fit for broadcast, online and social. Whether you want to create news packages, short films, promotional content or social memes – she's got you covered.

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  5. 15:00 - 15:30
    Big up your rig - taking your mobile kit to the max

    Keeping your mobile kit small but powerful is key to capturing the story with minimal fuss. Rick will take you through some nice additions, such as audio and lighting that will enable you to get killer audio and pictures with minimum stress and fuss.

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  6. 16:00 - 16:30
    What is content creation and how can you make a living out of your passion?

    Friends and colleagues Ryan and Dillon discuss the ways of turning your passion for filmmaking into a more commercial business, including what technology, creativity and admin skills you need to make it work.

17 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 11:30
    Great audio will make your video

    Join Sennheiser's experts for an in-depth look at sound techniques for video. Great sound in your films can make all the difference and this session will leave you full of ideas to apply to yours.

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  2. 12:00 - 12:30
    White balance - the key to perfect colour

    Nailing your white balance is essential to getting perfect colours in your footage. In this session, Jose and Rene discuss this process and how to get a perfect custom white balance in different situations.

  3. 13:00 - 13:30
    Live stream from a backpack: Getting live streaming into your workflow

    Simon shows how it's possible to livestream to social channels and even TV from a backpack. Learn how to get live streaming into your workflow, and the many useful applications including social streaming, news coverage, weddings and more!

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  4. 14:00 - 14:30
    Multi-channel HD video can be affordable and easy

    Richard Warburton unlocks the secrets and benefits to multi-channel HD video, showing how live switching between two, three or even four cameras can be affordable and easy, and covering the latest tech and its applications.

  5. 15:00 - 15:30
    Multicam filmmaking

    Nick Driftwood takes you through the challenges of filming with more than one camera. From camera positioning to lighting, timecodes to audio and video settings, Nick will show you failsafe set-ups to get it right every time.

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Stages + Theatres

Here's what to expect from the 2020 show

Stages Sponsored By

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo |

Photo Live

 

 

canon-uk

Canon |

Social Stage

Cewe

CEWE |

Shutter Street

 

 

dji-europe

DJI |

Drone Zone x Action Arena

Sennheiser

Sennheiser |

Video Live