Digital skills for television - a brand new world. Where do I fit in?
On Tuesday 4th November from 7pm at Watershed, RTS Bristol are holding a Digital Skills for Television event. Second screen, companion content, social media - what does it all mean for the world of television production? Could it be that young people starting off in the world of television production bring with them more skills than they realise?
The top panel will be led by Ben Freeman. Ben is an experienced producer of radio, television and multiplatform programming. He began his involvement in digital content at Sky, producing enhanced television services for a number of their key channels. Since then Ben has driven digital innovation on an array of big shows, such as Coronation Street and Big Brother, whilst in production and commissioning roles at Endemol and ITV. He now works for Zodiak Media, where he leads digital creativity and development for their UK production companies.
Dan Efergan is currently Creative Director of Digital at Aardman Animations. This means he gets to spend lots of time doing fun things like making games, large profile web sites, UGC sites, and mutliplatform productions. Previously he kept himself entertained as MD of Subsub Skills and Production, technical lead on Light Up Bristol, a part time lecturer and founding and running the Submerge New Media Festival, which gave him a warm and fuzzy feeling by bringing together creative people and seeing what happened. He’s particularly interested in creative programming and the future of human/computer interaction and its effect on society. He likes philosophy, and if he wasn't so busy would love to work out the meaning of life.
Also on the panel (through the wonders of Skype) will be Ross Butter.
Ross is a 2D animator, working in both traditional and digital techniques. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013 with his student film, "I Love You So Hard", and has since been working as a freelance animator on a variety of projects for both web and television broadcast. All his work can be found on his website, Twistosterone.com
The price is £5 which includes a free drink. Booking is essential via eventbrite.