IBC365 will explore the subject of flexible production during its first themed week of 2021, taking place 25-29 January. 

Through a host of content including a webinar, case studies, industry trend features, interviews and a special episode of the IBC Podcast, this themed week will examine the ways in which production and post teams are reorganising their workflows and adopting new tools and technology.  

And, as working under restrictions resulting from coronavirus and shifting to remote or home working became the norm for many in 2020, IBC365 will look at the innovative changes to the way TV and film is made and shared and consider the long-term impact on the way content is captured and crafted. 


Behind the Scenes: This is the Night Mail 
A number of feature films have been completed under coronavirus guidelines but among the first in the UK, possibly anywhere in the world, was This Is The Night Mail. Find out how it was done here.

Remote editing and hybrid working 
Variable domestic bandwidth has been a challenge, but many productions – often assisted by responsive vendors – have adjusted remarkably quickly to the increased need for remote editing during Covid-19. Read more here.


Case study: ITN’s flexible studio production 
How ITN is enabling editors, directors, PAs and other studio operational staff to work from home. Read the article here

Post house innovation and artistry on an app  
Remote workflows are a regular feature for today’s post production providers, but some facilities are taking it one step - or one app - further. Read the article here

Keeping sport on air 
Getting major events to air while adhering to Covid restrictions has placed huge demands on broadcast and production teams. Here’s how the teams behind the PDC World Darts Championships and the third round of The FA Cup meticulously planned for one eventually, only to have to change at the last minute as Covid threw another spanner in the works. Read the article here


Webinar: Is cloud-based production here to stay? 
Join IBC365 on Wednesday 27 January 2pm GMT to get the inside track on the evolution of cloud-based workflows. Register here

Audio post: Keeping projects in progress through lockdown 
While some projects have been delayed or downscaled, many audio post houses have kept up a busy schedule despite the sudden – and substantial – increase in remote working. Read more here


The latest episode of the IBC Podcast will feature: 

  • Gordon Castle, senior vice president, Technology, Eurosport on the broadcaster’s technology transformation project to build a private cloud for live production  

  • Patricia Doherty, project director of Live & Wild explains how Candour Productions will lead a project to test 5G connectivity for use by documentary makers

  • Extreme E Head of Broadcast and Technology Dave Adey on the race series’ production operation 

Listen to the IBC Podcast here

VFX versatility: The acceleration of collaborative and remote working trends
Managing VFX production effectively is even more critical as both multi-facility collaboration and remote working become routines across film and TV. Read more here