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Interview: Tony Maddox, CNN

2017-09-07T08:39:00+01:00By

Thirteen years at the BBC and a steady presence at CNN since 1998 has given Tony Maddox a unique overview of today’s global news scene.

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Lord Puttnam on the future of cinema and digital media

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

One of the UK’s most high profile cinema producers and cultural envoys discussed how British and European cinema must evolve, why cinema and media needs to retain its trusted status, what Brexit means for creative industries

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Interview: Matt Tabaccos, Ruptly

2018-09-13T09:36:00+01:00By

A multi-disciplinary media executive with over 12 years of experience in cross media production and business development. Matt Tabaccos leads the commercial strategy at Ruptly Video News Agency, helping the company become the go-to brand in news media.

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Defining HDR colour space

2018-09-07T09:34:00+01:00By

Don’t mention the HDR standards war to Jeremy Booth because he is happily distanced from it. The compositing TD from Jellyfish Pictures is much more concerned with the bigger picture around colour and VFX.

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Interview: David Abraham, Wonderhood Studios

2018-08-31T10:00:00+01:00By

The former Channel 4 boss discusses his role in saving the British pubcaster from privatisation and reveals more details of his latest venture, which fuses high-end content production with brandcasting and data insight.

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Interview: Peter Salmon, Endemol Shine

2018-08-22T10:51:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Broadcasting veteran Peter Salmon has a job that demands he be ubiquitous, crossing platforms, formats and countries alike as he spins ideas around the ‘internationally travelling community’ of one of the world’s biggest content factories.

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Interview: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira, Impossible

2018-08-08T11:48:00+01:00By

Planet-centric design is user-centred, because it’s in humans’ best interests to have a healthy planet, say Impossible founders and IBC2018 keynote speakers Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira.

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Craft Leaders: Joe Letteri, Visual Effects Supervisor

2018-07-31T12:04:00+01:00By

He doesn’t draw or paint nor animates in the traditional sense but give Joe Letteri a computer and he can figure out how to create any image in the world – or a world yet unknown. The four times visual effects Oscar and BAFTA winner has shaped three decades of ...

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Craft Leaders: Jean-Clément Soret, Colourist

2018-07-17T08:17:00+01:00By

Jean-Clément Soret on the mystery of being a colourist and the different requirements of grading commercials, film and TV.

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Craft Leaders: Andy Serkis, Director and Actor

2018-06-14T11:56:00+01:00By

Andy Serkis speaks about the “liberating tool” of performance capture and reveals all about his latest project Mowgli.

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Craft Leaders: Joe Walker, Editor

2018-05-31T15:02:00+01:00By

Cutting films for an auteur is a tough challenge, one that demands a deep immersion in the script and the personality of the filmmaker. Imagine then what a balancing act must have to be performed when you are the go to editor for two of the world’s leading directors.

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Craft Leaders: Roger Deakins, Cinematographer

2018-05-16T14:54:00+01:00By

Looking back on almost 50 years of iconic films, ranging from The Shawshank Redemption and The Big Lebowski to Skyfall and Blade Runner 2049, the British cinematographer discusses his creative approach and his life in pictures.

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Craft Leaders: Julian Slater, Sound Designer

2018-05-10T10:33:00+01:00By

Oscar-nominated sound designer Julian Slater speaks about new ways of editing sound and why the term ‘immersive’ can be a red herring.

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Craft Leaders: Jet Omoshebi, Colourist

2018-04-25T10:31:00+01:00By

In the first in a series of interviews with industry-leading craft talent, Goldcrest’s Jet Omoshebi speaks about breaking into the world of grading and the essential attributes of a colourist. 

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CTO Series: Paul Cheesbrough, 21st Century Fox

2018-03-23T10:58:00+00:00By

In the second instalment of our CTO Series, 21st Century Fox’s Paul Cheesbrough speaks about the challenges of delivering content to more platforms than ever before and explains why cyber security is his number one priority.

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Interview: Sky Production Director Darren Long

2017-12-01T09:34:00+00:00By

Integral to Sky’s DNA is the adoption of new technologies and innovating the production to distribution chain, says Production Services Director Darren Long.

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Interview: Deborah Rayner, CNN

2017-09-18T11:54:00+01:00By

With a plethora of platforms to serve and in the era of fake news, the task of managing a team of journalists and delivering more digital content is arguably tougher than it’s ever been.

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The technology that could change sport on TV

2017-09-14T12:10:00+01:00By

Ultra HD and VR might make all the headlines but when it comes to pushing the boundaries of sports production, but better use of data and artificial intelligence are likely to be the big winners, suggests David Shield.

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Interview: Dinara Toktosunova, Ruptly

2017-09-13T13:31:00+01:00Brought to you by

”360-degree video is a natural step forward for us”, says Dinara Toktosunova, CEO, Ruptly

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Interview: Sally Buzbee, Associated Press

2017-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By

Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee wants to instill some “old-fashioned media values” in social media platforms.

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The transformation of Sky Deutschland

2017-09-12T13:15:00+01:00By

Sky Deutschland is changing from a sports and film-orientated broadcaster towards a fully-fledged family entertainment company. CEO Carsten Schmidt explains how. 

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Interview: Sotiris Salamouris, OBS

2017-09-11T07:00:00+01:00By

With the broadcast industry in transition phase, Olympic Broadcasting Services Chief Technology Officer Sotiris Salamouris must manage the shift to 4K, 8K and IP while ensuring the world doesn’t miss a second of the action.

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Interview: Wim Ponnet, Endemol Shine Netherlands

2017-09-07T08:41:00+01:00By

Wim Ponnet works for a company that produces up to 700 big productions annually, and it sure knows how to exploit its IP (intellectual property).

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Data is key to online video, says Little Dot boss

2017-07-27T15:38:00+01:00By

Data - as well as a creative gut - is vital for winning online audiences, says Little Dot CEO Andy Taylor.

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VR: passing fad or an opportunity for immersion?

2017-05-03T08:56:00+01:00By

If you think VR in TV and film is just another passing fad, Sol Rogers, CEO and founder of Rewind, would like to change your opinion.

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Shane Peros: Managing the data

2017-04-28T13:50:00+01:00By

Google is the flag carrier for the new, connected world, but it has some encouraging words for broadcasters.

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Curt Behlmer: Black is the new black

2017-04-04T13:26:00+01:00By

Curt Behlmer and his team are responsible for advancing the possibilities of cinema sight and sound, ensuring that Dolby technologies, including Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, fit into the industry’s content workflows.

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Spencer Stephens: Asking VR questions

2017-04-04T11:57:00+01:00By

Although exciting, we don’t have the vocabulary for talking about VR, yet we must ensure it works across multiple devices and delivers what consumers expect.

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Derek Bradley: Facing the future of motion capture

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00

From Avatar to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, motion capture has enabled animation to become ever more lifelike and photo realistic. Now Disney Research is advancing this science with emotion capture, and systems that offer filmmakers continuous control of facial performance in live action motion pictures.

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Patrick Spence: What comes after the Golden Age of TV?

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

It’s almost a cliché now: we are living in a ‘golden age’ of scripted TV. But what drives this TV renaissance and how it will evolve is a matter of ongoing debate.

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Alex Mahon: Playing games with reality

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00

Media execs should look to the gaming industry and the success of games such as Pokemon Go to realise there’s a market for AR and VR content.

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High frame rates will become the norm, says Ang Lee

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00

Released in the US late last year, Iraq war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk broke new ground when it came to technical production, Oscar winning Director Ang Lee talks about his experience with the newest cinema technology

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James Rosenstock: March of the millennials

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

Vice Media is on an aggressive expansion path, looking to launch in 50 markets around the world; and it’s not just focusing on mobile and online programming – linear TV is a key part of the offering.

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Raymundo Barros: Building for a bigger and brighter future

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

As CTO at Globo, Raymundo Barros is responsible for overseeing engineering and technology operations. He led and spearheaded major initiatives such as the transition to digital TV and the creation and distribution of 4K, 4K HDR and 8K content.

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Michael Zink: 'HDR provides a truly differentiated experience for viewers'

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

As VP of Technology, Warner Bros. Michael Zink is responsible for exploring the emerging technologies that could enhance Warner Bros.’ capabilities in production, post production and distribution.

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Anna Winger: Breaking the mould of German TV

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

The writer behind one of the biggest dramas of 2016 believes the success of the programme marks the beginning of something big for German TV.

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Kevin Baillie: Expanding the view of virtual production

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

Visual effects pro Kevin Baillie sees the notion of virtual production moving beyond use of a virtual camera, to involve tasks such a location scouting and incorporating an increased reliance on the cloud.

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