30 November 12
BAFTA Crew is a professional network that gives you access to the best established film industry talent and a network of fellow professionals.
Applications for BAFTA Crew are now closed and the 200 participants for 2013 have been selected.
BAFTA Crew is a professional network that aims to help to launch the careers of our participants in the film or television industry. Participants are some of the brightest crew talent in the English regions.
Working in association with Skillset Craft and Technical Skills Academy and Creative England, BAFTA has created a year-long networking and skills development programme for 200 'below the line' film and TV professionals.
For a small joining fee of £25, participants gain access to attend live masterclasses with some of the film industry’s established HoDs, drawn from a pool of BAFTA winners and nominees, as well as an exclusive series of online mini-masterclasses focusing on a range of craft and technical subjects.
Crafts skills covered include Camera, Art Department, Sound, Costume, Post-production (VFX and Editing), Hair and Make-up or Production Management. Masterclass content will emphasise feature film production, but BAFTA Crew is open to professionals with experience in TV too.
The programme is for those living outside of London in the English regions. For any questions about BAFTA Crew please email BAFTAcrew@bafta.org
The core programme is a series of live and online masterclasses.
Gladiator editor Pietro Scalia demonstrates his craft as part of a masterclass event at BAFTA Live masterclasses will be delivered by major BAFTA winning and nominated HoDs from Camera, Art, Sound, Costume, Post-production (VFX and Editing) and Hair and Make-up. Members will help shape the content of the sessions by suggesting questions ahead of the masterclass.
These sessions will have value not only for those working in the same department, but also for Crew members across the departments who want to build a better understanding of their colleagues work and use the masterclasses to build networks with professionals at a similar level in the industry.
The online mini-masterclasses will also be delivered by speakers drawn from BAFTA’s nominees, winners and members, with content covering more detailed craft and technical areas.
Over the course of the programme, we will cover creative, technical and operational topics across departments.
Through a closed social network, participants are able to share experiences, ideas and knowledge with fellow BAFTA Crew members building relationships with colleagues at a similar level in the industry.
Peter Cavaciuti (Camera Operator): Live Video Q&A
Thurs 30 May at 7.00pm
One of Britain’s top camera operators and BAFTA Crew jury member Peter Cavaciuti (Skyfall, Thor, Captain America, Dark Shadows) will be joining the BAFTA Crew programme fresh from his work on Muppets…Again with a special online livestreamed Q&A live from BAFTA HQ, we’ll be taking questions from BAFTA Crew members, which you can submit at any point before or during the stream, talking about Peter’s career, his work on Roger Deakins BAFTA-nominated camera team on Skyfall, his craft and life on set.
Thurs 6 June at 7.00pm
BAFTA presents a masterclass with BAFTA-winning editor Chris King (Senna, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Marley, Our War), in conversation with journalist Ian Haydn Smith. In his BAFTA Crew masterclass, Chris will offer insights into his craft and his take on storytelling - as well as sharing dispatches from some of the most exciting cutting rooms in the country, working with acclaimed directors Asif Kapadia, Kevin Macdonald, Shane Meadows and elusive artist Banksy.
Simon Hayes (Sound Mixer): Live Video Q&A
Mon 25 March at 7.30pm
BAFTA- and Oscar-winning production sound mixer Simon Hayes (Les Misérables, Prometheus, Mamma Mia!) will deliver the first BAFTA Crew online Q&A, streamed live from BAFTA HQ. We'll be with Simon in London, feeding him questions from BAFTA Crew members that you can submit at any point before or during the stream.
Laurily Adams (Sara Putt Associates): Online CV Workshop
Wed 3 April at 7.30pm
Laurily Adams from below-the-line crew talent agent Sara Putt Associates will be joining us for an online CV workshop. Laurily will be answering your questions about representing yourself, approaching employers and agents, interviews, cover letters and the all-important CV.
Sat 6 April at 2.00pm
A masterclass with BAFTA-winning Les Misérables production designer Eve Stewart.She will host a special event talking through the process of designing for films including The Kings Speech, The Damned United and Topsy Turvy.
Mon 13 May at 5.30pm
BAFTA presents a craft masterclass with acclaimed BAFTA-nominated Director of Photography Sean Bobbitt (Shame, Hunger, The Place Beyond The Pines, Byzantium). In his BAFTA Crew masterclass, Sean will discuss his creative process and career in the camera department, exploring his work on award-winning collaborations with directors across genres and mediums.
Wed 22 May at 6.30pm
BAFTA presents a masterclass with BAFTA-winning producer and co-producer, Anita Overland (The Iron Lady, Red Riding, In This World). Anita will discuss her craft and varied career in production management, both above and below the line, working across a huge variety of budgets, locations and genres.
BAFTA Crew Participants:
200 applicants have been selected by a jury of industry professionals to join BAFTA Crew. The successful participants hail from over 30 English counties, including Northumberland in the north, Cornwall in the south and Norfolk in the east, and represent craft areas including production design, camera, costume, editing, hair and make-up, production management, sound and visual effects.
Our industry jury selected the final BAFTA Crew group and play an integral role in advising on the content of the programme. The jury includes:
Creative England (Chair)
Production designer (Hyde Park on Hudson, Centurion, Eden Lake)
First assistant director (Birdsong, Tyrannosaur)
Editor (Wuthering Heights, Fish Tank, Red Road)
Camera operator (Mamma Mia, Nanny McPhee)
Costume designer (Harry Brown, Fish Tank, Moon)
Camera operator (Skyfall, Thor, Captain America)
Sound recordist (Line of Duty, Death in Paradise, The Promise)
Lizzie Yianni Georgiou
Hair and make-up designer (Deep Blue Sea, Made in Dagenham, An Education)
Sara Putt Associates
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