28 February 14
Find out more about BAFTA Crew; a professional network for film industry talent to develop their skills and careers.
Joining BAFTA Crew places participants at the heart of a professional network with access to the best industry talent working in film and TV today.
Earlier this year we recruited over 200 of the brightest ‘below the line’ crew talent – from camera, art departments, sound, costume, post-production (VFX and editing), hair and make-up and production management.
< Costume design masterclass with Sandy Powell in 2013
Masterclasses will focus mainly on feature film production, but BAFTA Crew is open to professionals with experience in TV too. Last year’s masterclasses featured BAFTA-nominated talent such as cinematographer Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), costume designer Sandy Powell (The Wolf of Wall Street), production designer Eve Stewart (Les Miserables) and make up artist Lois Burwell (Lincoln). Catch up on last year’s BAFTA Crew programme >
Masterclass: Andy Nicholson on Production Design
Saturday 31 May at 7.00pm
BAFTA Crew presents a masterclass with the BAFTA and Oscar-nominated Production Designer Andy Nicholson. Continually pushing the use of 3D modeling and CAD software within Film Art Departments, Andy actively seeks to assimilate digital technology with traditional work-flows and methods. He joins the BAFTA Crew programme to discuss the techniques behind the hugely successful, Gravity as well the recently completed science fiction/action drama, Divergent. Andy will also discuss his path into the industry, from draughtsman to production designer, as well as his long-standing collaboration with director Tim Burton.
Live Online Q&A: Michael Price
Thursday 12 June
Michael Price is one of the UK's most sought after composers. His work on the critically acclaimed BBC series Sherlock (which he scored with David Arnold) has earned him double Emmy and BAFTA nominations as well as a Royal Television Society Award. Prior to achieving acclaim as a composer himself, Michael enjoyed significant achievements as a music editor, working on some of the most celebrated films of the past decade, including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Richard Curtis' Love Actually, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Children of Men. As a music editor, Michael has been nominated for four MPSE Golden Reel Awards, winning in 2001 for The Fellowship of the Ring.
Masterclass: Mark Sanger on Editing
Saturday 14 June at 2.00pm
BAFTA Crew presents a masterclass with the Oscar-winning Editor, Mark Sanger. Having recently won an Oscar for his work on Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, Mark joins Bafta Crew to discuss his work processes in both the editing and visual effects departments. As a visual effects editor, Mark’s credits include Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland as well as Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy. Mark will offer invaluable insights into his craft and career, both in picture and visual effect editing, exploring the challenges of his pioneering storytelling work at the frontier of technology.
Live Online Q&A: Christine Blundell
Thursday 10 July
As one of the most in-demand make-up designers in the UK, Oscar and BAFTA-winning Christine Blundell has worked with some of the most celebrated directors in the industry including Mike Leigh, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle and Matthew Vaughn to name but a few. Since starting her career in the early 90s, Christine has worked on over 50 films including The Full Monty, Casino Royale, The Fifth Estate and most recently the highly acclaimed Mr Turner. In this live online masterclass, Christine will discuss the rationale and process behind a range of her make-up and hair designs, from period drama Topsy Turvey to sci-fi thriller Sunshine.
Masterclass: Ray Beckett on Production Sound
Saturday 19 July, 2.00pm
BAFTA Crew welcomes Oscar and BAFTA-winning Ray Beckett for a masterclass on production sound. As one of the most celebrated sound mixers in the industry, Ray has worked on over 40 films including Zero Dark Thirty, The Two Faces of January and The Hurt Locker; for which he won both an Oscar and a BAFTA for ‘Best Sound Mixing.’ His collaboration with Ken Loach has seen him work on films such as The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Looking for Eric, Route Irish and most recently, Jimmy’s Hall.
Saturday 26 July, 2.00pm
Two times Oscar and BAFTA-winning Chris Menges has five decades experience in the camera department, and has worked with directors such as Stephen Frears, Ken Loach, Alan Clarke and Stephen Daldry. At this BAFTA Crew live masterclass at the University of South Wales, Menges will talk about his key films and collaborations, his tips for maintaining a career in the industry, and will answer questions from the audience.
We are thrilled to announce our industry jury who will select the final BAFTA Crew members as well as advising on the content of the programme.
Our jury will include:
Also joining the jury will be representatives from Creative Skillset, BAFTA Cymru, BAFTA Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen. The BAFTA Crew Jury will be chaired by Nicky Ball, Creative England’s National Crew and Facilities Manager.
The BAFTA Crew programme will cover creative, technical and operational topics across departments.
Members will help shape the content of the live masterclasses by suggesting questions in advance. These sessions are valuable not just for those working in the same department, but also for other Crew members 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 live streams will also be delivered by speakers drawn from BAFTA’s pool of nominees, winners and members, or craft practitioners with BAFTA-nominated credits with content covering more detailed craft and technical subjects.
BAFTA Crew is run in partnership with Creative Skillset - We’ve invested in skills with the support of the Skills Investment Fund managed by Creative Skillset on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport www.creativeskillset.org/SIF
Creative England invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. We aim to grow the brightest, the best, and those with the most promise so that individuals and businesses can achieve their full creative and commercial potential. We help identify future opportunities to grow the economy and generate jobs.
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