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.
This year, BAFTA Crew is expanded to the nations, welcoming applicants from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as those based outside the capital to join this year-long networking and skills development programme.
Earlier this year we recruited up to 300 of the brightest ‘below the line’ crew talent – whether camera, art department, sound, costume, post-production (VFX and editing), hair and make-up or production management. Successful applicants will be hearing from us on Thursday May 1st.
The joining fee for the year is just £15 (£10 for returning BAFTA Crew participants), giving you access to a range of benefits, including:
< 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 >
Saturday 10 May at 2.00pm
BAFTA Crew presents a masterclass with the Oscar-winning Editor, Mark Sanger. Mark has collaborated twice with director, Alfonso Cuarón: first on the BAFTA-winning Children of Men and next on the game-changing Gravity, for which he won an Oscar this year. 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.
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.
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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