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.
Simon Hayes (Sound Mixer): Online Video Q&A
Monday 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
Wednesday 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.
Masterclass with Eve Stewart on Production Design
Saturday 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.
Masterclass with Sean Bobbitt on Cinematography
Monday 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.
Masterclass with Anita Overland on Production Management
Wednesday 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.
Peter Cavaciuti (Camera Operator): Online Video Q&A
Thursday 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.
Masterclass with Chris King on Editing
Thursday 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.
Masterclass with Sandy Powell OBE on Costume Design
Thursday 20 June at 6.30pm
BAFTA presents a masterclass with multiple BAFTA and Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell OBE, the visionary designer behind the iconic looks of Hugo, The Gangs of New York, Shakespeare In Love, The Aviator, The Young Victoria, Far From Heaven & Velvet Goldmine.
Masterclass with Eddy Joseph on Post-Production Sound
Sunday 21 July at 6.00pm
BAFTA presents a masterclass with BAFTA-winning Supervising Sound Editor Eddy Joseph, whose career spans 30 years and whose credits include Pink Floyd The Wall, Batman, The Commitments, The Crying Game, Angel Heart, Interview with the Vampire, Evita, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Cold Mountain, United 93, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
Jane Petrie (Costume Designer): Online Video Q&A
Thursday 19 September at 8.00pm
In this live video event, streamed from 195 Piccadilly in London, Jane Petrie (Fish Tank, Moon, Top Boy) will be answering your questions about her craft and career, her transition from junior to senior costume department roles, and anything else: you decide.
Masterclass with Nicolas Chaudeurge on Editing
Friday 20 September at 6.30pm
In his BAFTA Crew masterclass at Encounters Short Film Festival, Chaudeurge will talk about his work with new and emerging directors, as well as some of the biggest names in the industry, the craft of editing a short and how to make that move into features.
Masterclass with Barry Ryan on Production Management
Monday 30 September at 6.30pm
In his BAFTA Crew masterclass at Broadway Cinema, Ryan will talk about his work packaging, filming and delivering projects across a variety of budgets, formats and genres, in the process creating some of the most exciting low and mid budget British films of the last 10 years.
Masterclass with Sarah Greenwood & Katie Spencer on Production Design
Thursday 10 October at 8.30pm
Greenwood and Spencer join the BAFTA Crew programme to discuss technical and creative techniques behind their hugely successful collaboration on films such as Anna Karenina, Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, and Sherlock Holmes.
Lois Burwell (Make Up Designer): Online Video Q&A
Tuesday 15 October at 8.00pm
Lois Burwell's career in make-up has spanned more than 3 decades, during which time she has earned an Oscar nomination and 3 BAFTA nods and worked on films such as Lincoln, War Horse and Saving Private Ryan. For this online event, we'll be with Lois Burwell at BAFTA HQ, streaming her interview video live to BAFTA Crew members.
Nickie Sault (1st Assistant Director): Online Video Q&A
Wednesday 30 October at 8.00pm
In this live video event, Nickie Sault will share her insight and give advice on her craft as a 1st Assistant Director. Her credits include This Is England, The Inbetweeners Movie and Bronson.
Masterclass with Joakim Sundström on Post Production Sound
Friday 8 November at 4.00pm
In his BAFTA Crew masterclass at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, in conversation with his colleague, Oscar-winning producer Mia Bays, Sundström will discuss the craft of post-production sound, how he works with directors and editors throughout the post-production process, across a huge variety of projects and budgets.
Mark Day (Editor): Online Video Q&A
Thursday 14 November at 8.00pm
Join us for our online live stream Q&A with editor Mark Day. This is a great opportunity to hear from a two time BAFTA winner and Emmy nominated editor, whose work spans 27 years across 43 film and television projects. Mark’s credits include the last four Harry Potter features, Richard Curtis’ About Time, and Paul Greengrass’ The Theory of Flight.
Masterclass with Ben Davis on Cinematography
Saturday 16 November at 6.30pm
Taking place at the Leeds International Film Festival, cinematographer Ben Davis joins the BAFTA Crew programme to discuss technical and creative techniques behind his hugely successful catalogue of films including Layer Cake, Hannibal Rising, Kick Ass, Seven Psychopaths and the critically acclaimed drama, Masters of Sex.
Masterclass with Morag Ross on Hair & Make-Up Design
Saturday 23 November at 4.30pm
In her BAFTA Masterclass at Underwire Film Festival, Ross will discuss her craft and process as a make-up designer and her award-winning collaborations with not only directors, actors, but across the departments. Credits include Hugo, The Aviator and Orlando for which she won a BAFTA.
Michael Carlin (Production Designer): Online Video Q&A
Wednesday 27 November at 8.00pm
We're pleased to announce that production designer Michael Carlin (The Duchess, The Last King Of Scotland, The Reluctant Fundamentalist) will be delivering the final BAFTA Crew online video Q&A in 2013. Michael is now one of the feature film world's most in-demand production designers, whose work on The Duchess (2008) earned him an Oscar nomination for Art Direction.
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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