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Capturing the Story: The Art of Self Shooting

Monday, 30 April 2018 - 7:00pm Event start - 8:30pm Networking drinks
David Lean Room, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
Join a panel of television creatives to explore the craft of self-shooting as a producer-director. Speakers will explore the opportunities and challenges of storytelling from this perspective.

An experienced panel of industry practitioners will delve into the issues around self-shooting and the realities of the role, looking at the combination of skills required and the importance of collaboration. With the need for editorial and technical skills in producer-directors  growing, this panel will explore the changing role’s impact on production and authorship.

Speakers include:

Jessie Versluys, Executive Producer, The Garden. Jessie joined The Garden in 2017 working on 24 Hours in Police Custody. Other credits include Inside Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Modern Times. Before exec’ing Jessie was a BAFTA award winning director, self-shooting films such as Katie: My Beautiful Face and the Grierson nominated The Murder Workers.  

Caroline Carter, Talent Executive for The Documentary Unit & Digital, BBC Studios (London). Caroline recruits editorial production teams for The Documentary Unit and the Digital Storytelling areas within BBC Studios covering everything from documentaries such as Louis Theroux, Life and Death Row and The Met to landmark presenter-led History, Arts, Factual Drama, short form digital content and commercials. 

Anna Llewellyn, PD/Series Director. Anna's Credits include PD on Without Limits: Vietnam (BBC 1); SD on A Very British Hotel (Channel 4); SD on Heathrow - Britain's Busiest Airport (ITV); PD on Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital (Channel 4) and PD on Big Ballet (Channel 4).

Xavier Alford, Director (Drugsland, The Call Centre, Life in Debt Valley). Xavier has received nominations for Drugsland for both the British Academy Television Award for Best Factual Series and the British Academy Television Craft Award for Best Director - Factual.

Daniel Dewsbury, Producer/Director. Daniel has received a nomination for the British Academy Television Craft Awards for Factual Photography for The Detectives. Other credits include Hospital and Redcar (working title).

Chaired by Simon Ford, Executive Producer. Simon worked at the BBC for twenty years where he won many awards, including BAFTAs for the Secret Policeman and The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities. Other credits include The Boys Who Killed Stephen Lawrence, Coppers, 999: What’s Your Emergency? and Grayson Perry: All Man. He is currently working on the critically acclaimed 24 Hours in Police Custody.

Members Booking opens Wednesday 28 March, 9.30

Public Booking opens Friday 30 March, 12.30

Tickets will be available to collect from reception.