2016 RTS Wales Events

2016 RTS Wales Events

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Sunday, 21st February 2016
RealSFX demonstration
RealSFX demonstration

January:  Television - 'First Light'
For our first event of 2016, we marked the 90th anniversary of John Logie Baird's first demonstration of television, at the Royal Institution on 26th January 1926, by co-hosting a lecture by author Don McLean, entitled Television - First Light, on 26th January at Aberystwyth University.

February:  Behind the Scenes at Real SFX
This was your opportunity to find out how the special effects for TV series such as Dr Who and Sherlock are produced, and hear from some of the UK's top SFX supervisors, including Danny Hargreaves, who has been at the forefront of the British TV and film industry.

March:  "What Next?" - Breaking Into Film and TV
On the morning of our Student Awards we co-hosted this workshop event at the Zoom Festival.  Those looking for a career in the media, who maybe didn't know how to start, came along and met our panel of media professionals, and got their advice on how to break into the industry.

May:  Student Film Screenings
In association with the Wales International Documentary Festival, we presented a screening of That's That: The Three Loves of Vala, the recent Factual category winner of the RTS Wales Centre Student Television Awards 2015.
We also hosted a screening of the award-winning film Fog of Sex (Stories from the front line of student sex work) as part of the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival.

June:  TV in Small Nations
'Sustaining Talent' was the theme of a two day workshop held in the Danish port of Aarhus.  It was the third workshop in a series exploring some of the challenges faced by the television industries of small nations.  Some of the participants had taken part in an RTS Wales event held last November, in conjunction with the first such workshop held in Cardiff.

Awst:  Cyfarwyddwyr y Dyfodol
"Weithiau mae'r delweddau fwyaf ysbrydoledig yn cael eu creu drwy hap a damwain", awgrymodd y Cyfarwyddwr Eryl Huw Philips mewn trafodaeth gyda gwneuthurwyr ffilmiau ifanc o'r clwb ffilm yn Nyffryn Nantlle yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol eleni.

August:  Directors of the Future
"Sometimes the most inspired images can be created by chance", suggested director Eryl Huw Philips, in a discussion with young film makers from the Nantlle Vale Film Club at this year's National Eisteddfod.

September:  Visit to the Central Technical Area, BBC Cymru Wales
Dave Howard, BBC Cymru Wales' Technology Operations Manager, was the guide for Wales Centre RTS Members during a fascinating visit to the BBC's Cardiff Master Control Room on the 28th September.

October:  Meet the Makers
For our first event of the Autumn for non-members, we hosted ‘Meet The Makers’ for the second year running.  It was a unique opportunity for Freelancers to meet the top people behind the productions produced here in Wales.  Plus a chance to quiz each member of the panel about new productions, and what’s in store for 2017!

November:  The Future of Welsh Media
At a packed discussion on the future of the media in Wales on the 10th November, the Chair of the Welsh Assembly’s Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, Bethan Jenkins, explained that, "although broadcasting is not devolved, it's an area of great importance to public life in Wales".

December:  Visit to Made in Cardiff TV
For our final event of 2016 we had a behind the scenes look at Cardiff's local television station.  We enjoyed an interesting presentation by the station's General Manager, Daniel Glyn, and then briefly watched a live broadcast from the company's television studio.


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