Thames Valley

Production in Your Pocket

Deirdre Mulcahy, News Camerawoman, Freelance Producer and Trainer and for 12 years Senior Video & Mobile Journalism Trainer for the BBC Academy, puts down her trusty Sony FS5 to pass on her top tips for using your smartphone as a professional camera. In this session she will show you how to produce broadcast quality content cheaply and quickly, covering camera angles, lighting, useful apps, workflow and, last but definitely not least, audio.

TikTok for Broadcasters

TikTok, the short-form video app that has users hooked around the world, gets the closest yet. As soon as you open it, you're immediately presented with engaging short form content. From talent routines and quick-fire pranks to snippets of news, all making use of strikingly creative editing and usually soundtracked by energetic music, TikTok has something for everyone. If the video doesn't interest you, with a single flick of a finger, you can easily change the channel just as you would on a television set. 

RTS Cambridge Convention Review

The biennial RTS Cambridge Convention is where the big cheeses of the tv industry go to gnaw over the big issues facing it. This year the theme is 'Content, Consumers and Everything in Between', so there's plenty to digest!

If you were unable to get to King's College, Cambridge for 18th-20th September, here is your chance to get the lowdown. We've asked our expert panel to take their VIP Passes and come back with all the issues, the highlights, and the buzz!

IBC Review 2019

For an industry that is constantly changing, being able to experience all the latest tech and hear about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry from key industry players all in one place is invaluable.But if you can't get to Amsterdam in September, then come to Savoy Place for this event, in collaboration with the IET, it's the next best thing.

How to Talk About Music

Likewise, media creators should feel comfortable talking about the general narrative and expressive aims and requirements of their project. Music can be a highly effective and emotive storytelling tool, and media creators and their collaborators need a shared language with which to discuss it.