Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show and Succession), Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders and the upcoming Victorian boxing drama A Thousand Blows), Abi Morgan (The Hour and The Split) and Jack Thorne (National Treasure and His Dark Materials) have all been honoured by the RTS.
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The single drama, written by Helen Black, was inspired by real stories of warehouse workers in Britain and the poor conditions they endure.
The Factual prize was awarded to ITV Cymru Wales documentary Miscarriage: The Hidden Loss, which was presented by ITV Wales at Six and Wales This Week host Andrea Byrne.
The new Sports Documentary prize went to Barn Media’s series for BBC One Wales, Together Stronger, the story of how the Wales football team was transformed from also-rans to tournament regulars.
Fans of His Dark Materials have been going cold turkey since Philip Pullman’s fantasy drama ended its third and apparently final series on BBC One in February. But, according to executive producer Jane Tranter, who was speaking at a sold-out RTS Futures event last month, further helpings could be served up.
In conversation with Joel Collins, a production designer for television drama, feature films and commercials, and currently head of the department on His Dark Materials.
The winners will be revealed on Monday 22nd November, at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
By trade, he is a VFX supervisor, but is also creative director of television at the visual effects and animation studio Framestore.
What do you do as a VFX supervisor?
I’m responsible for all the visual effects in a show, which comes down to two main things: helping the production get the best creative use of their money on screen; and, during filming, ensuring the correct material is acquired to allow all the brilliant VFX artists to do their job.
When are you brought on board a production?
The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown
Monday 7th December
BBC One, 8:50pm
Dawn French is once again donning the clerical collar as The Vicar of Dibley returns with a 2020 lockdown twist.
Don’t Rock The Boat
Monday 2nd November
Celebrities from reality stars to politicians, to Olympic medallists will team up to attempt to row the length of Britain in new ITV series Don’t Rock the Boat.
Watch the VFX Masterclass below.
Russell Dodgson, Creative Director, Television, Framestore (His Dark Materials) talks about the world of VFX, including his experiences of working on the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises and the TV adaptation of His Dark Materials.
Based on the fantasy novels by Phillip Pullman, the second series of His Dark Materials introduces viewers to the magical city of Cittàgazze.
Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) has opened a path into a brand-new world and Lyra (Dafne Keen) decides to join him, desperate for a distraction from the overwhelming grief over the death of her best friend.
Once Lyra starts exploring this new abandoned city, she meets Will (Amir Wilson), a boy running from his troubled past and separated from his father.