RTS Bristol

Life in the Air

Series producer, James Brickell, and episode producers Giles Badger and Simon Bell took us through the ‘mechanics’ of the series, which explained the mechanics of how cats leap three metres from a standing start to catch their prey, snakes fly and ‘shy and nervous' sparrow hawks fly low to the ground at incredible speeds to snatch the birds from the feeders in our gardens.

“We wanted to deconstruct the science behind the fundamentals of how animals and birds launch themselves into the air, though extraordinary physiology", explained Series producer, James Brickell. 

BDH Unzipped

Celebrating their 20th year in 2015, BDH has long been at the cutting edge of British television – directing commercials, creating brand identities, music visuals and motion graphics.

They have won 18 national RTS Awards and their work has been nominated for BAFTA, D&AD, Emmy and Grammy Awards. From films about disabled artists, to natural history from space, superstar film diaries, prime ministers on tour, from mobiles to giant screens, augmented classical musical, to virtual reality poetry, BDH can tell a unique story of creativity in British television.

Head of Sky Arts Phil Edgar-Jones tells Bristol why he has the best job in the business

Sky Arts was formed from the merger of Sky Arts 1 and 2, launching as a “super channel” in June. “It’s an on-demand service with 10,000 hours of content so far. It’s updated all the time and means customers can watch our back catalogue whenever they wish,” Edgar-Jones told an audience at a Bristol Centre event held at the Arnolfini in late September.

Edgar-Jones was joined on stage by Sky commissioner Siobhan Mulholland as he outlined the opportunities for all arts genres, including comedy, opera, ballet, drama and music.

State of the Art

Earlier this year, Sky Arts merged Sky Arts 1 and 2 and relaunched as a ‘super channel’ accompanied by an on-demand website housing 1,000 hours of specialist programmes. Phil Edgar-Jones, its Controller, is on a mission to change people’s perceptions about what the arts can be.