Jonathan Glazier, studio multicamera director on shows that include Asia’s Got Talent and Million Pound Drop, advised the students to make their own content. “I started with a Super-8 camera [when] the filming and developing costs were very high, but now everybody has a mobile phone camera in their pocket,” he said.
The technicians work with directors of photography and are responsible for image quality, colour correction and managing a production’s workflow.
Presented by Caden Elliott, the event covered the history, roles and expectations of a digital imaging technician. It attracted an audience of students, lecturers, producers and enthusiasts.
The Digital Lounge was originally a newsreel cinema and has the feel of an art deco cinema, but with the addition of new digital equipment it was a fitting venue to discuss the role of digital imaging technicians.