A new series of discussions on topical issues…To kick off our series of discussions, we have invited freelancers talk about their experience and knowledge of working in the Creative Industry. They each have a diverse background of experience in the industry. They will be discussing some of their latest projects. These series of talks will be of interest to anyone working in the creative industries and related areas. After a short introduction to their work on the subject, we hope to encourage a general discussion including other people’s experiences and knowledge of Industries.
1. Film Industries – Deborah Aston (24th April 2012 )
Delving into her background and experiences of working in all departments of the Film Industry Deborah hopes to inspire others and share her experience of working as a technician in television production, shooting, editing and directing both single and multi cameras. Live gallery operation and TX directing, studio and location productions, live and per-recorded are all topics up for discussion. Deborah has been involved in independent film having delivered a slate of award winning shorts that have been screened at numerous festivals.
2. Music Industries – Jez Collins (22nd May 2012)
Jez has worked in Birmingham’s music industry for over 20 years now. He also teaches music enterprise within the School of Media. He has also been involved in a number of projects at Interactive Cultures. Current projects he is working on include a Culture and Heritage project, ‘Birmingham Popular Music Archive’. The project aims to create an online archive celebrating the achievements of music practitioners from Birmingham and the impact they have had on the local, national and global music industry. Jez has also worked in both private and public sectors with focus on Creative Industries. This session will be chaired by Mark Scourse.
3. Design Industries – Andy Hartwell (26th June 2012)
Andy studied BSC Hons in Multimedia Technology and MA in Media Enterprise at Birmingham City University. All these studies tie him and forced me to cover important issues. His final project was based on e marketing and involved the exploration and analysis of techniques that could be used to help effectively promote my own and clients’ businesses online. Andy is manager director of Substrakt, a digital media and design agency; creating online and visual campaigns that help our clients cultivate bigger, better brands.. Substrakt Ltd was formed in August 2006, in which time we have gained clients including: BBC, Channel 4, Microsoft, DTZ, Cushman & Wakefield, Selfridges, BCU and Birmingham City Council.
4. Art Industries – Alex Lockett (24th July 2012)
Alex Lockett studied Fine Art and Philosophy at the university of Reading between 2001 and 2005, immediately following her BA she studied MA Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London. After completing her MA she did two internships, a four month placement at Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam and as an artist’s assistant for art collective N55, spending four months in Denmark. On return to the UK Alex worked as a part time curatorial assistant for off-site projects at Aspex gallery in Portsmouth and on freelance projects including setting up and running a gorilla gardening group for children at The Gardening Museum in London. Alex then became the programme assistant at Ikon gallery in Birmingham where she worked for three years. During her time at Ikon she helped set up Grand Union project space where she curated exhibitions over a two year period and set up Project Pigeon. In April 2011 Alex decided to leave her full time job at Ikon in order to focus on Project Pigeon. Alex will be talking about her experiences of running Project Pigeon.
All discussions will be held from 7.00pm – 9.00pm in the Co-working space.
It’s free to attend but space is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To register for any or all of these events please visit the eventbrite page (Moseley Exchange in Birmingham). For more info:
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