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DIGITAL CITIES NORTH EAST

Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Digital Cities North East offers two days of free and bespoke events - from practical hands-on workshops to masterclasses, surgeries and exclusive keynotes. All sessions are designed for people working in the creative industries in the North East, and for students wanting to learn more about careers in the media.

Explore the latest in digital trends, get hands-on with cutting-edge technology and hear from industry leaders on storytelling and reaching audiences in the digital age.

Please note that BBC Academy session (marked *) are suitable only for people aged 18 or over. Please note also that although we will do our best to ensure your choice of sessions this cannot be guaranteed. Sessions which are fully booked will appear greyed out on the booking form.


Programme

Tuesday 4th April

For details of Tuesday's sessions click here


Morning

Schools programme, (9.30am - 1.00pm). Booking by arrangement with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. For more information please email Vicky Sturrs, Schools and Colleges Programmer at BALTIC.

Afternoon

Period 1 (2.00 - 3.15pm)

  • Keynote: 'Anatomy of a Hit: Countryfile', with John Craven

Period 2 (3.30 - 4.30pm), choose from:

  • Children's Television: Getting a Foot in the Door, with Helen Bullough, CBBC

  • An Introduction to Creative Industry Apprenticeships, with Alison Surtees, BECTU

  • VRTGO Labs VR & AR Expo (also open during break between periods 2 and 3)

  • Make Immersive Content on Your Smartphone, with Mark Robertson, BBC Academy*

Period 3 (4.45-6.00pm), choose from:

  • Essential Guide to Livestreaming, with Christian Payne, BBC Academy (this session runs to 6.15pm)*

  • Random Acts North Showcase for Young Filmmakers

  • VRTGO Labs VR & AR Expo (also open during break between periods 2 and 3)

  • Masterclass: Apps for Story Gathering on Your Phone, with Mark Robertson, BBC Academy (this session runs to 6.15pm)*

Evening

  • 'Boy Meets Girl: Transgender and the Media', with India Willougby, Stephanie Hirst and Elliott Kerrigan (6.30-7.30pm), followed by Social Networking Evening (7.30-9.00pm)*


Wednesday 5th April

For details of Wednesday's sesisons click here


Morning

Welcome (10.00-10.15am)

Period 1 (10.15-11.15am), choose from:

  • Get Into TV: A Masterclass with Campbell Glennie, Edinburgh International Television Festival

  • Starting Out As a Freelancer, with Alison Surtees, BECTU

  • Make Immersive Content on Your Smartphone, with Mark Robertson, BBC Academy*

  • Connecting Creativity: Solving Real Problems with Design, with Creative Fuse (this session runs to 1pm)

Period 2 (11.30am-1.00pm), choose from:

  • HD and Beyond: Hands on Technical Workshop, with Picture Canning North

  • Essential Guide to Livestreaming, with Christian Payne, BBC Academy*

  • Masterclass: Apps for Story Gathering on Your Phone, with Mark Robertson, BBC Academy*

  • Connecting Creativity: Solving Real Problems with Design, with Creative Fuse (this session runs from 10.15pm)

Afternoon

Period 1 (2.00-3.45pm), choose from:

  • Digital Storytelling, with Patrick Flavelle, BBC Academy*

  • Directors' Masterclass: Directing High-End Television, with John Alexander

  • "Show Me the Money!" Creative Sector Tax Reliefs Workshop and Surgery (this session runs to 5pm)

Period 2 (4.15-5.45pm), choose from:

  • Animated Adventures: Cartoons from Page to Screen, with Alex Collier

  • Essential Guide to Shortform, with Patrick Flavelle, BBC Academy*

  • "Show Me the Money!" Creative Sector Tax Reliefs Workshop and Surgery (this session runs from 2.00pm)

Evening

  • Informal drinks at local bar (6pm onwards)


PLEASE NOTE:

Sessions will start promptly at the billed time - if you arrive late it may not be possible to admit you.

Please arrive early for your sessions, so that you can complete registration. Registration on Tuesday is from 1.15pm for a prompt 2.00pm start. Registration on Wednesday is from 9.30am for a prompt 10.00am start.

Some session in this event are likely to be photographed and these photographs may be used subsequently by the organising partners. If you have concerns about being photographed please contact the organisers.

Lunch and refreshments are not provided but available from nearby retailers, including BALTIC Kitchen

The BBC Academy sessions are suitable for persons aged 18+ only.

Please note that if you are booked on any of the BBC Academy Smart-phone sessions with Mark Robertson, we request where possible that you bring with you your own smart-phone device to get the most benefit from this practical workshop



Delivered by the BBC Academy, Northern Film & Media and RTS North East & the Border, Digital Cities North East takes place at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, one of UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institutions, situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead.


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