Media Technology Day

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Ham Yard Hotel

1 Ham Yard



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Back by popular demand, Media Technology Day returns for the third consecutive year on Thursday, October 31st.

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Following the tremendous success of the past two years, Media Technology Day has been firmly established as one of the must-attend events of the year. Back by popular demand, Media Technology Day returns for the third consecutive year on Thursday, October 31st. The event is brought to you by the Procam Group – ProcamProcam NY, Take 2Procam Projects and TLS – and supported by Televisual.

Held at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, this all-day industry event features a compelling line-up of seminars and panels where you'll hear from more than 25 expert speakers in ten high impact sessions across the day. The inspiring and practical discussions include: creating engaging short-form and long-form content for a digital audience; what's in demand with leading UK factual commissioners; a topical discussion on the resurgence of film; best practice HDR and Atmos HE for high-end production; the benefits of full frame acquisition; and plenty of case studies showcasing some of the last year's most remarkable productions and recent product launches. 

Come see the latest technology in the market and catch up with the UK's leading camera and lens manufacturers, all exhibiting in one place and in central London. Join us for this FREE to attend event, comprised of: 

  • Latest camera and lens technology 
  • Seminars and panel discussions
  • Networking opportunities


We are thrilled to offer you the exclusive opportunity to get your hands on the latest technology in the market. ARRI is showcasing amazing creative possibilities with its new ALEXA Mini LF & Signature Prime lenses on Trinity and SRH-3. Canon presents its latest full frame cinematography offering. Meanwhile, Panasonic comes with their full VariCam line-up, EVA 1 and their new live production and PTZ cameras. Red Digital Cinema is leading with its new RANGER with MONSTRO 8K VV, an integrated Large Format camera system made for top-tier production use. Sony focuses on Full Frame content acquisition with VENICE v4.0, bringing high frame rate functionality and the 'Rialto' extension kit for unrivalled creative flexibility. 

The latest cinema and television lenses will all be on display as well.  Cooke Optics is presenting their Spherical and Anamorphic/i Full Frame lens series with /i metadata updates. Fujinon is showcasing their brand new Premista 28-100 and 80-250mm T2.9 Large Format Cine Zoom Lenses. SIGMA leads with their competitively priced full frame and S35 cine lenses. Zeiss comes with a new range of unique lenses and the latest Supreme Prime focal lengths, and TLS brings a selection of its most popular rehoused vintage glass.

Litepanels is presenting its Gemini RGBWW LED soft panel range with the latest Anton/Bauer batteries and Sachtler' Flowtech tripods. Global Distribution will be showcasing Atomos, G-Tech and Symply – Atomos and their Neon series, the Cinema grade HDR Monitor/Recorders, providing support for HDR pipelines from lens to final master delivery. Their own brand Symply offer a unique blend of enterprise-class five nines reliability storage with embedded StorNext®6. Procam Projects is showing both their latest fixed rigs and cine 4K multicam setup with galleries, demonstrating how their bespoke remote lens control system works with participating manufacturers. Driving Plates is showcasing their updated library with new content from all over the UK, along with upgrades to the rig including enhanced monitoring, 10-bit 4k 4:2:2 and upcoming train plate options.

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09:00am Doors Open

Breakfast Sponsored by Performance Film & Media Insurance

09:15 - 10:00am BBC: Dynasties and Beyond

BBC Studios discusses how through storytelling and stunning images, the BBC Natural History Unit is making a major impact on public environmental awareness

Panel includes: Andy Corp, Head of Technology, BBC Studios • Andrew Dunne, Sales Versioning Quality, BBC Studios • Caroline Cox, Production Executive, Seven Worlds BBC Studios • Dynasties DoP • Chaired by Andy Quested, Production Standards, BBC Design and Engineering

10:00 - 10:30am Cinelab: The Enduring Legacy of Film

Why are people still shooting celluloid? Drawing on high profile recent case studies, the panel explores what's involved, what's the uplift and how it benefits the final look

11:00 - 11:30am Fujinon and Zeiss: Shooting Full Frame

DoP Balazs Bolygo BSC, HSC, discusses the philosophy and benefits of shooting full frame, and why you should consider 'smart lenses' with live distortion and shading mapping metadata. Chaired by Ron Prince.

11:30 - 12:30pm The Future of Factual: A Commissioning Panel

Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, leading UK commissioners share insight about the modern audiences’ expectations for factual programming and reveal the important nuances of what they are looking for on their channels.

Panel includes: Catherine Catton, Commissioning Editor, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, BBC • Daniel Pearl, Commissioning Editor, Channel 5 • Jo Clinton Davis, Controller of Factual, ITV • Victoria Noble, VP & Head of Original Content, Factual, Discovery Networks International • Chaired by Simon Dickson, Co-Founder, Creative Director, Label 1

Lunch Sponsored by Atomos

1:30 - 2:00pm Canon: Shooting Full Frame Cinematography

Gain insights from DoP Tania Freimuth on shooting with full frame Cinema Prime and Sumire lenses to produce high quality, high-end productions

2:00 - 2:30pm Panasonic: A View from a Fixed-Rig Production Gallery

Join Panasonic and Procam Projects in a discussion that provides a first-hand overview of an increasingly in-demand PTZ Camera format

3:00 - 3:45pm HDR & Atmos HE: What You Need to Know

A panel of experts on the preparation and workflow needed to create better-looking HDR programming

Panel includes: Gareth Parry, Online Editor, Warner Bros De Lane Lea • Kevin Shaw, CSI Colorist, Instructor and Consultant on Colour Management • Matthew Causon, EMEAR Business Management, AJA Video Systems • Richard Addis, Head of Audio Operations, Halo Post • Richard Wilding, CTO, Molinare • Chaired by James Bennett, Managing Director, Televisual

3:45 - 4:15pm SONY: Full Frame Filmmaking

With the introduction of the VENICE, Sony takes a look at the shift towards Large Format sensors and full frame content creation

4:45 - 5:45pm Creating Engaging Content for a Digital Audience

The non-linear world of viewing demands a dynamic and flexible approach to production. This panel will look at the opportunities to engage audiences with both short-form and long-form content, and discuss what they believe works to bring audiences to watch and share their shows

Panel includes: Alex Morris, Chief Creative Officer, Barcroft Studios • Athena Witter, Head of Digital, Thames TV • Johnny Webb, Managing Director, Sundog Pictures • Selma Turajlic, Co-Founder/COO, Little Dot Studios • Chaired by Adam Gee, Commissioning Editor & New Talent Consultant, Red Bull Media House

5:45 - 6:15pm ARRI: Enlarge Your Visual Expression by Creating Your Unique Aesthetic Signature with Mini LF and Signature Primes

A focus on remarkable productions produced this year with Mini LF and Signature Primes, aided by Trinity

6:15 - 7:15pm Networking over Drinks

And at the end of a busy day, sit back with a drink and compare notes with your peers. Sponsored by Cinelab.

7:30 – 10:30pm BSC Screening and Q&A

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