Televisual is hosting a high profile Commissioning Panel, looking at the Future of Factual content, at this year’s Media Technology Day on the 31st October at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho.

The session, chaired by Simon Dickson, Co-Founder, Creative Director, Label 1, will look ahead to 2020 and beyond and features leading UK commissioners who share insights about modern audiences’ expectations for factual programming and reveal the important nuances of what the channels are looking for.

The 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

About the Media Technology Day

Brought to you by the Procam Group – Procam, Procam NY, Take2, Procam Projects and TLS – and supported by Televisual, the Media Technology Day is a focused, all-day industry event for heads of production, producers, directors, production managers, directors of photography and senior production operators.

The Media Technology Day includes a compelling line-up of seminars, including:

BBC Studios discussing how through storytelling and stunning images, the BBC Natural History Unit is making a major impact on public environmental awareness with a spotlight on the recent Dynasties series.

Cinelab will run a panel on 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.

Fujinon, Zeiss, Canon and Sony will all run sessions on shooting Full Frame with ARRI taking attendees through the use of the Mini LF and Signature Primes.

Panasonic and Procam Projects will lead a discussion on fixed rig productions with a first-hand overview of an increasingly in-demand PTZ Camera format

HDR & Atmos HE are also in close up with a panel of experts discussing the preparation and workflow needed to create better-looking HDR programming.

A further panel will also focus on creating engaging content for a digital audience. This panel will look at the opportunities to engage audiences with both short-form and long form content, and to discuss what they believe works to bring audiences to watch and share their shows.

You can see the full seminar session timetable and who’s presenting at
You can also catch up with the UK’s leading camera and lens vendors – all exhibiting in one place – with technical experts on hand to answer all of your production questions. Exhibitors include ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, RED, Sony, Cooke, Fujinon, Sigma, TLS, Zeiss, Litepanels, Global Distribution, Take 2, Procam Projects and Procam.

The Media Technology Day is the place to find out what’s changing in your world, see the latest production technology and catch up with your peers with a drink in the luxurious Ham Yard Hotel bar.

Attendance is free but you need to register. Go here to complete your registration for entry.

Staff Reporter

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