It is now a month since the Televisual Village Fete and here’s the wrap film to remember the day.

The film documents a very British event where the UK post community congregated despite the inclement weather for what proved to be a memorable and enjoyable afternoon and evening. Those who braved the elements will recall both the wettest day of the Summer to date, foreshadowing the month to come, and a lively camaraderie. The film’s challenge was to include as many faces as possible (from a very short shooting window) and to distil the essence of the event within two minutes.

Total attendance was just over 330 with 280 guests coming from 107 post and VFX companies alongside post supers to join our 50 technology experts from the UK’s leading post vendors and resellers.

Highlights included Sony’s diverting demonstration of the about to be launched BVM-HX3110 reference monitor side-by-side with the familiar HX310, CVP and Eizo’s VW campervan photobooth and live feed to Eizo monitoring, Seagate’s wheel of fortune with Andy offering prizes in a bright red jacket, Perifery’s fairground shy (unusually swapping coconuts for LTO tapes), Jigsaw24 Media and Avid’s huge (and weird) inflatable darts, AJA’s Jenga and Take 1 ran a table tennis tournament which now feels like a core part of the fete. In true Wimbledon style, the rain made play increasingly challenging and then impossible before everyone retreated to a dozen gazebos and the main marquee where the party gathered pace.

There were six drinks tents with Editshare sponsoring the lethal Pimms (over 80 litres were consumed), CCK Tech the divine selection of gin and tonics, HHB brought some sophistication with champagne, Jigsaw24 Media and Avid the ever-popular beer and wine, Qumulo the dangerous vodka shots and LuciLink offered a more sensible alcohol-free beer.

The street food vans served delicious Greek wraps courtesy of pixitmedia, premium hot dogs with Escape Technology and tasty wood-fired pizza thanks to Big Pic Media.

A village fete should always have a heart and the raffle headline sponsored by Adobe raised almost £2,000 for the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee and the Connection at St Martin on the Fields. Adobe additionally gave away three Adobe Creative Cloud annual licenses to Goldcrest’s Rob Farris, Splice’ Duncan Western and Zinc Media’s Josh O’Brien. Splice’ Duncan Western picked up half a case of champagne (courtesy of Dot Group and demonstrating the karma of giving to good causes), MTP’s James Heath an over-flowing hamper (sponsored by ProLIne by Exacta) and Fifty Fifty’s Sally Pacy won an HP laptop, the very generous first prize from Escape Technology.

Thank you to all of the sponsors who made the event possible, to Guy and AKA for the logistical support and to the effervescent Televisual post community who made what could have been a soggy wash out into what remains triumphantly the post networking event of the year.

The Televisual Village Fete will return in 2024 to its new home in Shoreditch Gardens.

Staff Reporter

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