11-12 May 2022
London Olympia

The Media Production & technology Show

MPTS Connect Videos

Indies in Lockdown

In this session we caught up with some of the leading figures in the non-scripted indie sector, exploring how they navigated the lockdowns and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead as the industry (hopefully) edges back towards normality. What have they learned, will any changes be lasting, and what are their ambitions to reinvigorate their businesses in 2021 and beyond?

Chairperson
Jesse Whittock, Insight (Features) Editor - Broadcast
Speakers
Danielle Lux, Managing Director - CPL Productions
Ninder Billing, Head of Specialist Factual - The Garden Productions Ltd
Laura Mansfield, Creative Director - Outline Productions

Best of British: Screenwriting

How has the landscape changed for Screenwriters in the last 12 months and how has it affected the opportunities to write for TV? We talked to two of the UK's leading Screenwriters to find out their challenges from the last year, how they have kept themselves occupied and what projects are coming up for them.

Chairperson
Hannah Bowler, Reporter - Broadcast
Speakers
Sophie Petzal, Screenwriter
Sarah-Louise Hawkins, Screenwriter


 

Is there an elephant in the room? Strictly Come Dancing: Motion Graphics case study

Founded in 2009, Potion Pictures has expanded its team of multi-disciplined designers and project managers to include an array of creative styles and technical knowledge. Based on London’s Southbank, they travel across the world to work TV Studios, filming locations, and project sites.

One of their key television projects is Strictly Come Dancing and in a strange year for the programme Potion Pictures delivered their most exciting and extravagant motion graphics yet to really bring this series to life. David & Joe will be talking us through how they achieved that, the tight timelines working on the production and mixing in with the routines.

Chairperson
Sadie Groom, Managing Director - Bubble Agency
Speakers
David Newton, Managing Director - Potion Pictures
Joe Phillips, Lead Designer - Potion Pictures

So, you’re mixing from home? – How to setup and trust your speakers

When it comes to mixing audio content at home, it is incredibly important to be able to trust your monitors in your space.  In this session we’ll talk through what makes a monitor a ‘reference monitor’, identifying the best listening area in a room, picking the right monitor for your listening distance, how to setup your monitors to get the best sound and the importance of having reference material.

Speaker
Perry Swain, Brand Manager for Pro Audio - Source Distribution

Key Canon Technologies for Video Production

Presenting the cinema line up and core Canon technologies. 

Speakers
Mehdia Mehtal, Pro Video Specialist - Canon UK
Barry Griffin, B2B Production Segment Manager Professional Photo & Video Solutions - Canon UK
David Parry, Product Marketing Specialist - Canon UK

 

Exploring Virtual Production

Join Jamie Allan of NVIDIA and Asa Bailey of On-Set Facilities in a discussion exploring the state of the virtual production landscape. As many studios and broadcasters great and small begin to explore the benefits of Virtual Production using both traditional greenscreen and LED stages we will look at the new approaches required to planning and executing successful projects with these platforms. The technologies and processes involved, the evolving ecosystem of supporting partners and the burgeoning lexicon evolving in this discipline.

Speakers
Asa Bailey , Director / Virtual Production Director / Founder - OnSet Facilities
Jamie Allan, Media, Entertainment & Broadcast Lead, EMEA - NVIDIA
Nvidia
 

Web Broadcasting Solutions - Blackmagic Design Training

An in depth look at Blackmagic Design’s solutions for web broadcast and delivery, exploring web conferencing and webinars, as well as more complex live production systems.

Speaker

Darren Gosney, Technical Sales Manager - Blackmagic Design
 

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In conversation with Sebastian Cardwell

Sebastian Cardwell talked to Alice Redman, discussing an unparalleled year for Channel 5 in 2020 and how it kept creativity, innovation and flexibility at the heart of its commissioning strategies, gaining a number of key industry accolades along the way. He shares the vision for Channel 5 and its wider portfolio of channels in 2021, with a focus on UK origination, in particular the channel’s ever growing and successful drama output, in addition to its wide factual offering.

Chairperson
Alice Redman, Senior Media Researcher - Broadcast
Speaker
Sebastian Cardwell, Controller of Digital Channels - Channel 5

The CEO Interview: Argonon

Argonon CEO James Burstall shared insights into how the superindie has kept producing during the pandemic, its plans for US expansion and a concerted push for more diverse content and diversity in people across their projects, which include entertainment hit The Masked Singer and Worzel Gummidge.

Chairperson
Michael Rosser, Freelance Journalist & Producer
Speaker
James Burstall, CEO - Argonon
 

Collaborate from anywhere

Hear from HP and Nvidia about the latest technology allowing 3D creators to access high-performance NVIDIA GPUs and Z by HP workstations to collaborate from anywhere in NVIDIA Omniverse™,  as used by an Oscar-winning creative studio in a transformational digital experience.

Speakers
Richard McGuinness, Z by HP UK&I M&E Advanced Compute Specialist - HP
Jamie Allan, Media, Entertainment & Broadcast Lead, EMEA - NVIDIA

Broadcast Sport: Focus on sports production

This panel discusses the technology driving innovations in sports production – including remote production; data-driven AR/graphics insights; the move to OTT/D2C; AI/automation of sports production; virtual studios enabling better in-studio insight; and so on, and how tech has come to the fore during Covid-19 lockdowns, to create virtual fans, accelerate remote/distributed production and enhance the insight provided to viewers at home.

Chairperson
Jake Bickerton, Editor - Broadcast Sport
Speakers
Laurie Beamont, Head of Graphics - MOOV
Bridget Bremner, Head of Production - Sky
Chris Evans, Head of Pro Video - Futuresource

In conversation with Inga Ruehl

Inga Ruehl is at the helm of all production operations within Sky Sports and Sky Production Services. She manages around 400 people, 15 studios, 10 galleries, 70+ edit suites, two grading suites and nine audio suites. Her teams look after the planning and delivering all of Sky Sports home-produced content for 11 live sports channels. And, as the head of Sky Production Services, Ruehl is responsible for studios and post-production staff and facilities, as well as outside broadcast crewing to internal and external clients, including Sky Sports and Sky News.

Chairperson
Jake Bickerton, Editor - Broadcast Sport
Speaker
Inga Ruehl, Executive Director, Production Services & Operations - Sky

In conversation with Gordon Buchanan MBE

The last year has been exceptionally difficult for natural history, factual docs genres. Gordon has made his name in wildlife filmmaking, both as a cameraman and as a presenter. After 30 years filming wild and wonderful creatures in remote areas of the planet, Gordon Buchanan has a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments. He has taken part in challenging expeditions and adventures around the globe including South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska, always with a view to raising awareness of the fragility of the world’s endangered species and habitats screens  In this conversation with Gordon we will reflect on the past year, how his projects have been affected and how he is planning for 2021 and beyond to bring us more of his exceptional documentaries.

Chairperson
Charlotte Wheeler, Event Director, MPTS
Speaker
Gordon Buchanan MBE

Technology case study delivered by NewTek

Join NewTek’s Senior Solution Architect, Liam Hayter, as he guides you on a tour of his home-office based production studio. See first-hand how easy it is to create your very own compact remote virtual studio with NewTek’s TriCaster and NDI to produce ‘better than broadcast’ content, and stream it live to any platform, even video conferencing – all from and safety of your home.

Speaker
Liam Hayter, Senior Solutions Architect, EMEA - NewTek Professional Services Group

Getting natural history back on track 

The pandemic has hit the filming community around the world, and whilst production has opened up again and filming commenced in controlled studio and location filming environments, the same cannot be said for those who produce the exceptional natural history series and documentaries we have all come to know and love.

With this expert panel we discuss the impact on this genre in terms of project planning, people, kit, post but also the valuable lessons learnt and new ways of working have emerged.  

Chairperson
Alex Farber, Deputy Editor - Broadcast
Speakers
George Panayiotou, Business Development Director - Films at 59
Helena Berglund, Head of Production - True to Nature
Lucy Bilson, Deputy Head of Production - Plimsoll Productions

Award-winning tech innovations

We chat to two of the 2020 Broadcast Tech innovation Award winners who will share their insights around the innovations both in remote production tools and cloud working. 

Chairperson
Jaisica Lapsiwala, Industry Consultant - Purple Ripple
Speakers
Morwen Williams, Head of UK Operations - BBC News
Dan Carew-Jones, Post-Production Consultant - Arrow International Media

Key Features in DaVinci Resolve 17 - Blackmagic Design Training

This webinar will take users through some of the key features in DaVinci Resolve 17, looking primarily at editing and grading. The session will look at DaVinci Resolve’s new HDR grading tools, Colour Warper, Smart Reframing and Multicam Syncing as well as looking at DaVinci Resolve’s new Color Management pipeline.

Speaker
Simon Hall, Senior Trainer - Blackmagic Design
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Post Production - UK Outlook

Chairperson
Jake Bickerton, Editor - Broadcast Tech & Sport

Speakers
Rowan Bray, Managing Director - Clear Cut Pictures
Dave Cadle, Founder & CEO - ENVY Post Production
Nigel Bennett, CEO - Molinare
Fiona Burton, Post Production Technology Leader

Industry Suppliers: The Covid Consequences

Chairperson
Charlotte Wheeler, Event Director - Media Production & Technology Show

Speakers
Marc Risby, Managing Director - Boxer Systems
Meryl McLaren, Director of Media Services & Facilities - Gravity Media
Nigel Wilkes, Head of Broadcast & PROAV - Panasonic UK

UK Production Landscape

Chairperson
Michael Rosser Michael Rosser, Contributing Editor

Speakers
Kate Harwood, Managing Director - Euston Films
Laura Bessell, COO - Argonon
Sarah Freethy, Executive Producer - Woodcut Media

Broadcast Technology - Impact Discussion

Chairperson
Jaisica Lapsiwala, Industry Consultant - Purple Ripple

Speakers
George Cook, Head of Engineering - Electric Theatre Collective London
Kerry Shreeve, VP of Technology Operations - Discovery
Tim Sargeant, Head of Product, Video & Live Systems – BBC

2022 Exhibitors Include:

Testimonials

Testimonials

  • The speakers at the MPTS Connect Virtual Festival were great! So interesting to be able to hear from the sports broadcast teams, as well as individual shows like The Serpent and Bridgerton.
    MPTS Connect Virtual Festival Attendee
  • Exhibiting and speaking at MPTS was a very worthwhile investment for Blackbird. We made a lot of valuable contacts over the 2 days at what was a busy & well organised event for the UK’s media production industry
    Adrian Lambert
    Blackbird
  • I think MPTS is a fantastic opportunity for film, television and online to all come together, ultimately we have so much to learn. We are increasingly needing to and should be producing television & stories that are truly engaging and interactive
    James Levelle
    Adventure Filmmaker
  • Our first show & it’s been a great experience, it surpassed our expectations. We got exposure to a receptive audience which has been incredible. The show worked really well for us & would love to do it again. A well-organised, brilliant experience!
    Bethan Wilkin
    ITV
  • What I like about MPTS is that it covers everything from creative to very high-end technology. The benefits of attending are simple, it's THE annual event for the screen production industry in the UK and provides the opportunity to connect with people from across the production process
    Paul de Carvalho
    3Mills
  • Panasonic have supported MPTS since its inception, because we wanted to support a show that both considers the constant evolution of our industry and helps deliver new opportunities for our business. We consider MPTS to be a key show for the UK as it provides a platform that focuses on the technology advancements that impact the creative industries, and that is something we want to be a part of
    Nigel Wilkes
    Panasonic