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Vlogs, Virals and Vine: Video insights for content creators

Welcome to the The Content Creation Collective, a meetup for all creative types with a penchant for digital - writers, bloggers, editors, journalists, videographers, designers and producers - involved in the creation of content.

CCC's very own film maker, designer and general digital 'creative type' Lucy Charlewood is going to be hosting our next event: Vlogs, Virals and Vine: Video insights for content creators on Wednesday, 17th April 2013, 6.30pm, aboard the good ship HMS President.


Jacqui Timberlake: Head of Production for Multimedia, the Guardian

Jacqui Timberlake is a co-founder of Guardian Investigations, nee Guardian Films, which has won many major broadcasting awards since it was set up ten years ago.

In 2012, 'I will never be cut': Kenyan girls fight back against genital mutilation, bagged two Webby awards for best documentary. In 2011 both the investigations into Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya and Sean Smith's film 'Deadlock in Afghanistan' were nominated for the Rory Peck award and RTS award respectively. The film, 'The English Defence League Uncovered', was also nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award 2011.

Previous wins have included an International Emmy and the prestigious Royal Television Society Awards for films in Iraq. The team also scooped a Broadcast Award for their exclusive film on Mugabe's vote rigging in Zimbabwe, beating all the major TV broadcasters to the coveted title of best news film of the year.

Jacqui is responsible for Guardianfilms innovative training programme for foreign journalists and is now Head of Production, Guardian Multimedia, and manages a talented team of shooting, editing, producers making work in all the key Guardian verticals from news, sport and culture to food, travel, fashion,  life and style.

Myles Dyer: YouTube superstar, Channelflip

Myles Dyer is a YouTube veteran. He's used the platform since 2006 as a vehicle for social change, obtaining 7+ million views (and over 10 million live broadcast views). Video blogging has provided him with a platform to challenge the traditional establishments and help them evolve with the new emergent cyber technology. YouTube drastically changed his life as he got involved with many different aspects of society:

Charity - Founder of Stickaid: World's biggest 24hr live charity broadcast
Education - Spoke at global blended learning conference, and proposed a patchwork scheme.
Politics - Received video response from Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and was invited by the Foreign office to talk with Digital Diplomacy.
Entertainment - Constructed a team which went on to win the BBC Reality TV show 'Upstaged'.
Health - Developed a theory for curing various forms of depression.
Activism -- Founder of the Universal Solutions Project (USP)

He now works as a 'YouTube Marketing Jedi' at Channelflip, one of the world's fastest growing YouTube networks, where he helps talent grow their audiences whilst maintaining their integrity. This allowed him to achieve 'Broadcast Hotshot 2012', and work with the likes of Ricky Gervais, Studio Canal and Aardman Animations.

Robert Lewis: Commercials director

Robert is a freelance commercials director and compulsive traveller. Past work includes huge campaigns for the Olympics, National Geographic and more music videos than he can remember.

He is now a champion of the increasingly popular 6 second Vine productions, filming witty videos that have been recognised globally.

He has been based in the Far East for the last couple of years and started the CareerBreak360 Blog upon his return. He has a keen interest in mobile video, he is a self-confessed digital media nut and a fan of all things to do with Drones.


Sponsor: Usurv

What do consumers think of online video?

Usurv, the rapid online survey company, will be highlighting results from brand new research about how consumers use and relate to online video content.  As the company’s technology can turnaround survey results in real-time, it will also be looking to ‘crowd source’ some questions from the audience to generate some fresh survey data on the night.

Guy Potter: Director, Usurv

Guy has been a market researcher for over two decades working in the UK, Italy and Asia. He is a full member of the Market Research Society with previous experience that includes successfully founding and managing a research agency in Manila.  Latterly Guy’s career has specialised in adopting technological advances for gathering consumer feedback, including QR Codes and Near Field Communication.  He also worked as a research advisor for the development of a market research iPhone app.

RSVP now; it's sure to be as popular as ever. And who knows, we might even get some evening sunshine on the Victoria Embankment!














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  • Hrefna H.

    loved it!

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a Vine I did last night. See if you can spot yourself......

    3 · April 18, 2013

  • Lucy C.

    Thanks for coming last night, everyone! Robert Lewis and I loved sharing pearls of Vine wisdom gleaned from our two months of collaboration. You can see all our work at #quadlab on Vine (and Twitter).

    2 · April 18, 2013

  • Elsie B.

    Missed the talks last nite. Any chance video will be uploaded online soon?

    April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Elsie. They should be up on our YouTube channel soon - we'll message members when they're live. Natalie­

      1 · April 18, 2013

    • simon h.

      in 6 second chunks :-)

      2 · April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to all for coming. Another great CCC as per usual!

    April 18, 2013

  • Liz

    A great event. It was really interesting to see the different ways people are using Vine to film. It was also good to hear the way Myles had used YouTube to create a support network for people with depression.

    2 · April 18, 2013

  • Olivia P.

    Interesting talks across a wide range of topics, it did go on a little long and a shame the bar tab ran out so quickly but overall an enjoyable and informative evening

    April 18, 2013

  • simon h.

    another evening full of interesting content - great speakers! Thanks again for organising it all.

    April 18, 2013

  • Tyler M.

    Thanks for organising a good evening of talks and speakers - I was pleased to get more info and inspiration re Vine and usurv was interesting too. Sorry I didn't get to chat with people as I had to leave a bit early. Look forward to next event. Cheers, Tyler

    April 18, 2013

  • Connie F.

    Thank you for organising this event. I find the topic really useful for my work. Looking forward to attend the next one. Best regards

    April 17, 2013

  • Myles D.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone there! :)

    2 · April 17, 2013

  • Tyler M.

    Looking forward to it

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • ChrisTopher Gj C.

    I am missing out on my weekly badminton session for this, but I am sure it will be worth it ;)

    April 16, 2013

  • Sarah Bavero P.

    Sorry not going to be able to make this event. Definitely, I will be there next time.

    April 15, 2013

  • Hrefna H.

    Looks like an awesome event, really excited!

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first CCC meetup. Looking fw to it!

    2 · March 13, 2013

  • Subodh G.


    April 12, 2013

  • Nick D.

    So I was googling the procession route and got this in suggest

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have to cancel. Looking forward to meeting people at the next one.

    April 9, 2013

  • Ant S.

    Sorry, but the ship is simply too far south for me! Have a great time.

    March 11, 2013

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