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.
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!
See you on board.