- Art for the masses
Is it true that those who truly appreciate art are often more cultured and well-off in our society?
Is the world of art shifting from the paradox of singularism to pluralism?
Is there an opportunity for art to be a business to the masses?
Heath Kane is an Australian born award-winning designer with over twenty-five (25) years experience working for some of the largest and world-leading advertising, brand and digital agencies. Since 2014 Heath has crossed over and established himself into an internationally renowned artist, as well as the founder of ACE Club.
Join us for this CamCreative evening where we chat to Heath, and he talks about the influences in his work - drawing inspiration from his commercial art background and the origins of urban art.
His talk will also answer some of the questions posed, and show the link between art and the practice of design thinking, and how storytelling is crucial to connect people to art.
Happy to get his hands dirty and get stuff done, and encourage others to do the same, he’ll be pushing the boundaries at this event.
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- Wizards, Aliens and Doctor Who: The magic of visual effects with Sheila Wickens
Sheila Wickens, VFX Supervisor for Doctor Who, talks about her career in visual effects for film and TV.
She's added polish to historical dramas like Birdsong, Colette and Great Expectations...put the punch in Kick-Ass, Lara Croft and Alien vs Predator...and sprinkled magic dust over Harry Potter. She now meddles with monsters on a little known series called Doctor Who.
Highly respected in the industry, with dozens of credits listed on IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1029752/), Sheila was recently invited to join The Academy - meaning she gets to have her say in the Oscars.
She'll share insights into life as a VFX artist, reveal some tricks of the trade, and how big the TARDIS really appears from the inside.
Sheila has worked as a VFX supervisor for over twelve years. With a background in compositing, she gained experience as a VFX artist and supervisor in various London facilities. She was recruited by Lipsync Post in 2006 as Head of 2D to help set up their VFX department.
During her time there she supervised the VFX, from script breakdown through to final delivery, on more than twenty independent film and tv productions including Colette, On Chesil Beach, Churchill, The Limehouse Golem and Great Expectations.
She has attended shoots in various locations across Europe and the USA and then overseen the post production back in London.
In 2018 she left Lipsync to join DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects and animation companies for feature film and television. This has been a great opportunity for her to continue progressing the career she is so passionate about.
So far she has been supervising the VFX on TV productions for both HBO and Amazon, and was delighted to take on her new role as VFX Supervisor for Doctor Who.
Sheila was honoured to be welcomed into the VFX branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Class of 2018.
She is also involved in various societies that help promote and encourage women in the traditionally masculine field of VFX such as AWUK’s Achieve program and the NextGen Aspire scheme and has been interviewed by Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 as part of a Women in Technology series.
Before Sheila's talk, John Hoyle will be telling us about Sook! Including Plus a fun competition in which CamCreatives folk will have the opportunity to enter early.
Just opened in the Grafton Centre, Sook offers space which you can book by the hour. So if you're a retailer without a shop, a photographer in need of gallery space, a yoga instructor without a studio...or just a creative looking to run a meetup, Sook looks great.
The beauty of it is that it features large screens which you can fill with your own branding, images and video. So no messing about printing out flyers and all that jazz.
John will tell us how it works in practice, and announce a brilliant competition to design the screens and have your work showing on rotation throughout February. Find out more here: https://www.sook.space/
- Creating Cambridge Big Christmas Party
** Please note: This is a paid-for, ticketed event! **
Get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-cambridge-big-xmas-party-2019-tickets-71633849773
Blending networking and party in a fantastic event, where great conversation, inspiration and ideas come together.
If you are interested in technology, creative ideas, bio-tech and friendly networking then come and come along to the Pitt Club, Cambridge on Friday 6th December.
This is a meeting of networks, so you will have the opportunity of meeting many new people, but also of catching up with many colleagues and friends.
Get your ticket now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-cambridge-big-xmas-party-2019-tickets-71633849773
- Fairy wings and bat capes: Designing at LEGO
We'll be hearing from Anthony Dalby, Vice President of Design - Adventure & IP at LEGO. Anthony will reveal what it’s like working for LEGO and their design team.
After leaving art college, Anthony spent several years working at Cambridge Design before embarking on a long stint in telecoms at Nokia and Microsoft… after which he found himself sitting in a meeting room discussing fairy wings and bat capes and knew his life had changed forever!
Join us at the last CamCreatives of 2019 if you love LEGO or insider stories from the commercial world of design. It promises to be a great way to end the year!
7:30 Drinks and nibbles
8:00 Talk begins with Q&A
9:00 More drinks and nibbles
9:30 Wrap up
- Up to Parr: Restoring an artisan's legacy
* * VENUE CHANGE * *
This event will now take place at Cambridge Wine Merchants on Bridge Street!
In 1886 a working-class Victorian decorative artist named David Parr bought a small terraced house in Cambridge. Over the course of the next 40 years, he quietly transformed the house into a shrine to Gothic Revival, not discovered until just 10 years ago.
The property has enjoyed a full program of conservation and restoration work since its discovery and opened for guided tours to the public for the first time in May 2019.
Tamsin Wimhurst, social historian and Chair of the David Parr House, and photographer Helena g Anderson will talk us through the discovery of the house, the complex processes of conservation and restoration, and what it's like to photograph a gem like this.
They will be sharing some of the complex but fascinating work that has enabled this ordinary Cambridge terraced house to enchant us all.
- Online, on demand, and on fire! Trevor Dann talks podcasting
Thanks to the smartphone, radio is in your pocket not on your mantelpiece. Escaping the constraints of broadcast regulation, the podcasting revolution is bringing innovation into audio production - not just new formats and new ideas but new advertisers and new listeners.
With 25% of UK audiences now consuming audio on demand, it’s become the ultimate personal and portable medium.
Trevor Dann explains the growth of podcasting, plays some examples of the best work on the new platform and assesses some of the creative opportunities for Cambridge businesses - that's you!
Bring your podcasting queries, ideas, and favourites for discussion.
Trevor currently runs his own independent radio and audio production company which makes programmes for BBC Radio and a number of corporate clients including Cambridge University. He also runs a voiceover agency and is Professor of Journalism at Nottingham Trent University. He is a director of the community station Cambridge 105 Radio and secretary of the trade body AudioUK.
Previously he was Chief Exec of the Radio Academy, Head of BBC Music Entertainment (where he ran all the BBC's music programming on radio and TV), and a producer at Radio 1 and at BBC TV where he produced The Old Grey Whistle Test and was the studio producer of Live Aid.
In-between he worked in most roles within BBC Local Radio - as a reporter and producer at Radio Nottingham, Managing Editor at GLR (now Radio London) and breakfast host at BBC Cambridgeshire. He read History (not very often) at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge University and lives in South Cambs with his wife and two children.
- 7:30pm Drinks, snacks, and chat
- 8:00pm Trevor Dann + Q&A
- 9:00pm Break for more drinks, snacks, and chat
- 9:30pm Close
See you there!
Steve + Sue + Paul