For the most part of this year, my days have been occupied with delivering the enormous BBC New Creatives project.
At the end of 2018, Rural Media were commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England to deliver New Creatives, a two-year national programme that creates high-quality, bold and original moving image, audio and interactive artworks. Working with diverse young talent (16-30 yrs) to oversee the creation of 36 moving image (90 secs-5 mins), 60 audio (3-15 mins), and 4 interactive / immersive works.
Throughout Autumn and Winter 2019, certain New Creatives Midlands content has already been selected and exhibited by an exciting new programming strand: BBC Introducing Arts, which showcases and introduces new artistic talent across BBC platforms - BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds, BBC television and radio.
There are many cogs in this machine, so my role is but a small part. But intense and important, non-the-less. My job is to coordinate Post Production and Broadcast Delivery of all 36 films. Every now and then, this gives me the opportunity to edit a few of these films occasionally colour grade a few too.
With the first round of content now released on iPlayer, I'd like to share some of the tremendous work that has come through so far:
The Siren's Song
by Thomas Longstaff
by Josh Brown
by Livi van Warmelo
by Luke Collins
Raised by Queenz
by Soph Webberley
We're deep in delivery for round two at the moment and there are a good few new films that are truly great pieces of work. Looking forward to sharing those with everyone soon.
Additionally, there are are loads of new audio programs to share. I'll write up a separate blog on this, as it's worth the extra discussion.