WFTV Career Tips and Tricks: Camera & Sound
Thursday 8 August | 18:30 – 21:00
Kindly hosted at CVP & ARRI Creative Space, 81 Charlotte Street, W1T 4PP
We’re thrilled to announce our knock-out panellists for the next installment of WFTV’s strand, Career Tips and Tricks: Camera and Sound.
Hosted by WFTV member Liz McIntyre, Career Tips and Tricks: Camera and Sound is part of a strand of panel talks offering inspirational expert advice on how to get hired and succeed in your dream job in TV, film or VR and Games. Whether you’re just starting out, consolidating your career, or curious about transferring your skills to a different role, come and join us!
Inspirational speakers Tania Freimuth (Cinematographer); Anna Bertmark (Sound Designer and Editor), Babita Bahal (BBC Content Lead for Diversity and Inclusion) and Susan Stein (Camerawoman); will be discussing how to forge careers in Camera and Sound.
Tania Freimuth is an award winning Cinematographer accredited for Feature, Short Film narrative fiction and Documentaries that have been filmed in Europe, India and USA. Earlier this year she was honoured to be one of the first people and the only woman to shoot a film with the newly released Canon Sumire Prime Lenses. In addition to being commended for her skill on commercial and corporate productions, in 2018 she was nominated for the Cinematography award at Underwire Film Festival for Pitfall and won Best Cinematography for her craft in lighting and the visual narrative on the multi award winning film ‘Kid Gloves’. As a member of the GBCT she has professionally graduated up the scale of the camera department working on high end drama for Television.
Alongside her film making Tania is an avid photographer, a tool she finds helpful for honing her eye, and her work has been published by The Guardian. She is also regularly engaged to speak on her process as a Cinematographer at various professional events in association with Procam and Canon UK. In the autumn Tania will be a guest lecturer in Cinematography for a semester at Hertfordshire University. She is also graduate of the WFTV mentorship program in 2018 and is an active member of BAFTA Crew.
Anna Bertmark is an award winning sound designer and supervising sound editor. Originally from Sweden, she has over 15 years experience in sound post production in the UK and has worked in film, TV-Drama, documentaries, commercials and XR.
She started her career working for sound designer Paul Davies (Hunger, We Need to Talk About Kevin, ’71) while assisting on films like The Queen and The Proposition.
She won a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Sound for Francis Lee’s film God’s Own Country and is a mentor to up-and-coming sound designers, having been mentored herself by Dawn Airey, CEO of Getty Images. She is also part of BIFA’s Nomination Committee and has served as Vice Chair of AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound).
Babita Bahal leads on Diversity and Inclusion for all BBC TV & digital channels and genres including Sport. Working closely with senior leaders, commissioners, programme makers and talent she’s driving visible change on and off screen.
Developing talent and supporting those from underrepresented backgrounds is a key focus of Babita’s work at the BBC. This is supported by targeted training and development programmes and bespoke networking events which connect talent to real opportunities.
Babita has a breadth of experience across the media industry leading marketing and audiences teams as well as managing large scale change programmes for global brands.
Susan Stein worked as an award winning camerawoman for the BBC for 30 years and was a pioneer in the days when there were even fewer female crews than there are now – heading to war zones and places of conflict when many others would have shied away. She caught on camera the first Gulf War, the revolution in Ethiopia, the internecine war in Rwanda, the American invasion of Haiti, and covered the war in the former Yugoslavia for many years. She also took her camera on a secret trip to North Korea and China to catch rare footage of life in those countries. Susan said “to have been an extremely minor participant in major world events gave me unexpected confidence in human empathy, a continually renewable interest and desire to learn from others around the world and to begin to understand how and possibly why these events occur.” Susan left the BBC in 2017 but continues to work within the news field, whilst also making films and other digital works within an arts context, picking up from her earlier experimental films. In 2017 Susan won the WFTV Craft Award for her outstanding skills.
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