WFTV: Tips and Tricks Post Production
Wednesday 11 September | 18:30 – 20:30
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: Post Production.
This month our talk will be hosted by WFTV board member and editor extraordinaire Zeb Achonu. Career Tips and Tricks: Post Production 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!
Host Zeb Achonu (Editor) and speakers Emma Butt (Re-Recording Mixer), Katherine Jamieson (Colourist), Chloe Blackwell (Post Production Supervisor) and Lika Abdalla (DRTV Editor) will be discussing their roles, entry routes and how to develop careers in Post Production.
Zeb Achonu is a London based Film and TV editor with strong credits across various genres, working for numerous broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and UKTV, and also on many independent projects. With almost 2 decades in the industry she has cut a wide range of styles including obs docs, drama, factual, entertainment and music documentaries. She is a member of the Guild of British Film & TV Editors (GBFTE).
She spent 2 years living in Paris, France where she started the Paris branch of international online music show, BalconyTV. Back in London, her enthusiasm for all things film, tv and music led her to co-found MUSEfest, an international showcase and network of female film and music makers, with screening and music events held in London and Paris.
Zeb sits on the board of directors for Women in Film & TV (UK), while balancing family life with her achievements in drama and documentary film editing.
Emma Butt is a Freelance Dubbing / Re-Recording Mixer, Sound Editor and ADR recordist.
She has over 12 years experience in post production sound on a variety of projects from mixing drama, documentaries (both theatrical and TV) entertainment shows, short form commercials, short films and animations to ADR recording for dramas and feature films and sound editing experience on a wide variety of projects.
In her spare time she is a mentor with the Media Trust helping to support the next generation of film makers and creative talent, she is also on the council of Association of Motion Picture Sound Engineers where she runs their mentoring scheme, social media pages, and is part of the events and factual awards team. She is also a regular contributor to online website “Pro Tools Expert”.
She has been nominated for an IFTA for “Best Sound in 2015 for documentary ‘My Fathers War’, nominated for a Shark award in 2015 for “Best Sound” for short film ‘The First Wave’, nominated for an IFTA for “Best Sound” in 2012 for animated series ”Punky’ and received a certificate of merit from The Emmys for her ADR work on Game of Thrones season 5.
Katherine Jamieson is a self proclaimed colour nerd, obsessed with how colour, tone and light can be used in visual story telling, Katherine has been grading film and TV since 2010. Working closely with DOPs across a broad range of genres to bring directors’ visions to life, Katherine’s creative diversity can be seen in her long and varied credit list.
Recent credit highlights include; Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, Sunderland Till I Die, Paul O’Grady for the Love of Dogs and The Pilgrimage: The Road to Sanitago
Chloe Blackwell is renowned as a post production supervisor. With over a decade of experience gained, both in-house and Central London facilities, she works for major UK television providers across multiple genres. She has most recently been credited with creating the unique 4K HDR workflow for Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour.
Aside from being part of various mentoring schemes, Chloe enjoys giving detailed presentations and talks to schools and colleges across the county. Her hard work and determination enables her to present her knowledge in a bid to help restore confidence and to help educate and provide further knowledge of various roles available; in particular Chloe reaches out to young people, targeting young women, and women returning to work after a long absence.
Lika Abdalla graduated from Ravensbourne University with a degree in Editing and Post Production. Her first job in TV was as an Assistant Producer for a food and travelling TV show at London based Arabic news channel Al Ghad Al Arabi, but she knew editing was her ultimate goal.
She started as an Edit Assistant at Middlechild Production in 2016, where she worked on multiple 4K formats shows. After a year of hard work she was promoted to become a Post Production Supervisor on prime time TV shows The Dog Rescuers, Jo Brands Cats and Kittens and Saving Britain’s Wildlife. While supervising she also helped edit few adverts until she was able to move into a permanent role as a DRTV Editor. Lika now edits adverts for charities like ActionAid, Save the Children, RSPCA and Oxfam International and works across many campaigns such as famine, refugee crisis, child and animal abuse.
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