Panel Discussion

WFTV Upskilling: Tips from the Experts; VFX & Animation with Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor and Roisin M-D

11th June 2020 18:00

Thursday 11 June | 18:00 – 19:00

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WFTV’s new series of tech focussed events is designed to offer practical advice and expert knowledge to enable you to deliver the best film or programme possible. The events will be particularly helpful for members working outside of these areas who want to learn more about how these departments operate.

Hosted by Emma Buttdubbing mixersound editorADR recordist and former WFTV mentee, each week we’ll hear from industry experts in different technical departments including Sound (both production and post), Editing, Grading, VFX, Animation and Post Production Management who will share with us ways to enhance your material, trouble shoot issues and best plan the workflow and delivery of your project.

This week, we are delighted to be joined by Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor, Founder & CEO, BlueBolt and Roisin M-D, VFX Creative & Producer.

Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor, Founder & CEO, BlueBolt,  began her career in film production and worked her way up the production chain. She was headhunted by The Moving Picture Company in 2001 to help develop the film side of their business. Over a seven-year period she became instrumental in their growth, turning MPC into one of the most successful VFX facilities in the world.

In 2009 Lucy realised there was a need for VFX companies that could cover both high end TV and films and formed BlueBolt along with her business partner Angela Barson. Their success with BlueBolt has seen them win multiple awards including a BAFTA, a VES award and the 2018 WFTV Barclays Business Award. The Company employs over 70 artists and staff and are committed to diversity.


Roisin MD, VFX CreativeRoisin M-D, VFX Creative & Producer; After attending Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design, Roisin went on to Ravensbourne College of Design to study typography and motion graphics. She then moved to Hong Kong where she spent 4.5 years; first as Assistant Art Director at EURO RSCG, then GREY HK, before she moved to Star TV then headhunted by Centro Digital Pictures, ILMs Asian link. It was here Roisin designed and launched Hong Kong’s first interactive TV channel, along side her work in broadcast, commercial and features. Roisin has also worked in The U.S, Australia and China before returning to London. On her return to London in 1998, Roisin was given the position by Quantel to revamp the GFX department Post house TSI. Followed by a position at Blue, where she was for 7 yrs and launched Channel 4’s FilmFour, she was then convinced to join Rushes’ sister facility One Post, then through to Rushes for 4 yrs. Roisin then Freelanced at The Mill for 2 years specialising in beauty before setting up OBLONG.

As a VFX Producer/Coordinator, Roisin runs teams of artists over several jobs, managing clients expectations and offers you all the above knowledge and expertise with a firm understanding of all kit, workflows and budgets. Working over the last 3 years with P&G and more recently on Dramas for Sky, Netflix and BBC.

Some of the areas we will cover:

  • What to ask before you start working on your show
  • Workflow: What unique considerations does each department have?
  • Trouble shooting: What are the common problems, and how can they be avoided?
  • How to co-ordinate your project effectively between different technical departments

So whether you’re new to the industry or established in your role and want a better understanding of the technical journey your film or show takes, join us to hear from technical experts who will leave you armed with new knowledge to help you deliver your best.

This event is for existing WFTV members only – please log-in to view the recording of. the event.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr for those living within the M25, and £50+ VAT/yr for those living outside of this area, please click here or email