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Tuesday, September 26 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
POV: Behind the Scenes

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Behind the Scenes with the makers of Planet Earth II and Spy in the Wild

Technological innovation has taken character-driven storytelling to a whole new level, bringing audiences directly into the story from the creature’s point of view. From Nestcams to animatronix cameras, drones and motion-activated imaging, this session is a behind-the-scenes look at two of this year’s innovative finalists.


Facilitator
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Philippa Forrester

Producer, Writer, Presenter, Halcyon Media
As a producer/writer/presenter Philippa has worked for almost three decades in the UK on high profile, large audience, primetime television across a number of disciplines with particular expertise in live, event television. With her husband, Charlie Hamilton James, she runs Halcyon Media. She has produced factual based television and radio series for clients including BBC, Animal Planet and National Geographic and has worked as Executive Producer on several documentaries for BBC... Read More →

Speakers
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John Downer

Executive Producer and Director, John Downer Productions
A passionate zoologist, John has been making ground breaking nature documentaries for the BBC for over 30 years. He made his name by abandoning the traditional style of nature documentaries and pioneering a highly inventive subjective approach. Using new technology and dramatic story-telling techniques he continues to find new ways to immerse the audience in the animal world. His innovative approach to filmmaking has brought him numerous international awards including an Emmy for genre-changing series such as Supersense, Weird Nature, Earthflight and Penguins - Spy in the Huddle. His productions have won an RTS award five times for the most innovative TV... Read More →
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Mike Gunton

Creative Director - The Natural History Unit & Factual BBC Worldwide, BBC Studios
In his dual role Mike works as an executive producer on many BBC titles, acts as an ambassador for BBC Worldwide and is responsible for bringing new stories and techniques to audiences. Mike has overseen over 120 wildlife films, including many critical acclaimed series such as Life, Africa... Read More →

Session Producer
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Gavin Boyland

Series Producer - The Natural History Unit, BBC Studios
Gavin is an award-winning producer making shows for both the BBC and the independent sector, from filming mountain gorillas with Sigourney Weaver to chasing mammoths across Siberia. Gavin specializes in popular natural history and his recent credits include Monkeys Revealed, Natural... Read More →


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