22 October, 2007

Propeller Conference

Well, I survived the digital skills conference in Sheffield, which I was attending as the Stirton Productions rep. The conference lasted about 6 hours was pretty well attended and seemed to go ok (apart from the initial technical stuff at the beginning, which wasn't our stuff so it didn't matter). Various industry experts attended the show, which I managed to mug for information, so that was well worth the trip.

My talk about the digital effects used in the film went quite well, the audience seemed very interested in the fact that a feature film could be made by 3 blokes with only a faint idea about animation. The majority of the audience were film and effects students from Hull and Leeds, who later badgered me for technical stories at the reception held at the end of the conference. Their questions were very sharp and intelligent, and it took all my skill as an international man of mystery (or bewildered old git) to keep up with them.

I also got a chance to wander around Sheffield, which I thought was a great place. The amount of money hammered into the city in the past few years is staggering, turning an ex steel manufacturing town into a modern cosmopolitan city. I liked the trams too.

Many thanks must be made to the organisers, Propeller TV, for making sure the conference went well and for getting me down there and looking after me. Propeller was the first station to pick up "The Planet," after it came out last year, so for that we're all really thankful. Many thanks to John, Lisa and the rest of the team for all the effort, well done.

8 comments:

mark stirton said...

The forgetting of the inhaler thing sounds like a nightmare old boy. I always take a spare and a spare, spare. Nothing worse than forgetting.

AktoMan said...

Glad you had fun and it was useful for you too. Did you have to spick s l o w l y ? I hope you've not picked up any southern airs & graces? Eating chips with a fork?

Shame you also forgot a camera.

Michael G Clark said...

The inhaler was a really stupid thing to forget, won't do that again. Mark has me camera so I didn't forget it, didn't really have time during the day to take photos anyway.

Off work today with "things," so I'm going to hide in the toilet and bubble. You really wanted to know that didn't you...

AktoMan said...

Didn't I say not to drink the water when you go down South!

Michael G Clark said...

The water was really weird, tasted like bleach, keep forgetting about not drinking the water in foreign countries.

Anonymous said...

It probably was bleached. Cherish our Scottish water, drink deeply from it's tartan goodness.

Andrew Glazebrook said...
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Andrew Glazebrook said...

Really glad this went well !! Oh man, I've just read that you drank the water, are you mad ?!