Program (subject to change)

8:30 – 9:30 Registration & Coffee

9:30 – 9:45 Open and Welcome

9:45 – 10:30 Keynote: Paul Machliss, ACE, Baby Driver EditorPaul Machliss 200px

Celebrated editor Paul Machliss, ACE puts attendees in a front row seat to explore Baby Driver’s bravura editing. In a keynote conversation with Richard Welsh, Machliss will focus on his creative approach as well as his use of previsualization tools and other technical advances to further storytelling.

Machliss’ work on 2017’s critically acclaimed Baby Driver earned him a BAFTA Award, a Critics’ Choice Award and an Academy Award nomination. His other accolades include nominations from the ACE Eddie Awards, Satellite Awards, Gold Derby Awards and more for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Hour.

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:30 Get the Slant on Consumer Electronics Predictions for 2019Mark Harrison

How do you separate the hype from the hyper-important? For the past decade, Mark Harrison has been analysing trends observed at CES and issuing extremely accurate predictions for the following year.

Now, exclusively at HPA Creative Tech UK, he predicts the key trends for 2019 – and looks at what he got right and wrong in 2018 and why. Most importantly of all, he analyses what will really matter for the media industry – and what we should ignore.

Mark Harrison, DPP

11:30 – 12:30 There’s Nowhere Safe to Hide: How Hacks Work – Live from a Secret LocationFreakyclown

In a presentation that is timely for media and entertainment as well as the world-at-large, renowned ethical hacker FC and socio-technical expert Dr Jessica Barker will demystify cyber insecurity while discussing and demonstrating the who, how and why of hacking. A rare and fascinating look over the hacker’s shoulder.

Dr BarkerLive hacks will be interspersed with discussion of how these hacks work, including both the human and technical factors behind each attack. Attendees will leave this talk with a greater awareness of how quick, simple and devastatingly effective attacks can be and what can be done, on both human and technical fronts, to better defend organisations and IP.

FC and Dr. Jessica Barker, Redacted Firm

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 HDR: Opinion vs. Fact

HDR, like any new technology, should increase creative freedom,
not limit it. Unfortunately, many equate ‘HDR’ with ‘Complicated’, a
belief exacerbated by the number of conflicting Opinions
surrounding the subject that are too often mistaken for Facts. In
truth there are far less technology ‘rules’ on the subject than many
facing their first HDR project realize, and that the most elegant
workflow usually requires the least number of steps. This
presentation is for industry pros new to HDR who would like to
replace their phobia of HDR with enthusiasm. There’s is nothing to
fear, just Make It Look Good!

Sam Sheppard, Silver Screen PicturesVersion 2

14:45 – 15:30 Case Study: Loot

Upcoming high-stakes, factual entertainment Sky One series Loot follows eight individuals for two weeks as they attempt to locate a missing treasure and keep it out of the hands of some of Britain’s best detectives, who are determined to track the competitors down using old-fashioned sleuthing techniques combined with modern technology. Shine TV’s Matt Bennett and Tom Hutchings and LiveU’s Paul Shepherd will discuss howTom Hutchings 200px the latest cameras and 4G streaming technologies were used to tell the story of both citizen and detective from on-the-ground filming over a huge geographical area amidst the unpredictability of factual programming.

Matt Bennett, Shine
Tom Hutchings, Shine
Paul Shepherd, LiveU

15:30 – 16:00 BreakPaul Shepherd 200px

16:00 – 17:00 Case Study: Review it Live from Anywhere!

Secure streaming video from anywhere to anywhere over IP has transformed production, enabling unprecedented levels of collaboration and creative control. From Solo – a Star Wars Story to Jurassic World 2, go behind the scenes as filmmakers leverage live broadcast over IP to enable second unit shoots to be relayed in real time to the director. Wherever they happen to be, whenever it’s needed.

Chris Clarke will illuminate how the Cerberus team is architecting and enabling this new creative workflow, complete with a live demo direct from cameras on set to the HPA Creative Tech UK screen at the Ham Yard Hotel!

Chris Clarke, Cerberus Tech

17:00 – 18:00 The Future of Everything: How AI will Drive StorytellingYThomas_200px

As AI services are becoming increasingly viable and readily available, what is its future? What are the implications? Thomas, Kitson, and Gregory, leading thinkers on many aspects of AI, bring their broad base of knowledge on the present and the future of AI.

How is it moving forward, what does it mean, what are the ethical considerations? Be ready to be amazed.

Yvonne Thomas, Arvato Systems
Lydia Gregory, FeedForward AI
Dr. Joanne Kitson, Sundog Media Toolkit
Laura Domicevica, Elucidata


18:00 – 20:00 Reception


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