His research focuses on the applications of interactive storytelling and artificial intelligence to broadcast media, bridging fine art, interactive media and computer science. He has also developed and exhibited technology with a number of leading creative institutions including Tate, FACT and the BBC.
In this episode we discuss how this kind of research will effect the future of storytelling and broadcast media, including the considerations that have to be taken into account when creating highly personalised content.
We chat about artificial curiosity, how you would go about synthesising creativity, and whether that would even be a good things, as well as looking at the similarities between painting and coding to describe the links between art, science and media.
Richard O’Hare is one of the founders of Orillo Films, and works within the company as a cinematographer, drone pilot, producer and director.
As a production company Orillo work all over the world with clients such as Dulux, Jack Wills, and Toyota, but they’re also known for their other creative endeavours in events and merchandise, including their outdoor cinemas, clothing, and their Orillo branded Vodka.
In this episode we discuss the motivation behind taking on these extra creative challenges which aren’t necessarily part of your core business, we get into the ethics and morality of creating branded marketing content, as well as the murky waters of taking on free work, and Richard offers his advice on growing your company, through hiring for passion to build a strong and resilient team.
Nikolaus Morris (@nikjacek) is a freelance writer, director and animator working for agencies and production companies across the UK, as well as writing and developing his own original content.
In this episode we chat about the illusion of trying to solve the balance of life, how modern audiences are becoming more and more sophisticated, and about not being afraid to chop work out of your portfolio and go after new pursuits.
Daniel Maule is a director and screenwriter from York, who has just completed his first feature film entitled ‘Our End’, which will be released later this year.
In this episode we chat about his approach to screenwriting and how projects develop from one idea to another, the challenges of shooting his first feature in 14 straight days with no breaks, and how you tend to discover a wealth inspiration in the world around you when you finally allow yourself to unplug.
Jamie McKeller is a film writer, director and editor, with a background in theatre acting. Over the last six years he has created three award winning web series, as well as a heap of short films, under his company RedShirt Films.
In this episode we chat about the his first feature film Chestersberg, including the focus needed to stay on track during long projects, why he loves the horror comedy genre and the creativity it brings, and his practical tips for making films on a budget.
Nat Roe (@filmpixie) is a film writer, director and producer, with a background in theatre.
Having worked on big site-specific theatre productions, such as Blood and Chocolate, the Minster Mystery Plays, and for Theatre Mill, she took that experience and started her own company ‘Plotting Films’, creating a medieval comedy series called Tales Of Bacon (@pardonmybacon)
We discuss her research and writing process, running a successful crowdfunding campaign, coming up with practical and creative solutions for props, and the wider filmmaking scene in York.
James Buck is an upcoming film writer and director.
Having recently finished his latest film Dancing In The Dark, we chat about how he approaches collaboration and finding the right people, dealing with creative differences, and how training in sports drilled into him the benefits of hard work, grit and determination.