OUR 2015 BUFTA CREW
PRODUCER – TAYLOR EVELEIGH
BUFTA Role: My role in BUFTA is quite extensive. I am involved in supervising BUFTA from pre-production, production and post-production. I work alongside all the production departments, ensuring that tasks are completed by a deadline and there is continuous progression. Some of my roles include networking and researching contacts, event coordination, writing production proposals, finalising script ideas, assigning crew members roles, conducting meetings, organising crew schedules, approving content ideas and liaising with marketing. BUFTA has been an incredible experience and I couldn't be more grateful to have the opportunity. It's definitely reaffirmed to me how much I would love a career in producing!
Favourite Movie Quote: "Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss." – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
DIRECTOR OF AUDIO – WILLIAM WRIGHT
Favourite Movie Quote: "That's it, baby, when you got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!" – The Producers
DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT – EMILY NORMAN
BUFTA Role: As a Director's Assistant my role is to assist in the organisation of production timings and cues and the tying together of loose ends in the sequences. It means so much to me to return to Bond to assist in this production.
Favourite Movie Quote: "It ain't about how hard you hit: it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." – Rocky
HEAD OF GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT – DESTINY WILLETTS
BUFTA Role: It is my role to work with a partner in producing informative, visually appealing, thematic 3D broadcast graphics using Vizrt software. These graphics are integrated into the script for the show and will be streamed on the night through a variety of Vizrt ancillary software. It will be my responsibility to ensure operators play graphics out on time, with accurate information and smooth transitioning. This role is significant to my career in live broadcasting and I'm grateful to have an opportunity to hone my skills in this environment. I'm really passionate about graphic design so it means a lot to be recognised in this area and gain invaluable work experience.
Favourite Movie Quote: "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany." – Anchorman
LINE PRODUCER – MICHAEL NIEWIDOK
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – ALLISTER BAUER
BUFTA Role: My role as the Technical Director means that I am responsible for all the technology involved in making this production. I have to make sure all the right signals from things like cameras go to and from the right place. Having this role means a lot to me because it's something I wish to do once I graduate. I am excited to be in this role because I am able to use Fibre Optic cable this year, which is a big learning experience for me.
Favourite Movie Quote: "Your first command together was less than successful. You are all dead." – Star Trek
DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT – SHAYE GUILLORY
BUFTA Role: The role of the DA primarily revolves around assisting the director in both the pre-production and production stages of BUFTA. I am primarily responsible for co-ordinating the rundown of the night using a program called ENPS to organise timings, scripting and queues for lighting and sound. It means a great deal to me to have the opportunity of being a DA on a production of such a high quality. BUFTA has been an amazing experience in which I've learnt so much about all aspects of a television production.
Favourite Movie Quote:
"You called everyone except Slurpee Heaven!"
"That's not true. I did call Slurpee Heaven. They didn't want you. Heard you had attitude. Said you weren't Slurpee Material." – Two Weeks Notice
FLOOR MANAGER – BRIANNA FERGUSON
BUFTA Role: As Floor Manager for BUFTA I look after the runnings of the floor for the night and make sure everything is correct for the director in the control room. I am also in charge of the floor and seating plans. Being the floor manager for BUFTA is an amazing opportunity to learn about the running of a television broadcast. I have been able to learn about the operations involved and develop my skills in organisation. Having the ability to take on an important role in BUFTA is an incredible experience.
Favourite Movie Quote: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." – Alice in Wonderland
DIRECTOR – HAMISH THATCHER
BUFTA Role: I am the director and responsible for the cameras and the coverage of the show. On the night I sit in the control room and direct the cameras to their positions, so I choose what the audience gets to see.
Favourite Movie Quote: "I've been earnin' and burnin', snapping necks and cashin' checks." – Step Brothers
PRODUCTION DESIGNER – GABBY JEFFERY
BUFTA Role: My role as a Production Designer is to creatively visualise and design decorations, table settings, props, sets and overall decor for the interior and exterior of the Princeton Room. It's a real challenge, but also fulfilling when I get to see some of my designs come to fruition on the night of BUFTA.
Favourite Movie Quote: "Oh, hi Mark." – The Room
POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR – TOM EVANS
BUFTA Role: My role as Post-Production Supervisor is to make sure all of the videos and graphics get made, which means a lot of editing and After Effects work in the weeks leading up to the night. Having attended and won BUFTA last year, it's an awesome experience to get involved in the process behind the scenes and meet the people responsible for such an awesome show.
Favourite Movie Quote: "Never tell me the odds!" – Star Wars
POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR – PATRICK BUCKLEY
BUFTA Role: As one of the Post-Production Supervisors my job is to ensure that everything being made before the event (around fifty separate video packages) gets made, and to a certain standard. On the day of BUFTA I'll be sprinting from cameras to computers with memory cards in my hands full of interview footage, knocking people down to get to my editing team so they can turn it into something golden within the hour. I'll also be in charge of pressing the big red button and making sure the show records. Basically no pressure at all.
Favourite Movie Quote: "I'm gonna steal the declaration of independence!" – National Treasure
LIGHTING DIRECTOR – JACK SIMMONS
BUFTA Role: As the Lighting Director I plan, design and operate the lights for the BUFTA show. We use a mix of motored lights and static lights to help create the suspense throughout the show. I am personally excited to be the lighting director this year as it's an experience you can't get anywhere else.
Favourite Movie Quote: "There's a hundred-thousand streets in this city. You don't need to know the route. You give me a time and a place, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that and you're on your own. Do you understand?" – Drive
WRITER – BEN GRIGGS
BUFTA Role: I'm Head Writer for BUFTA 2015 which means that I script the vast majority of the live show, with input into the various packages, nominee packages and promotional videos that are shown during the break. It's very cool to be in this position seeing as I won the writer's award for BUFTA 2013.
Favourite Movie Quote:
John: "Could you pass the salt?"
Jane: "It's in the middle of the table." – Mr and Mrs Smith
PRODUCTION DESIGNER – KELSEA DYER
BUFTA Role: My role as production designer gives me creative control over what the inside and outside setting of BUFTA will look like. It is a lot of fun planning, buying and creating the elements that make BUFTA look awesome.
Favourite Movie Quote: "Keep Moving Forward." – Meet the Robinsons