Film Production Workshop

G-Technology supports all content creators and is proud to sponsor SCI-FI-LONDON. Together we present a day of workshops focused around science fiction film
Sunday 31 May, Blue Room, BFI Southbank.

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rom starting to write the screenplay, shooting and production workflow, storage of assets through to sending it to a festival, the experts on hand will fill you full of tips and tricks that could save you time and money. Whether you have made a few shorts or are planning your first feature, don’t miss this.

There are two parts to the day, you can attend either or both, and while free, you must register.

PART ONE:  1.00PM - 3.30PM  > BOOK HERE <

  • WORLDS AND WONDERS. Robert Grant, author of Writing The Science Fiction Film, will discuss world-building, character driven stories and development.  
Robert Grant - how to write the science fiction film  sci-fi-london

Filmmaker, screenwriter, critic, and script consultant, based in London, with a penchant for science fiction and fantasy. He is one of the core team behind The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film and Literary Editor for He has twice served on the jury of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature, the most prestigious science fiction award the UK has to offer,


  • GET OUT THERE. Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith aka The Film Festival Doctor will be discussing creating and managing a successful film festival strategy and will be using as an exemplary example THE BOY WITH A CAMERA FOR A FACE; a film that has had an amazing festival run and proper exposure to the industry.
Film Festival Doctor  - sci-fi-london
After choosing not pursue a career in Academia, Doctor Rebekah Louisa Smith began her film industry career in 2007 working as one of the producers of Wales’ national horror film festival, the Abertoir Horror Festival. She has also helped produce several films and is an active writer and critic.
Rebekah understands the processes of festival film selection from working within the film festival sector and has subsequently built an impressive directory of contacts within the areas of film festival, sales, distribution and PR.


  • COMMON MISTAKES Tom Worth will pack a film course into an hour, well he throws away the book and talks common sense and will give you plenty of tips and tricks to avoid silly mistakes people make on their first few productions.
Tom Worth Ascension - sci-fi-london

After doing a degree in Industrial Design, Tom decided that product design was far too scary. If he designed a product that went wrong then someone could die and he didn't want that guilt. So he turned his attention to the world of TV where if you get something wrong the repercussions generally consist of an angry letter to Points of View. In 10 years he's mastered the world of motion graphics. Working on some major sporting events including the last two World Cups he's gained a wealth of experience. He's since broadened out from graphics into editing, directing and producing and loves the challenge of new and varied projects.


 PART TWO: 4.00PM - 6.30PM > BOOK HERE <

    - How cameras vary, the difference between RAW and Video
    - What that means for managing your workflow
    - What disk storage will allow you to do that

    When working in 4K and with Visual Effects software you need storage solutions which can keep up with your demanding workflows with that in mind join us for an insider’s guide to planning your digital workflow from music videos to long form blockbusters. Discussing how equipment varies, what that means for you and what storage will work best for your film. Speaker Mark Purvis founder of Mission Digital, will highlight how job specifications impact how pre-production will develop.
Mark Purvis Mission Digital | SCI-FI-LONDON
Managing Director/ Digital Workflow Supervisor, Mission Digital.

Mark's early career started in live television, initially providing technical support, rigging and engineering hundreds of outside broadcasts a year. Mark's role progressed into a management position that involved looking after facilities and logistics, as well as looking after a major client and the implementation of a file based record system. Mark found himself at the early stage managing media on set, and with a background in video engineering it led down to the path of the DIT. Since then Mark has been committed to utilising technology to benefit the process of production.  Mark has worked on some great SF projects including MISFITS and the excellent UNDER THE SKIN.
  • The Unknowns of Digital Workflows within SCI FI Filming
    In this second session on Digital Workflow, veteran 48hr Film Challenge entrant, Robbie Gibbon, will offer an insight into the world of SCI FI film, provide reliable advice and best serving tips how to achieve what you want to achieve when creating content and getting your work seen.
Robbie Gibbon at SCI-FI-LONDON
Director, Filmmaker, Editor. 

Robbie is primarily an assistant editor having been on shows such as The Trip to Italy, The Casual Vacancy & currently on Doctor Who. He has worked on several independent projects of his own and has even done the SFL 48Hour comp, working with some excellent DoPs. 



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BFI Southbank

Screening Times

1:00pm - Sun, 31st May 2015
2 Parts to the day


And those who attend the day will get a chance to win a brilliant G-DRIVE ev ATC Rugged, All-Terrain Drive Solution