Tag Archives: mark leaver

Los Angeles / Virtual Production 2

As noted in the post below the review of the virtual production landscape in the UK and its emergence as a centre of excellence was launched in LA, at a joint DIT / Screen International event. After my presentation of … Continue reading

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Los Angeles / Virtual Production

About 5 years ago I wrote a strategy entitled, “creativity meets technology” for DIT (subsequently shortened by others to Createch). And a project launching this week in Los Angeles is the latest validation of that strategy. The exponential growth of … Continue reading

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And so it came to pass…

My New Year blog for 2020 talked about wanting to spend less time at my desk and being part of the original AZ trial (now at 2Bn+ vaccinations in 170 countries, an extraordinary achievement). But I’m still here and now … Continue reading

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Createch

5 years ago I wrote a speculative strategy for the Department for International Trade. Focused on what the UK “offer” was to global inward investment in the Creative Industries, it identified a USP at the point where “creativity meets technology”. … Continue reading

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Global Citizen

As part of an international strategy development project I’ve been looking at what might get retained in our processes and practices post-Covid. Personally I can’t see that I will ever return to the level of international business travel that characterised … Continue reading

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2021

Normally I start the year with a forward-looking post and a list of cities in my immediate workplan – unfortunately the start of this year has been a rollercoaster. This image is my desk, I’d like to spend less time … Continue reading

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Cultural Compact

“City Culture Compacts – a strategic partnership to co-design and deliver a vision for culture in the city” Arts Council Cultural Cities Enquiry – Jan 2019 A new piece of work for the West of England Combined Authority, helping to … Continue reading

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Levelling down & the K shaped recovery

As we make faltering steps out of peak pandemic a theme which has been an underlying constant has come sharply to the foreground – reflected in differing public actions and attitudes. The asymmetric impact of Covid draws very fine lines … Continue reading

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Virtual production & the accelerating impact of Covid

A clear impact of Covid is that the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of new technologies, especially those which emphasise digital production and distribution whilst reducing physical proximity. In LA late last year I was shown an interesting new production … Continue reading

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CogX / Createch – innovation challenges of emerging technologies

Createch is an annual event with a remit to look across the creative sector at emerging technology and interesting content. This year it was merged into the Virtual CogX London event. I chaired a panel, broadcast earlier, exploring the innovation … Continue reading

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