Tag Archives: mark leaver

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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Nowhere

My last post here was two months ago – reflecting on economic growth, international travel and globalisation. And then everything changed, in the most fundamental and extraordinary way. I’m delivering part of a Creative Scale Up programme in the West … Continue reading

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10 years (2)

Following on from the above. The landmark of 10 years by definition makes you reflective. It’s been a period where the “new media” of the new millennium matured and embedded itself into every part of our lives. So some reflections … Continue reading

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10 years (1)

And so, unexpectedly, Mark Leaver Consulting is 10. At the very beginning a neighbour, a highly clubbable international consultant, described the key to self-employment as to “keep moving the cliff”. I thought rather a bleak view at the time… What … Continue reading

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Bristol

Three new initiatives to start the year in Bristol. Channel 4 – Channel 4 officially launched its Creative Hub in the city last night (15th Jan). Looking back it was early 2017 when I first met DCMS at the beginning … Continue reading

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Helsinki

Slush again. Disappointingly not as cold as usual in Helsinki, felt wrong somehow. The show retains its idiosyncrasies – indoor waterfall area anyone? – and it is always interesting to see what the tech trends are across the show. Looking … Continue reading

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Los Angeles

Across a sparkling visit to Los Angeles I met with the innovation leads of three major studios and a number of interesting digital production services businesses. What was striking was the significant strategic focus on the use of real time … Continue reading

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