Wonderful to be back at Battersea Evolution | London for The BSC Expo 2022. What a show! With 578 exhibitors and 6968 attendees, it was a busy few days.
The return after so long was very exciting. Being introduced to the latest kit and technology, the fabulously creative seminars, and of course, catching up with friends and colleagues.
We would like to congratulate all the exhibitors who had the vision to create such unique stands and together with the BSC panels, deliver insightful seminars. Also, thanks to SCS for bringing it all together.
The Thursday VIP night meant that members could move freely around the show floor and meet our Patrons without the crowds.
Friday seminars kicked off with “Protect and Empower” Mental & physical safety on set, which was moderated by Joanna Vasanth Founder & CEO MVP Media, with panellists Samantha Wainstein | Mark Milsome Foundation, Leo Anna Thomas | 6ft From the Spotlight, Tracy Riddell | Film and TV Charity and Kate Wilson | Call It App.
Plus numerous panels from Sony, featuring BIFA Award-winning DP Matt Lewis. Rotolight presented 'The Colour Room' with Denson Baker ACS NZCS and Howard Davidson. Quasar Science with disguise, with moderator Ian Muirpresented 'From Fad to Fundamental: Make In-Camera Visual Effects (ICVFX) Work with Lighting & Control.'
The first BSC Panel of the Expo was hosted by President Christopher Ross BSC - To Film School or not?
With Fabian Wagner ASC BSC, Rachel Clark, Stuart Biddlecombe and Adam Singodia. A great discussion which you will be able to view on our website shortly, if you missed it.
L-R Adam Singodia | Rachel Clark | Stuart Biddlecombe | Fabian Wagner ASC BSC
ARRI presented 3 panels. Starting with their 'Bringing mixed reality to life: experiences from the studio floor (Will Case), which was moderated by Zoe Mutter, editor, British Cinematographer.
ARRI Re-Introduced the Orbiter, then closed the Friday seminars with Curt O. Schaller delivering a hands-on workshop of the TRINITY 2 & ARTEMIS 2, where Curt went through all the new components and features.
The Saturday panels kicked off with illuminatrix DoPs discussing their recent work, future projects plus a Q+A with moderator Vanessa Whyte, Simona Susnea, Tania Hoser, Yana Rits, Catherine Derry and Ashley Barron ACS.
DP Ian Murray presented 'How the science of vision affects the art of cinematography'
Photo by Richard Blanshard | L-R Anthony, Barry, Mark, Kate, Chris
BSC Panel “Honey I blew Up the Sensor – sensors and storytelling” was hosted by Christopher Ross BSC, with fellow panellists Barry Ackroyd BSC | Kate Reid BSC | Anthony Dod Mantle ASC BSC DFF | Mark Patten BSC
To finish the weekend John de Borman BSC AFC held his creative Panel discussion on "High or Low Budget - What makes a good film?"
Joined by Robbie Ryan BSC ISC | Sean Bobbitt BSC | Adriano Goldman ASC BSC ABC | Anthony Dod Mantle ASC BSC DFF
Most of the panels were streamed via the BSC YouTube page so you will be able to watch those shortly.
We would like to thank all our Patrons and Exhibitors for participation and supporting the BSC Expo.
Also to John Daly BSC for his Technical support, Richard Blanshard for the photography, Gwyn Evans for the editing and all the team. You can view the official photographs here
You can view the footage shot by Richard Blanshard below.
Thank you to our sponsors and those who supported the seminar room