frame:work is a brand-new community event series conceptualised by Laura Frank, Luke Malcolm, Soren West and Elliott Dunwody, who have a collective career experience spanning decades across multiple sectors. The first event will take place at London’s CodeNode on 3 and 4 November 2022.
frame:work:london has partnered with Bild Studios to present the two-day conference to the industry. The event will host conversations around the unique challenges of creating video for physical spaces, live performance and virtual worlds.
Laura Frank, frame:work co-founder, who began her own career as a touring lighting programmer for Madonna and David Bowie before moving into the XR space, stated: “If you work in real-time content creation, screen content for live entertainment, or interactive content, frame:work is your new home. Together, we aim to build a transparent and peer-supported future for the creative video community of ‘live pixel people’.”
Frank added: “From theatre to film, television broadcast, concert touring, conferences, installations and online events, the more we learn from each other about process, the more we’ll improve our relationships across different production communities. Our end goal is to create an authentic community and share valuable insights into the practice of these specialised fields of work.”
The conference, which is set to branch out across the globe, has chosen London for its first in-person edition due to the amount of visual talent and expertise currently being honed across the UK. “In true community spirit, Sarah Cox of Neutral Human has been instrumental in creating frame:work:london, helping to secure key sponsors and global talent for the speaker list,” added Frank.
The event will share insights from leaders in the field of video content creation, video and media server engineering, screens producing, real-time generative and interactive content, media server programming, virtual production and mixed reality. “At frame:work, we believe the best way to improve our standard of work is through communicating and engaging with each other, no matter the discipline,” Frank explained.
“Our hand-picked presenters will range from expert practitioners in creative video production, to partner design disciplines in set, lighting and audio and production leadership. There will be a generation-spanning audience of new industry professionals, veterans and of course, students, who are a vital part of our educational discussions, which is reflected in our ticket prices and concessions.”
Speakers include David Bajt, co-founder of Bild Studios and MARS Volume, Julia Lou, a Virtual Production Supervisor at Lux Machina Consulting, EVOKE Studios’ Head of Creative Workflows, Chema Menendez, and Pembe Tokluhan, a multidisciplinary backstage creative, with a background in youth work, public speaking and diversity, among many more.