This week our consultants have been visiting The Media Production Show at Olympia in Kensington, London.
The Media Production Show is an annual event, now in its 3rd year, that focuses on the creative industries – specifically on the areas of pre-production, post production and content distribution. This year’s show was bustling with visitors and the team met up with a number of key clients and candidates throughout the two-day event.
We enjoyed exploring the exhibition, which featured a good mix of industry stands, with something for everybody working in production, services and supporting roles. Some of our consultants also attended the free seminars and workshops on offer, to expand their industry knowledge and keep up to date with the latest developments. Of particular note were the seminar talks around content distribution and storage across digital platforms and the cloud. There were also a number of storage solution providers present at the event, offering a range of innovative options for the collation and storage of content.
Our consultants were particularly impressed with the Telegenic mobile production gallery (T29) and P40 truck. T29 featured great gallery space for production teams, 4K feeds, comfortable seating for up to 20 people and was somewhat like the Tardis, but rather better equipped for mobile production!
Many of the exhibitors were also showcasing ways to enable the production and dissemination of high-end content on a very limited budget, expanding the opportunities for delivering cost-effective, quality productions, but with a price point that makes these more accessible to smaller production companies.
A particular feature of the Media Production Show is the number of smaller exhibitors present, which serves to provide a great illustration of the thriving and diverse creative industries within the UK currently.
We had a great time at The Media Production Show and look forward to visiting again in 2019. If you weren’t able to visit this year, you can still view video footage of the event at The Media Production Show website.
The next Media Production Show will be held at Olympia, London on 11 and 12 June 2019.