How is digital technology being used to unlock creative potential? Examining innovation in processes that remove obstacles, refine workflows and make the previously impossible practically possible, this session will explore exciting tools we can use to make new work. With reference to online video, film and TV production, animation and VFX, music making and live performance.
Sector Engagement Manager for the Creative Industries and Director of Creative for the Edinburgh Futures Institute
Caroline is Sector Engagement Manager for the Creative Industries and Director of Creative for the Edinburgh Futures Institute having previously developed the sector plan and white paper for the creative industries for the Data Driven Innovation Programme within the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this from 2014-2018 she provided consultancy in the creative industries specialising in business development, innovation and skills, latterly completing a 2-year contract to stimulate innovation in creative industries with Interface. From 2010-2014 she was Director of Film, TV, Music, Creative Industries, Skills & Innovation for the newly formed Creative Scotland, and prior to that from 2005 to 2010 she was Director, Scotland & Northern Ireland for the new sector skills association, Creative & Cultural Skills.
Her early creative life included ballet and rhythmic gymnastics, fashion, singing in bands for over 30 years, and photography, becoming a professional photographer in 1999.
She serves on the board of Architecture & Design Scotland, and until recently on the board of the Scottish Music Industry Association, and for four years has served in a voluntary capacity as Strategic Director and Presenter of the MOVE Summit, Scotland’s Animation and VFX Gathering.
Owner, Inner Ear / XpoNorth Digital Sector Specialist
Dougal is a producer, director and consultant. His content company Inner Ear specialises in live programme making (including live streaming of cultural events and activities), feature and documentary production (podcasts, web video and some TV commissions) and creative industry consultancy. He is also chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association in which he helps shape vision and drive strategy. He is a member of the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Leadership Group and co-chairs a working group exploring how to increase creative industries resilience. Dougal is an XpoNorth sector specialist for digital media content with a particular interest in remote participation. In and out of work he loves listening to and making music, storytelling and media production.
Helen Scarlett O'Neill
Helen is based in the Scottish Highlands where she and her company ONEILL/ROSS are using mobile technologies to propose new futures for rural tourism. Helen is an immersive participatory and site-responsive specialist with 20 Secret Cinema productions under her belt and having led special projects for the National Trust and The National Archives, reimagining how we engage with history and culture. She ran west London's site specific commissioning Festival InTRANSIT for seven years, commissioning over 100 new pieces of innovative work in the public realm. She is currently Immersive Mobile AR Producer for StroryTrails at Story Futures Academy, uncovering untold histories in 15 UK locations. Helen is also a visiting public space arts expert at Fontys University of Fine Arts in the Netherlands.