Cross Channel Film Lab

story first / training / visual effects

We’ve been heavily involved in the Cross Channel Film Lab: a unique project and training scheme centred on fusing narrative and technology within low to medium budget European feature films.
Peter Rogers and Dan Dixon, alongside Finnish VFX Supervisor Tommi Lehtonen spent a week in Falmouth, Cornwall and a second week in Brittany offering support, mentoring and advice at script stage to allow up and coming filmmakers to understand how to plan for the visual effects side of their productions.

 

The project’s Director, Pippa Best said: ‘We first worked with Bait Studio in 2014 when Christian Lett shared an inspiring case study of their low-budget narrative-enhancing work on The Machine. We have since worked together on shaping the content and development process employed in the current Cross Channel Film Lab training programme. At our first training workshop in June, our writer, director and producer participants worked closely with Bait’s Pete Rogers and Dan Dixon, benefiting from their invaluable specialist support and insight. Our training sessions aim to deepen participants’ understanding of how VFX can play a vital role in narrative development. We look forward to continuing to work with this talented creative company as we explore further how narrative and technology can enhance each other.’
Bait will be involved with Cross Channel Film Lab again in 2016.

'Our training sessions aim to deepen participants’ understanding of how VFX can play a vital role in narrative development.'