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The Video Social: pop-up event in London on 05 & 06 February for videographers

The Video Social: pop-up event in London on 05 & 06 February for videographers

Videographers in the UK should add 05 and 06 February to their calendars, as those dates will play host to The Video Social – a new pop-up event from the organizers of The Photography Show and The Video Show. 

The Video Social, taking place ahead of the mammoth double-header events from 14-17 March, has been launched to get more people involved in video creation at all levels – and will feature talks and workshops from a who's who of filmmaking talent. 

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Wednesday 05 February will see The Video Social: Evening Inspiration talk, led by respected British filmmaker Ben Maclean, while Thursday 06 February will see the Women Who Photo & Film Panel hosted by former BBC filmmaker Emma Wilson. Both evenings will take place at The Old Street Gallery in London.

The Video Social: Evening Inspiration

For established videographers, YouTubers trying to grow their channel, or businesses or filmmakers looking to get off the ground with video, Ben Maclean and a panel of top videographers cover their careers and share advice on achieving social media success.

The panel will share its experience creating content for the music, fashion and corporate sectors, organized by Take More Photos' Mohammed Abdulle and consisting of Kirx Diaz, Wowa, Marta Strauss, Ashleigh Jadee and Stephan Knight. 

Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and goodie bag, engage with other creatives, get hands-on with the best kit, and get 45% off the door price of The Photography Show and The Video Show.

The Video Social: Evening Inspiration takes place on 05 February from 18:30-22:30 at The Old Street Gallery in Hackney, London, with tickets costing just £2.49 (opens in new tab)

The Video Social: Women Who Photo & Film

The Video Social: Women Who Photo & Film Panel

Established or aspiring female filmmakers alike will find plenty of inspiration in this panel of some of the UK's leading video journalists, vloggers and videographers sharing how they made it to the top of their respective fields.

Hosted by former BBC filmmaker and journalist Emma Wilson, who now heads the respected Story of Your Day wedding video business, this expert group will explore the challenges they have faced while advising aspirational content creators on how to build and advance their own careers.

Confirmed speakers include Nathalie Holman (owner of Jump Start Productions which makes feature films for film festivals), Charlene MacNabb (a 10-year veteran of wedding videography), Heather Hughes (owner of wedding and event video business Art of Life Films), Mandy Dhillon (a leading Asian female cinematic videographer) and Emily Lowrey of noted YouTube channel Micro Four Nerds.

The Video Social: Women Who Photo & Film Panel takes place on 06 February from 14:00-16:30 at The Old Street Gallery in Hackney, London, with free registration for tickets (opens in new tab).

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.