Mat Thompson & Bill Allum with the Gravity Oscar

On Wednesday last week, Scan Pro Video was the dense matter pulling the blinding light of various exceptional talents in towards it, in the heavenly reaches of Soho in London.
We had the privilege of taking William Allum and Mat Thompson, the two gifted and hard-working winners of Velocity 2014 MoGraph and Film categories, to meet ridiculously talented industry guru Maxim Jago and the Oscar-winning folk @Framestore.

Bill (VFX & HDR winner) who is already carving a place for himself at Red Bee Media for Channel 4 and Mat Thompson (Film & Video winner) the established wildlife filmmaker, joined Scan Pro Video for a coffee and chat with Maxim before wandering over to Framestore, where the ever charming and wonderfully helpful Karl Woolley (Creative Technologist) gave our winners Framestore Goodie Bags, let us fondle their Oscar and gave us a chance to play about on the Oculus Rift Dev Kit.
Although it was hard for Karl to talk about Framestore’s current output and future plans (and with our Non Disclosure Agreements carefully filed), it was an honour to be allowed to get a glimpse behind the closed doors of this cutting edge facility, and to see how the team have used Scan hardware to drive creative solutions.

After a spicy Soho lunch our winners settled down to the consultation with Maxim about career directions. Although Mat and Bill are at slightly different points in their careers, Maxim was able to bring insight to both of them and as a skilled communicator it was awesome to watch him at work. I had to leave the party early to catch my train back to Scan HQ, but feel sure that the day delivered Velocity 2014’s promise to bring Speed and Direction to UK Creatives.

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