Perhaps it’s a film, or a documentary, or a trans-media experience. Or maybe you have an all immersive cross-networking hash-tagged thingy-ma-bob that you want to get off the ground.
Ideas all start as one thing, a concept - it's only with a bit of direction and desire do they become great and captivating. Devise to Deliver is back for its second year, a concept devised by Doc/Fest, Crossover Labs and Creative Skillset to help train media-makers to be self-sufficient specialist in multiplatform creative business, and it can help you to water your idea-seed, pop it in a hothouse and watch it go wild.. Although it may all sound a bit Nathan Barley, it’s actually a pretty nifty programme that can help navigate you around the rapidly changing media landscape where it’s not always easy to keep ahead of the game and on your feet.
So skip to the end, what exactly does being part of Devise to Deliver entail? It’s a seven-month training scheme designed for professional filmmakers and cross-platform media-makers wanting to broaden their understanding of the possibilities of digital media, including developing skills and embracing new ways to fund, distribute and market films through digital technology. It’s a comprehensive six-stage programme that will start in December and culminate at the Crossover Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2013.
Attendance at Stage 1 costs £50+VAT. Attendance beyond Stage 1 is based on a selection process; 25 participants will be selected to progress to Stage 2 onwards at a cost of £400+VAT which includes a full delegate pass for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 with access to all films, sessions, parties, the Crossover Summit and other festival events. Hardship support is available, as is the opportunity to pay in instalments. Those not selected for Stage 2 onwards will be offered ongoing support with their ideas, dependent on their needs. A ruddy bargain at twice the price.
The course is aimed at imaginative people and takes place in locations across different regions. The programme is open to anyone working on any platform – just because it’s at Doc/Fest doesn’t mean you have to be a documentary maker. Get in quick though, applications to the programme closes on Monday 5 November.
Devise To Deliver website