On the 29th of January the Live Events Freelancers Society (LEFS) hosted a virtual event called WWM21 (Why We Matter). Billed as “a virtual event about freelancers made by freelancers”, it was an opportunity for freelancers to gain experience working on a virtual event and to showcase their expertise.

Working with producers Aaron Arthur, Suzanne Cook and Nicky Ammon. I filmed and edited Exploring XR. A behind the scenes film of the Duke performance on Pixl Evolution’s extended reality (XR) stage at John Henry’s in London.

I also worked with producers Cassie Barnes, Phillipa Lowe and Jenny Hazelhurst to edit the content for The Hidden Heroes of Our Community.

Exploring XR

Guy Vellacott, Simon Grant and Nas Hussain explain how to create immersive content for virtual events and how to get the best out of an XR environment.

The Hidden Heroes of Our Community

We talk to members of the teams responsible for some of the UK’s flagship events about their stand out moments, some behind the scenes anecdotes, and what it takes for us all to deliver at a world class level.

Hear thoughts from Becky Firth (Showcaller), Darryl Fleming (Titanium Fireworks), Gareth Owen (Sound Designer), John Farquhar-Smith (Executive Show Producer), John Thompson (Disco Hustlers Sound Systems), Mark Isbister (Sound Engineer), Maxine Kenny (Showcaller), Rachel Haughey (Youth Production Network & Women Walk Together), Rosanna Machado (Project Director) and Tom Rees (Innovation Director).