With over fifteen years experience in observational documentary production for TV and digital, Alex has produced, directed, shot and edited content for broadcast, corporate, NGO, educational and theatrical clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, National Geographic, AJE, Discovery, Unilever, Esso, Greenpeace, Marie Stopes International and last, but by absolutely no means least, The Sooty Show. He has travelled the world and filmed in a wide range of environments and with people from all backgrounds and works closely with contributors and interviewees to make sure they are relaxed, comfortable and confident before the camera comes out of the bag. Unless they're a puppet...
Alex has been training individuals and organisations in video and media production for over ten years and has helped them to start producing their own video content, and to understand how best to commission agencies and production companies to produce video for them. He is a certified TPMA (Trainer Performance, Monitoring and Assessment) trainer and will tailor his core-skills courses of; Development and Pre-Production; Production and Shooting; Post-Production/Editing; Distribution, so that the skills that candidates learn will meet their specific needs and requirements.
As the driving force behind Itinerant, Alex works closely with clients from day one to ensure that their story or message is told in the most appropriate way. Sometimes a story will have to be told with a live-action mini-doc, or an explainer video might work well using animated graphics. If you need to give your audience an experience or place them in a specific environment, 360vr can be the most effective, powerful means of achieving this...
Mike Dicks is creative producer and ideas machine-gun at Itinerant and Descience
As a Creative Producer, Mike has worked with some of the best storytellers in the market, including TV production companies, digital agencies and broadcasters. He's been involved in developing multi-platform gameshows for the BBC, interactive dramas and documentaries for Channel 4 and the BBC, music/comedy hybrids for Sony Playstation and gamified toys for Lego and Scalextric.
As a Trainer and Public Speaker, Mike has helped inspire hundreds of creative people with wide-ranging, generous talks that provide an insight into the murky world of telling stories across multiple technologies. Mike regularly trains for the National Film and Television School, the Indie Training Fund, EsoDoc and the Multi-platform Business School and has spoken or chaired session at conferences that include MIP, Ambulante, Content London, Wildscreen and the BBC Academy.
As an Agent Provocateur, Mike has lobbied for better terms for content makers with Channel 4 and the BBC when working for the Producers Association for Cinema and Television (PACT). Mike has also brought together trade bodies from Digital (BIMA), Advertising (IPA) and games (UKIE) to provide cross market networking and learning