Entries Invited for Competition Celebrating the Craft of TV Production

Make-up artists, photographers and sound engineers who work in television are among those being invited to enter a competition celebrating the craft and design involved in the making of television programmes.

The Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards recognise – says the organisers – “outstanding achievement in the variety of skills and processes involved in programme production; from costume design and digital effects to editing and lighting”.

The award categories are:

Effects – recognises achievement in digital and special effects and picture enhancement

Make-up design – recognises achievement in all areas of make up including hair styling and wigs in categories of drama and entertainment and non-drama productions

Costume design – recognises achievement in drama and entertainment and non–drama productions

Graphic design – recognises achievement in trails and packaging, programme content sequences and titles

Production design – recognises achievement in entertainment and non-drama productions and drama

Photography – recognises achievement in drama and documentary/factual and non-drama productions

Lighting and multicamera – recognises achievement in lighting for multicamera and multicamera work.

Sound – recognises achievement in entertainment and non-drama productions and drama

Tape and film editing – recognises skills in tape editing in multicamera studio/OB programming

Music – recognises achievement in original title music and original score. The titles or score must be specially commissioned for a specific programme.

Other awards given at the discretion of the jury include:

Design and craft innovation – recognises outstanding achievement from any area of programme making, demonstrating innovative use of technology or techniques

Judges’ award – recognises outstanding achievement of creative craft and design within the criteria year

Lifetime achievement award – recognises outstanding achievement of creative craft or design.

The closing date for entries is the first of next month. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on November 24.

For more information, visit www.rts.org.uk

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