I recently produced and directed a series of Spoken Word pieces for BBC Three. The videos cover a range of topics from debt to sexual harassment.
The first piece by Nicole Murphy debuted on BBC Three’s Facebook page and generated 400k views, 6.5k shares, and over 10k reactions. I think this shows that spoken word can be a powerful vehicle for messages on event the most serious topics.
The production was very small and extremely fast turnaround but that made it all the more fun to do. We shot 12 films in two days with the edit for the lot taking two weeks in total. Not bad at all.
You can also see two pieces by Birmingham poet and rapper Casey Bailey on Facebook and on the BBC Three website.
For the past few months I’ve been making a short series of films that use virtual reality to help express mental health conditions for BBC Three.
The series combines powerful interviews with people with mental health experiences with innovative mixed reality filming using Google’s virtual reality painting tool Tilt Brush.
The project involved brokering deals with Google to use the Tilt Brush technology and YouTube Space London to use their state-of-the-art facilities, as well as taking advice from BBC R&D and mental health charities such as MIND.
The series is available to watch on BBC Three’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and the BBC Three website.
I’ll be appearing on BBC Breakfast on Friday 22 September on BBC One to talk about the series, so tune in 8-9am!