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Aesthetic Realms: Creating TV Worlds

With the rise of ambitious television over the last two decades, TV’s form has developed from strength to strength in terms of production values with only the imagination (and sometimes, budget) as its limitation. Now, not only is it important to attract audiences with a strong narrative, TV shows that demonstrate strong audio-visual identities can create an emotive atmosphere and impact that creates a whole other level of enjoyment and emotional involvement for viewers.

We discuss what goes into creating an aesthetic for a TV show and why it can be just as important to create a unique audio-visual identity with a panel of industry professionals including award-winning production designers Grant Montgomery (Peaky Blinders S1 & 2, Gunpowder, The Limehouse Golem, Ghost Stories, Tolkien), Paul Cripps (Skins, The Missing, Bones, Merlin, Never Let Me Go, 24 Hour Party People) and Terry Ackland-Snow (Aliens, Batman, Labyrinth and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, author of The Art of Illusion: Production Design for Film and TV and founder of Film Design International based at Pinewood Studios). The event will be chaired by Dr. Kirsty Fairclough, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford.

Aesthetic Realms is proud to be partnered with Pilot Light TV Festival and to launch there this year with two very special events. Aesthetic Realms is an events and research collective that celebrates and explores the audiovisual design and craft of film and television. They produce and curate bespoke film and television events with industry professionals and demonstrate through articles and research why it is important to create an audio-visual identity and to salute those that are making a unique and impactful contribution to screen art.Their work is designed to enhance audience enjoyment and understanding of the aesthetics of these two mediums celebrating the niche side of these art forms. Follow on Instagram and Twitter @AestheticRealms