Digital Bristol: the art of the app

One of the largest free programmes of events, workshops and panels ever to be held in Bristol took place in January 2013 in the form of Digital Bristol Week. Renowned documentary maker turned app maker Max Whitby of Touch Press gives advice to film makers looking to move from TV and film into developing interactive experiences on mobiles and tablets.

The week-long schedule of networking, training and knowledge exchange for the creative industries was hosted and produced by the BBC Bristol Partnership.

Each day had a different theme and focus. Events ranged from presentations on the future of broadcasting to workshops on key skills such as production management, while also taking in technology demonstrations, leadership seminars, social events and much more.

"It's a real team process. That's one of the delights of app production." – Max Whitby

As a part of the event the BBC Academy worked with students from UWE, the University of the West of England to make a number of short films. The students had to find the story, shoot and edit it in a few hours with coaching and support from Deirdre Mulcahy, one of the BBC Academy's multimedia trainers.

In this short film made by Joshua Wakley and Greg Slater, renowned documentary maker turned app maker Max Whitby of Touch Press gives advice to film makers looking to move from TV and film into developing interactive experiences on mobiles and tablets. 

Digital Bristol Week was produced by the BBC in partnership with the University of the West of England, Creative Skillset, Bristol Media, Bristol City Council, Bristol University, Creative England and the Pervasive Media Studio.