Kevin Daniel Dawson

London-based freelance video and image creative
Ten years industry experience in broadcast and advertising

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The Winter Minisode – Another bit of a Best Of

How do you become a costume illustrator? How do you film Tom Cruise on the side of a plane? How do you create the Vader corridor sequence? How do you make Olivia Coleman look like a badger? How do you create an alien called Paul? How do you co-manage the creature/ droid department on the Star Wars trilogy? Why would you replace George Clooney’s eyes for your own in a blockbuster movie?  What does a sock full of vegetables have to do with a xenomorph alien? You guessed it, all answers lie within this episode.

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Hugh Worskett – Music Producer (Michael Kiwanuka, Crystal Fighters, Rae Morris)

How does someone intent on being a producer actually become one? And what is the role of a producer or does it cover many facets of the recording process? Hugh details how he works with artists such as Rae Morris, Jamie N Commons, Crystal Fighters, Michael Kiwanuka and Will Joseph Cook to get the best version of a song out into the world. From arranging the song to sending them home when the performance isn‘t there, Hugh reveals how he runs his studio as a freelance music producer.

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The Summer Minisode – A bit of a Best Of

While the usual format of host Kevin Dawson and a guest takes a small break, this minisode features clips from some of the previous episodes over the last few months. Art Directors, Make Up Designers, Producers, Sound Engineers, Costume Designers and more talk about their work with Ridley Scott, Edgar Wright, David Bowie, Ricky Gervais, Foo Fighters, Benedict Cumberbatch and more on projects like Ant Man, Star Wars, Batman, Extras, The Dark Knight and The Walking Dead. Reel Features returns with new guests in September.

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John Collins – Producer of The Specials’ Ghost Town

The Specials’ Ghost Town producer John Collins talks about how the job came his way, and the process he used to get the bleak, classic sound of the number hit. He also talks about John Peel’s role in John becoming the band’s producer, how the rise of social violence at the time affected sales, and how the changes in the industry stopped him from producing more hits for others artists.