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David Ault

The Mercenary Artist

Storyteller and Astrophysicist

David Ault, Storyteller and Astrophysicist – The Mercenary Artist

David is a voice actor and storyteller who has toured the country – and the internet – doing drama and creating all sorts of characters. He is also a scientist, regularly putting out astronomy podcasts, and travelled across North America blogging about the state of science communication on the continent in his ‘Astrotour 2010’. He is now moving to the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire area having finished running The Big Bang West and East Midlands.

David's Sessions

Licensing out of the Box

12 July 2013, 10:45pm-10:45pm

#TCMC A look at the changing landscape of licensing new and nostalgic brands from heritage and digital companies. It's very interesting to see the differences between heritage and digital, and to see the same - and very different - challenges. Siobhan Pridgeon, BAFTA Fruitful conversations about where the next big…

Entertainment: It's Natural

12 July 2013, 10:25pm-10:25pm

#TCMC An inspirational look at science programmes from various media platforms, enabling children to discover the natural world. Fantastic session - one of the best so far! Really well put together. Paul Taylor, Gunky Music. Very good, especially from an animal live camera and technology point of view, with a challenge…

Tackling Tricky Topics for 10+

12 July 2013, 12:36am-12:36am

#TCMC This session looked at whether it is a broadcaster's job to tackle subjects like sex, drugs, bullying and body image. Very useful - a lot of topics could be covered in this seminar, and there is a fine line between what can be said and what pushes the boundaries…

MEDIA Presents a Ticket to Europe

12 July 2013, 12:27am-12:27am

#TCMC This session heard case studies from UK Companies that have benefited from the various grants, training programmes, markets and events supported by MEDIA. The funding bodies are very friendly and approachable - you could assume it's very difficult to apply, but it's not. Duncan Raitt, Plastic Milk Animation The…

Astrophysicist expands his horizons at CMC

14 June 2014, 1:40am-1:40am

#TCMC What brings an astrophysicist to the conference? David Ault explains. Hi, I'm David Ault and I'm very excited to be coming to the CMC this year as a blogger. I'm just finishing my time directing The Big Bang East Midlands and West Midlands, helping young people get enthused in…