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Tom Jordan

Freelance

CMC Content Manager & Writer, Editor, Project Manager

Tom Jordan

Tom Jordan is a freelance writer, editor and project manager based in Sheffield. As well as being the Content Manager and Blogging Editor for this year’s CMC, he is the author of the voice of the John Keats at Guy’s Hospital in London, part of the international Talking Statues project, bringing famous statues to life alongside other writers such as Anthony Horrowitz and Jeremy Paxman. He is also working on devloping several creative projects for the kids’ market.

Tom has more than 15 years of experience in travel publishing, writing for National Geographic Traveller, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Which Travel? and CNN, among others, and editing travel books, including for Bradt Travel Guides. He also works as a copywriter and project editor for children’s educational publications, and is a member of Sheffield People’s Theatre, and was part of the cast for the highly-acclaimed recent production of Julius Caesar at Sheffield Crucible.

Report – Showcase 2: Interactive animation in VR – Feeding Titanosaurs

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 4:37pm

Speaker: Peter Caddock, Studio Liddell Takeaway: VR is going to be BIG! Detail: Peter Caddock showcased a demo of a VR piece Studio Liddell had been working on for the last month, entitled 'Feeding Titanosaur'. The demonstrator, Simon Smith, also from Studio Liddell, had a VR headset on, and what…

Report – Presentation 4: Hiive – Connecting creative with briefs, courses, jobs & more

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 4:09pm

Speaker: Daniel Kemp, Executive Producer, Hiive Takeaway: Hiive is a new platform for finding and promoting creative talent Detail: Daniel Kemp gave delegates a brief overview of the opportunities Hiive offers for the animation sector. Hiive is a non-profit professional network for creative industries, and is part of Creative Skillset.…

Report – Panel 4: Money for Nothing? Fund and Flow

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 3:48pm

Speakers: Steve Sharman, founder, Blackthorn Innovation (moderator) Erica Darby, Producer, Spider Eye Chris Halliday, Senior Certification Analyst, BFI Tim Patterson, CEO, Larkshead Media Takeaway: Brexit implications for funding are still uncertain, but confidence in your product remains key to securing finance. Detail The main focus of the discussion was the…

Report – Presentation 2: Realtime VR Storytelling – Heading for the Holodeck

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 2:19pm

Speaker: Nick Pittom, Fire Panda Takeaway: VR presents challenges to storytelling – but also a virtual world of opportunities to try something different and create your own rules. Detail: Nick gave a whirlwind beginner’s guide to some of the technology used in virtual reality creation, and introduced some of the…

Report – Presentation 1: The Red Carpet Treatment

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 1:19pm

Speaker: Kath Shackleton, Fettle Animation Takeaway: It’s hard work running a small animation business – but with support from the industry and determined self-promotion success and good things are definitely possible. Detail: Kath Shackleton introduced the audience to her Yorkshire-based studio, Fettle Animation, which she runs with her animator partner…

Report – Panel 1: Animation UK Update

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 12:35pm

Speakers: Oli Hyatt, Blue Zoo Animation Neil Hatton, CEO, UK Screen Association Kate O’Connor, Executive Chair, Animation UK Council David Sproxton, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aardman Helen Brunsdon, Director, Animation UK Takeaway: Animation UK is joining forces with the UK Screen Association to form a new body: the UK Screen…

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