Visual Storytelling: Behind the scenes of TV photography with Jason Baron
Calling all art directors, photographers and people who are curious about what happens behind the scenes on TV photography shoots promoting iconic BBC stars and programmes.
In this interview Jason will talk about capturing stories through the shoot process, before it begins and into post production. He draws on his other interests of acting and cycle guiding to build empathy working alongside celebrity photographers and TV personalities.
About Jason Baron
Jason is straight from his latest assignment working on photography for Comic Relief 2023 with the diverse story threads of sharing joy, raising money and people in need.
Jason was Head of Photography at the BBC and Creative Director of Photography at BBC Creative for well over a decade, responsible for promotional photography across all BBC content. He was a judge for the Sony World Photography Awards 2019, giving talks and portfolio reviews in London and Tokyo. Some of his personally commissioned work, as well the team’s imagery, has won awards, and been added to the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection, shown in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.
Jason doesn’t rest on his laurels, he supports many others on the way up. For Comic Relief he has hired 75% female photographers, reviewed countless portfolios and is an expert on the platform Wisern.
We want everybody to be a part of this event, we would love questions when you sign up, that will help you and others understand photography, art direction and visual storytelling.
We will be collecting money for Comic Relief on the night. Please join us in a generous spirit.