The Last Look…
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: May 17, 2023
A huge thank you to everyone who made the second Full FX Scandinavia conference such a success last week, from the invaluable sponsors who help us to host the event in the first place to those who attend and support what was yet again a truly excellent cast of speakers.
The feedback I received was hugely positive of our speaking sessions and as for the Chat Show – For FX’ Sake – I cannot praise my three speakers enough for agreeing to partake in what turned out to be an hour of anarchy!
Doing something a little different at an event is always something we do with a degree of trepidation, you need to trust that your speakers will rise to the occasion and the challenge and John Ashworth, Blair Hawthorne and Dave Reid did that and more. It was certainly a session like no other I have been involved in and there were moments of sheer brilliance, especially when we got into the non-industry stuff!
More generally, and more seriously, it was great to see a new generation of speakers start to emerge who can clearly hold their own with those who have been doing it for years – it’s genuinely inspiring. Perhaps the best example of the quality of our speakers can be indicated by two specific bits of feedback. Both attendees have been in the industry for some time and it was fascinating to hear one say the sessions were so good they had to start taking notes, and the other to stress how what was being discussed on stage were “real issues, that I have to deal with day-to-day”. That is what we try to achieve with our panel sessions – no grandiose titles and broad sweeping topics, more what are the people in the front (and middle and back) offices really challenged by?
Anyway, to reiterate, a huge vote of thanks to everyone involved, especially my colleagues Cindy Jiang, Michelle Hemstedt and Helen Marsters – I get up on stage, talk nonsense and ask dumb questions, and get all the plaudits, but these events would be nothing without them.
And if anyone is wondering if this column is actually going to say anything else – no, I’m on holiday this week!