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Get Equipped is a FREE hands-on, face-to-face event with kit, experts and peers to boost skills, increase knowledge and spark creativity.

Professionals | Students | Tech-Nerds | Creatives | Hobbyists

There are so many people who are or want to be involved in image-making, whether those images are moving or static. One of the things that unites all of us, regardless of experience level, is the desire to understand and be confident using technology: cameras, lenses, microphones, lights, grip equipment, drones, computer hardware and so much more.

Get Equipped is a new, not-for-profit event for creatives and technical people to mingle, share stories and ideas and get hands-on with kit that they might not have tried before. There will be workshops, demonstrations, talks with industry-experienced professionals and market-stalls selling second-hand gear. By the end of the day, we hope you will have acquired new skills, knowledge, confidence, contacts, ideas… and maybe a bargain or two.


As the conference room in the Electric Works can only hold approximately 150 people, we have split the schedule into three sessions. The first of these can be accessed without the need for a raffle ticket. The second and third sessions will each have their own raffle ticket which can be acquired from one of our volunteers at the side-desk when you walk into the event space. Please specify whether you want one, both or neither raffle ticket when you enter!

11am – Doors open

11:15am – Colin Perkins (Peakography): Off-camera flash techniques for photography portraiture
12pm – Susan Pennington (Spool): Post-production sound workflow
12:30pm – 15 min BREAK

12:45 – Shaun Harrison (BFI NETWORK Talent Coordinator/Film Hub North): Regional support and funding for filmmakers
1:20pm – Richard Knight (Screen Yorkshire): The impact of modern technology on filmmaking – some practical insights
2pm – Paul Massey (3 Studio): How I set up a new studio space for Sheffield
2:15pm – Brett Chapman (Sheffield Creative Guild): How technology can get in the way of creativity
2:30pm – 30 min BREAK

3pm – Open Mic (10 x 2mins): Your chance to shout out about your project, event or yourself
3:20pm – South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network Panel: The technology and techniques of a high profile short film
4:30pm – Ed Cartledge in conversation with Jonathan Young

5:30pm – wrap up and leave
6pm – closing time

Location: Electric Works, Digital Campus, Sheffield, S1 2BJ

Date: Saturday 19th October, 11am-6pm (detailed programme to be released soon)

If you are an exhibitor, volunteer, stallholder or guest speaker interested in taking part in the event, please get in touch at

If you plan on attending, you don’t need a ticket – but please let us know you’re coming at our Facebook Event page or our Eventbrite page