Aidan Farrell wins Special Award15 May 2012
BAFTA’s Special Award was presented to colourist Aidan Farrell (pictured) at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on 13 May. The award recognises his outstanding creative contribution to the industry and his extensive work and accomplishments in his field. Farrell, who has a Digital Vision Nucoda suite at The Farm in Soho, London, has worked on many high-profile television documentaries and dramas in recent years including: The Devil’s Whore, Wallander, Boy A, The Shadow Line and Downton Abbey. He said, “I’m extremely honoured to have received this award. The fact that BAFTA has considered my whole portfolio of work to date is incredible and I’m delighted.” It was a three-way tie for the most Awards won on the night, with three BAFTAs apiece for: Frozen Planet, To the Ends of the Earth for Editing: Factual, Photography: Factual and Sound: Factual; Great Expectations for Photography & Lighting: Fiction, Production Design and Visual Effects; and Sherlock, A Scandal in Belgravia for Editing: Fiction, Sound: Fiction and Writer. The three directors celebrating their first BAFTA wins were David Clews (Director: Factual of Channel 4’s Educating Essex), Hugo Blick (Director: Fiction of BBC Two’s The Shadow Line) and Phil Heyes (Director: Multicamera of ITV1’s The X Factor Final).
Channel 4 series Live From The Clinic, showcasing medical diagnosis live on air, beat the competition in the Digital Creativity category to win its team the BAFTA. www.bafta.org