Aesthetic Realms is an events and research collective that celebrates and explores the audio-visual design and craft of film, television and theatre. We produce and curate bespoke film, television and theatre events with industry professionals and write and research content that is designed to enhance audience enjoyment and understanding of the aesthetics of these mediums celebrating the niche side of these art forms, a side which some may argue is somewhat still overlooked or side-lined.
Often screen and stage content is praised above form but one could contend that what makes the perfect artistic experience is the balance of both. Not only is it important to attract audiences and to tell a story through narrative elements but films, television series and theatre productions that demonstrate strong audio-visual identities can create atmospheres and psychological impact that in turn create a whole other level of enjoyment and emotional involvement for their audiences. These creative decisions made can often propel all three mediums into new realms, set new standards and propel technology and design into new leagues.
Aesthetic Realms intends to examine what goes into creating an aesthetic and demonstrates through articles, events and industry-led research why and how it is important to create a specific audio-visual identity and to salute those that are making a unique and impactful contribution to screen and stage art. We delve into the worlds of those who have used their aesthetic genius to enhance the themes, emotion and experience of film, television and theatre and those who have experimented and continue to push boundaries in areas including cinematography, lighting, special effects, visual effects, stage effects, title sequence design, costume design, makeup and hair design, production design, theatre design, editing, scenography, sound design, music and props making.
At the core of who we are and what we do is to also support equal opportunities for every person in our industry and champion artists and craftspeople from diverse ethnicities and genders, everyone from our LGBTQIA+ communities and artists and professionals of all different abilities. We also strive to include conservational and ecological ideology into all of our practices.
We were extremely sad to announce the postponement of Aesthetic Realm’s new events with two leading, global industry professionals, due to take place 7th-10th May 2020, along with the postponement of our partner festival, Season 5 of Pilot Light TV Festival, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak. Our current plans are to proceed in 2021 so stay tuned here and on our social media channels for some brand new and exciting film and television design events. Stay safe and hopefully see you in 2021!