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Brad Blackbourn

Brad Blackbourn

Virtual Production Consultant

Brad is a Creative collaborator, Technologist, Director and Virtual Cinematographer with 25+ years experience around the globe helping shape  the tools, workflows and visual storytelling on ground-breaking feature films, TV series, Theme Park Attractions, VR/AR/MR experiences & TV commercials working with clients and collaborators such as Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Universal, Warner Brothers, HBO, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, The Third Floor, DreamWorks Animation, Framestore and Double Negative.

As a Creative Technology Consultant, Brad leverages his extensive expertise in the entertainment industry to focus on the convergence of AI and collaborative, real-time, spatial VR/AR/XR visualisation to expand the scope and value of comprehensive Pre-Production planning.

Prior to independent consulting, Brad led The Third Floor's UK Virtual Production efforts, where he served as a Product Evangelist and Technology Ambassador, increasing awareness of Third Floor's realtime AR/VR solutions and products and was responsible for driving innovation by developing prototypes of AR/VR Virtual Production tools and Spatial Computing workflows. He engaged heavily in outreach, consultation, and building collaborative relationships with key industry creatives.

Brad has supervised many BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated projects.  He is also a member of both the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and British Film Designers Guild (BFDG).


  • Everybody sees what happens on the screen and what goes out, but there's so much work and effort goes into production, the preplanning and making these things happen, to be recognised for that work that goes on preproduction is amazing!
    Richard Wormwell
  • Being able to show those unsung heroes within the technical innovation space is a really important achievement and it's a great awards to be part of...
    David Harnett
    Timeline TV
  • To recognise people that do stuff that isn't normally recognised, you know it's normally the hosts, the executive producers and the creative directors, but yeah the technical stuff makes it happen!
    Lisa Edwards
    Studio Ramsay
  • We're such an important industry to the country, and to everyone we serve from our clients to everyone at home, and there's a huge amount of work that's gone into the last couple of years innovation wise and it's great to be recognised.
    Jai Cave
    Envy Post Production