about the speaker

Rob Blishen is probably one of the most experienced commercials 1st AD’s in Europe, with over 1000 commercial credits to his name, working with directors and producers from both sides of the Pond.

He has corralled and cared for supermodels & Hollywood’s finest to wonderful street cast. Urged on Motion Control rigs, planned intricate stunt sequences, and achieved many a one-shot wonder.

Rob specialises in highly complex shoots, VFX and multi-disciplinary sequences.

Recent credits include Bulgari – directed by Cara Stricker. The latest Taylor Swift video, directed by Taylor Swift, and an exciting new campaign directed by David Shane that we hope to share with you at CICLOPE.



at ciclope

Taking the newly released Uber One Best Friends commercial, starring Robert De Niro and Asa Butterfield, as a case study, the session will explore how Virtual Production helped Mother and O Positive Films achieve a complex multi-location schedule with a limited timeframe and A-list talent.. Join Anna Murray, Chief Production Officer at Mother, and 1st AD Robert Blishen as they give their perspective on shooting at the ARRI Stage volume alongside Rob Payton, VP Consultant for ARRI Solutions.