about the speaker

Robert Payton is a Director and Cinematographer with over 35 years experience in television and advertising, shooting in more than 40 countries.

His clients include UnileverPepsiCoMcDonalds, and Diaego. He spent 15 years in South Africa working on international productions, through Grinder Films and WeShootFood in Cape Town.

An early adopter of virtual production, for the last 2 years he has consulted for productions and ARRI on virtual production and assisted clients, agencies and DP’s in making the transition to filming in LED environments.

Robert has directed and shot over 40 hours of broadcast TV, and more than 100 commercials.

His awards include Best Documentary at New York Film and TV FestivalGlenfiddich Best Food Program and The Royal Television Society’s Best Use of music award. Nominations for BTAA CinematographyD&AD, and Kinsale Sharks.

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.