Published on 05 February 2024 in Career

Focus on: Image Generative AI with Colin Byrne

Following our session on text generators with Cassie Quarless, gain more knowledge through Focus on: Image Generative AI with Colin Byrne, the second part of our Focus on: Generative AI for Directors series. 

We will be joined by factual and factual entertainment producer Colin for a deep dive into AI image generators and how they can support your craft.  

As a director, AI image generators can help you create cinematic shots and scenes for use in pitches and storyboards — if you understand how to use them.  

In this session, Colin will demystify AI artwork creation and help you acquire the skills to generate and refine impactful AI-generated images, understand how they are created, and put them to use in your own film and television production work. 

This session will be moderated by our Vice Chair Anna Thomson. 

When: Tuesday 20 February, 6 — 7:30pm 

Where: Online 

The third and final Focus on: Generative AI for Directors session will be announced in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on your newsletter and our socials to make sure you don’t miss out! 


BSL interpretation and live captioning will be present for this session. 

If you have any questions or access requirements, please contact [email protected]. 

About Colin Byrne

Colin Byrne is an experienced Factual and Factual-Entertainment Producer with a background in high-profile and technically complex documentary productions, including Limitless with Chris Hemsworth and Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard From Earth for the Las Vegas Sphere.  

His knowledge of VFX - coupled with his commitment to technological innovation - has informed his exploration of Artificial Intelligence. He focuses on the growing application of AI in filmmaking, using AI techniques to elevate storytelling, democratise visual effects, and employ innovative AI tools to enhance creative development in film and television.  

In the last year, Colin has collaborated with numerous high-profile production companies, including Nutopia, Raw TV, and Dragonfly, exploring ways to integrate artificial intelligence into their existing development projects. 

About Anna Thomson

Anna has directed many films, including Long Lost Family: The Unknown Soldier (ITV), Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (C5), A Great British Air Disaster (C4), Portrait Artist of the Year (Sky Arts), Al Murray’s German Adventure (BBC), Patisserie with Michel Roux (BBC), World War 2: The Last Heroes (C4) and Objects of Desire (Sky Arts). She also directed a Sundance-backed feature documentary Yoghurt Utopia, short fiction and branded content.

Anna has recently stepped up to Executive Producing Tea with Bettany Hughes for Google Arts & Culture and two one-hour films, Treasures of Malta and Treasures of Greece for BBC News and Channel 4. Anna is a graduate of ScreenSkills’ prestigious Series Producer training scheme. 

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