Being a Digital Producer

My name is Maya Gabrielle

I work in London, as the Senior Digital Producer for the National Theatre, and live in Brighton.

I sit on the Digital Strategy Committee for BAFTA and LIFT.

On this blog I post about the arts, digital, the National Theatre and anything else that tickles my fancy.

I love to talk at conferences and sit on panels, so check out my biography if you are looking for a digital rent-a-mouth. All thoughts and comments are happily my own and are not the opinions of any organisation I may be affiliated with.


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I spoke at the Nordic Orchestral Conference in August, about digital content in the cultural sector. Afterwards I was interviewed for Danish radio. The fourth programme down is me on Danish radio, speaking after the formidable Gerald Mertens.


I produced this film for the National Theatre. It follows six actors preparing to go on stage, in the hour up to their first entrance, at the National Theatre. They’re all amazing and very generous to let us film them. it’s fascinating and if anyone wants to know what the real job of acting is, this will show you.

I’m very proud of it.


The Level Summit 2013 The Level Summit 2013

I am the guest speaker at the Level Summit in November. Check out the programme. I am really honoured to have been asked to speak. All the major venues in Europe will be present, Harvey Goldsmith is the key note speaker. Do come if it’s your thing. I would love to see some friendly faces.

OMG! When I was a digital producer at the Royal Opera House, this was the film I was most proud of producing. However, at the time, The Macmillan estate refused to allow it to be added into YouTube for a variety of reasons.

Nearly four years later it has just been uploaded this week. You have to watch this.

Ed Watson, Mara Galeazzi and Jonathan Cope rehearsing a pax des duex from Mayerling.

This is an amazing film, and one of the most humbling experiences of my career to be in the room and have the permission to film this.

Camera work and editing was done by the Ballet Boyz. Share, Re-blog etc, this deserves to be seen and has been hidden for years.

There’s nothing about this that I don’t like.


The life-cycle of a single drop of water, in a stunning stop-motion pop-up book by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel, and animator Jess Deacon.

The National Theatre are currently recruiting for a Digital Content Producer to join the Digital Media department on a fixed term Maternity Cover until the end of December 2013.

The Digital Content Producer is responsible for overseeing the creation, production and dissemination of a wide range of the National Theatre’s digital output, notably content in relation to the Learning department and wider public engagement initiatives of the National.

The role requires a strong project manager/producer with extensive knowledge of digital media and online platforms; the ability to devise content plans and deliver projects to a brief, on time and on budget; and to work collaboratively across key departments within the organisation, especially Marketing and Learning.

If this sounds like you, please click here to apply via our online recruitment site.

Applications for this vacancy close 12 noon, Monday 18 February 2013.

Please do send this to anyone you think might be interested. It’s a great job!

Dude can play the spoons!

I work with this wonderful documentary film-maker called Pinny Grylls. She found this beautiful homeless spoon player on the streets. The video has gone viral and so all proceeds of YouTube advertising are being given to him. Wait till halfway through when the synths kick in. He is awesome.

Are you studying Antigone? Then this might be for you.

A theatrical interactive idea that started with £500 from Watershed. Currently at the RSC

I LOVE ENBs new rebrand, and it has the heavenly scent of the new Artistic Director Tamara Rojo all over it.

ENB an exciting place to be right now

Holy macaroni! I like this a lot.


Jason Allemann, who created these Lego mazes last year, built this beautiful and elegant Lego ball clock. The video shows how the rail system works with one ball being hauled up the chain every minute, then tipping the balance once enough balls have accumulated. 

via Makezine.


Paperman by Disney is a wordless tale of romance between two strangers in mid-century New York City, the movie is a simple construct, supremely well-rendered, and in black-and-white, except for a few crucial blotches of red lipstick. It may, in its modest way, point towards a new frontier in animation, where computer-generated visuals are brought face to face with old-style hand-drawing, because it uses both at once. (Source: The Telegraph)


The new WWF app by AKQA is absolutely amazing – and it’s free.

(  Quipsologies)

(via explore-blog)

This is a really exciting project. I am particularly pleased with the fundraising film on the landing page as I produced it! Take a look.

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