Friday, 24 May 2013

colin, client 23rd May

Today i, went to film the new renovated house property.
i was asked to produce some footage that showed the house and the different new rooms that have been freshly painted and have new furniture put in them.
the brief was left quite open so i decided to do mainly panning shots of the rooms of which i will then do a voiceover to.
Lorraine is going to email me more information of the property with more details of the rooms and the prices so i can add it in my voiceover.
overall i thought the filming went pretty smoothly, the only thing that i found was annoyance was the tripod wasn't sturdy enough to do good panning shots so i had to do majority of the shots handheld which could cause shakiness in editing so i might have to film again.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pete: 16th April, external quiet shots

when i booked the equipment out the other week, i couldn't work out how the external mic connected to the camera (V1) which prevented me from filming my shots before i went home for a week so today, i went to college to talk to my tutors and went to film in the city centre for about half past 5 as i knew the sun would start to go down then so it would affect my shots. i managed to get a few random shots of things that would be iconic e.t.c to manchester for example, the trams, a sculpture in Piccadilly gardens. i also got some shop names which included, prim ark, debenhams, h&m e.t.c.
i then filmed a 20 minute piece of market street of people walking past which i will make into a time lapse for the start of the program.

the past few weeks

within the past few weeks, i was going through some personal difficulties and my attendance of college was minimal. now i have got myself focused for the work i have to produce, i am going to make another Gant chart get some paperwork and preparation together for my one to one with Pete tomorow (17th April) as i have only a couple of weeks left until the draft hand in date.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Pete: presenting practice

Tonight, i ma a small script and went to the manchester arena to do some filming of the busy evening of justin bieber's performance
I firstly did my external shots ehich i thought went pretty well but because i eas filming on my ipad mini and it was night time, the video didnt come out in an amazing quality.
When presenting i found it very difficult to get a good shot of myself because i was holding the ipad so i then placed it on a bar but it was too low down resulting in the camera not being at my eye level.
So i am now about to return outside there and sit on a step where i will be able to control the filming a little better.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Peter: official pitch day 23rd Jan

Today was the day for my final pitching of my documentary, my pitch slot was at 10.10.mi arrived 5 minutes early.
I began to prepare my pitch by setting up my laptop to the projector and getting my dress that. Made out and the handouts. As i started i gave my pitch and the handout that i made to pete and colin for them to look at. I then read through the slides and give out more information as i went through them. I the middle of my presentation i showed colin and pete an example of a dress that i have made which i thought would set a good example of what the show is about.
I finished the pitch and got some positive feedback from both tutors. Peter said that i have put a lot of thought into it and that it was good. I just need to sort out my crew for filming. Also they mentioned about my set for my presenting parts where i use my sewing machine and though the use of the studio would look more professional and better than my bedroom would as jt would fit better into the documentary style
I feel that my overall presentation went well however i did get a little confused about what i was saying at times and feared if i repeat my self a little though i got through the presentation in good time and got out what i wanted to say.
The things i would change about pitching my idea would be; i would think more about my crew and locations more. I would also re film the short video that i made with one of the cameras from college as i felt that it didnt look as good. I would also hand in my full research folder as i forgot it that day to fulfil my pitching idea.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Thursday, 17th January

Today I came into college to discuss with my tutor anymore work that is needed I found out that I need to make documents on :

Edit plans
Graphics page research
Research about futsal game
Research about live camera set up at football game
History of futsal research?
Full risk assement for velodrome
Recce for velodrome
Other pieces of paperwork from emails and other people.
In the production dairy, add more evaluation about feelings of the work and if ai had more time what would I do e.t.c
The v.t: ,a,e a rough edit and a normal edit and add some more dairy about it.
Instead of just writing about it, add some thoughts and feeling progress the dairy of the whole work.
Watch some videos online and add them into the bibliography discuss them into further detail and make running orders maybe do more than 1.

Print off for next Thursday :)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The role of a runner research

Runner role: notes from a book
How to get a job in television, Elsa Sharp.

The role of a runner is is one of the first jobs I the media industry that starts at the bottom of the ladder. It's good for experience rather than hard eArned cash. This role is for people that are wanting to get a job industry but are using the role of a runner as a starting point for experience.
You can get the chance of learning a lot and getting a lot of contacts which is a good thing for getting yourself into the media. Most successful producers, presenters and commissioners started off being a runner.
The main role of a runner is to be a 'spare person', they get luches, make tea, collects and delivers tapes and is relied upon by the production team to help them with any jobs.
There are different types of runners. As a runner, working on a specific program you get to help on shoots, help fin locations, facts and stories and even soot a camera. The main 2 toes of runners are office runners and production runners, office runners will mainly help help out with the general admin, photocopying, faxing and helping out with the accounts. A dwell as working along side researchers, looking in newspapers for current stories. Tasks that a set would be finding locations and accessing the studio, the runner would usually look after the camera equipment, assisting sound and camera, looking after the presenter and crew, getting the release forms for locations and contributors, finding props and working along side the director if he needs anything s the shoot goes smoothly as possible.
Some production companies have a tight budget, so the runner cold be used as a researcher.

Being a runner in a live broadcast is important as there can be lots of jobs for them to do as there can be many problems with technical faults with equipment. For example, if something goes wrong with the talkback system then the runner can fix the issue or get more equipment. Everything has to be up and working properly in order for the live shoot to be carried out smoothly.
As a runner at a futsal game, you have to make sure that all the equipment is kept safe as the ball could hit the cameras, make sure all the communication headsets are working and reliable and that the wire’s are covered with mats and taped to the floor especially if there are spectators that are going to be there. If there is a moving camera, hold the wire and assist everyone if they need you. A runner should keep up to date with the director and be there for her/him if anything is needed to be done.