Sorry for the lack of update recently, just been so busy with loads of mini uni projects, including London Live and GCSE exams back at my old school and catching up on uni coursework and lectures.
The missed lectures and course were caused by Martins absence and other missed lectures due to the snow. To catch these up missing lectures we have been pulling extra sessions on day’s we normally have free, and where i would normally update my blog.
This weekend I have been working again with Ben Blake and Sarah Louise Ings on her latest Music Video. This weekend has been a strange one, and once again i wasn’t given any information about the director and the musicians vision until the day. This then again put me on the spot to come up with an adaptable lighting design thats sticks with the vision and looks good on camera.
I’m happy with the end result and am now waiting for them to edit the video and when its released I will post a few clips on here.
Today we looked at satellites and how the play a key role in the world of broadcasting as well as the rest of the communication and location markets. The Astra group of satellites are the main group in operation for Broadcasting use in Europe.
This IPP lecture was a bit different than the others as it was with James Uren, one of our Broadcast Tech course Leaders. This made this session much more interesting and much more relevant to our corse and how the principles, we have been taught in the other IPP sessions, are used in a number of Broadcast Engineering environments.
Last friday I was asked to work on this new “Live Lounge” shoot with Ben Blake, for Sarah Louise Ings. For this shoot i was asked to assist light a 30 piece orchestra in the tiny studio at Ravensbourne. When I arrived in the morning and was shown the floor plan, I immediately started to make changes to the lighting rig to cope with the number of performers it needed to cover.
The rig finally consisted of:
- 8 x 1k Fresnel’s
- 3 x 2k Fresnel’s
- 4 x 575w Profiles
- 4 x Mac 250 Entours
- 4 x Parcan’s
The shoot went well after a shaky start, we had some problems with blown lamps and damaged sockets, restricting out pantograph positions, and also the available lighting stock. I’m happy with the outcome of the of the day, and some of the effect created, photo’s to follow.
Second lecture back of this term and were straight in at the deep end, looking at Polar Form’s and argand diagram’s. This website helped me get my head around this tricky new subject.