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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.
Another day, Another Operational skill, this time we were learning about Location Camera’s which is also know as Electronic News Gathering (ENG), which is also know as Personal Single Camera (PSC). This type of shooting is completely different to studio work, and requires a different mindset, for example with PSC you have to remember to add 30-seconds of Bars & Tone to the beginning of every tape you shoot with. Another thing before every shoot, is its best to check the back focus and time code is set-up correctly.
Without Time Code, editing the shot footage, is near impossible, especially when you are trying to sync up two different shots of the same pice of action up. For theses sorts of cuts to be smooth, the Time Code also needs to be synced between all the cameras that are recording.
Working with Rolly today has been interesting and light hearted session, we used a simple interview set-up to practice recoding to a Location Camera, for this simple shoot we teamed up with the location Sound Group.
Today, we moved onto the next part of our Production Skills Circus, this time we looked at the workings of the Studio / Production Gallery. This included looking at what the role of the Director, PA, VM operator and Other Production Roles do, during a live or as-live multi-cam shoot.
Looking at these roles and listening into to talkback of some recently recorded shows, gave me a look at how teams work together and how much is actually scripted, including all camera shots, tracks, how long the presenter talks and more. Listening to the talkback also gave a clear indication to myself and the group, how much teamwork is actually involved in creating the final show the viewer watches.
Today we started the BOP (Broadcast Operations) Circus, which is designed to teach us the basic in many operational roles. Today, my group started on Lighting with Graham Jaggers, an industry professional Lighting Director.
With lighting already being my specialist subject, after transferring from a theatre environment, I found I was only looking out for the differences between live theatre and live broadcast. The main difference i found was the huge requirement for Backlight, this isn’t such a requirement in theatre world.
Other little tips and tricks I have picked up from today, include:
- 3 Point Lighting / The importance of shadows
- How to use a Pantograph
- The idea of bouncing a hard light of something white to create a large soft light