Category Archives: Time Management

Archiving and Archive

Eurovision WebsiteEurovision is soon to be upon us and as part of the website I am currently collating the winners from the past.

I think that’s one of the great things about working at the BBC… the archives. With just a search on the BBC intranet, you can get tapes from yesteryear… even things in Black and White!

I’ll be clipping everything in Final Cut Pro this time I think as I haven’t used it for a couple of weeks.

I always think it’s strange when go from using one editing software to another.

It’s almost like you are a translator but instead of a interpreting a verbal language, it’s an editing language.

Whilst doing this, I’m also archiving all the clips I did for SYTYCD so I can send them to contributors etc.

It also means that I have copy of everything I have done, not only for my showreel but also, in case anything happens legally that means I have to provide a version.

I know the chance of anyone questioning anything is very slim after it has been complied, but it’s better to be safe!

60 Second Recap… Screeeeeech!

The 60 Second Recap that I produce for So You Think You Can Dance came to a sudden stop today after the TX tape wasn’t available for me to use… sorry for everyone who expects to see it on a Monday but it shall be published tomorrow.

The day began like any other Monday I have encountered the past 6 weeks.

7:45am
Get to the office so I can digitise any tapes. Also write up Voice Over script for the 60 Second Recap.

9:00am
Leave the office to travel to Clear Cut Sound Studio near Soho Square… get off the tube at Tottenham Court Road and walk a little up the road. Although this morning I ended up taking the wrong turn and ending up a few streets over to where I was supposed to me.

Thinking about it, I should have known about the day I was about to have when this happened

10:00am = 11:00am
Record the Voice Over with Danny Nutt (the artist) and Malcom (the sound engineer). Once it has all been recorded we wait for the CD to burn.

 At this time in a morning I am sure I bore (or scare) the life out of Malcom, talking about whatever random things pop in to my head after such a hectic morning.

11:00am
Run back to the office to find post production people had arrived in (woohoo). Tapes were no where to be seen (uh-oh).

It’s at this point when the day seems to trail off in to a collection of, getting a tape, not getting a tape, not finding the correct tape, not having any tapes, checking my Twitter account (obviously), back to finding the tape, there’s nothing on this tape, no tape, forget the tape, go home.

I shall return tomorrow morning to continue the fight with the TX tape and the attack of the Time Management.

I hear from myths and legends (also known as email) the tape is ready for me to pick up first thing.

We’ll just see about that!

Mwah-hahahahahaha