Dragons’ Den Online is back in full swing and I jumped at the chance of filming the After the Den interviews on DSR.
You may have heard about the new online only version of the show from fellow blogger Lee Collins.
This photograph shows Manchester at 6AM, just as I arrived at the location.
We filmed with Dom Byrne who you may know from The Chris Moyles Show or Oddbox. He was great and you can find him on Twitter!
Although we were late in starting the first pitch because of an issue with the lift, by 10AM we were ready to start and the first entrepreneur went to pitch their idea to the two Online Dragons; Shaf Rasul and Julie Mayer.
We watched each of the pitches in the Gallery so that Dom could make notes and ask the intrepid entrepreneurs questions corresponding to the action in the Den.
The main thing that I learnt from it all was FOCUS! The last time I filmed the Dom Interviews, a lot of my footage seemed to be out of focus which was a real shame. However this time I made sure that every shot, wherever I moved to, was in focus.
I did this by zooming in, checking the focus, and reframing quickly while the Entrepreneur answered the question.
It was a fantastic day despite the 12 hours of running up and down four flights of stairs. It made the lamb curry at dinnertime all the more satisfying.
Bring on the next block…
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It’s been almost a week since my last post and I apologise for that. With a weekend shoot, a birthday and an illness to contend with, my blog unfortunately took a back seat.
Shame on me!
Where was I up to….
Ah yes, the shoot with Tommy and Lizzie from SYTYCD went really well and ran smoothly; in and out in 20 minutes.
Both Tommy and Lizzie were lovely and really helpful. They had clearly been filmed a lot in recent weeks, as they didn’t have to be told twice about putting a question in the answer.
I did have to ask Tommy to repeat one question, as I realised I hadn’t framed the DG logo out correctly. He was fine to do that and it meant I didn’t have to spend hours blurring it out in post production.
I shot it on Z1 and used dedo for catching the interesting brickwork in the background. The actual room was well lit with natural light because it had large windows.
I sat the two interviewees facing slightly away from the windows so they were softly lit.
Once the interviews were done, I went back to the office and edited the footage together using AVID. By the end of the day the interviews were ready to be viewed online.
It was an interesting difference to the day I was about to have, filming for Dragons’ Den Online using a DSR 450 camera.
Ahh back to the big boys! How I’ve missed those cameras…
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