Well firstly apologies for the lack of blogging over the past few weeks. Not sure whether you have heard but Strictly Come Dancing is on and it feels like if I’m not working or travelling, I’m sleeping!
I’ve therefore decided to write weekly blogs….genius! That way you still have something fascinating and intriguing to read at dinnertime 😉
Anyway it’s been a massive learning curve since early September.
At first, I edited together the Strictly promotional trails that aired on BBC 1 just before EastEnders.
It was crazy having to have my edited stuff tech reviewed and as for ‘edit suite’ or should I really say, a laptop with headphones and a borrowed digi deck for playout. Nothing like Multiplatform.
The best bit was passing the tech review everyday. As the trails were being broadcast on television, they had to be checked before going out; making sure the sound wasn’t too high or low,and that the brightness didn’t peak.
Considering I didn’t have speakers or a surround sound to work with, it meant being even more careful. But a bit of colour correction here and there and making sure the sound touched yellow seemed to work.
Next Week: Read about the camera crew that are following me around this Friday…that’s right, I shall be in front of the camera for a change…eek!
On Monday evening as I sat there getting ready for Eastenders, a promo for the montage I edited popped up on television. Prime time television!
I couldn’t believe it. Not only was my dream of Multiplatform and Linear coming together coming true (and Lord knows I’ve been piping on about it for long enough!), but I was actually part of it!
Why not watch it again!
There’s more exciting news on the horizon.
Looks like I’ll be doing a bit more editing that will be broadcast come September.
Make sure you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr and I’ll keep you up to date regarding the promos. I promise, I’ll try to refrain my excitement!!
The views and opinions expressed in this article are that of my own and not my employer.
As of the 1st July, it has been announced within the BBC that all television teams, or Linear as we in Multiplatform call them, have to deliver one clip per programme. This is to go on their APS website page.
As a result, there have been a number of ‘Masterclass’ sessions.
In one, they asked me to speak a little bit about the importance of a website and how it can be used to promote and keep the audience engaged.
I gave them the example of Big Brother. They use their website to release exclusive news, and by ‘exclusive news’ I don’t mean, “the housemates are in the garden”. I’m talking about the real juicy gossip that you would usually leave for the television programme.
For example, (and bare with me if you have nothing to do with BB11) even before Big Brothers Little Bother aired the news that Ben would be performing a stand up act in front of the eviction audience, Emma Willis did an exclusive video for the website! Click the flower below to see said video:
In my experience, that’s one of the best ways to use the web…to constantly remind people when a show is on, where to watch it, and what to expect…it’s like the new generation of Radio Times. But with moving pictures!
So here we are…to the future of Multiplatform. I hope a larger audience will understand the true potential of it!
The views and opinions in this article are that of my own and not my employer.