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…
Posted in Editorial Guidelines, Shoots, Technical Skills
Tagged AVID, dedo, DG logo, Dragons' Den Online, interviews, Lizzie, So You Think You Can Dance, SYTYCD, Tommy, tripod, Z1
Victory is mine!
Today I finally completed the 60 Second Recap, got it signed off and finally published. Who said that persistance and pestering piss people off? They get the job done and that’s the important thing!
Also, the collection of words give great alliteration.
OK, so now for a bit of geek. Please scroll down to the next piece of text in bold if you don’t fancy the following…
I think the Firewire connection has been damaged somehow on the J-30 at work.
It means I have to be a little crafty and wire the Digi deck to the DVCam deck with a Composite Video A/V Lead so that I can connect the DVCam deck to my laptop and use this to digitise.
Great news regarding a short term fix for digitising.
Bad news because it means I don’t get the correct timecode and have consequently found it quite difficult when syncing the multicamera footage for the Learn to Dance tutorials.
It usually means I have to find a piece of obvious audio wave that is visually noticable, so that I can use as a point to mark. Then, because I use AVID, I can go to Bin > Group Clips > choose inpoints to sync the camera angles.
It’s fidley but not the worst thing that could happen.
Ok, geeky moment over.
I’m now on to organising a shoot for Friday afternoon with Lizzie and Tommy from this years SYTYCD. I’m interviewing them about their experiences during the series and will hopefully be eiditing this on Friday afternoon ready to publish ASAP.
Although the ASAP may have to be AS(as I can do it) as I’m back up to Manchester this weekend for other filming on Saturday.
Have you figured out what it is yet? I promise I’ll let you know in due course.
There may even be pictures!
Answers on a postcard… or alternatively you can tweet me your suggestions.
Posted in Post Production, Shoots, Technical Skills
Tagged A/V Lead, AVID, Digi, DVCam, J30, Learn to Dance, Lizzie, Manchester, Multicamera, So You Think You Can Dance, SYTYCD, Tommy