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Dragons’ Den Online

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.

What a lovely crisp morning in ManchesterThis 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!Dom Byrne commenting on Twitter about the filming day

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.

My DSR camera waiting to be put on the TripodThe 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.Watching the pitches from the Gallery

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.

I had to use talkback to keep in contact with all production crew

Bring on the next block…

These are my own opinions and views and not those of my employer.

Product Placement, Editorial Guidelines and more fun stuff!

It’s strange uploading pictures to a personal blog because in the back of my mind I am constantly plagued with questions about editorial guidelines and whether they would pass compliance.

Working at the BBC for 3 years means I have sub consciously been programmed to review all published content, even if it’s for a personal site.

I found myself questioning a picture of my editing station the other day because it had a picture of a water bottle in it… how peculiar!?

A BBC Style blurred bottle

This time I have blurred it out, although the UK law has of course, recently changed. What will the world be like now?

Well one thing is for certain, and as a friend recently pointed out on Twitter, it will hopefully mean the obvious coke glasses on American Idol will now be visible… will it?

 These are my own opinions and views and not those of my employer.