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Filming for Your Country Needs You … Conclusion

The final of Your Country Needs You was quite the exciting and interesting night!

I was able to hit all my deadlines with speed yet precision and can safely say I am able to shoot and edit videos, with basic colour correction, grading, titles and audio mix, in 45 minutes.

Friday certainly put this to the test and I turned around 3 videos:

And a third video where we interviewed the fans as they came to TVC.

The winner was revealed and Josh will now be taking the UK through to Eurovision 2010 and while many people have already snubbed him, I think we are going to do really well this year.

It’s such a happy and catchy tune, and for all those who say it’s rubbish…well just have another listen to some of the other Eurovision 2010 entries and then get back to me.

The thing I love most about the track are the lyrics. For anyone that knows me, you’ll already be aware that 99% of the time, I like a song for the lyrics and how it ‘speaks’ to me. This is one of those occasions.

So, good luck to Josh! I shall be speaking to him about behind the scenes filming, but in the mean time, I hope he will enjoy all that is coming his way…

The opinions and views expressed in the article above are that of my own and not my employer.

Filming for Your Country Needs You… Update

Filming the 6 finalists went really well yesterday. They gave some really good answers about how they were feeling about the final days of rehearsal.

I managed to edit, sound mix AND colour correct the sequence in 62 minutes which I was quite proud of.

The clip has been complied and will be published this morning.

Today, we have the interviews with members of the public. Let’s see if the weather holds up for filming outside *fingers crossed*…

Filming for Your Country Needs You

 Over the next couple of days I am lucky to be involved with the build up to Your Country Needs You which is on BBC 1, Friday 12th March at 20:30!

Shooting Schedule for TursdayToday we are going to grab the 6 finalists as they exit the studio, asking them about how they are getting on.

Back to the office and after a quick edit the clip published on the website later today.

Then tomorrow I am off to interview members of the public as they wait to enter the studio.

There’s quite a following on Twitter and it will be interesting to finally put screen names to faces.

As I edit the audience clips together to publish on the website I shall be sticking around to film an interview with the winner after the live show.

Once again, the winner’s interview will be edited and published before we go home.

Phew!

Let’s just recap my checklist…
Call Sheet…. Done
Filming Permit…. Done
Risk Assessment…. Done
Batteries charged…. Yep
Tape stock…. Plenty

It’ll be a great chance to work to such tight deadlines.Risk Assessment for filming

 There’s nothing quite like running round TVC with a film permit, a call sheet, a risk assessment, the equipment, and a song for the nation in your heart…

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Filming with Pete Waterman

I am soon to be filming a short interview with Pete Waterman for Eurovision.

Luckily, a lot of it is being sorted by BBC Publicity so it means I can just turn up with my Z1 camera, tripod and some lights, and ask Pete some questions. Just need to sort out the Filming Permit and Risk Assessment.

Pete Waterman

Once we confirmed the interview, we asked people online to submit questions for Pete. Within minutes we had ones, including “will there be a key change in this years song?” (haha brilliant!) and “if you could choose any popstar to sing your song, who would it be?”

I’m really excited about filming the interview.

The edited package should be online next week in time for Your Country Needs You, being aired on Friday night.

The views and opinions of this article are my own, and not those of my employer.