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
I’m just putting the finishing touches to the paperwork for today’s filming.
The Call Sheet is nearly complete thanks to the help from my Production Co Ordinator (who, in other news, has recently been made Production Manager so well done her!).
The Risk Assessment has been signed off and we have been given clearance from the location. Contracts were sent back and fourth and an agreement was finally reached.
I have the equipment all ready; a Z1 camera, Sony clip mic and a tripod. I’m also going to take Dedo lighting with blue gels just in case the light in the room isn’t the best. It looks to be a bright day down in London though so hopefully I won’t need the lights.
I am taking blue gels in case I need to use the dedo’s with natural light streaming through the windows.
Balancing of light temperature is something I learnt on a shoot I did 2 years ago as part of BBC Aspirations. I think, because it was something I figured out myself, it increased my confidence with lighting.
I think the key thing is to play around with different scenarios if you have chance. You learn so much by having a practical go of filming.
Anyway, I’ll continue my printing and will blog about the shoot soon.
Posted in Pre Production, Shoots, Technical Skills
Tagged call sheet, clip mic, dedo, lighting, risk assessment, sony, SYTYCD, tripod, Z1