Monday, 28 November 2011

Floor Plan

Running Order

Title sequence

Introduction from presenters

Small amoint of news

introduce Mit

Mits vt segment

Interview with Mit

More news (funny story)

Introduction of rapper

VT segment of rapper

Interview with rapper 


Band play with rolling credits


  • Producer - Casey Deer
  • Director - lewis bousfiled
  • Script - Ellie Leddra
  • Host - Jack Branchflower, Jude Leigh Kaufman
  • Camera - Tim Wilcox myself, Jorge Melin
  • Floor Manager - Casey deer
  • Sound - Harold Codd
  • Tele Prompter - Christina Pocock
  • Vision mixer - Fred Cardwell
  • Lighting - Hope Mason, Ben Hill
  • Graphics - Jordan Rollins
  • Title Sequence - Ben Hill 

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Evaluation of the show

In my opinion I don't think the show went as well as it could have the main reason being that the script took a very long period of time to be completed and there was also some problems on the directing side of the show. I think that my job in particular went very well and went so well in fact that I am rethinking my future career choice and may pursue a career in sound engineering

The pre-production side of the show went ok with the only hold up being the script mentioned previously as we all agreed on an idea very quickly and assigned roles equally as fast. The actual production itself was shot in one day with only two separate shoots to pick from once we where done. The first shoot went quite well and went smoothly whereas the second shoot had an incident where someone who was not scripted to be on camera decided to run on set. We picked the first shoot

My Role

I was given the role of sound engineer and tasked with maintaining appropriate sound levels for presenters/guests and also queuing in different sound bytes and the sound for any video clips that would play. Luckily i have been in this role many times already so i have some experience and can jump straight into the role without much assistance.

 Equipment I Used

The main piece of equipment i used was a mixing desk to maintain the sound levels the image above represents pretty much what i was working with. I used the sliders along the bottom of the device to raise and lower the sound levels and the sliders on the far right to make sure people in the studio/gallery could hear what i heard.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Productions that use multicamera techniques

Panels shows: Never mind the buzzcocks/QI/Would i lie to you/question time

Reality shows: Big brother/other terrible shows like that

Alot of American sitcoms: The Addams family Get SmartBewitchedI Dream of JeannieGilligan's IslandHogan's Heroes

The majority of British sitcoms and dramas from the 1950s to the early 1990s were made using four cameras and initially broadcast live. Unlike the United States, the development of completed filmed programming, using the single camera method, was limited for several decades. Instead, a 'hybrid' form emerged using (single camera) filmed inserts, generally location work, mixed with interior scenes shot in the multi-camera electronic studio. It was the most common type of domestic production screened by the BBC and ITV. As technology developed though, some drama productions were mounted on location using multiple electronic cameras. Meanwhile, the most prestigious productions,  began to use film alone. By the later 1990s, soap operas were left as the only TV drama being made in the UK using multiple cameras. Television prime-time dramas are usually shot using a single-camera setup.

Many people thought multi camera shows where dying out Ken Levine has written an article arguing against this


                                                            A typical multicamera setup

Using multiple cameras is the more standard technique for TV studios. Multiple cameras capture the action simultaneously, and the shows is edited live with a device called a video switcher. Most situation comedies are done this way.


Never Mind the Buzzcocks show sequence
Title sequence
Introductions by host
camera one shot of contestant
cut to camera two shot of contestant 
cut to camera three shot of host
Show carries out as normal with shots hopping between cameras to catch the best shots 


Lighting: Lights on host and panel purple lighted backdrop with pink/purple lights across panel desk
Other info: Large screen behind host to play videos related to games within quiz/for jokes and specials

Monty python once did a sketch that used multi-cam in which a room full of people begin to panic as they are "Surrounded by film"