In unit 23 we were approached by E4 to produce a music magazine. We had to ensure that we strictly targeted a 14-20 year old British audience and film it using multi camera. The magazine programme was required to be approximately 30 minutes long, and consist of 15 minutes live and pre-recorded footage. We had to make sure it was filmed using multi camera.
In order to complete the task, it was essential that we understood what multi camera was and how to use it. It was required for us to understand practical reasons and Aesthetic reasons within the multi camera role.
Practical - Coverage of action, constraints of studio or location environment also multi camera simultaneous recording coverage of action.
Aesthetic – visual style maintaining the viewer’s interest, communicating meaning to the viewer.
• In order to come up with a theme, everyone within the class was asked to think of an idea and present it to the rest of us. During the presentation, we were asked to evaluate the content within the theme that was being presented. The class then voted for the idea that they wanted to put forward in order to create the music magazine show. Overall I believe that trap star has met the brief exceptionally well as it has included all the aspects that E4 had asked for. The music magazine consists of 15 minutes pre-recorded footage, along with approximately 15 minutes of live content. I feel that this will attract the target audience’s attention, as it is entertaining which will help maintain the viewer’s interest. The show is very entertaining which maintains the viewer’s interest. In my opinion, one of the main reasons for the success of meeting the brief is due to the team’s commitment and communication with each other. An example of where the team communicated exceedingly well was when one of our guests were unable to participate, and so our lighting member of the team stepped forward and played the role of the guest instead
• . At first overall as a team we was unstable however through the rehearsals after school I felt we gained a lot of experience and confidence as we • The team and I had to consider what job roles that they want to take on. We had to look into each and every job role and explain what they are to show we understand what exactly the job role will expect us to do. The job roles consisted of • Camera operator • floor manager • Sound mixing • Vision mixing • Set designer • Director • Lighting desk • Presenters. was able to have an idea of what we will expect on the day.
My role as a camera operator required me to have many responsibilities. For example
Equipment check: I and my partner had to make sure the equipment was safe to use. The equipment was checked for any faults i.e if the wires are not working. The equipment check allowed us to make any necessary changes to equipment. If the equipment check was not in place we could think that everything is working correctly and when we use the equipment it will not work which will be devastating because we will be unable to record the show. We encountered many health and safety elements during the tests for example we had to make sure that we build the track on the floor rather than in mid-air which will result in someone getting hit with the pipe.
I and my partner had to ensure that the equipment was ready for recording. We had to allow ourselves enough time to put everything together. If we did not allow ourselves enough time it could have gone into our recording time which would mean we would have less time to record the show.
â€˘ The difficulties that I had were mainly moving the camera off the track onto the dolly. During the rehearsal I struggled with moving the camera off the track and re positioned onto the dolly facing the studio. I had only one minute to move the camera onto the dolly. I had to be assisted whilst moving the camera onto the dolly. The solution that we came up with was to have one long track this is so that the camera will always stay on the track which means we will have enough time to push the track forward rather than picking up the whole camera and putting it on the dolly. The track went from where the presenters walk in, to where the studio is. I still had to have someone to assistant me to move the track forward. â€˘ I have gained many skills such as knowing how to operate a camera at a high level. From this I have learnt the rule of thirds this allows the contents within the shot to visually look amazing. I have learnt how to set up a studio camera.
â€˘ A piece of advice I would give is to think carefully if the camera movement is practical for example I struggle thinking that I would be able to put the camera onto the dolly from the track by myself which was evidently not possible. I would tell them to make sure the wires are all together so that they do not get in the way. I had to use tape on the studio day to make sure it stays out the way. â€˘ After displaying the completed show to an audience I got feedback. The positives were that the audience felt that the show look professional however towards the end they thought the presenter hesitated as they was unsure to what to say. The audience thought that the quiz was good however towards the end of the show they felt that the lighting went a bit too dull.