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Working to a brief Evaluation For our Multicam Assessment we were set the closed brief of filming a student fashion show over two days on Tuesday 26th of March and Wednesday 27 of March in the main hall of secondary school/ sixth form Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke. The fashion show was a collaboration of the different branches of the visual and media arts. The fashion show was compiled of music performances on the two podiums positioned to the side of the catwalk and on the catwalk models were displaying costumes created by fashion students. Students from a mix of the branches of Performing Arts and Visual and Media Arts. The show was titled Exit Reality and was based on the theme of fantasy and reality. The client for this fashion show was media teacher Thomas Dennison White. We were filming with three cameras positioned facing the stage and we also incorporated the use of a projector showing graphics which were projected onto the big white wall overlooking the stage. We were also live streaming the footage on the school’s website. As a group we were responsible for transporting the equipment to the location setting up the equipment, monitoring health and safety, sourcing and projecting the graphics on the night, maintaining the working order of the equipment and operating the equipment such as the cameras, the lights, and the sound desk. We were responsible for the lighting, amplifying, mixing, and recording the sound of the and live streaming the event. We worked as a group of 10 media students so we could split up roles to make it easier to achieve the agreed outcomes and meeting the requirements the client set out, which was to complete all of the above tasks. We all made a contribution to workplace goals and distributed roles and tasks based on our industry suitability. On the first night I had the role of camera assistant and on the second night I was cameraman. We were live streaming the show online over the Thomas Tallis school website via the website Ustream. We also promoted the live stream online using social media websites such as Twitter. For assessment purposes we also were responsible for recording the talkback. In order to do this unit we had to learn how to use all the equipment to a high technical standard in order for us to set up the equipment on the night. For example in these practise sessions we would learn how to plug in Sony HDV cameras into a vision mixer, how to plug directional mics into a snake patch, how to set up a talkback communication system between the cameras and the vision mixer, how to operate the vision mixer, how to adjust the sound levels through a sound desk, how to adjust lighting through a lighting desk. We were taught and practiced these skills by one of our media teachers in practice sessions that took place on the last weeks of the previous academic year. These sessions then picked up again a few weeks prior to the fashion show event. During the first sessions l I found, like the rest of the group, this experience challenging as I did the rest of the group because we all were completely alien to these new skills, therefore it was a lot to take in. But after a few sessions the information sunk in and I got to find it relatively easy to set up all the equipment after a few sessions. The first practice sessions at the end of the last previous academic year were longer than the second set of practice sessions as we had finished all of the work from our other media units by that time so we could afford to spend a whole day of lessons on these


practice sessions. In the first sessions the teacher initially showed us how everything worked then he gradually got us to be more independent and to set up all the cameras and adjust the sound and lighting ourselves. It also started to get us to work as a team as we practiced our communication skills, by communicating to each what needed to be set up, equipment wise, in order to achieve agreed outcomes and requirements for the client. We all learnt these skills, as this was the first time all the students in our class worked together on the same project. We started communicating what needed to be done and assigning tasks such as three of students do sound three set up the cameras. We also got practice of working to agreed timescales as the client would want certain parts of the work done at certain times, for example one time we had 20 minutes to set up all the equipment. As a result when the second set of practice sessions kicked off just before the fashion show we set up everything ourselves without any supervision from the supervisor because we all confidently knew what we were doing. The first sessions were useful as they taught us how to set up all the equipment, ignited our communication skills, the skills of working to agreed timescales and outcomes and the second sessions were useful as they reviewed all of those skills. The task in the practice sessions was to set up and operate all of the equipment involved in connecting cameras from the studio into the portable vision mixer by plugging composite cables into the camera which is then plugged into an SDI cable which plugs into the vision mixer and plugging the directional mics into the snake patch with XLR cables. These practice sessions were conducted in the broadcast studio. Although when filming the fashion show we would be working in a much bigger environment, the skills we learnt and practiced in that room were the same skills we applied to filming the fashion show. Completing this practise sessions meant we were prepared to fulfil the requirements set out by the client, which was to film the fashion show and stream it online. We had a lot of planning to do before the show as we had to decide where/how the lighting was going to be set up, compile the computer graphics, operate the projection of the graphics on the wall above the stage on the night, decide where the cameras were going to be placed, where the mics were going to be and how much equipment we needed. Since this was such a big task we decided to split up the work between us. We were a group of about 10 people so we all were all able to designate the paperwork out between the group so everyone completed a piece of paperwork. The paperwork we had to complete was a shooting script, a shot list, a schematic, a call sheet, a location recce, a risk assessment and an equipment list. I was given the responsibility of completing the shooting script. The pre production was very useful at times especially the equipment list as when we were taking the equipment to the viewing gallery we needed to know what to take over from the media department and in what quantity. If we didn’t have the equipment list we would have probably not remembered to bring the right number of SDI extension cables, as we had never used them in the broadcast studio so we didn’t think of them until we looked at the equipment list. The risk assessment was also useful for legal reasons as it helped us to prevent any health and safety issues with the public as we identified them before the event so we could prepare for them, for example the tapping of the wires so the


incoming audience didn’t trip over them. If the incoming audience tripped on the wires the school would be liable and we might face legal action. Although a majority of the pre production was useful there were some pieces of pre production that weren’t of much or any use such as the shot list or the shooting script. The reason that these pre production tools weren’t very useful is because it’s very difficult if not impossible to successful plan the exact camera shots used to film a live 90 minute event. No one really referred to the shot list or the shooting script when filming or thinking about how to film the fashion show. However I think people could certainly get inspiration for what shots to use during the fashion show while looking at the shooting script. If I hadn’t looked at or made the shooting script I probably wouldn’t have thought to get those tracking shots of the models walking. What they did achieve was making sure that we considered the health and safety and the legal and regulatory requirements of the show through the risk assessment and discussing the constraints as a group such as music copyright for the songs the bands were playing. Another piece of preparation we conducted that was very useful was the group production meetings, as we could share ideas and therefore identify more problems we may face on the night of the fashion show and we could think about how to solve them. The production meetings usually took place in room 1119 in the media block and were chaired by different members of the production crew. The chairman would usually have an agenda of points to make which were basically a checklist of things we had to think about when setting up the fashion show. These production meetings would take the place of open discussions for which the chairman would take minutes. Some production meetings were also held in the main hall. The production meetings that were conducted in the main hall three weeks before the fashion show were very useful as we started to think about the live audience in the main hall watching the fashion show and how our filming would get in their way of seeing the performance. We decided to place the two cameras on each side of the stage and one in the viewing gallery so no cameras could get in the way of the audience’s view of the fashion show. We also laid down a square hazard tape, marking where the camera would start to block the audience's view so we knew to not go over that marking when moving the camera during the camera on the dolly. We also started to think more about the audience watching online and also agreed to cut to the on screen graphics if and when a camera wasn’t working and we also talked about what kind of shots we should get and emphasised the importance of head room and shot composition. I think this ultimately improved the viewing experience for the audience watching on the big projection and the audience watching online as the show more closely resembled the professional standard they would be close to seeing in a live TV broadcast. We also identified potential health and safety concerns for example we decided that we need to tape down all the wires we were plugging into the cameras as we saw that they were in the pathway of the audience taking their seats and if the wires were loose people may trip over them. This did however have the side effect of limiting the positioning of our cameras as the cameras were prevented from completely free movement by the tape that pulled the wire by and therefore pull the camera’s back. We could only bring the camera’s out to a certain extent when


filming for example we couldn’t bring the cameras round to get in a position to get a head shot of the piano player. This is a shot I feel we would have greatly benefited from as we couldn’t really properly capture the piano player as well as the singers without close ups of him. These production meetings also allied out us to liaise with the client, as he was present at all of the meetings. So we could ask him if he was satisfied with our requirements and we could ask him about further constraints such as the financial constraint of only being allowed to use three cameras and the media department’s budget wasn’t big enough for us to have more cameras. The production meetings also helped improve our communication skills because these meetings took the form of open discussion in which no one raised their hands everyone simply waited their turn to talk, which taught us to have respect for each other’s opinion. These meetings also developed my patience, as I had to often wait for people to stop to talking before I could take my turn to speak. During preparation, as well as setting up and monitoring equipment, I also organised rehearsals which helped me develop my management, leadership and time management skills especially during the task in which I told the cameramen, the camera assistant, the vision mixer, the director and the floor manager to get to their positions in order for us to have a rehearsal at a time when everyone was lazing around doing nothing. I practiced my management skills doing this as I managed people I when telling them to get to their stations and start rehearsing. I showed my leadership skills by the fact that in doing this I was leading our team of media students by instructing them to get into their positions and start rehearsing. I also improved my motivational skills by doing this as I motivated everyone into working even if they were tired and didn’t want to. I did this by saying things such as ‘we might as well do something while we’re waiting’. Other tasks allowed me to also practised my problem solving skills as there was an occasion when we had to figure out why one camera wasn’t appearing on the vision mixers camera monitors during rehearsals which required me to follow the chain of a problem and see where something went wrong in this case it was that one of the SDI extension cables wasn’t plugged in. The client seemed to be pleased with all the planning and pre production and expressed his confidence in the filming of the show. When we liaised with the client and he didn’t tell us to make any changes to our preparation of the show. Something that I felt was very valuable as part of the preparation for the fashion show was the practice filming sessions when we conducted in the main hall during rehearsals as we got to think about what kind of shots we could use and practice to see if they’d work. We also identified some problems we hadn’t thought of before such as the fact the one of the curtains on the right hand side of the room was blocking the shots the cameraman in the right hand side of the room could get of the pianist in the band on the right hand side of the room. However the usefulness of these practice filming sessions was restricted by the fact students and teachers kept standing in front of or putting things in the way of our shot of the stage so it was conditions we were working in didn’t replicate the conditions we would be working in during the fashion show. This was a constraint on our potential preparation and therefore the potential quality of the outcome of the fashion


show footage. Therefore if I was recommending others doing this production, I would suggest if possible, to have a day of rehearsal without the other departments, so you can practise in the location space. Another thing that prepared me well for filming the fashion show was using multi camera to film the Christmas concert. Although only three of the crew filming the fashion show took part in the Christmas concert it was a good learning experience. We got to try out what camera shots worked well to record music. I also got to have experience of multitude of roles as I was vision mixer and director during the Christmas concert. The fashion show also helped me make recommendations for future tasks as I got to see where cameras should and shouldn’t be placed to which I used this information in the production meetings in the main hall in which another student present for the Christmas concert suggested that the camera in the top tier of the audience seating got in audience's way as they entered and departed the main hall and also fulfilled the same role of as the camera in the viewing gallery which was to get high angle long shots. As a result of this insight from the Christmas concert I agreed with him and suggested we place the camera on the floor on the left hand side of the room so we could achieve more camera movement in our shots and the other camera could get camera shots from angles that the other camera’s couldn’t and wasn’t an obstruction to the audience. I managed to make this recommendation because I had noticed this when filming the Christmas concert. If I didn’t take part in the Christmas concert I might not have been able to make this observation. This I feel really benefited our production as early on it meant we could establish what could be required, therefore having more time to play with, meaning we were able to execute other scenarios quicker and therefore working to the agreed timescale. We faced several problems during the actual filming of the fashion show for example Camera C (which was the camera on the left hand side of the room) during the first half of the second show on the Wednesday wasn’t working as the camera c wasn’t appearing on the vision mixer. However I felt this problem just tested out our calm resolve and understanding of multi cam. As soon as the camera went down as agreed we used the graphics to fulfil the position of that camera that went down that we would cut to if it were working. We quickly resolved this problem in about a minute as we discovered the problem was just an SDI extension cable fell out underneath the audience. Another problem we faced was when recording the show was that the directional mic we placed next to just outside the viewing gallery on the back row of the audience just below camera C had accidently recorded the conversation of everyone in the viewing gallery. At the interval we all regrouped and asked the soundman to turn down that mic. We also found out a camera wasn’t working prior to the first show. However this also tested our ability to think on our feet, problem solve and react to situations as we simply got another camera from the media department that could replace the camera that wasn’t working. I felt this gave us the skills to be resourceful and work independently as we thought quickly and solved the problem with little time and resources due to financial constraints the school’s low budget emplaced on us. By fixing this problem, we were able to achieve the agreed outcome. Apart from this problem many of the problems we faced we were relatively


minor and insignificant. For example when I was camera assistant the tally light fell off my cameraman’s camera I therefore simply plugged it in. This tested my ability to work calmly under pressure as I didn’t panic or make a fuss I just simply picked up the tally light, reattached it and plugged it in. Another problem we faced was that when we arrived on the Wednesday at 4 o'clock all the cameras weren’t plugged into the vision mixer or even set up as they had been put away the night before. We therefore simply got the equipment out of the store cupboard, set it up and connected it to the vision mixer. Another problem we faced was that only two of the headphones with the headsets were working so I just had to use regular headphones as the there were two other cameramen needed the headsets. However cameramen were advised not to talk back to the director anyway while filming and I could still receive the directors orders through the headphones. I think responding to the directors instructions improved my ability to take orders as I couldn’t respond to the director that I disagreed with his judgement and sometimes he wouldn’t cut to me if I didn’t get his shot so I followed orders more strictly than I would if I could talk to him. Which could at times count as a regulatory constraint as I sometimes getting told to get shots I didn’t agree with. Having a director also improved my vigilance as I was always thinking how to get his shots and about when to break away and find my own shots when the instructions given to me died down. The director also allowed me and everyone else to reach the agreed outcome of the production as he was in the viewing gallery with the client who I’m sure gave him client feedback as the show went on. Although despite these problems and constraints I think we produced a really good piece of work. I think the director was really clear about all what shots he wanted and all the cameramen carried out the director’s instructions really well. When he asked one of the cameramen to get a shot most of the time I think we got that immediately after he asked us to get it. None of us moved the camera while they went live except when trying to get a tracking shot. No camera wobbled for no reason. When all the cameramen were asked to find a shot I think we all got a diverse range of shots according to feedback from peers and client. I think we framed shots well and brilliantly captured the fashion show models and bands in an interesting way. Looking back at the final mix of the fashion show I think all the shows were mixed well and the show had a really good pace, there wasn’t too much quick cutting that might confuse the audience or too long shot durations that would bore the audience. I think the sound was bands were amplified at the right level, I think the stage was well lit.I think both shows came out really well in the finished product. I think the practice sessions made us work better as a team as we were looking up at the projection above the stage now and again to see what kind of shots the other cameramen were getting so we could have something different on our camera for the director to cut, so he could put a good shot variation in his work. For example when I looked at the screen to see the director cutting between close ups I knew I had to get a wider shot so all the shots wouldn’t look the same and audience wouldn’t forget the space the performance was taking place in. This team work and concern for not just your camera shots but the whole project was gained from the rehearsing working as team on camera and trying different roles as director, mixer as well as cameraman in


the studio practice sessions. We also set up really for the second day as it took a total of about 20 minutes to get all the cameras plugged in, the sounds and lighting set in the second day. I think we were able to do this as the rehearsals practice set-ups meant we now all knew where everything went. We got great audience feedback as everyone who attended the event spoke well of the event, we didn’t hear any negative comments on the show. I over heard a parent leaving the room saying ‘the projections were good’ and the previous sixth formers watching online also gave good feedback, Billy Rowlinson a previous sixth former said ‘Caught the last 5 mins of the live feed! Awesome stuff!!!!!!’ and Oonagh McGowan said ‘congratulations on another amazing show!’. However most people who attended the fashion show or who watched a recording of the fashion show were either involved in the fashion show in some form or related to someone involved in the fashion show. I think we fulfilled the open brief and the client said he was very satisfied with the show and gave us really good feedback. Setting up so quickly, meant that we had the skills to be able to independently work as a team to time manage the project ready for the show. We proved we could do it alone, taking leadership on setting up and working to the agreed timescale. However what could be improved from us was the way we worked and our communication skills. When one of those aforementioned minor problems occurred everyone seemed to panic, get stressed and treat the problem with far more pessimism and seriousness than necessary. For example when we arrived on the second day to see the equipment wasn’t set up or connected to the vision mixer everyone seemed to rush around and panic whereas the solution was simply to set up the equipment and plug it in. This panicking and pessimism affected my morale and hindered my enjoyment of the event. Another thing we could have improved on was our attention to details. We didn’t think of things that we maybe should have thought about because we were looking at the bigger picture of recording the actual event. For example we discovered an hour and a half before the show on Tuesday that we didn’t have any health and safety warning signs such as ‘don’t bring food or drink into the main hall because of electronic equipment’ and we didn’t have signs warning the audience ‘the show will be filmed for study purposes’. This was a regulatory and legal constraint we should have thought of before the show and made the signs before the day of the show. If we hadn’t remembered to put the signs up the incoming live audience might bring food and drink around the equipment and cause a risk to health and safety as they could spill it and get electrocuted which could cause a lawsuit as the school would be liable to anything that happened on it’s premises. And not warning the audience they might be filmed as well as endangering the health and safety wouldn’t be very professional. We also lost a laptop in the process of filming this fashion show so maybe we should have been more organised and taken more precautions to make sure all the equipment was packed away safely. We also could have lit the podiums a bit better as at the time, the podiums were poorly lit. This was due to the fact that the Art teachers told us that we needed to move the lights as they blinding the people on the podiums, as they were direction below them, shining up at them. I still think the podiums were well lit, sufficiently enough to be seen clearly on the monitors and online and the lighting was consistent across all the screens. Another thing we could have


improved was the visibility of the projection on the wall above the stage could have been better as the live audience could barely see it. We think this was probably because the strength of the projection provided by the projectors was limited as the projectors weren’t of great quality. I also felt there could have been more camera movement because if the shots are all too static it will make the show less exciting which in a way happened. As far as I was aware I was the only person moving the camera with the dolly. I also felt that at the end of the show when the band played another song and the people involved in the fashion show got on stage we could have filmed it. However when Mr Parker finished his speech we were told to start to pack the equipment away. This was probably done because people wanted to get home early however if we filmed the last song we could have waited until after the live audience had left so there were less people in the way of us taking the equipment out of the main hall and into the store cupboard. This was a flaw in our time management and organizational skills. I think I performed well on the night in both my roles and a cameraman and as a camera assistant. When I was a camera assistant I made sure that the camera was always working to it’s maximum ability by for example plugging in and reattaching the tally light to my cameraman’s camera so he knew when he was live. I also made sure the cameraman only had to worry about was what was happening on his monitor. An example of this was by me telling him when he was crossing those lines we marked out with hazard tape so he didn’t have to worry about obstructing the view of the audience. Something I could have improved on was my management of health safety as I sometimes forgot to tell the incoming audience to go around the camera rather than go through the gap between the camera and the guard rail protecting the audience as this makes them more likely to encounter the trip hazard of the extension cable which wasn’t taped down entirely as to allow the cameraman the ability to move more freely. I do think that managed health and safety well in other ways as when me and the cameraman I was working with left the camera at any point during rehearsals or during the filming of the event I clamped down the tripod next to the barricade protecting the audience to make sure no one could knock over the camera or move the camera making it a health and safety hazard. My attention to health and safety came from the experience of discussing and safety risks in the group discussions in the main hall so I knew what health and safety risks to look out for. I think I performed really well in my role as a cameraman. I tried to follow the director's orders as best as I could trying to get the shots he asked for. For example when he told me to follow a model I did exactly that until the model left the stage. I also tried to think for myself when he wasn’t giving me any instructions and when he told us to find a shot the start of the songs. I think I got a good shot variation from long shots of the models walking down the catwalk to close ups of guitar players playing guitar. I think I was very adventurous getting shots that no one else was getting such as shots of pianist's hands from the band on the right. I tried hard to replicate the filming style I had seen concerts filmed with in the past. For example I got headshots of the singer in which the mic took up half and frame and I got slow zoom shots that started with the band in the frame but focused in on one specific member of the band which in my case was the drummer. I was also the only person to move the camera


around on the dolly. Furthermore while I was moving forward on the dolly I zoomed in and zoomed out on the models to create more interesting shots than I thought the other two camera would be getting. I think really got some good tracking shots of the models this way. I also think I made a really good job of the shooting script as even though it wasn’t used it was thoroughly scripted to a particular song in the set list and encapsulated a wide shot variation and the on screen graphics. It was also paced really well with all the shot durations as well as the shot selections based on how I saw concerts. However I could have improved on my concentration and ability to take orders as I got my marks deducted when the client caught me playing a computer game during down time that he previously warned me about playing. Even though no one else was really being productive during downtime as they were either sitting around talking or eating and I hadn’t been warned that playing a computer game would get my marks deducted I should have just interpreted what the client wanted by what he said rather than applying my sense of reasoning, logic and common sense. I also shouldn’t have attempted to plead my case with the client of how I felt him telling me in public he had deducted my mark before I even began to get on camera was unjust as he took it for me arguing with him. In future I will simply do what I’m told and think less about what it is I’m being asked to do or how being treated. I also think that some of the more adventurous creative camera shots I got such as the zooming shot on the drummer were not appreciated in the viewing gallery as I heard the director say ‘camera b what are you doing’. I was obviously camera b. I don’t think there is much you can do about that. I just have to take the odd risk now and again and are well received and some aren’t. I think I was a really valuable member of the team. I was getting shots that no one else was getting such as the zoom in shot of the drummer and I was the only one moving the camera so I was getting unique shots and I prevented the show from looking to static. I also think I was very valuable to keeping up team moral by joking around and keeping team spirits up. For example when the band were playing ‘Only exception’ by Paramore I directed the camera on technician Andrew South and kept following him with the camera so it would make a video tribute to him which amused everyone. I also think my shooting script was of a good standard even though I doubt anyone used it. I tried to make the group productive by setting up rehearsals I played a large role in setting up equipment. I think our professionalism could have been better. I should have not made an issue airing my disagreement with the client, certain crew members should have eaten before coming to rehearsals and certainly not eaten in the viewing gallery, which I am also guilty of. No one brought any drink into the viewing gallery to my knowledge so there was no chance of breaking the equipment and causing electrocutions and everyone operating equipment had clean hands to my knowledge so they didn’t dirty the equipment. Certain crewmembers should have also been more punctual and turned up on time for the two days. I also felt more of the crew should have turned up for the Christmas concert. Although on the whole I think we were very professional as we all wore production blacks we all worked hard, we all tried our best, we communicated well with each other to solve problems and we all contributed


to the success of the production. An example of when our team work help solve a problem was when the crew in the viewing gallery told the floor manager to tell and the cameraman I was assisting that camera b wasn’t appearing on the vision mixer. The floor manager, the cameraman and me simply traced the wire back from the vision mixer to the camera and found out it was disconnected underneath the audience's seats. We therefore reconnected it and taped it down so it wouldn’t come loose again. I think we would need to be more efficient if this would have been made in the industry. My peers said that I was ‘productive’ and got ‘worked well with the group’. The floor manager said I was ‘on point as a camera assistant’ and was very concerned about health and safety. He praised the fact I always kept an eye on the whether the incoming audience could trip over the wires from camera b. The cameraman I was assisting said I was ‘very helpful as a camera as a camera assistant’. The floor manager also praised my camera work saying I got ‘interesting shots’. The cameraman for camera c also praised my camera work and so did the director saying to me while we were packing up the equipment on the second night ‘your shots were good’. However during the event the director wasn’t very complimentary of my shots once saying ‘camera b what are you doing’ however he was under pressure and wasn’t very complimentary of any cameraman shot. One criticism that was often made to me was about the way I reacted to the client telling me my grades were going to be dropped. The aforementioned cameraman on camera b and two of my media teachers told me they thought I shouldn’t have argued with the client. One of my media teachers said I should have ‘kept focused’. I agree with this peer assessment as I regret arguing with the client because it wasn’t very professional and if I did that in the industry I may be given a bad reference or might not get paid. Apart from this misunderstanding I think the client was pleased with my work as he complimented my camera shots. I think we also would have encountered some legal problems if we had been making this in the industry for television. As I had previously mentioned the podium wasn’t very well lit as well as the band on the left hand side of the room, which might have been too black for the vector scale, therefore making the colours illegal for television. Also if this event were filmed for broadcast on TV or any other commercial purposes and not the educational purposes we’re using it for, we would get in trouble for not getting permission to for the band to play the songs in the show, as we would be breaking copyright laws. For example the band played London Calling but we didn’t get the permission of their publishing company to use their song in our fashion show. We would also have to get all underage performers to get their parents to sign a release form as participants in the fashion show. I think throughout this project I learnt the skills of how to set up a multi camera setup. Before this project I didn’t know how to connect a Sony HDV camera to a vision mixer or how to connect the microphones to record the sound. I improved my problem solving skills by simply following the chain and looking for a break in the chain. For example when camera b wasn’t appearing on the vision mixer I simply traced the wire from the vision mixer to the camera and found that the extension cable fell out of place where it streamed underneath the stage. I also learnt that I should learnt to do what I’m told and not argue


about it even if I don’t personally agree with what I’m being told to do. I also think that this project helped improve my motivational skills as on the Tuesday we were rehearsing all day and a lot of the time people were bored as we weren’t busy all day so I created a happier atmosphere that kept us all motivated by joking around and amusing people. I also improved my personal skills as throughout the day I was competently able to ask people for things such as extension cables and able to give people detailed instructions so they can carry out my orders. I think I learned how to work independently and now ask for help from my media teachers and instead think of a solution. For example when we needed more extension cables I didn’t ask where they were I thought where they logically were and went and got them. I think I improved my time management skills as I tried to organise rehearsals during downtime. I found this process of working to a brief enjoyable due to the aspect of teamwork and due to the actual work involved however I also found it stressful due to working atmosphere created by some of the cast and crew. We met the brief we got all the equipment set up in time we had all the pre production finished before the show, we met all the deadlines. I think the client was very easy to work with most of the time. I found the closed brief open enough to although the crew to use their creativity and informative enough to know what kind of show to prepare for. I think we did a good job of filming the fashion show.


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