Job application letter
For this TV make, although being one of the camera people isn't the role I originally had in mind, but I accepted it because I had experience working in a similar environment but never had the chance to undertake the role of filming. I feel like this is a good opportunity to challenge myself, to step out of my comfort zone and have new experiences.
Research for TV production role
Camera Operators have a lot of responsibilities. They have to ensure that cameras are well associated and ready for the live make. Camera operators also have to be able to multi-task, because they need to watch the scene, listen to the directions given from the control room while carrying out complex technical tasks. They may work closely with performers, giving them constructive advice in order to achieve the required composition. Camera operator must also have in depth knowledge of the principles of camera work as well as converting instructions into well composed shots. They also need to require patience, enthusiasm, good spacial awareness and most importantly communication skills.
Textual analysis of 1 TV "make"
THE MAKE TABLE
Analysis of how one TV programme of your choice is using developing technology
SKAM: Skam is a very popular tv show, one of the reasons is that this TV show uses the different social media platforms to promote and allow the audience to interact with the tv show and its characters. The actors on the show will also make use of their social media profiles to promote the show and remind the audience of the air time. The show also gives the audience a chance to really connect with the characters in the story, they would set up live streaming to host Q&A sessions. All these actions are attempting to attract more audience, to make sure that the audience feels included and is part of the programme.
19 January, 2017
On the day of production, we met up early at lunch break to prepare our set, set up all the equipment and prepare for the rehearsal take. Abby assisted us through our preparation. She made a few modifications to the original script and taught us how to adjust the camera settings. After finishing all the preparation work, we started with our first practice take. The entire atmosphere was really tense. Our group really struggled with the auto- cue because it wasn't working properly during the makes, but everyone kept calm and tried their best to contribute and make the best of the situation. In order to solve this problem, Abby suggested we use a manual auto- cue instead. In the end, we only had time to do 2 actual takes.
this is a video of the rehearsal, the auto cue was not working properly so the presenters were a bit stuck.