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“Dangerous Dogs” – Episode 1

This is the first episode gone live, out of four. This is on the same topic as the pilot (which wasn’t live), however with a different guest this time. We have Sgt Ian McParland from the status dogs unit, with the Metropolitan Police. I was working behind the camera, which I enjoy doing the most. I was being told when to zoom in and out, through my headphones by the director. I liked using the camera more than using the computer which I did on the pilot. Next I need to try out using the vision mixing or sound controls. I felt pretty relaxed using the camera, and I thought today was great fun. I feel that this episode went pretty well, better than the pilot episode but still there is room to improve :-)


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“Dangerous Dogs” – Planning & Pilot

This is me, Arron & Leighkesh planning the Dangerous Dogs
video with Mark. At first we were going to do our pilot about getting a job, but then Mark had to go somewhere and when Rohan came in instead, we came up with Dangerous Dogs and had much better ideas for that topic.
This is Rohan showing us (Rose, me, Arron & Charleigh) how to use the computer to create templates for when we broadcast our pilot. E.g. to use a title, lower thirds, colours & fonts, headers, and other cool stuff using Boinx TV.
& Here we are again, this time Rohan is talking about the cameras.

This is me on the camera, filming Arron & his dogs. I thought this part of the day went particularly well, as we got some really good clips of Arron playing with his dogs (all 5 out at some point!) and Arron as well as his mum gave really good points towards the argument about dogs being dangerous.

Me again, filming Arron & his mum. His mum stated that all of her children have grown up around their dogs and they haven’t had one problem with them.

This is me filming a scene of Arron’s mum Sharon giving one of their dogs a hug :)

This is me on the computer, making things live (e.g. headers, lower thirds, video, and sound muting) whilst  broadcasting our pilot.

This is our pilot TV show, which is about dangerous dogs and whether some dogs are born aggressive depending on what breed they are or whether it depends on how they are brought up and how they are trained to be. It includes an interview with an educational officer from The Dogs Trust and a short video starring Arron, his mum & his dogs. Charleigh and Lea were the presenters, we had Rose and Mak on the cameras, Leighkesh doing the vision mixing, Sheena & Rohan directing and I was on the computer. I was really nervous about doing this part, because you have to do the clicking at the right time, and I just knew I was going to panic and do something wrong. Which admittedly I did do – I put Charleigh’s header up twice!¬† Rohan was telling me which ones to click but maybe I just don’t work great under a lot of pressure.

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Being behind & in front of the cameras.

My music interview

This is a short video of me being interviewed by Arron, about my music interests. I chose to talk mainly about my favourite band H.I.M. I was a little bit nervous being in front of the camera as I am usually quite camera shy. But I thought I would give it a go because I thought “Why not?” I became quite relaxed during the interview and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, considering Arron had like 5 minutes to think of questions!

Me filming Arron’s interview about his dogs

This is a video of Arron being interviewed by Charleigh. Arron was being about his pets, mainly his dogs. I was working the camera on this video, and I found that I preferred to be behind the camera much more than in front as I felt more relaxed and I realised that being in front of the camera was me stepping outside of my comfort zone. What I learnt from being on the camera was how to turn it on, zoom in and out, and lock/unlock the camera so I can move it around or keep it stable.

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