Friday, 20 January 2012

Analyses of Tinie Tempah - Till Im Gone (live performance) - Peters Assignment

The video I have chosen too look at and analyse is a live performance of Tinie Tempah's song Till Im Gone. Watching through the video I have noticed that there are 8 different cameras being used too capture different shots. Most of the cameras are at the front of the stage getting high and low angle shots. There are two cameras on stage one camera is low and follows Tinie Tempahs movement as a mid shot. The secound camera is high up which looks down from a birds eye view angle on Tinie Tempah and the crowd. There is a camera on the left side of the stage which concentrates on the performers. there is another camera at the the centre of the stage which gets front close ups of Tinie Tempah.

The video is fast passed and cuts from shot to shot quickly. You never see one shot on screen for more than 4sec. The shots are mainly of Tinie Tempah but they have kept the shots interesting by cutting to shots of the crowd from time to time. There are also shots which move which are done using the cameras that are high up which are on a rope/wire, for example the camera on stage which moves from the stage to the crowd and then the same effect except in reverse is done by a camera which moves from the crowd to the stage.

For a shoot like this you will require a huge camera crew and then them cameras may also need assisstants to run around getting the equipment needed for example if the battery is running low you can ask the assistant to go get another battery. You should never leave the equipment unattended at any time during the shoot. You will also require a floor manager to help make sure everything runs smoothly on the studio floor. For this shoot they may have required two floor managers due too the vast amount of space there is to cover.

The crew will also require a vision mixer too operate the vision mixer and put the shots together listenning to the orders given to him/her by the director. The shoot would have also had a person controling the sound levels using the sound mixer. The sound mixer is a very important role as it is important the sound is clear and loud, but at the same time not two loud that it sounds distorted. The sound is just as important as the shots.

And finally the crew would need a director. The director is the main person of the team and is the one that gives the orders and tells the rest of the team what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. The director will stay in the gallery room and communicate with the team on the studio floor using the talk back system. The floor manager is the eyes of the director on the studio floor.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Equipment list - Peters Work

Equipment List

Panasonic P2 Cameras = 3
Batteries For Cameras = 3
Spare Batteries = 9
Tripods = 2
Trolley = 1
Talkback & Headphones = 4
XLR 3 Pin Cable = 3
XLR 5 Pin Cable = 4
BNC Cable (50m) = 3
RCA Male = 3
Boom Microphone = 2
Sony TV Monitor = 2
JVC TV Monitor = 1
Sanyo Big TV Monitor = 1
Speaker = 1
Laptop Too Stream Online = 1
Extension Lead (As Much As Possible)
Sound Mixer = 1
Vision Mixer = 1
Tricaster = 1
Keyboard = 1
Mouse = 1

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

1st assessment date - 10/01/12 (Peter's Work)

Todays lesson was the 1st assessment date for filming the bands. The group met up at 9:30 at the studio on lever street. We wasted no time and got on with getting the equipment out of the van and setting it up. We had many practice sessions before so it didn't take us long to set up all the equipment. After having set up we went for a quick practice shot too make sure everything is working and is running smoothly. The practice shot went smoothly and everything was in the right place and working.

We then broke for lunch and were told that when we come back we will have 15mins too make any changes before the first group arrives. Overall we had 5 acts that we had to film...... Josh Lipman - 1:30, Joel Murphy - 2:00, Yu Min Kang x2 - 3:00, Tom - 3:30. Overall the performances went smoothly and when we intervied the acts they said they were happy with our work and didnt have any problems or issues.

We all had various job roles that we had to under take. I personally had 4 job roles too do....

1st - Camera 2
2nd - Sound mixer
3rd - Camera 2 Assistant
4th - Vision mixer

Overall I believe I fullfiled what each job role required from me and I did it without any need for assistants.

The only problem that we faced as a group was when ustream crashed meaning we couldnt upload the performance live on to the web. We over came this issue by deciding to record the footage on to the tri caster.

Overall the filming went smoothly and we got all the bands filmed. The only thing that we need to improve for next time is too speed up the setting up proccess.

Meeting With Saf (Dave's Work) - 09/01/12

In todays lesson we went to speak with the head of our campus (Saf) too speak to him about the campus and to ask him what he could tell us about the campus. The information that he gave us was very useful and also he had some useful pictures of how the campus looked like before it went under construction. He told us about future plans that were being thought about for example clear the inside basketball court so it could be used, and also plans of making room for a common room were students can go at break/lunch. Overall the main things being talked about in the meetings are to give the students more to do.

We were not able to film him today as he wasn't ready to be filmed, so we just asked him the questions and made notes of his answers which we will make into a script and give too Saf so he knows exactly what to say when we film him, making the process smoother a quicker.

Erin has now written the script all we need to do is email Saf the script so he can learn it by next week so we can hopefully interview Saf on camera by wednesday.