Monday, 31 October 2011

burning cats


1- Mikeal
2- Abid

We were seperated into groups of 4. We started to make our idea for maximum of 1 minute news package and we all came up with Abids ideas and we started to take every equipments we need such as camera,  tripod, tape, microphone, headphone, and then Abid made the script and questions and we all agreed to shot outside college and inside college so we started shooting.  We then captured to the final cut pro and Abid started to edit the project and I think we done good job today.  We were doing the job all together as a group and we had good communication skills.
The problem we had at the time of filming that people were walking into the shot and we could hear the mic clashing the presenter jacket.
Also we had a problem with phones interfering with sound .
For next project we have to make sure that we have someone behind the camera and telling people that we are filming that if they can wait for couple of minute or take a different direction.
We could overcome the problem with the sound by making sure that the presenter is holding the mic away from her/his body.
We should make sure all phones are switched off before filming.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

idea for channels

Today we have been doing a live show project and we have to choose an idea from all students ideas of studio role and we did choose 2 different ideas.

  • College cultural 
  • Student life  

     The tutor  chose a director, head camera, camera operator, producer, floor manager along with a vision mixer inaddition a guest appearance and a tv presenter,
     So each person in the group had a job of there own. I was in charge of the head camera. This job include me to deal with all three cameras and communicate with the camera operators and director. We start to work as a group and connect the cameras to the preview and control monitor and also to tricaster vision mixer inaddition  connect to live monitor and then check all cameras to be set up. and also

     we connected the audio mixer ain end is audio mixer as wel .
    and also we learned how to connect the talk box to camera and to communicate with director or floor manager.

    We started the recording and the outcome of the recording went very well. After the recording we had to swap the job roles with the students in the group. I changed my position from a head camera to a camera operator.
    After the job role changing within the group we started the recording again. This also went extremely  well. To include further I also became a guest at the end of the recording as the group needed a guest to interview, so i stepped up for the role. Overall, within the group we all had very good communication skills with each other especially with the director, head camera and the floor manager.

    and there is some photo of today's work we done I did took from my phone.

    Thursday, 13 October 2011

    studio role

    On Wednesday we been separated to a 2 persons group and each group choose a subject on studio role and as in my group me and Luke became in same group and we did choose camera operator and we started research about camera operators role.           

             Camera operator 

                                              Work location

    • Studio
    • Outside broadcast
    • On Location 
    Generally, director or a research tend to give the location to the camera operator to record footage.

                                                           Typical Work Activities

    • Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment prior to filming, which may include tripod, monitors, lighting, cables and leads, and headphones.
    • A camera operator usually work under the direction of a director. A camera operator can also work for a director of photography and may be supported by a camera assistant. the roles involves a mix of technical and creative skills.
    • Studying scripts and taking cues from the director or floor manager.
    • Being prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas.
    • practicing the camera moves required for pre-arranged shots.
    • Working closely with other technical department such as lighting and sound.
    • Driving crew, actors and equipment to and from location.
    • Camera operator is responsible for the first and second camera assistant and camera training.
    • Offering advice on how best to shoot a scene, explaining impact created by particular shots.
    • Finding solution to technical and other practical problems( for an outside broadcast, for example, the natural light condition need to be taken into account when setting up shots)
    • Planing shots - when filming an expensive drama scene, such as explosion, there may be only one chance to get things right so shots need to be meticulously planned beforehand.
    • Working quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor. 
    • Taking instruction from the director or the director of photography.

    Monday, 10 October 2011

    drink awareness news package

    group 2


    We separated into groups of 4. Together we started  to research idea"s to cover our news package. We came up with the idea"s
    such as ,

    *student life

    Then we all agreed to focus on the  Alcohol and the involvement of student and health.

    We did some primary research between ourselves with the topic of alcohol.
     Also we did some research about  the harm of alcohol and about effects and damages alcohol do to human health.

    Alcohol harm.
    1-weight problems
    2-difficulty in sleeping
    4-memory loss

    This is the moment after having alcohol that how its harms human body and make human less power of moving and thinking and gives a really bad headache and then you will have difficulty in sleeping as well and you will have less memory.
    I did some research on alcohol and viewed certain websites

    1-accident and injuries
    2-liver disease
    3-sexual difficulty
    4-heart disease

    For cancer prevention, we recommend not to drink alcohol at all. However, we recognise that modest amounts of alcohol may have a protective effect on heart disease. But the benefits of small amounts of alcohol only outweigh the risk in those particularly at risk of heart disease, such as men aged over 40 or postmenopausal women.

    Other Medical Consequences of Alcoholism

    Studies show that alcoholics have a worse outcome after undergoing surgical procedures. The reasons for this are not entirely clear. Poorer outcomes may be attributed to a poorer general state of health with malnutrition and the depressant effects of alcohol. Binge drinking (consuming large amounts of alcohol infrequently, such as on weekends) places one at risk for atrial fibrillation which may also be a factor in surviving surgery. Still another factor is that heavy drinking affects the body's ability to stop bleeding. A liver damaged by alcohol has trouble making clotting proteins.
    Alcohol interacts with many drugs - both prescription and non-prescription. Mixing alcohol with your medicine can lead to serious untoward effects.
    Alcoholism increases risk of cancers, including breast cancer, lung cancer and cancer of the liver.
    Long-term heavy use of alcohol destroys the cerebellum of the brain, causing irreversible brain damage and resulting in slowed thinking, an unsteady walk and slurred speech.
    Alcoholism contributes to many diseases, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, malnutrition, pancreatitis, stomach ulcer, fetal alcohol syndrome and heart disease, just to name a few.  

    Normal Heart

    Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
    - weakened by chronic excessive alcohol intake.
    (photos courtesy of Health Edco. Used by permission)

    and this photo we can give as an for example that maybe a driver  was drunk and then had accident and this is how alcohol is effect humans life and making damage to our lives.

    The photos I viewed certain websites

    The largest single cause of death due to drinking was from alcoholic liver disease which caused 3,874 deaths in 2005, followed by intentional self harm which killed 1,694 and then throat cancer which cased 1,280 deaths.

    More than 600 women died of breast cancer caused by their drinking and over 1,000 men died of mouth cancers in one year, according to the research.

    Taking a large dose of alcohol can cause memory loss, so you might not even remember what you said or why. Long-term use of alcohol is known to cause many physical illnesses including liver damage, stomach cancer and heart disease. Alcohol is estimated to cause 28,000 excess deaths per year in England and Wales.(181) 2,000,000 deaths per year worldwide.

    What is alcohol poisoning?
    Acute alcohol poisoning is usually a result of binge drinking. Your body can process about one unit of alcohol an hour. If you drink a lot in a short space of time, the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream (blood alcohol concentration or BAC) may become dangerously high.

    This can stop your body from working properly. In extreme cases, alcohol poisoningcould stop you breathing, your heart could stop beating or you could choke on your own vomit.

    Many of the traditional ‘cures’ for alcohol poisoning – giving someone black coffee, making them sick, leaving them to sleep it off – can do more harm than good. By recognising the signs of alcohol poisoning and knowing how to respond, you could save someone’s life.

    binge drinking PSA commercial 

    Viewed to certain website for the above video

    Alcohol poisoning: Facts and figures 

    • Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows down your brain’s functions. You might lose your inhibitions and your sense of balance. But it also affects the nerves that control your heartbeat, breathing and gag reflex (which is what stops you choking).
    • Alcohol irritates the stomach, which causes vomiting – dangerous if somebody’s gag reflex isn’t working properly. People die from choking or accidentally inhaling vomit into their lungs.
    • Someone’s BAC continues to rise even after they’ve stopped drinking, as alcohol in the digestive system will continue to be absorbed into the bloodstream. This means you should never leave someone to ‘sleep it off’, as their condition could still be getting worse.
    • There is no minimum dose for acute alcohol poisoning to take effect – it depends on your age, sex, size, weight, how fast you’ve been drinking, how much you’ve eaten, your general health, other drugs you might have taken…
    • More than 30,000 people were admitted to hospital with alcohol poisoning in England in 2007-08 (13,400 men and 16,700 women) – that’s more than 500 every week.(1)
    • 157 people died from accidental alcohol poisoning in England in 2007.(2)

    The below photo is example of slow down brain"s functions

     This below photo is example of difficulty of breathing and heartbeat.

    Viewed certain websites for those photo above.,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1904&bih=885&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi#q=alcohol+poisoning&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbm=isch&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=efeee612a93f86d6&biw=1659&bih=834

    Possible question:

    1-Do you drink or smoke?
    2-When did you first start?
    3-What was the reason for starting?
    4-how long have you been doing this?
    4-How often do you drink/smoke?
    5-How much do you spend weekly on this?
    6-Are you aware of the risk?
    7-Are you planning on quitting?

    Structure :

    Opening scene can be cut away of someone lighting a cigaret whilst the reporter introduces the subject.
    Have snipits of people being interviewed about smoking then a cut away to people walking in/out a local pub.
    Snip it of a two shot between reporter and student being interviewed.
    Outward zoom from a pub/bar sign to a student mid shot.
    Reporter talking about the issues of smoking/drinking (health, costs, damages, littering)
    Close up of a pain then have someone to pick it up and start drinking whilst 4-5 second zoom out to a long shot.

    Saturday, 8 October 2011

    I have created this slide show about general barzani and president masoud barzani and also i included my own photos within the slide show and i created this on 29.09.2011 and I created by Windows Live Movie Maker because i don't have the Microsoft packages such as power point .

    Monday, 3 October 2011

    on wedding

    this is me on wedding in Doncaster  about 2 years ago and i was recording a wedding film for bride and groom and in did recorded a 3hour and 20 minute of wedding film and i did record on DVCAM  with pd150 sony camera

    david gee"s lesson on monday


    and also today i have learned how to make a e blogger account and i made a new blogger account.

    david gee"s lesson on monday

    today i have learned how to use motion and also to make title and transfer to final cut pro from motion .i  have finished my editing from last week and i saved it and also i watched other students projects and also they watched my project . also last week it was my first time to use editing on my own without help of anybody and i found it useful.