Friday, 23 December 2011


I went to BBC in Thursday for second day of rehearsal for BBC sport personality of the year award 2011. Again for second day of rehearsal all students acted a celebrity"s character who been chosen for BBC sport personality of the year award 201. During rehearsal this time we didn't had that hard time same as first day because we all know it what we will be doing. This time I had better time and done my roles good and overall   had great time and enjoyed it all. Also today I met more famous people and had to work with some of them such as Gary Lineker the former England  football player and match of the day presenter who present the BBC sport personality, Susan (Sue) Barker the former professional tennis player and TV presenter, Jake Humphrey the youngest ever presenter who present the BBC sport. For second day of rehearsal we had to work with Gary Lineker , Sue Barker, Jake Humphrey and we done our jobs very well and we had really good time with lot of fun. Overall for second day of rehearsal I gained lot of experience during the rehearsal especially working with 3 successful presenter. After we finished the rehearsal I went for red carpet and I met lot of other famous people include the 10 candidate for BBC sport personality of the year award 2011. Then I had VIP for party after the show and there as well I met lot of other Famous faces who are shining in UK"s sport. Also I took quite lot of photo"s that I would like to share here the photo"s I took with all celebrity"s.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Today I went to BBC for the first day of rehearsal for BBC sport personality of the year award 2011.
During the rehearsal today each student acted on the celebrity"s character who been chosen for BBC sport personality of the year award 2011. During the rehearsal today we had really hard time also been really tired & had really long working hours for first day of the rehearsal but overall I had great time and enjoyed it also it was lot of fun. Also today I met few famous people such as (Susan (Sue) Barker) a former professional tennis player and television presenter on BBC. Also she will be presenter of the BBC sport personality of the year award 2011 on 22/12/11. Overall during the rehearsal day I gained a lot of experience and I am willing to use this experience I gained today in future during my course in college. The experience I gained today was how to present the act to the stage also how to deal with each individual role will be need for film, news, live show. Also I took few photo that I would like to share here the photo I took is with the Olympic torch that is will be go around country.

Thursday, 15 December 2011


On Tuesdays lesson tutor (Colin) showed us how to use VT on tricastor when its on live show and how to mix the Recorded VT with live show.Then how to go to VT from live studio then back to live show on studio. I found it very useful and also it will help us when we are doing the basic studio operation live for (Ricardo's) Assignment. I took few different roles such as.

  • Camera 
  • Floor manager 
  • Vision mixer 
I took vision mixer position twice as I wanted to work on this role to get more experience on how to mix VT when its on live show. This is because on the basic studio operation live show for Ricardo's assignment my role is vision mixing.Overall, I had a good time and also I gained alot of experience on how to mix VT with the live show.
We had problems quite a few times during the live show with the sound and it took a long time till the control room and director could fix the problem.

Monday, 12 December 2011



For our news package that consists my self, Kassem, Luke, Imogen. We all decided for our news package to do drinking and smoking. After researching about alcohol and smoking we found that there is not lot of student who drink and smoke at the same time so we all agreed to focus on the alcohol and envelopment of student and health.
We will consider whether if its bad or optimistic package on students drinking alcohol. How many unit they drink per week? Do they know the risk and effects? How much money do they spend on the alcohol every week? Also how many people die in every year of binge drinking? 
We will interview students from Manchester college and also maybe peoples on the street but make sure  they are students.
Also we will take some GVs shot from students when they are buy or drink alcohol and use it as general view if its possible.
this will involve lot of direction that we will face when filming, editing etc.
When filming there is some limitation on such as. We not allowed to film without permission if we want to film corner shops or pubs first we need to ask for permission then start filming. Also we not allowed to film any product that show the labels of alcohol name or pub or clubs name.
As a group we agreed that we will speak about students health and risk may effect them when they drink alcohol so we will film hospital and interview a member of staff if its possible and we will ask for permission to film and interview hospital staff to find out more information about students who been effected by alcohol each week and how much it cost NHS for binge drinking each week. 
Also we will use a graphic for our news package to make the news more interesting for viewer.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Deadline written draft assignment.
In today's lesson the tutor explained that today is deadline for written draft assignment. Also tutor asked each of the group to be joint together and work on assignment. As a group we had to work on all below"s subjects.
*Program proposal
*Production style
Also today we are as group of
Today Luke missed attending class so we had to work with out him.
We start working as group and we finished all above subjects.
The most of paper work has been done by Kassem and he finished most of them.
Also Imegon done quite lot of work today.
We all agreed about the time of filming also we picked the crew team for the day of Rehearsal & Production.

Monday, 5 December 2011


Today the tutor were talking about assignment and explained again how we will do the all Ricardo"s assignment.
Also today we are as a group of.
We were talking about assignment and kassem finished the running order for Ricardo"s assignment.
Also we had to phone back to the hospital about filming the staff so we need permission from them and Imogen phoned them and got email address that we have to email them. Imogen emailed them and we will wait for they replay back to see if they give us permission for filming .
Also I was doing some paper work for Peter"s assignment.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

ustream video

The limitations that i found in this video which i think can be amended for the next filming are
The movement of the camera angle should stay in the same position until the director tells the camera operator to move.So for the film that i observed i found that the left camera which was on live, the camera operator  made a sudden zoom out motion without the director’s permission.Another problem i noticed was that the middle camera operator had no head room which caused the camera operator to loose his control of the camera. This also can be due to the camera man zooming out/in really fast when zooming out that made him to loose the control of camera.
 For next time if I became as a camera operator I will make sure to check every step I take and focus on the zooming out/in. I will Make sure there is enough head room and I will be control of the cameras movements.
From my perspective, the director didn't have good communication with the camera operators. This effected every shot we took, especially when the director ordered the camera operators for shot. The director must ensure to tell the camera operators which shots is on air. From the video clip (see above) i noticed that the director had very poor communication with the camera operators.
For next time the director should have a very good communication with all the crew team especially camera operators to make everything accurate for the next filming and ensure we get the good shots we need.
 If I became as a director i will make sure I have good communication with all crew team especially camera operator & vision mixer to be sure what i want is in order and not face any mistakes, especially mixing the shots and asking for what shot I want I need to be careful which camera is live and which one I will ask for next shot.
Vision mixer
As I see on this video the vision mixer wasn't that fast changing the shots. The vision mixer should be really careful and keep focus on the shots taken. Some times director are really busy and he forgot to order for the changes. So therefore it is the vision mixers responsibility to change the shots. As I noticed on this video there was quite a few mistakes in changing the shots.
If I was given the vision mixer role in the future, I will make sure I am very careful on the shots taken and as soon as I notice a mistake I will try to prevent it from happening as soon aspossible. Moreover I will try to improve on my listening skills to ensure i pay attention to the director.