Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Now you have have your folders (if you have paid) It is vital you start filling them with your research you have done so far. It's not just about the forms to be filled in but quality research in your roles.

Crew roles are just as important as a director or producer!
For example is there a film that has inspired a certain shot or has the sound being used in a unique way in a certain film that adds to tension that may work for your film.

It is vital that you do sound or visual tests and record these and enter them in your folders with commentry about how these tests went. The director wants a particularly difficult shot. How will I achieve the look he or she is after? What does the storyboard call for? We did the test shots with the P2 camera but I wasn't happy with the lighting. What did I do to improve the shot? How do I mask the sound of the buses going past? The director wants a really wide shot in the open . How do I mic up that shot without showing the boom pole?  These are just a couple of questions that a crew memeber should be asking themselves and recording in diaries, blogs and within the paperwork before the shoot has even happened. There should be much more that occurs to you depending on script, location etc.
speak soon
Mike B

Mock interview!

Hi All
I hope you are preparing for your interviews by researching the programmes and your job role you are applying for or you are interviewing for? We will if possible be filming these! We will then be reversing the roles the following week if possible! And hopefully we will be joined by Louise and Andy!

What kind of person do you think is required in the role?


Thursday, 7 October 2010

Waiting on the pitch results

Hi All 2nd years!
We are currently waiting on the results of all your hard work and our client responses to your pitches. We are hoping to announce which of you will get the green light for pre-production to begin.

The 3 multiple pitches are Yellowcayke, CCAD Promo and the Woolroom.
As well as these there are 4 individual pitches.
We would in an ideal world hope to get you the results by Tuesday 12th October.

If your project does not get picked don't be disheartened as this is part of life in the media world where pitching for client work against others is all part of the great game. Think of it as an actor going for an audition. Each wants the lead role but don't forget there are lots of equally important roles out there to go for, so have a think what production you might want to work on if your pitch is not successful this time and perhaps let me know via this blog if you want to!
Mike Boyle

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

FdA TV & Film Production at CCAD

to the students on the FdA TV & Film Production at Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD)
and to any other interested parties who may have  professional advice / help for the TV and Film crews of the future!

This year our 1st year Part Time and our 2nd year students all 18+ have a live project for a client to create. Our 2nd years also have  a live 52 minute Muticamera studio experence and their major Specialism where they can specialise in Scriptwritng, Directing , Producing, Lighting/Camera, Sound, Editing or a combination of the above.

Our students will be setting up their own blogs to discuss the work they are taking on and use this site to discuss any options or submit difficult problems they may encounter.