Monday, 12 December 2011



For our news package show we first decided to put together a short video about a Paralympic hopeful from the Manchester College called Emily Rawlins. After a few failed attempts to get in touch with her and get her to ring us back we decided to change our story to someone/something that we would be able to get in touch with and interview. When we first decided to the news package about Emily I had a feeling that we would have trouble getting in touch with her because she wasn’t in the same campus as us, which is also the reason why we didn’t do a news piece about the principle of the college.

Our new idea is to make a news package about the work being done between the music, and media students at the Manchester College. I think it is a good idea because it would help people understand a little bit about how it works when an artist is performing and being filmed. E.g. people may wonder how shows like X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent work. Although this may not be on a scale as large as those shows it gives the audience a little taste of what its like. Our target audience will me males and females between the age of 16 and 25 because I believe this is the age range of people that would be interested in how it all works.

The news show will be approximately one minute long. There won’t be a presenter or voice-overs, instead we will use questions posed on screen. It will include an interview with 2 students and a presenter about what both students expected and if there expectations were met. The package will also include performances from the music students and some footage of the media students when they are setting up and filming the performances.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Ricardo Vilela- Equipment List

Equipment List
Equipment list for the Music and Media
·      3 Panasonic P2 cameras
·      6 Camera batteries
·      3 tripods
·      3 dollies
·      3 BNC cable
·      3 XLR 3pin
·      3 XLR 5pin
·      4 Talkback units
·      4Talkback cable
·      4 Talkback headsets
·      1 Tricaster
·      1 Tricaster monitor
·      3 Sony TV monitors
·      RCA Male
·      Vision mixer
·      Sound mixer
·      Headset for director
·      Chairs for Interviewer and interviewee
·      2 Boom microphones
·      1 XLR cable

Ricardo Vilela- Call Sheet


Production Base
The Manchester College
Fielden Campus
Barlow Moor Road, West Didsbury
Manchester M20 2PQ


Live Show- Two-Way Productions
Manchester College Television Broadcast Year 1
Location- Fielden Campus, Barlow Moor Road, West Didsbury M20 2PQ, Telephone- 08000688585


Call time- January 18th 2012
09:30 – 12:30 Crew briefing and studio set up
12:30 – 13:00 First group record their interview
13:00 – 13:30 Our group records our interview and its streamed online
13:30 – 14:00 Third group record their interview
14:00 – 14:30 Forth group record their interview
14:30 – 15:00 Fifth group record their interview
14:00 – 15:15 De-rig equipment


Two-Way productions, production team
Producer- Matty Jump
Director- Ashley Artingstall
Floor Manager- Abid Ali
Vision Mixer- Fred Velody
Camera 1- Mikael Hasanzad
Camera 2- Andy Greenland
Camera 2 assistant- Nyasha Tsikai
Camera 3- Nabeel Rafiq
Sound Operator- Andrew Tabner
Online Streaming- Imogen Howkins
Lighting- Studio


Presenter- Erin Roche
Interviewees- Kassem Berraies and Music Student

St Marys Hospital
Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9WL
0161 276 1234

Police Station
Bootle Street City Centre
Manchester M2 5GU
0161 872 5050

Catering- Canteen on ground floor and Restaurant on 8th floor

Contact List
Matty Jump- 07725111402
Ashley Artingstall- 07518936629
Abid Ali- 07707707868
Fred Velody- 07984611594
Mikael Hasanzad- 07707312860
Andy Greenland- 07583163205
Nyasha Tsikai- 07402898638
Nabeel Rafiq- 07544012078
Andrew Tabner- 07999442163
Imogen Howkins- 07922300337

Monday, 5 December 2011

Final Blog

Filming Techniques

Filming techniques are important in order for the director to be able to portray his thoughts onto screen.  They can be used in different ways to depict different stories, e.g. if a director wanted to show a scene that was scary then they would probably not use a tripod to give the audience a shaky shot which would be seen as unstable and risky.

Interview Techniques

Interviewing a subject can be tricky at times especially when its someone you expect to approach and interview because you won't know what to expect from them. It is usually best to prep a person before you interview them and make sure they feel comfortable in the environment. It is important to ask the right questions and in order to get the most information out of the interviewee you should ask open questions. That way you have more footage to cut through for your final interview.

Health and Safety & Risk Assessments

Risk Assessment forms are essential to a shoot because without a risk assessment being completed, a shoot could not take place. It is very important to highlight the dangers when working in a studio or on location because when you work in the TV industry then it is likely that you will be working with heavy and hot equipment. There are usually wires running across the floor and it is important to keep them covered. Health and Safety risks like those are avoidable by filling out a Risk Assessment form.


A copyright logo/notice is used to identify to the world that a piece or work/idea has copyright ownership. To copyright an idea is the job of the owner/creator and does not need permission from anyone else. If someone copyrights there work/idea it is piece of mind for them to ensure that their work will not be emulated.

Sound/Audio and Lighting


The use of sound/audio is very important in news and news stories. Music, sound effects and dialogue all contribute to an overall news package. From the beginning of a news package, you hear music along with the graphics and then it cuts into the anchor speaking. News stories within the package also include sound with voice overs and interviews. The news without sound would not really tell a story which is why it is vital to the complete news package.

In our news package I don't think we will have any sound at the beginning of the news package because we don't have any graphics. Instead it will be an interview question posed on a blank screen and then the question will be answered by the interviewees along with sound from the music videos which they were involved in.


Lighting is essential in all aspects of television and can be used to set the scene for a shot e.g. blue colour would symbolise coolness and orange would symbolise warmth. Lighting in a news studio is usually preset because the director isn't looking for any particular type of lighting apart from on occasions where the lights will go dim at the end of a news package. It is very important when a news report is taking place at night that the reporter is well lit for the audience watching.

For our news package the interviews will have been shot using regular ceiling lighting and we won't be having a news anchor so there won't be any need for studio lighting. The cutaways being used have already been shot using studio lighting.