Studio session with Derry Shillitto

By the end of today’s session the aim was to successfully carry out a video shoot regarding crowdfunding for Derry Shillitto’s new project of a comedy series featuring two girls. For the shoot I helped to set up the studio including lighting and cameras. I often found myself unsure on what to do due to lack of command by the group leader. Next time i should use my initiative and do what i know needs to be done or doing. During the shoot I was a camera operator.

In order to carry out this shoot successfully and professionally we had to prepare the questions and studio up by ourselves in advance. When it came to my group setting up the studio for the shoot we had some difficulties with organisation, leadership and the equipment itself. This all caused the shoot to be delayed significantly because we were encountering issues that could’ve been avoided if we were more organised prior to the shoot.

The biggest issue we encountered today was problems with the equipment itself. We found that things were missing or we hadn’t booked them out, that cameras weren’t charged and issues with tripods. For the shoot we managed to resolve almost all of these issues, with the exception of having to borrow a camera because one that we booked out had no charge and no charging cable. If we were to do this again, we should book out the equipment prior to the shoot and make sure we have everything we need and that everything works and is prepared for the shoot. This would make the set up of the shoot a lot easier and a lot quicker because in real life this would not be acceptable in a professional environment as we delayed the client and lost time.

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