In the last few weeks, I have learned how to edit videos, and how to properly work a camera. The first step to this unit was how to correctly set up a camera. For a camera to function properly, it needs a battery, headphones, a white piece of paper, a SD card and a tripod. After, I was taught three different shots: wide, medium, and tight. This was difficult for me since I had a hard time remembering to have small to no head space while filming. In addition, editing my video called "Circus Wagon", was difficult to understand because I have always used iMovie instead of Final Cut Pro. Then, I began to get the hang of it and now love Final Cut Pro! I have learned so many things about shooting the perfect shot and the different shortcuts while editing. This week was so much fun!
In Broadcast Tech. this week, I learned many lessons and details on how to run a show perfectly. My favorite job was being floor director. While being floor director, I learned that you need to learn how to multi-task. I wore a microphone/ headphones so I was able to hear everyone in the control room. My job is important because I run the production from the inside unlike the director. I loved holding my hand signals stating when to start, especially when I was able to say "5-4-3-2..." then point to the talent. Being floor director was the best part of this week!
TV Studio Blog Entry #1
Last week, I learned the position of the control group and tech. board. At the control group, I would wait until the director said "record" and I would start recording then respond with, "recording". It was partially difficult for me to remember to reply back but after practicing I began doing it more frequently. Next, I was at the tech. board and controlled the board at the right picture. I waited for my que from the director and prepared to change the camera shot. The different camera shots were the AJA, Control Group, and Camera 2. While being in charge of these jobs, I realized that it took focus and timing to make a television show run perfectly.
I am Catherine Fox
I have lived in three states!