Creative Hive - projects
Over the past weekend I worked as project lead and camera woman on a project at the Imperial War Musseum Salford. For this project I teamed up with three fellow University of Salford students who were all cameramen and events management company Soup Collective, who were in charge of all of the planning and technical aspects for this film. The film was based on the true solider Pat and starred a range of British actors. BBC Philharmonic Orchester also did the music for this film and it was beautiful. My role on the day was as one of the camera woman and also to be in charge of all of the cameras and where they should stand, as project lead. The film had two reharsal days and 2 recorded days. BBC North West Tonight editor Simon Devote-Shaw is editing the film. I loved working on this film as it was a dream working with both Soup Collective and Simon and was just a fantastic play to be able to not only watch but also record. I also loved all of the responsibility that came with this role i.e. being in charge of one of the camera, having coms (which I learnt about too in this project) and being project lead. It was one of my favourite projects that I have worked on and amazing to work with the BBC Philharmonic! On Friday the show was broadcast live on BBC Radio Manchester which was so exciting and the show is going to be made into a BBC DVD, which is amazing to think that my filming will be made into a BBC film.
Last week I worked as a runner, interviewer and camera woman at the Salford Radio Festival. My role at the festival was to interview the radio dj's once they had done their show and record these interviews on camera. On the day I interviewed Radio DJs Joel Ross and Anika Rice, aswell as former JLS singer and The Voice Presenter Marvin Humes and Corrionation Street actor and presenter Les Dennis. Also on the day I edited these clips to go online. I learnt so much from taking part in the radio festival about both working in radio and about interviewing people. It was a fantastic day, that I got a lot out of.
Creating delicious home-baking scented candles is the beating heart to my business, SephAura. I have grown indefinately with this project. With this, I have created my own professional website and logo design, managed my own sales, budget breakdowns, customer transactions, deliveries and sourced materials. The importance of great time management has really come to the forefront of my mind with great thanks to my business. Time is money. Time is precious. Especially in the Media industry, 1 second is indisposable.
This is a short film interpretation I recently directed, produced and edited with the help of the Rizvi family and some fabulous actors. The best part was experimenting with different camera angles and shots, e.g. handheld/tripod. The most challenging aspect was the timing of the hardcore slap. The rushes were hilarious, on the first attempt my sister (Slim) had not expected the slap so quickly and her reaction was somewhat scary.
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I had to share this. It was quite a while ago (early this year, sometime) but such a fun, different and creative day for me. I never thought I would be involved in the production in such a bizzarely cute way. I am usually in front of the camera dancing, modeling or presenting but this time Tinashe (Musician) had me loosing my head, literally. Anyway, try and spot me... Good luck!
Ready for her final studio project this year Katy has been brushing up on her skills in the studio. Practising with the university's Sony HXC 100 cameras.
Katy left The Belvedere Academy Sixth from in 2012 to pursue her love of TV and Radio at the University of Salford. Based in Media City this is a wonderful and unique opportunity enabling her to make connections and links within the industry. Salford University also has its very own TV studio allowing Katy first hand experience working in a gallery and studio floor.
I was a Camera Operator, Camera Assistant and Logger for Mount Creative who were covering the Red Bull Quartermaster 2014.
My main job was being a camera operator using the A7S & GH4 4k DSLR cameras. However I generally assisted the crew as well as filming from moving Portaloo's so they weren't in shot, driving the crew to and from location and also generally assisting the crew when they needed it such as getting camera lenses and other equipment.
After the shoot I also logged the finished edit for the Red Bull Media House archive.
Full Action Edit featured below.
A short 15 minute film-themed quiz show produced by Salford University students for their second year TV Studio Production module. My pre-production role for this project was Production Assistant and my technical role in the gallery during the live recording was Vision Mixer.
I worked as a studio runner for Silver Road Studios. During this week I got to act as a runner for the ITV games show that I worked on a week earlier "The history of the Game show story", worked as a researcher for a new Disney TV show, ran general errands, worked as a studio runner and tidied up the studio for a new BBC chat show and saw an edit and voice-over taking place. This was a placement that I learnt so much from as I got the complete honour of going on set with ITV whilst they were filming the History of the Game show story. It was amazing to go on set as on set production is the area of TV production that I would most like to go into, so this was valuable experience for this. Not only did I learn about on set production that week but I also learnt about maintaining a studio and researching as I got to help develop ideas for a new Disney TV show. I learnt so much from this week about show production and working in a studio and it was a real valuable exerience for wanting to work in TV show production.
I am a member of the ITV insight talent pool and as being a member of the pool have been down to the ITV studios in London for meetings. And in April of this year, I worked for a week for Shiver TV, ITV Leeds. During this week my role was a researcher/ developer developing ideas for shows such as "The history of the Game show" and "Utterly outrageous celebrities". I also transcribed clips in the edits for these shows. This week I was also involved in production meetings for The history of the Games show, did a location reckee, went on the set of Emmerdle and went to a premier meeting for "Britain's got talent". This was an amazing week and was again one of the best placements that I have done. As it was so varied and I learnt so much from it. I learnt about ideas generatinng, planning i.e. production meetings, researching and transcribing in pre production, actually on set production from going on the set of Emmerdale and editing in post production. I loved learning about all the different areas of production and it was an absolute honour working for ITV.
Also in February, I worked as a researcher/ developer/ production runner for a week at Wall to Wall, A shed media company. During that week my role was as a researcher/ developer developing ideas for shows such as "Long Lost Family" and "Child Genius". I also worked as a production runner, being involved in production meetings and going on set for the pilot of new game show "I know best". Also this week, I also got to see an online and an offline edit. This was one of my favourite work placements that I have done, as I learnt a variety of different things this week and it really help me decide what area of TV production I would most like to work in. During this week I did some research, ideas development and transcribing clips in pre production, got to go on set of TV show "I know best", the piot episode with Larry Lamb and got to see an TV edit taking place. This was an amazing week as I learnt so much from it and it definitally taught me all about the different areas of TV show production. It made me resealize too that the area of TV production that I would most like to work in is set production, as it is an amazing atmosphere and you learn something new every time from being on set.
Back in February, I did a week working for TV production company Pioneer TV. During that week, I worked as a researcher/ Developer for shows such as "Britain's bad weather", "Arthur" and "NHA Trang". My role as a researcher/ developer was to develop new ideas and research ideas for a variety of different shows. I leant an alwful lot about pre production this week i.e. research and ideas development. The most important thing that I take away from this week is how important pre production and planning is as without them the TV show would fall flat.
Back in 2010 and 2011, I worked as an extra (audience member) in two series of the Hollyoaks Music show. My role as an extra was to watch over all of the live music performances and act like I was enjoying it as a big fan. The show features some big name pop acts too such as Pixie Lott, Calvin Harris, Jason Derullo, The Wanted, Basshunter and many more. Being on the set of the Hollyoaks music show was my first time on a TV set and was the reason why I decided to study TV and Film. It definitally insired me to want to work in TV, music and film and that working in TV, film and music was that I wanted to do with the rest of my life!