We finished Preditah’s ad campaign..

Despite numerous challenges we faced as a group, we managed to finish our ad campaign.

Any feedback you have is welcome…

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Good Luck Athletes!

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My friend Anna is performing at the olympics and she was required to produce a short piece introducing herself and where she has come from to show to the olympic athletes. So today I spent some time with her filming in central Birmingham and at college to produce this short piece. It was good to try out my new camera and get some practice filming on location without other students there  as crew.

Shooting in the lovely summer weather was really fun and the footage is looking good!!

Birmingham City Football Club.

BOA TV are currently been making a promotional video for Birmingham City Football Club, we’ve been profiling the players and producing indents for their annual awards ceremony. So BOA TV’s production team went to St Andrews to film the cup youth final. Despite it being very cold and the team experiencing a number of injuries, we were able to get some great shots to use in the promo video. Not long now until it will be shown at the event whilst the players accept their awards.

Good News…

I received an email today saying that I have been accepted to attend FirstLight’s Documentary training in Birmingham.  I’m so excited!

In other news, my DSLR (Canon 550D EOS with a 18-55mm lens) has arrived. Which means as soon as my exams are over I can really commit to producing some videos and improving my operating skills.

FirstLight’s #SLDocLab.

Today I went to a session with FirstLight about documentary film making.

It was a fantastic opportunity because it was the chance to be selected for one of ten places to work with the First Light team and develop our documentary making skills aswell as attend the Sheffield Documentary Festival in June.  It was a great day because we got to network with some fantastic young individuals, discuss documentary ideas and practice our pitches in front of the rest of the group and a fantastic panel of judges including Morgan Matthews, Deborah Aston and Yen Yau.

We find out on Thursday whether or not we are one of the lucky ten! 

Fingers crossed!!

Documentary Diary: No Impact Man

Seeing as, making documentaries is something I’m really interested in doing in the future, I thought I should probably start to write about the documentaries I watch, what I enjoyed about them, or what I disliked about .

My first Documentary Diary post will be on ‘No Impact Man’. The concept is very simple, a family from Manhattan embark on a year long project to entirely eradicate their carbon footprint and make everything they do eco-friendly.  They would do this by following steps each leading them to a ‘greener’ lifestyle.  The Beavan family go further than just putting a recycling bin out. They cycle instead of travelling in their car. They don’t use carrier bags for their shopping, in fact they don’t buy anything unnecessary at all, only local whole foods with no packaging. What really blew me away was when they stopped using electricity, meaning they couldn’t use their fridge, or their lights and could only use their laptops using energy from a single solar panel on the roof.

Now, obviously, when Colin Beavan came up with the concept for the film and book, he wasn’t expecting everyone to watch to abandon their modern ways of life and resort to a 100% eco-friendly way of living, something he does stress this throughout the film, he just wanted people to realise that each person, each household, had a huge impact on the environment and it’s little changes that can help end the environmental crisis. An important message that was showcased in a really honest and heartfelt manner.

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