Archive | September, 2011

Derby Braves ROCK!

30 Sep

Last night gave me a chance to go back to my uni, as I have been accepted on a filming and editing opportunity with the Derby Braves. I know I mentioned this in the previous post, but I can now say that this role began yesterday. I was invited to the first training sessions. After getting through all the traffic of people getting home I made it, where I met Matt, the guy who posted the role on the v-inspired website. Basically Matt gave me a breakdown of what they were after, when they’d be training and playing their matches and everything else to do with American football.

Though I felt like an idiot; I have a flip and didn’t think to bring it, thankfully one of the coaches had a camcorder, so I started filming drills and other training activities, which was awesome. Along with filming I’m also gonna being editing this, so I’ll being getting key experience there and it will be something else to go on the CV that BBC North can see.

So I head back to Derby uni next Thursday, armed with my flip and photo camera to get more footage and anything else the coaches want capturing. So lets see what happens

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Hut or Hike, ‘the city of dreaming spires’ and shaken but not stirred

20 Sep

Well, these are and were some of the plans I had in the pipeline, but things have changed. Not by choice but because I spent the last two weeks trying to get rid of an illness.

The reference to dreaming spires is to do with Oxford; an opportunity for an internship with a production company for 8 weeks was one opportunity I missed out on because of being ill. However, I did ask if I missed out on the internship if I can still help out on the film, to which they said ‘Yes’. So I will need to chase up the production company up about when they will be starting production work.

The first part of the title is to do with a volunteering filming and editing opportunity with Derby Braves American Football team. The good thing about this is it is flexible so I can do as much as I wish on the project. I just need to get a few details about this volunteering opportunity, what I’m filming and all the usual questions that need answering.

The last part of the title shaken not stirred is to do with the next James Bond film, and boy did I get a surprise. I contact one of the cameraman who passed on some key advice and it was this key advise that led to me getting a letter from the production manager saying that they will contact me soon to let me know if and when they are looking for Floor Runners.

Despite three opportunities and some of them being missed because of illness, as I said before, I am still continuing to find filming and editng opportunities, now that I know that BBC North are not taking anymore applications for Manchester. I have more to say, but I think I’ve said enough for one post. So lets wait and see what happens.

An Audience with Adele?

1 Sep

Well, this is a hopefully. I was talking with Liz who I radio volunteer with at Leciester Royal Infirmary about Adele coming to the East Midlands, and between us we came up with an idea. That idea, you may ask, was to apporach the reps of Adele to see if we could get a quick interview with her, that would be broadcasted on Hospital radio for all to hear. So for the e-mail has been sent and I await to hear if Adele will let me and Liz interview her, before she has to perform. I only hope the reply I get from her PR will be a positive one.

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