14 – Multi camera write ups/Evlauation of finished works (Bootleggers pre-production)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufIXZkKTBj0 – January 2014 Box gig band 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VeSzsSVn64 – January 2014 Box gig band 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjECHiqjy74 – January 2014 Box gig band 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1R6kgd8qic – January 2014 Box gig band 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcxbh09iN2M – January 2014 Box gig band 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcxbh09iN2M – January 2014 Box gig band 6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcxbh09iN2M – January 2014 Box gig band 7

I think that overall, the multi-camera production went really well.


I think that given that it was such a small space in which we had to film, it was always going to be hard to set up, but before we were assigned with our locations, I had a preference to film at the box instead of bootleggers.

We had two camera’s towards the front of the stage and two camera’s towards the back of the room. The camera on the left side of the stage was quiet good, because you could get several band members in the shot, as well as getting individual close-ups or getting audience shots. However, the problem with this camera was that some of the shots that you got with it, would have the camera on the right side of the stage in the shot.

The camera on the right side of the stage was personally the hardest for me, and probably for the other’s as well. This is because, this was the hand-held camera. We were filming on the Sony V1-RE’s =, which are fairly heavy, and to film for about 20 minutes straight while holding those camera’s and keeping them focused is hard enough, but their were also several low shots which we wanted, meaning we had to get low down and still hold up the camera while operating it. This also makes it more distracting when filming because you can’t think about holding up the camera, you have to think about getting the best shots, but because you are struggling to hold it up, it is harder to concentrate on getting those shots.

The camera on the left side of the back wall was also quiet annoying to film on because the tripod had a dodgy leg, so I felt it safest to constantly have one hand firmly gripped on the tripod and camera at all times, despite all the tape that we had used to keep it as steady as possible. As well as this, the tripod was quiet high up so we needed to stand on a little step, to gain some extra height, but I am not that tall, so I fairly struggled a bit, to look down the lens as much as I would have liked to. The last problem with this camera was that it was a wide shot of the audience and band, and because it was a standing gig, it was hard to see above the audience as they were in the way most of the time, meaning the shots that were being captured we not that great.

The camera on the right side of the back wall, was another good one, because it was more adventurous, that we had more freedom for getting shots, but also that the tripod wasn’t that tall, it was a dodgy tripod, (also meaning it wasn’t hand-held) their weren’t people in the way. However their wasn’t much foot room, so I had to position myself in a strange position to film, which gave me less flexibility.

I found taking direction from the director easy enough, as well as the fact that it was a bit of a brake from filming, and a rest for my body and my arms.

I found directing quiet fun, but at the same time, quiet annoying because you want to use certain shots, but what I was being fed with shot wize, was similar between most of the camera’s, meaning we had to send runners down to tell them to alter their shots. But besides from that, I found it quiet comfortable.

Overall I think that we as a group did really well, with the gig and it was an enjoyable night.


The Risk Assessment warns the participants of safety hazards and dangers of taking part in their chosen activity, at their chosen location.


The Crew list specifies the job that each member of the group will have to undertake.

Set up

The Set up is a drawn up picture of Bootleggers. This covers both the ground floor and the upper floor. It displays things such as tables, and doors and allows us to plot where to place the camera’s.





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