Work Experience Manchester

I visited my uncle in Manchester  and asked him for the oppertunity to do work experience with him. He was able to arrange a week of shadowing the camera trainee to help me learn exactly what their responsibilities are. As well as gaining a better understanding for how fast and organised you have to be to work within TV.

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The set
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The set
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Bouncing the light to fill the apartment
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The Alexa mini on the dolly
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The back drop behind the set windows and the 20k light
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The studio lighting set up
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The Magliner (where I spent a lot of time)

 

Amber (the camera trainee) showed me around set, and taught me about her role whenever she got a spare moment. I learnt invaluable skills such as:

    •  Running cables and securing them safely with gaffer tape
    • Assisting her setting up and re-locating monitors for the DOP, Director, script supervisor and art department
    • She taught me how to mark the clapper board and log card info for the script supervisor
    • Keeping all batteries charged and marking the empty ones with a orange tape X and the full ones with a green tape /
    • Once the camera is set up first thing in the morning, placing coloured tape over the media slot so the operator knows its ready
    • Setting up and moving the kit for the camera dept. as well as assisting the grips
    •  To cut out different coloured camera tape at the start of each day and stick it on the back on the clapper board so it is ready to be used
    • Tabbing tape
    • Running media to the DIT
    • Getting lots of cups of tea and coffee for the camera dept.
    • Keeping the van and Magliner organised

 

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