We’ve just entered the final few weeks as we have now headed into May.
We have a well established Twitter, Facebook and YouTube page so we can add external links to our website and this is in keeping with our audience participation. The VT team have been uploading all their work onto the YouTube channel so we can see what they have done and it’s all looking really good.
Unfortunately, our studio session on the 2nd of May was cancelled as many people were not able to come; but we had a session on the 30th and a three and a half hour session on the 3rd of May so we didn’t really miss out. We have been in the position this week where we are able to run through the whole show (obviously our performance isn’t in the studio with us, neither is the expert) but we are accounting for this and practising the interview with the expert now anyway with a stand in (Laura the producer) so the presenters can get used to the types of questions they need to ask, how to respond, and improvisation if necessary. The presenters are doing really well, they’re definitely becoming more fluent and relaxed now they know the script and it’s looking good.
We managed to get our Sennheiser radio microphones this week, we set them up with no problems, and got a good signal through – for a while. People not turning their phones off in the studio can cause interference with the lavalier packs, which produces feedback coming through the speakers, this I really do not want on the day! And it’s not very nice to listen to in the mean time. Also, set put up a plasma ball on a stand – it looks really good and it’s definitely effective. Unfortunately…when turned on plasma balls interfere with electric devices, which are crew noticed as it can alter things on your phone and it’s comical, but it interfered quite heavily with the radio microphones frequencies and this did not sound good at all. When turned off it was fine, the lava lamp had no interference and we got through a productive session.
Our expert has unfortunately fallen short after asking for £80 and then not replying to the producer so we are considering the Coventry StormTrooper – so we’ll have to see where this ends up but it should be finalised soon.
The P.A’s have been posting their timings so far; we still have not met the 12 minute mark, we are quite short at the moment but all of our VT’s have now been filmed, edited and uploaded and we have manage to have run through’s this week with all of the VT’s so we now have a better idea of timings and where we need to fill more time in – for example after our final VT we have decided to include ‘Rey’s review corner’ where he will briefly talk about the documentary and his experience with UFO’s and if the film influenced him.
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