Our video club arranged a visit to BBC media city this last Thursday. I wasn't sure what to expect but the visit
far surpassed any expectations i did have.
We had a tour of the news rooms, control room, from the news studio watched the 6.30 news and weather as it was broadcast live.
outside broadcast news man Andy Cooke gave us a talk on his camera rig, incidentally, he is a one man camera crew these days. The rig weighed an absolute ton.... i was knackered after just two minutes !!!
Most surprising thing i learned is weather girl Diane Oxberry Dianne Oxberry - YouTube does not use autocue but memorizes her weather reports and the studio its self has just 5 people on floor. 2 news presenter, 1 weather presenter, floor manager, 1 cameraman. (3 cameras are robotic, operated from the control room) i counted about 10 people in the control room. i have lots of footage to upload later today.