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    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.
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    I love this kind of geeky thing. I can't wait to see the footage.

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    Lol!!! You and mr stannard would have loved it !!
    Last edited by enc; 03-06-2013 at 03:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enc View Post
    Lol!!! You and me stannard would have loved it !!
    I would indeed. Many congratulations to whoever at your club managed to arrabge this.
    Tim

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    ok part 1 is uploaded. not for technical appraisal as i know its rubbish, its main aim is for members of our club who couldnt make it on the night to watch. i thought some on here maybe interested.

    i shot random clips, mainly on my phone as and when i could.

    i must say the Beeb were amazingly accommodating as to what we could shoot... pretty much everything was game!

    Part 1 ...

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    Thanks for posting this en, It's fascinating to see what our licence payer money goes on. I feel sorry for the one poor tech guy in the gallery who is responsible for the studio lights. 2 remote cameras and the outside broadcast signal feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    I feel sorry for the one poor tech guy in the gallery who is responsible for the studio lights. 2 remote cameras and the outside broadcast signal feel.
    Whilst training someone!

    What I found interesting was how low the ceilings/lights were. Whener I've been to a recording it's all been very high. I giess that's to make room for studio audences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    Whilst training someone!

    What I found interesting was how low the ceilings/lights were. Whener I've been to a recording it's all been very high. I giess that's to make room for studio audences.
    Did you hear the comment about every light in the studio being able to run off one 13 amp fuse ?
    'No longer are the pleasures of Home Movie Making limited to those with ample funds. Now the man and woman of moderate means can join the sport'..... Kodak catalogue 1933

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    Quote Originally Posted by enc View Post
    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.
    Wow, I love this kind of thing!
    Next time you can expect to see me there!

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    Wow, really good! What a nice building! The control room looks just like my secondary editing room here at home!!!

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