Been rather absent from DA lately so time for an update!
So what have I been up to?
Last summer I worked at the London 2012 Olympic Games as a Commentary Systems Operator at the Aquatics Centre for the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS). This involved testing equipment used by commentators at the Aquatics Centre and answering tech calls using specialist software. I got to closely observe the work of broadcasters, commentators and presenters and the processes of going on air using talk-back. I completed the Broadcast Training Programme (BTP) in November 2011 to become qualified for the position. It was a phenomenal experience and one I will never forget!
You may know I set up a new YouTube channel in 2011 to experiment in developing and producing my own content. The videos tend to be at film & comic conventions exhibiting up and down the UK which I have been attending since 2006. I have continued to make videos at conventions and have few new videos coming soon including LSCC 2013, and a special compilation video made from extra footage from last year's conventions.
I went back to CBBC last November for another fantastic work experience placement, this time at the BBC's new home at MediaCityUK in Salford, Manchester. This was a 1 month placement on CBBC entertainment show "The DareDevil". I was a runner in production office and on location and also assisted Children In Need, CBBC Extra, CBBC Development, Newsround and attended several 'Stepping Out' sessions (visiting schools to gain feedback from the audiences on Cbeebies and CBBC content). The work experience placements at CBBC have been hugely beneficial and personally inspiring, especially through working with such multi-skilled production teams.
I am currently presenting a live radio show every Monday called "That's Entertainment" on Smoke Radio. We chat about the latest in film, TV and the world of entertainment. Last week was a Doctor Who special with special guest Tom Rees Kaye (Big Finish Productions, themastercrevasse)!
Catch up on the Doctor Who Special here: [link]
Listen live every Monday at 6pm via: [link]
Past episodes: [link]
Lastly, I'm currently working on an exciting production called "Butcher and Sons" – a madcap, heightened, reality, family drama. It's the graduation film (final project) and our chance to show what we're really made of and whether we have actually learned anything during our 3-year degree in Film and TV Production! Of course we have!
Info about the film can be found on the website: [link]
Please support our project by liking our Facebook [link]
and Twitter [link]
pages. We hugely appreciate your support and donations are also welcome.
Cosplay for sale
I'm selling a few cosplay pieces and currently up for sale is my Captain Jack Harkness greatcoat! It's in like-new condition which was modified for accuracy. Bids start at £50! Check it out here: [link]
I've signed up to some more social media platforms including Pintrest, Mixcloud and LinkedIn. Don't forget to like/follow to keep up to date with everything!!!