The Shadowing Experience - Jones, D.

Charlie Watts (Editor)

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Abstract

After contacting everyone in the world who works in Television (not literally) I finally managed to get some work experience with a production company creating a programme for the Cbeebies channel. I was thrilled that I had finally stepped through the doors into a real production office. I can remember walking to the office and my imagination went wild thinking, “there are going to be thousands of editors everywhere, a huge camera team working like clockwork,” but I was completely wrong. There were two teams of approximately eight people working on the programme which consisted of the Producer, Assistant Producers, Production Managers, Camera Operators and self Directors.This made me realise that just because something is being broadcasted on television, it does not require a huge team of people to create a television programme. This was an eye opener, as I always thought productions were actually more complicated than they were. I’m not saying that it is easy to do this job, as it definitely isn’t, but it was reassuring to know that the team works very closely and you don’t have that loss of communication being part of a mass “team.”
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationKitPlus
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2019

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