To change the subject :-)

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Laurence Payne, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Laurence Payne

    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    I am completely occupied with planning an extension of our media
    facilities. We're adding a broadcast newsroom with 3 camera TV studio
    and 4 radio studios as well as expanding our animation and post
    production facilities. When I'm not doing that I'm teaching or helping
    students with their projects. Haven't even had time to edit the family
    christmas video yet. :)

    Darcy O'Bree
    Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University
    Darcy O'Bree, Feb 11, 2004
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    Jake Guest

    That's stretching the rec(reational) bit of to new
    dimensions ;-)

    Sounds like a fun job.

    Jake, Feb 11, 2004
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  3. Laurence Payne

    j'arrow Guest

    I know I'm pretty quiet here (bit of a lurker...) here's my last three
    projects -

    Promotional DVD for a DJ - filmed live in a nightclub, then editted to
    a soundtrack that they provided some weeks later, she got signed by a
    record company 'Tidy Trax' after sending them the promo...

    Music Video - submitted some work for the Dandy Warhol's i-film muisc
    video contest

    Reconstruction - filmed a CID & HSE reconstruction of a fatility at a
    workplace as evidence for the employers defence case <not the happiest
    days filming>

    Currently still working through 2 school nativity plays from Christmas
    (the school isn't paying me I don't mind making them wait a while), a
    'leader' for a woman at Uni (degree in Film & Media) and them there's
    my personal Christmas, New Year Party and Holiday home-videos.... and
    I have promised both of our sons (7&4) that I'll put them into a
    'Matrix' style film for fun....

    Apart from that - I work full time, mainly shift work for 40 weeks of
    the year - 1 weekend off every 2 months, but my wife is very
    supportive and I take the family out to almost every shoot so it's
    "our" hobby as opposed to "my" hobby...

    j'arrow (the quiet one)
    j'arrow, Feb 11, 2004
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    Jerry. Guest

    I suspect, like any job, after a month or two it's just a job - a nice job
    but still just a job...
    Jerry., Feb 11, 2004
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    Jerry. Guest

    So you didn't post a message which contained the words "Its broadband only
    (500k or better for reasonable performance, 300k just-about), and operates
    on a part pay and part free VOD basis." then ?
    Jerry., Feb 11, 2004
  6. Since I'm between contracts with Beeb, so with time on hands and hating
    doing anything else other
    than film/video, I decided to make an affectionate doc on a local grand old
    gentleman called Arthur.
    Hi is ninety and still runs his ironmonger's shop in Taffs Well - a little
    village at the start of the valleys north of Cardiff.
    His place is a veritable Aladdin's Cave, where you can find anything -
    absolutely anything.
    He's a great talker as well, with humerous recollections and a wealth of
    home-spun pholosophies.
    The finished programme will run to about 30 mins. and I propose
    to donate copies to the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Ffagan, The Media
    Archive at Aberystwyth as well as to the local library.
    I'll also pitch it to our local TV channels.
    The great thing about DV is that I can fund the project myself. The only
    cost I've got is tape stock.
    It's really nice to be able to have the same hobby as the day job ;-)

    Robin Davies-Rollinson, Feb 11, 2004
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    Dr Video Guest

    You want us to supply you with video films etc. that you then charge for
    absolutely! But the proposition is that people who supply films get
    paid, and retain copyright in their productions. The financial model
    tv-uk has is similar to a conventional publication; the secure charge
    system is operated by BT for an amazingly high percentage cut, the
    bandwidth costs more, and what I'd like to do is split the balance
    50/50 with makers. That gives me some income to generate publicity,
    and run the service, and them some eating and drinking money.

    This means that people with niche interests can make programmes about
    things that interest them and get viewers with similar interests. For
    instance, I'd like to see a lot more about travel for older people,
    which is why I've started making a little strand of programmes called
    GreyTraveller about out of season holidays, which I hope other people
    in my position may want to spend 50p or £1 to watch. My partner is
    interested in dolls-houses, so we've made some bits about that. I'd
    like to see more specialist interest areas, too.

    Hope this is responsive.

    Dr Video, Feb 12, 2004
  8. Laurence Payne

    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    I'm one of those rare people who actually enjoys coming to work each
    day. I've been doing this job for almost three years now and it's still
    (mostly) fun. It's the only job I've had that's enabled me to do all
    the things I'm good at. Also, working with students teaches you a lot
    about technology. Because they don't know what can't be done they
    challange you to find a way of doing things you didn't know were

    Darcy O'Bree
    Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University
    Darcy O'Bree, Feb 12, 2004
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    Jake Guest

    You lucky so-and-so!

    Jake, Feb 12, 2004
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