During this week the crew roles were finalized and each crewmember received the programme proposal from the director so that they could have an input to the programme itself.
The allocated production roles were as followed:
Director – Christine Pigott
Camera 1 – Henry Austwick
Camera 2 – Tim Hunt
Camera 3 – Jonathan Warren
Vision Mixer – Melissa Curnow or Jim Insole
Turbo – Melissa Curnow or Jim Insole
Auto Cue – Catherine Vondrak
Other roles that needed filling were as followed:
Producer, Sound Operator, Lighting Operator and the Floor Manager.
Jim and Myself had a discussion on who was going to be the vision mixer or the turbo operator. Jim said that he didn’t want to do either but he did want to be the floor manager, as he wanted to experience a role outside of the realms of an editor. From this decision I had full control in what role I wanted to specialize in for this production and that was as the vision mixer.
The roles that are not covered will be covered by the group as a whole, Jem offered to be the sound operator for us, Mike offered to be the turbo operator for us and Pete was happy to set the lighting up with the help of someone in the gallery. Christine suggested that she would take on the role of director/producer.
From this I went away and researched into the role of the vision mixer.
Drama and Documentary:
I received also a copy of the proposal for both “Me and My Bro” and “Young and Pissed”. This gave me the opportunity to research into the themes, ideas etc… I also researched into the channels themselves and those who edited for them.
This involved watching a lot of Channel 4 Dramas such as The Misfits and BBC3 documentaries like Coppers.
The way in which I researched into them was by using an abbreviation, which is RAILING. This standards for Representation, Audience, Ideology, Language, Institution, Narrative and Genre.
This is a very good way of making sure you analyze films the best possible way therefore retrieving the best information that is almost 100% relevant.