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Tuesday, 28 February 2012



The Multi live broadcast will be broadcasted from the Manchester College at fielden park campus. The target audience for this broadcast will be anybody that has a keen interest in unsigned music. However the broadcast will be targeted at 16+, as this seems like a reasonable age to start becoming interested in music. Genres range from rock,Indie, pop to acoustic acts. There will be 6 to 8 acts performing on the day. The broadcast will be on the 30th May 2012.

How will the show run?

Firstly the show will start with an opening graphic to engage the audience with excitement. Two energetic and bold presenters will welcome the show by introducing themselves and highlighting what will be in store during the show. One presenter will then briefly introduce the first band/artist. For example reveal such things a latest gigs they’ve done or something unique about the performer. The camera will then go on to the act to start their performance.

I will carry out research into to set designs and other music programmes to gather ideas for the show. I will look at shows such as TOPTP and Jools Holland as these are two excellent examples of music shows that have been broadcasted on television. I will do this by researching on websites such as YouTube. I will also watch the music programmes being broadcasted on the television to gather ideas.

The Studio Set

The studio will have a gig atmosphere; I would like to use smoke machines to create this mood. Lighting will also generate an atmospheric feel to the set using coloured light filters and gels. A backdrop will form the identity of the show displaying a graphic “Unsigned and Defined”. The backdrop will be made from a canvas or cloths and textiles. A raised floor could possibly be used to raise instruments off the floor such as a drum kit and amps so that the drummer can be seen above the other performers and also to reduce vibration to give the artists a better quality sound. Coloured drapes and cloths can be used to cover objects that are not needed to be seen and to make the set look more attractive to the audience. I think a lighting technician will be required to use the lighting equipment to get the most out of the lighting.

Studio Floor Plan

I would like the set arranged in this way as I think this set up will give us more room to work with flexible cameras such as a dolly or a jib. I would like to use three cameras, as it is a Multi live Broadcast. I will have camera 1 and camera 3 stationary as these two cameras will be getting close ups and mid shots of the performers. I would like camera 2 centre of the studio. Camera 2 will be capturing mid shots and wide shots of the performers. Two red head lights will be placed near the back of the set giving a dim glow behind the performers. The backdrop will be created on a canvas or on a cloth material, which will be splatted with coloured paints and will be placed behind the performers also displaying “Unsigned and Defined”.

Interview room
The Interview room will have a similar atmosphere to the studio set. The presenter will present in a laid back mood. The interview room will have bean bags or blow up chairs. TV preview monitor or projector displaying the act performance in the live show also projecting images of the acts previous gigs, exciting graphics and bold lyrics from the musician’s songs. Camera 4 will be placed in the interview room filming the acts live interview. The interviews will take place right next to the live performance studio. However this may be problematic due to noise. So this arrangement may need to be taken down the corridor to the next room in 110 depending on the availability of the room to avoid noise from the live performances.

Signal Pathway
There will be three Panasonic P2s in use in the studio connected via a composite connection feeding into the tri-caster in the gallery. The fourth camera will be a Sony V1 connected via a composite connection feeding from the interview room to the tri-caster. The audio will also feed into the gallery from the studio and the interview room.

Intro and outro
To ensure that most of the time is spent in the studio. I would like to pre-record the Intro and outro to the show before the live performance. These will be qued into the tri-caster ready to play at the start and end of the show.
The intro will start with the bands having a jam between them in the background of the studio this is where the presenter will step in and talk to the camera introducing the acts performing in the show. As the acts are announced they will be shown on screen so we know who each individual act is. A graphic will then be shown then we will cut back to the live performance.
The outro will be a time lapse of the bands and the television crew de-rigging. Over the top of this will be credits which will be displayed thanking all the crew and guests
Gaps and Fillers
Gaps in the show will be filled with live interviews. We could also have the bands performance projected onto a projector and review the performance during their interviews.

Time schedule

There will be two presenters in front of the camera during the show. One presenter will be presenting in the studio and the second presenter will present in the interview room. I would like Erin Roche and Fred Velody to present for the show as I think they present well together and have the confidence in front of the camera.

Additional Kit
The additional kit I would like to use to dress the studio set I will list below:

  • Redhead lighting
  • Coloured gels
  • Coloured drapes
  • Canvas
  • Paints
  • Stencils

The additional kit I would like to dress the interview room I will list below:

  • Bean bags/chairs
  • TV or projector to review performances
  • A backdrop to hide plugs

Desired roles

Floor Manager
I would like to take on the floor manager role as I feel like I can take control of the group. I have taken on the role several times before and feel I did well to help with any problems people had. I think I have a good head to take on the role and I am able to resolve most problems using my initiative to make things move forward.

Camera Operator
I would also like to take on a camera role as I am creative with shots. I am also able to take direction and adjust the camera quickly for the director. I also use my initiative on the floor to ensure the safety of my peers and myself.


Unsigned and defined

Opening Graphic: Displaying Unsigned and Defined

        Fade in: Presenter 1 will introduce the show with a brief introduction about the band/artist the presenter will reveal such things a latest gigs they’ve done or a something unique about the performer.

       Camera 1: wide shot of stage

             Live: Act 1 plays

       Camera 3: Back to the presenter 1 in the studio. Presenter 1 will direct the show to the interview room where act 1 will be interviewed.

       Camera 4: Presenter 2 will be sat in the interview room with act 1 ready to interview.

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