Camera and Gallery
Whether you’re front of house concentrating on the screen of a camera to get the very best shot, following a script and making sure everyone is on point or letting the cameras know exactly what you want them to do and when they’re live, this is a big department and it gets hectic! Until you’ve worked on a live broadcast of any size, you probably wouldn’t believe the calm and controlled chaos that ensues as soon as the clock ticks to showtime.
Where does the volunteering take place?
How many hours would I be expected to work?
There are volunteering positions with more sociable hours, but sound is a calling and the people you get to socialise with are probably those you want to be with anyway! There are long hours and often extremely hectic schedules, but that’s nothing to worry about if you’re making your favourite band tick, right? And, it’s only once a month for 10 months of the year.
How long would the volunteering last for?
What sort of work would I be doing if I volunteered?
- Reading scripts and liaising with the head of department on the best camera shots
- Creating schematics of the camera layouts as they change
- Learning to use the correct Set, Focus and Zoom and camera techniques
- setting up cameras
- Breaking down cameras
- Equipment and SDI checking
- Front of house Camera operating
- Broadcast operating
- Recording the show with blackmagic atem software and hardware
- Gallery Setup and breakdown
- Cuing live camera and following cues from script
- Communicating with 2 way radio to other camera crew and head of department, Director
- liaising with all other departments as necessary