Quick one this; I’m on a train most of the way up to Darlo with 50 minutes of battery remaining on my Mac. Boo North East trains for not having plug sockets on your trains.
So this week I’m doing a pretty hectic but hopefully fruitful job; I’m the embedded cameraman/editor for the England 2018 team, tasked with documenting the movements of the FIFA Inspection Team. The schedule is pretty hectic although I haven’t been involved in the London visits today; yesterday was Downing Street for the official welcome from Nick Clegg
and other opening speeches from the delegation. First time in Downing Street but to be honest I was so concerned with getting the shoot right I didn’t have time to nose around. Good location though; really central, handy for work.
Then it was a hop onto the Jubilee line up to Wembley Park, editing on the way. Hardcore. I was there at the station to pick up the delegation as they arrived behind me; they then were taken on a tour of Wembley with Fabio amongst others in attendance
The organising committee did a great job of getting a load of local kids in to welcome the delegation and kick a few balls around on the pitch; I was impressed so I hope that rubs off on the honoured guests! Again a whistlestop tour round the place, then onto Altitude for the evening soiree. Canapes, champagne and entertainment (including Boris Johnson speech) for the invited; a laptop and Final Cut Pro for me. Managed to get B-roll footage of Wembley and Downing Street ready for upload to journalists/news agencies who couldn’t cover it, although such is the life of a digital producer that one of the encodes crashed part way through meaning I’m writing this now on 3 hours’ sleep. Onwards and upwards; Boro very shortly and then a very big day tomorrow….more on that soon.
Techwise, I’m shooting this week on Sony PMW EX1; when you get it right it’s a really fast workflow for decent quality.