201MC – Timesheet

Here is a count of the total days and hours I put into the 201MC module:

Photoshoot Johnny Smith: 1 Day 3 Hours

Glitter Video Shoot: 1 Day 5 hours

Leamington FC: 36 Days

ISI Global Shoot: 1 Day 3 Hours

Total: 39 Days and 11 hours

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201MC – Updated CV

In light of the work I have done for 201MC, I have updated my CV to include the experiences that I think are good enough to be displayed. Here is a link to my new CV:

Stephen Hird CV 2014

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201MC – Risk Assessment

Here is the risk assessment I created for the Leamington FC work placement. There were a lot of hazards and potential dangers involved in this placement.

201MC_risk assessment (1)

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201MC – Leamington FC – Colywn Bay FC

For our final game of the season, we filmed the match between Leamington and Colwyn Bay. By now we had perfected our technique, and were producing brilliant footage and highlights for the club, who seem determined to keep us on next season. We did have some issues with this game however, as some of the memory cards had become corrupted somehow after the game. The loan shop came to our rescue again though, and we managed to recover the data and still create a great highlight reel.

This is a brilliant outcome to a placement that I have thoroughly enjoyed, and I am very proud of the work that I have done. I have learnt so many new skills, and improved on a lot more too. This work placement has definitely been an outstanding success, and I will make sure to use it as great experience in the future.

Overall I helped to film and edit 9 football matches, each with a work time of around 4 days. This means that for this project alone I have done 36 days worth of experience.

Below is the match report and a clip from the game:

http://www.leamingtonfc.co.uk/index.php/last-match/1868-leamington-2-colwyn-bay-1

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201MC – Leamington FC – Boston United

This game had it’s own troubles even before the day of the match. As we have to rely on the Media Loan Shop for all of our gear, we knew that there may come a time where something outside of our control would mean that we had to alter our strategy. This time, we had planned to book out our usual equipment, which contained 3 Sony Z5s. However the student that had booked out the gear before us was well known for not returning items on time, and inevitably our gear wasn’t returned at all on the day we were meant to pick it up. We thought that we would have to call off this match completely, as we thought we wouldn’t have enough cameras for a good edit. However the loan shop came to our aid, and switched our bookings out for some older but still useable cameras, the Sony Z1. This meant that we had 1 Sony Z5 and 2 Z1s, something that we could work with.

At the beginning of the game I was unsure if I would be able to operate the Z1, but with a short training session from my colleague, I was ready to use the camera. The two cameras fortunately were very similar in operation, with only the way it recorded the data being significantly different. we still managed to produce a good edit, however the game itself wasn’t particularly interesting, ending in a 0-0 draw.

I again managed to surprise myself in my ability to adapt quickly to difficult situations, which is something I will add to my list of strengths. Even with cameras that we weren’t used to, we still managed to capture a good edit of the match, and the fans were just as happy with this edit as we were (although not too happy about the result). I now consider my graphcis to be perfect, and have settled on a routine for each game which means that we are definitely catching up with th games that we had fallen behind on.

Below is the match highlights and report:

http://www.leamingtonfc.co.uk/index.php/last-match/1858-leamington-0-boston-united-0

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201MC – Leamington FC – Worcester City FC

This game was definitely one of our worst so far, thanks to shoddy equipment. The game began well, even though we had noted that a couple of the tripods were malfunctioning, and may become a problem later on in the game. Without having backup tripods due to lack of space in the car, we were forced to ride these early problems out and hope they didn’t get any worse. Unfortunately they did. The tripod I was using became unusable, and required the attention of all three of us to try and fix it.

The problem was, a small handle that was used to tighten the mount that held the camera had come loose, which was fine until the handle came off completely. This meant that the camera (which was attached to the tripod at the time for safety and security reasons) couldn’t be re-attached to the tripod. This meant that I had to go through the entire second half (45 minutes) using the camera in a hand held fashion. I found this incredibly difficult, as the camera was fairly heavy and bulky, which meant that cramp soon set in, and I found it difficult to constantly follow the game.

I managed to record most of the action however, and thankfully there wasn’t much action during the game that was vital for our edit. The footage in the end didn’t look too bad, and this is an experience that I won’t forget in a hurry. I definitely impressed myself with my inginuity, as there was a point where I thought that I may aswell not film the game, believing the footage would come out very shaky and poor. However we still managed to produce a good highlight video for this game, without any real noticable errors in the footage. The fans and the club were still very happy with our edit, but this is definitely something I will learn from in the future. Sometimes it simply isn’t possible to have a backup for some things, and so I must be prepared for any eventually that I may have to face when filming in the future.

Below you will find the match report and full edit for the game:

http://www.leamingtonfc.co.uk/index.php/last-match/1847-leamington-1-worcester-city-0-

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201MC – Leamington FC – AFC Telford United

Another video highlight from Leamington FC, this time against AFC Telford United. This was yet another straight forward game for us, as Leamington draw 2-2 with Telford United. As always we are constantly improving, and I believe my own camera skills are improving too. The graphics are at the level that I believe they are perfect, and so I am very happy with this edit. It really helps that we all can now use the same cameras, and has definitely improved my outlined strength of having good technical skills when it comes to cameras.

Without having much more to comment on this game, here are some graphics, match report and full edit:

http://www.leamingtonfc.co.uk/index.php/last-match/1841-leamington-2-afc-telford-2

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