Humber Connected: VG Rewind
(Originally broadcast March 22, 2011)
Today's House Blogger was Keasha Warrington
Joe, Director- “Aaagghhhh!”
Jim, TD- “I’m feelin’ great, fantastic.”
1:47pm, Andrew the producer is in the studio preparing the hosts and camera operators for the show. He seems to know exactly what he wants from his show.
Matt, Host- “Frankly, I have nothing to say.”
Jim, Host- “Here we go again.”
The hosts are trying to figure out their style of hosting. Knowing these boys, it will not be a let down.
Hailey, the director’s AD is nervous for her position, just some pre-show jitters, but we’re sure she’ll be fine. I feel like a majority of people in this industry dread the sight of numbers. Oh mathematics, why have you betrayed us?
James, A1- “It’s my first time in this position, but I’ll be fine.”
2:15pm, Andrew’s pep talk during the crew meeting was definitely a good start to the show. “Don’t mess up. When you screw up, I will be upset. That’s a threat, wrapped in subtlety.” They were honest and blunt about what they wanted. After their bit of encouragement, everybody seemed ready for the rehearsal.
2:20pm, AD is counting down to blue; it’s quiet and calm in the control room and everybody’s anxious to start rolling. Joe’s taking it one step at a time.
The hosts begin reading the prompter smoothly and everything’s on time, they’re killing it!
Steph, VTR was having trouble with rendering but solved the problem in no time. What would we do without crew that knows how to troubleshoot?
The director’s a little frustrated with the commercials, but Andrew seems confident in his script. The show came to a short stop; the crew waits patiently for the continuation of the production. But as I always say, a party ain’t a party until somethin’ gets broke.
The director decides to start from scratch; we’re back on track and everything is peachy keen.
Our producer obviously has a taste for retro commercials and advertisements. Star Wars action figures have never looked so fun. Speaking on the behalf of everybody, I think we like it!
Yes, like the majority of the shows we are having script issues, VTR issues, rundown issues, but it looks like everybody’s actually enjoying themselves.
Karen was definitely a huge help starting off the final production. Hallelujah and thank you Jesus for her! The vibe in the control room is a lot more still than during rehearsal. Looks like our trial and error is paying off.
3:02pm, it’s half way through the show and it’s been flawless! I’ve never seen anything like this, what a beauty! The prompter is prompting, the TD is pushing buttons on point and the audio guy is fading like nobody’s business. Our director seems impressed.
The show ended sooner than hoped, but the TD suggested some great improv to end it off, collaborating VTR and cameras.
Overall, the show was a learning process and the final product was nothing to be ashamed about. Congratulations to Andrew and Joe for producing and directing an entertaining segment.