At 4 pm we begun planning the filming for Friday performances of We Are The Multitude and Gary: A Love Story. We collected the equipment from the room and made our way into the John Thaw stage. We had a look at the stage first and planned where we would place the cameras and the microphones. We originally planned to place the cameras at the end of the steps in the middle of the audience section, however we were unable to due to it being a fire hazard. We sorted the solution by placing the two cameras at the very back of the seating section, getting a full view of the stage. My camera would film the wider shot of the stage, whilst Darren would focus on the actors in a close up angle. We set the microphones at the front of the stage, to collect the audio of the actors speaking on the stage and the dialogue would be clearer in the editing process instead of silent. Once we had set up and organised, we discussed with the director and actors how much they wanted recording, the director told us that she would like the first 15 minutes of the performance to be recording and use for the show reel. 1st Performance: We Are The Multitude-15 mins recorded
After the first performance was finished we did the same process of setting up the camera angles and settings as well as asking the director if there any loud banging and noises in the piece so that the microphone could pick up the dialogue if the actor was speaking and seperate it from the noise. She informed us that there were two scenes, including one of the main actors repeatedly whacks a metal pole on the stage while speaking. We did a quick test, asking the actor to smash the metal pole on the floor just to make sure that the noise wasn't picked up too much and we could hear the actor clearly, there were no issues.
2nd Performance: Gary: A Love Story-Full Performance Recorded