Do you want to hear about a labour of love? Well when you decide to make a television show from scratch then you might get an idea about the kind of troubles and trails that one may have to go through…
For those of you who don’t know, I will now try and be the one who will elaborate the beautiful steps that need to be taken in order to make a show!
PRE PRODUCTION (Highlighted for great effect!)
Now this part is often looked upon as the boring first slice in a television show sandwich, but really it isn’t boring. It can be tiresome and time consuming but its definitely not boring. Here are some of the things that we had to do.
-Talk a hell of a lot about what we want to make.
-Keep talking a lot but actually decide on what we are going to try and make.
NEWS FLASH – We decided to make a Children’s game show based in space! (I can literally feel the excitement growing!)
-Start working on those sets. ( We want those contestants to feel as if they were floating throughout the cosmos while still having the home comforts of gravity and a comfy seat to sit on.)
-Give a role out to everyone in the Crew.
-practise, Practise and more PRACTICE!
Well this is the fun but often chaotic time where everyone loses their minds a bit. I was the Floor Manager on this shoot and these are some of the things that I had to take care of…
-Having to look after 30 excitable primary school students.
- Trying to relay instructions from the director to the crew on the studio floor.
-Keeping control of the rounds and making sure that the presenter and the contestants know what they are doing at all times.
- Try and not pull my own hair out in the process ;).
And we ended up with a show that worked and more importantly created a lot of enjoyment for all of the children who watched and took part in it.
In this area I didn’t have much of a part in the editing process, and while I would like to believe that little “post-production’ pixies swooped in and did all of the hard work, I would unfortunately be overlooking the hard work of the crew members who edited on the project. These were some of the jobs that had to be done…
-Audio and Graphics add ons
Thats it! Thats the complete (yet heavily simplified) way that we went about making the show we ended up calling “GALACTIC GUARDIANS!”. I hope you enjoyed reading this and stay tuned for more weird and wacky stuff that I end up getting myself into!
Click here to see what we made!