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Practice Shoot – FCT Crew

On every Actuality Media program we take a morning or afternoon aside from the main project to put the crew together, filming on a set for the first time. It’s a great time to field questions that would otherwise interrupt the main project, and always a fun time.

The TECHO crew got their practice day early to film the Colecta event. There was not early event that need be filmed for the FCT crew, so we paid a visit to the very friendly, oft-shopped at jewelry store down the street.

With no prep work, and just a little time to get ready, it's up to the Cinematographer to start getting coverage right away while the Director works up a story.
With no prep work, and just a little time to get ready, it’s up to the Cinematographer to start getting coverage right away while the Director works up a story.
The compact size of the jewelry store, as well as the many, many decorations hanging from different points of the ceiling made quite the challenge for the crew - both to all fit in one space, as well as to get the sound coverage desired.
The compact size of the jewelry store, as well as the many, many decorations hanging from different points of the ceiling made quite the challenge for the crew – both to all fit in one space, as well as to get the sound coverage desired.
For the sit down interview everyone gathered behind Professor DeMil who helped translate (and later volunteered to be the on camera customer)
For the sit down interview everyone gathered behind Professor DeMil who helped translate (and later volunteered to be the on camera customer)
With main filming done, crew members also had the opportunity to try their hand at different roles. Directors with lighting...
With main filming done, crew members also had the opportunity to try their hand at different roles. The Director with lighting…
and the Editor behind the camera.
and the Editor behind the camera.
Then a wrap with an exterior shot.
Then a wrap with an exterior shot.

 

Unfortunately after shooting was done, our subject let it be known he didn’t really want to be on the internet. The shoot was really an exercise, and the important part was getting through it together. However, the Editor was able to put together a very fine cut and after a private screening with our subject he gave the okay to put the video online. So without further adieu…