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Rkolsen989 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
For those who refuse to join and loath Facebook - is there any other way of watching this?

I love a bit of live tv gallery action.


I don't think you'll need to join Facebook to watch it live, if that's any consolation?


Commercial Facebook pages are not private. Content is open to all. You'll likely get an annoying pop up at the bottom of the page asking you to join and you can click not now.
Rkolsen989 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Just watched the broadcast at 2:30 AM. There were a few things I liked/noticed:

• Christian hosting and making sure almost everyone in the gallery and studio had there own piece/shoutout. I did miss whoever was to the right of the program editor on the first row against the wall and the second person in the audio "booth"
• Chris' conversations with George and those in the field that started with terms of endearment such as darling or love. I got a kick out of it.
• How quickly the regional opt at TOTH. I had no idea there was one.
• The computerized countdown dubbed sonic Sophie (or anyone else) is that a standard Mozart feature.
• I forgot that the chyrons and all are not inserted in the gallery. From the sitting position in the directors chair the confidence monitor seems far away - to make sure they're there.


I'm curious what the two computer racks are as you walk into the gallery are. It looks like multiple HP towers. I take it they're placed there so space at the desk is clean?
deejay2,413 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
The nations/regions have a busy sequence in and out of the One/Six/Ten headlines. They opt away from the last trail at 59:50 to a regional BBC One Ident, 10 seconds, naming national and regional presenters. Then network for the national headlines, then opt for 12 seconds for the local headline then back to the network. In the One and Six there's then a half-way regional opt, which hasn't got a fixed on air time, so one ear needs to be kept on the network talkback / eye on the national running order.

The 'chryons' are all inserted in the gallery, though referred to as Astons generally, despite the fact that it's actually done by a Viz! Name astons on packages are all done by Mosart. When on News Channel mode, story astons and other manual astons are done by a text producer, who is on the back row in the gallery.

The lower thirds are all seen on the main TX monitor (right) in front of the director. The Six (on BBC One) doesn't have a ticker on it, so that's why the main TX monitor appeared to be clean most of the time. (Any gallery outputting to several tx destinations can have different ticker/logo/styles as required).
Two minutes regions...
Moz4,952 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Wales Today
Wow. Surprised there's not been much more chat on here about this. Thought TV Forum would have been in meltdown!

Fantastic behind the scenes look. Very very interesting, and well presented by Christian Fraser. Chris Cook clearly loves his job, is incredibly good at it, and seemed to enjoy it even more being on Facebook Live!

I was amazed how much contrast there was to the almost blind panic of previous behind the scenes like...



and



and of course...!

#betterprepared
Steve in Pudsey7,745 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Fascinating to see, I wish I'd been in yesterday to be able to see it in tandem with the broadcast version. In terms of the comparison with much older talkback recordings, I guess things like ENPS make a great deal of difference, nobody is shouting for scripts, everybody can see if packages are ready, the presenter can see which cameras they are using in the next sequence because it's all pre-planned, so it makes things a lot calmer and a lot less has to be said over talkback.

I was surprised that the "Sonic Sophie" doesn't appear to have multiple voices (like a car sat nav) - it must be confusing when Sophie is presenting to also have her voice doing the counts? Also a bit surprised that there didn't seem to be a count into the regional opts, just a "nations and regions next" followed by "opt out, opt out". Did I understand what Chris said correctly that the system does count that down on the talkback circuit to the regions but presumably not heard in the gallery?

Deejay - Chris mentioned in the piece that he started his directing career in presentation like yourself, is that a common career path for news directors?
Write that down in your copybook now.
Markymark4,182 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
The nations/regions have a busy sequence in and out of the One/Six/Ten headlines. They opt away from the last trail at 59:50 to a regional BBC One Ident, 10 seconds, naming national and regional presenters. Then network for the national headlines, then opt for 12 seconds for the local headline then back to the network.


In the nations, where is the 'opt out' cutting done, in pres, or in the news gallery ? (the latter using London output as an external source ?)