- 20-06-2012, 21:24 #51
For "multiplatform producer" read 'useless cunt who is sooo useless that they can't do anything else'.
The last time I worked with a cameraman was in Boz and he was pissed out of his skull most of the time. He was one of Bell's little tribe. Good chap, but pissed all the time.
- 20-06-2012, 21:34 #52
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- 20-06-2012, 21:36 #53
- 20-06-2012, 21:38 #54
...I've seen these 'multi-skillers' (hahaha), on the road- they are normally dressed in 'fashionable' clothes and wouldn't know what a 'white balance' was if it slapped them. We used to have to put up with what was referred to as a VJ - although luckily I think they have all been killed off as most of the packages these 'jack of all trades and master of fuck all' wannabes put together seemed to be largely about themselves with small elements of the actual story tacked on for good measure.
There are still a few soundos on contract at BBC news but they are all a bit 'odd'.
I take it you mean 'stop me and buy one' Bell. His cameraman was one armed Mo (who is now dead)Her Majesty's Press Corps.... only the innocent (and members of the House of Lords) have nothing to fear.
- 20-06-2012, 21:39 #55
- 20-06-2012, 21:40 #56
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- 20-06-2012, 21:44 #57
iPhone has a camera built in. It isn't much use for up-skirts though.
Ah, don't mind if I do. Cheers!3; 2; 1; Firing NOW.........
3; 2; 1; Firing NOW ........
FFS Pass me the bloody matches.
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- 20-06-2012, 21:49 #58
What gets me is the predictability of the pictures with the 'Jacks'. Every PTC has to feature the presenter walking towards camera waiving her (usually) arms about, then a voice over of some ethnic person washing the dishes and a straight cut to a tightly shot interview, with about seven cutaways to a pair of wringing hands every 30 secs to cope with the edit.
The last one I saw was a piece for This World from Honduras about death squads. It was like watching a media studies student's exam video.
Oh. How many times recently have you noticed the Beeb and Sky film an interview with their own taxi driver?
- 20-06-2012, 21:49 #59
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He stopped advertising vacancies for placements externaly as he would be inundated with the same CVs from the same couple of dozen ex-private school hipster twats who thought they were destined to be "media" professionals, not a one of them having actually been to film school or studied actual film and televison production.
Quite a lot of them would have a degree in "Media Studies" though, the wankers degree of choice.
- 20-06-2012, 21:58 #60
And it doesn't have to be in a nasty place. Sky News managed to miss a flypast of Typhoons when HMS Diamond was firing soggy blanks in a salute at the start of the Jubbly celebrations in Portsmouth.
You'd think two Typhoons, kicking in the afterburners and doing a 90deg to skyward might be hard to miss. But Sky managed to miss it.