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Dundee Channel to return to The VU
Dundee Channel are set to return to The VU on Sunday 24th August for the final of Tays Got Talent 2014. The talent show based on the Britains Got Talent format will hold 10 heats at various locations across Dundee. There will then be a wildcard event on 14th August before the semi finals on Sunday 17th August at The Park Hotel and Thursday 21st August at Cask and Cork in the Seagate.
There’s still time to take part, get yourself along to the following heats
Do you have what it takes to be the best in Tayside this year and win the £1000 prize ? Here is how to enter
Want to be apart of this ? Please choose your way to apply
1)Add your self to this Group facebook.com/groups/1434785906777517/
2) you can enter by txt 07592 856167 with name, age and type of act
3) You can enter at any one of the venues that are involved from around 7pm each night
3 of the heats have already been held, seven remain…
Sunday 20th July Kellys Bar
Thursday 24th July Taybridge Bar
Sunday 27th July Lyrics Function Suite
Thursday 31st The Hi Corner Bar
Sunday 3rd August The Market Bar (Arbroath)
Thursday 7th August The Ardler Clubbie
Sunday 10th August The Kettledrum
Thursday 14th August The Park Hotel – Last Chance Wildcard.
We’ll remind you of those dates as they come up and to set the scene here’s one of last years finalists
Where did those huskies come from ?
A pack of huskies is an unusual sight running around Dundee Science Centre. They were there as part of the launch of Ice Station Antarctica on monday. But where did this pack of huskies come from ? We spoke to Sandy MacKenzie the owner and trainer of the husky pack. On the day we met four of his huskies but as he explained they are part of a pack of eleven !
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Filming the launch of Ice Station Antarctica
Filming this afternoon for the launch of Ice Station Antarctica at Dundee Science Centre. Jennifer (left) and Rebecca are telling us about the summer exhibition closely watched it seems by the husky in the background. The video will be on line later – includes four huskies and a penguin !
More from the launch
Back to school for Dundee Channel
Back to school – Dundee Channel is following the progress of young people taking their first steps from school into the world of work. The finished programmes will help show school pupils and employers what to expect from the experience. Filming started this morning with four Harris Academy pupils. The filming will follow the pupils out onto their placements to catch up with them during their week working for an employer. The filming will continue when the pupils return to the classroom and give their thoughts about their experiences. Todays filming explored what the pupils thought about going out into the world of work.
Dundeechannel videos busy off site and on
Sometimes you can’t be shown what we are doing
With the rise of videos being sent to Facebook and Twitter you may think every video we make heads for the social networking sites, but that’s not true. With over 2,000 videos under our belts we have a healthy off site order book. This week we’ve produced a series of testimonial videos for a local Dundee company, staff training videos for a Dundee charity and assistance for a national crowdfunding project that we’re assisting with this summer.
Even for us social media sites aren’t always suitable for the work we do and over the last 5 years whilst we’ve produced over 2,000 public videos of which about 300 are on line at any one time we also have off site videos or unbranded work which is used by companies across Tayside. If you’d like some video work carried out with or without the social media publicity get in touch. Click here
Behind the scenes at dundeechannel.com
This week were going to have a quick look at the development of the video style dundeechannel.com is using. When you use a single camera that in itself produces a style of video or programme and we did this for the first six months of the channel in 2009. The single camera can be restrictive for instance if you have a guest and don’t want to swing the camera left and right which unless the content is riveting will put off any audience from watching for a long period of time.
Next came 2 camera set ups from 2011 which allow a more television look to be achieved during filming. We can listen to the question then pay closer attention to the answer.
Since then 3 and 4 camera set ups have become common place and are set ups which can more closely emulate television. These have been used at Fashion Shows, Football games, Rugby games, TNT Dundee Colosseum shows. Multi camera is used because of the size of the rugby pitch and you can’t easily tell which way the ball will go next which could lead to whip pans as you try to search for the ball rather than the television style cut to another angle which is easier on the eye. Even the professionals can lose the ball but they have more angles to choose from while they relocate it.
Multi camera filming requires a far more disciplined approach to filming and also a vision of how the finished article will look. It does though deliver pictures that the general public have come to expect from multi camera TV programmes and gives videos that television feel. Multi camera is used on TNT Dundee’s Colosseum kickboxing shows which are fast and can quickly move across the cage.
We’ve also rolled out using multi camera with interview situations because it also holds viewer attention better and moves a step up from news shots. Anyone who has attempted to record a video for their business on an iphone will recognise the difference between a professional set up and what’s been recorded on their phone.
Clients often know what kind of shots they require from shoots but are unsure of what to ask for and how much it will cost. The television feel we have always incorporated into our work will make the move to any permanent internet streaming facility smoother all round.
If you’d like to be a camera operator on a Dundee Channel shoot or would like a more professional finish to your business videos feel free to get in touch.
Dundeechannel behind the scenes
With BT only recently announcing that internet speeds of 1.5 terrabytes have been achieved in tests it seemed like a good point to remind us all of where this had all started a few years ago in the technology which is responsible for such a website as www.dundeechannel.com
Back when modems bleeped and buzzed at you and emailing someone 30 seconds of video footage was an achievement these were the roots of the modern video website. Now making a name for itself in Dundee Scotland the internet TV production service has decided to make a series of behind the scenes videos which look at how the channel is put together.
The first of these looked at why the sites main page looks the way it does and why the video player became the size that it is. Bound to please the geek in all of us and generate debate on which way it should’ve been done, 1200 videos later there are no plans to try it again. lol.
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Behind the scenes at Scott Bros Butchers in Dundee
Behind the scenes at Scott Bros Butchers in Dundee – don’t ignore the pre programme warning please – but its definitely worth a watch just to see Felicity doing her best to link sausages. George Jarron gave Felicity a tour of the Scott Bros premises on Strathmartine Road Dundee.
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Behind the scenes with Cats Protection on The Dundee Channel
Cats Protection in Dundee is always looking for volunteers they help re-home over 450 cats a year. Bob Smith takes us behind the scenes with Cats Protection on The Dundee Channel.
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