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Day #118

Day #118Title: Shhhh! The Cameras Are Sleeping…
Location: BBC Elstree
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Gorillapod / Wireless Remote
Notes: The set is being put in the studio over the next few days. Meanwhile, the cameras are lurking in a corner having a quick snooze before their hard work begins. Much like parrots, if you put a cloth over them, they settle down and go quietly to sleep rather than kicking up a fuss. Little known TV fact, honest!
Today’s PAD: Day #2310

Day #101

Day #101Title: Parallel Universe
Location: BBC Elstree, Borehamwood
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Mini Tripod / Wireless Remote
Notes: We’ve been back at BBC Elstree today, having various meetings and doing more planning work. The office where we’re currently based also doubles as the interior corridor set for Hobly City which is filmed at Elstree, so all the stairwells have signs for the hospital rather than helpful locators for lost visitors! Now am I supposed to be in Neurology or ITU?
Today’s PAD: Day #2293

Day #99

Day #99Title: The Prof Is Watching
Location: BBC New Broadcasting House, London
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Mini Tripod / Wireless Remote
Notes: We’ve been working at New Broadcasting House today, doing some planning and paperwork for the Election programme rig later this month. Everyone seems to have to use a hot desk, so we had to wander about until we found somewhere free to sit. It just happened to be part of the office watched over by Professor Brian Cox, one of the many television presenters’ mugshots which adorn the walls. One of my colleagues told me during the afternoon that the real thing was sitting just around the corner, but I refrained from running around there for a stalker-fan selfie! Being starstruck isn’t very cool around here…
Today’s PAD: Day #2291

Day #98

Day #98Title: Hello Studio D
Location: BBC Elstree, Borehamwood
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Mini Tripod / Wireless Remote
Notes: Today we visited the studio we’re going to be using for the Election Programmes for the first time. Since they are now refurbishing Television Centre and it’s closed for a few years, we’re instead at BBC Elstree in Borehamwood, the long-time home of East Enders and Holby City.
Today’s PAD: Day #2290