Our First Event – unit 65 P4

On the 29th September we had a double lesson of production arts but I could only be there for the first lesson in which we spent at the EW workshop getting the equipment together and learning how to use and set it up. I was on the lighting side of it rather than the sound side. We got the cables and lights that we could use and sorted them out before taking them back to the school. The brief is in my last post.

The others in my group set up the lighting and tested the lighting making sure there wasn’t any issues with it or anything we had left behind. the sound group did the same, testing for issues and to see if they had forgotten anything they might have needed. People that were performing tested out the mics and made sure there wasn’t any technical issues.







Assembly Light and Sound Setup

Assembly Tuesday the 30th September I will have to be at the concourse of studio school at 08:50 hours

year 12 – production job roles

1) setting up a sound system – passive or active?

2) setting up a lighting system – moving heads or LED pars?

3) be able to operate a sound desk – what sound desk will I use?

4) be able to set lighting fixtures up for the assembly think about colour

5) be able to set up and let artists use microphones

6) be able to set up video screens for presentations – Powerpoint

7) using and knowing how to use a mic stand

8) how to set up a microphone



First day BTEC production arts

Unfortunately I was only able to attend the first lesson. During that lesson we toured around EW, learning about the services they provide, the green screen, the recording studios and noted down the fire exits and safety points.  We got a introduction to the building, staff and what we will be doing on this course. Buck’s Fizz was also doing sound check in a side area so we got to watch how there shows are run backstage ie the sound and lighting along we everything along side that like the simple variations of pitches and tones, levels of sound played onto the stage to keep them in time and the different lighting settings for each song or part. We got to look around their tour bus and how much they cost to hire for gigs and tours. Today was mostly a introduction to the course and explanation of what we are doing and the areas we will be working in during our time there. There was an open day whist we were there though I didn’t get to speak to anyone as I had to leave before the second lesson, others had the chance to talk to them about the industry and how to get into it.