Friday, 20 January 2012

Match Of The Day

I have decided to do my live television programme that has recently been broadcasted on TV is Match Of The Day, which is broadcasted on BBC twice a week during the Premiership League. It's broadcasted on Saturday nights and Sunday nights, It's also sometimes broadcasted week days as well due to the change of dates for some football games. Match Of The Day is a live programme that is presented by the well-known Gary Lineker. Match Of The Day is one of BBC's longest running shows, which was first aired in 1964. Gary Lineker is accompanied with Alan Shearer and Alan Hansen. I got some of these facts and information from the Match Of The Day Wikipedia.
On Sundays, Match Of The Day 2 is presented by Jake Humphrey and is with various different guests on each week.

I have been researching on Match Of The Day and have found Match Of The Day 2 on BBC iPlayer and have counted up to 5 cameras that offer various different shots, give or take one or two cameras.
These cameras are hard to notice how many there actually are because of the various different shots they offer, such as close ups on each guest, mid shots of both guests at once, close ups on the presenter, tracking shots that either come across the set, or from up high and come down whilst going across the set.

This is a floor plan I gathered from the help of the BBC iPlayer for Match Of The Day 2. Camera 1 is located where it is, for the main purpose of having a close up on the presenter when needed. This gives a direct on look at the presenter which is more essential for a presenter than having a side shot of him. Camera 2 seems to be on a crane due to the opening shot of the show when it glides closer to the presenter and guests with a smooth simple movement. It again later on does another similar shot where it starts up high and gradually comes closer to the presenter whilst moving lower at the same time. This camera can offer multiple various shots due to it being on a crane and doesn't have to be put in one fixed place, this is a successful and effective camera for Match Of The Day. Camera 3 is placed where it is because it offers the wide shot of the presenter and the two guests in the same shot but can also vary it up by offering close ups, mid shots, panning, and also tilting due to it being situated where it is. The camera can easily offer the director various different shots if needed where as camera 1 can only offer a certain amount of different shots. Camera 4 and 5 are situated in similar places which i believe to be a good idea, for example, if camera 4 had a close up on guest 1, and the director quickly needed a close up on guest 2, camera 5 can offer that. Another example of these cameras being situated where they are is for example, if camera 4 had a close up on guest 1 again, camera 5 could offer the director either a close up on guest 2 or could even have a mid shot of the two guests together, or could even have a wide shot of the presenter and two guests all in one shot.

"It can move up, down, left, right, swooping in on action or moving diagonally out of it. The camera operator and camera are counter-balanced by a heavy weight, and trust their safety to a skilled crane/jib operator."( This quote is talking about the crane shot and how it can offer various different shots.
"Medium Shot: Captures a figure from the knees or waist and up. This shot is usually used for dialogue scenes, or to show some detail of the action. It can contain two or three figures, but usually with more than that a long shot is going to be necessary." ( This quote talks about how effective and what a medium shot is, Medium shots can be used to show body movement and hand gestures as well as facial expressions.

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