Evaluation of Sound: The sound was decent, it played clearly and at the right volume when recorded. However the microphone sometimes didn’t work causing issues with further questions being asked. Next time it would be better to test the microphones before recording as well as have some working spares in case of any other technical issues. There was also some static problems which was not really explained that kept happening throughout the whole recording causing retakes of a live show which isn’t great. To work out what the problem was then fix it to avoid it from future recordings would be good.
V. Mixing: The mixing of the live edit went well. It was cleanly done and well transitioned into different shots throughout the recording. The individual that was in charge of the mixing did a fantastic job even though she was only told the basics. She adapted quickly to the methods and skills used which lead to a pretty smooth overall recording. Next time however it might be better to have someone assist and help her with keeping an eye on the different cameras on which to focus on. Also, we were without communication to the recording area so it was difficult to change anything that needed changing. To improve this next time, some ear pieces or other forms of communication to change the subtle things would be a great improvement to the overall production and team work exercise.
Lighting: The lighting was the main thing I was in charge of. It overall went smoothly and the stage / area that we were recording in looked good. There were a few problems I encountered however. Due to not being familiar with the lighting boards, I was told to remember what the light switches did to each light within a short amount of time. There was 20+ switches to memorize and I couldn’t really see which ones they were allocated too when testing them out to the limited range of visibility due to recording equipment and camera range. Also, some of the lights on one of the sides was aimed wrong so it made a part of the room a lot darker than the rest causing us to rearrange where people that would be asking questions to sit so they would be well lit. Finally, once the whole area was well lit, the lights kind of went unchanged throughout the whole recording due to the correct positions of the cameras.
Camera: The cameras overall were decent. We used three cameras to record this live interview, one focused on the panel at an angle to zoom in on speakers, one focused on the audience/question askers and one still wide shot of the panel. The camera that focused on the panel and zoomed in on the member of the panel answering the question was brilliant at its job. They focused on the correct member of the panel at the right times as well as moved and handled the camera smoothly. The camera that was focused on the audience did good as well. They had a good angle of the audience and