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Day #141

Day #141Title: Hello, MCX North
Location: BBC Elstree
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Extras: Gorillapod / Wireless Remote
Notes: Last year, our Outside Broadcast switching centre, MCX at Television Centre, closed for the last time on 3rd May. The small crew left there at the end celebrated with a glass of fizz. For the forthcoming Election, we’re now in a shiny new purpose-built facility at BBC Elstree – which has been officially christened MCX North (it may only be Elstree but that’s north of TVC!). Today, we persuaded Jeremy Vine to perform the opening ceremony and pose for a picture with the whole crew. He was happy to oblige (third from the left). I’m lurking in the front row, just behind the red balloon.
Today’s PAD: Day #2333

Day #121

Day #121Title: In Control
Location: MCX, BBC Elstree
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Mini Tripod / Wireless Remote
Notes:  Sitting in the new MCX control room at Elstree. It’s very new and shiny… We will be using it for transmission for the first time in anger in exactly three weeks! Let’s hope everything is under control by then.
Today’s PAD: Day #2313