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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 #112

Day #112Title: Muppets’ Balcony
Location: Studio D, BBC Elstree
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Gorillapod / Wireless Remote
Notes: Early series of The Muppets TV show were filmed in Elstree Studio D. This is the audience seating below Statler and Waldorf‘s balcony, from which they used to heckle the other characters. My clones were happy to put some bums on seats. It makes a good shot for Treasure Hunt #38  – Multiple Exposure.
Today’s PAD: Day #2304

Day #106

Day #106Title: In A League Of My Own
Location: BBC Elstree, Borehamwood
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Gorillapod / CamRanger
Notes: We have been back in Studio D preparing our equipment and testing it before we need it for the show next month. I found this trophy in a pile of discarded props lurking in a corner. It’s from Sky’s sporting game show A League Of Their Own, hosted by James Corden, which was made at Elstree. The winners obviously weren’t keen on taking it home – it’s pretty heavy!
Today’s PAD: Day #2298

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