Though I used to work every day on TV News, I must admit it’s a thrill to get something I’ve personally directed and shot shown on Primetime TV. So meeting up with the news crew today outside the Emirates Stadium took me back to my days in TV news…
( I realise that I wrote “news crew” from habit.. It was actually one guy with a heavy Digibeta and an equally heavy tripod.)
We met up ..eventually. They went round it one way as we were going round to meet them on the other side. 🙂 ..and it’s a big stadium. So eventually we met up. ..and I found that I had worked with the cameraman at BBCTV South many years ago.
So it was the normal scenario .. Standing in the middle of a busy roundabout. Cars honking as they passed by. The reporter trying to get her head round the story, cameraman wanting to do it before the rain, quick interview, wide, reverse shots.
Finally let’s do an arty shot of the 2 singers and music producer, Valentine, Dretonio and Gary- all kitted out in newly bought Arsenal shirts- walking down the steps to meet up with the glamorous reporter.
Singer Greg Valentine, rapper Dretonio and producer Gary Louca. Credit: London Tonight
Watching it this evening I thought it would they would run the interviews and just show a few seconds of the video at the end, but they actually ran over half of the music video and wove the interviews into it. ..and it worked really well.
…and then the Evening Standard wanted photos. ..other media ..Soccer AM .. it’s starting to catch on.. who knows ..fingers crossed.
ITV London Tonight Website
Football song becomes unlikely hit”
http://www.itv.com/news/london/2012-05-03/football-song-becomes-unlikely-hit/ via @itvnews