April 4th, 2010
Finally after 13 weeks the Wednesday Weigh In (and Weekend Weigh In) is over. You’d hope that the new skill I’ve learnt is how to eat healthy foods and exercise more. However this year I’ve gained an extra skill: video making. The idea was to video what happened in the studio on a Saturday afternoon during the Weigh In would be edited and released as a vodcast on a Sunday night.
Now, I promised myself that if I kept this going for the full run of the feature that I’d treat myself to some proper kit. As a result I’ve come by a Flip video camera (if it’s good enough for Phillip Schofield it’s good enough for me), a new high powered laptop and some proper software to make movies. This is how we found ourselves surrounded by cameras on Wednesday night and how I’ve found myself spending every waking hour this weekend making the final vodcast.
What I’ve tried to do is give you a proper idea of the little asides and unseen visual elements from the evening which you would see if you were one of the people standing in the studio (and there were quite a few of them). Unfortunately since I try to keep these videos down to 5 mins and since I wanted to get the final installment out this weekend, I’ve had to lose a lot of the action that didn’t relate to the Weekend Weigh In. Perhaps at some point in the future we’ll put a more indepth vid online.
There’s one more video to go and that’s the outakes vodcast which’ll be out later this month.
If you’ve watched any of the vodcasts then thank you. They’ve been great fun to make, I hope you’ve noticed the improvements over the weeks as I learnt what I was doing and gained more confidence in the process. Do watch out for a few more later in the year.
You’ll find the final vodcast right here.