Looping The Loop, Live Broadcast @ Media City


Brief – Live Broadcast

production schedule


loopscript final

Here are the links for the The Loop (the live broadcast
The Loop Part 1;

The Loop Part 2;

Information on Looping the Loop



Trafford Council, Lets Go Global, Walk the Plank, The Quays and other partners have developed an exciting new project called Looping the Loop, as part of the Cultural Olympiad – the UK’s cultural programme for London 2012.

Looping the Loop is the Northwest’s opening event for London 2012, celebrating the start of Games time in the UK on May 19th in the vicinity of Media City, and The Quays. May 19th also marks the day when the Olympic torch relay begins its 60 day journey around the UK. Looping the Loop will work with a wide range of local people, and will commission six new projects with communities who live in and around the Old Trafford stadium.

The Manchester College media have been commissioned to cover the projects during the lead up to the event and on the extravaganza of May 19th. The team will need to research the event and the projects and film and interview contributors. This footage will be edited and broadcast within a live show based on the Looping the Loop. In the studio the team will also need to present the programme, interview guests, film the show and broadcast it live.

This is an opportunity to demonstrate your professionalism working with clients and your technical ability to deliver a live show.

Research into event

Looping the loop  May 19th 12.30 -5pm




Suffi dancer –

Boat race – Salford uni/Manchester uni universities

Boombike – Band on a bike www.blazeonline.org.uk

Future everything – www.futureeverything.org.uk

Walk the Plank – pyrotechnics lowry bridge 5pm www.walktheplank.co.uk

Lets Go Global www.letsgoglobal.tv

Community groups

martial arts – sikh temple

All about us – www.allaboutus2012.co.uk

seed studios –blue sky  music vinyl interactive installation – www.seed-studios.com

Start – Hooping the Hoop

Gorse Hill studios – youth and arts organisation – music/dance – www.gorsehillstudio.com

Asian women;’s group – pulling together


Lowry plaza/Media City Plaza/Imperial war museum/Old Trafford/Lowry Bridge

The Egg/The Greenhouse -Lets Go Global

Sporting Events

Men’s and Women’s football

Media Coverage

#media – Citizens media, Alternative/ Live streaming/ BBC/ Salford University –

Media City

BBC/ITV/Salford University/Creative media organizations

The Loop!

Cover Looping The Loop, Showcase of creativity

Community /people’s voice

Social networking/New technology / New generation

Voxpops – what does football mean to people? Humour – freestyling competition in studio…

Olympics is a waste of time and money – Debate?

Looping the Loop what are people enjoying?

Film events Dervish dancer/ Film the boat race, have team in studio

Backstage Interviews – Meet the Artists

Music and sound events – boom bike/hooping the hoop/seed studios – interview artists / film at live event/ and invite on show

Interview tips

Camera work –

Tips for filming -Visit location, avoid background noise/get permission/ image release/respect the law/ H&S/ keep shooting/ storyboard/ script/ keep it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1iuEcu7O50 charltn Heston


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlc01vH8kLU jonathan ross





Vocab Interview techniques

Journalistic /entertainment –establishment/

Combative/ promotional

Soft/ hard

Open/closed, single multiple questions

Some useful links;

The filmmakers Handbook, A Comprehensive Guide to the Digital Age, Steven Asher & Edward Pincus ,

Interviewing for radio, (routledge 2000) –Adam S

Documentary in The Digital Age, Maxine Baker

Pre-production planning for video, film, and multimedia (1996) -Cartwright, Steve R.




http://vimeo.com/2760548 – The invasion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTgCLfYdRo4 – live broadcast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-VWTGLxUbw x factor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ0uXjooaTM – live tv short film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JICso-bgiw – presenter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iykKItkm08c&feature=relmfu – graphics



Self Guided Project

Project Proposal Guidelines


Risk Assessment for production

For your Self Guided Project you need to write your own proposal.

The guidelines for writing the proposal are above.

The deadline for the project is 28/3/12

Music Video

I have posted the links for the two music videos I want you to look at for the studio shoot on wednesday 13th jan and the location shoot 20th Jan.

storyboard studio shoot

Here is the music video brief please choose a track over the Christmas holidays and and start experimenting making videos.

You can check out other independent music videos and current artists requesting music videos for their music on genero tv or listen again to the unsigned tracks from seed studios @ Blue Sci in Old Trafford

acoustic rock

female vocals pop

monkey town trip hop

love halo – soul

dance with the DJ

asian pop

Documentary – The Brief


Your pitch has been commissioned for the documentary shorts slot on channel 4.  Title ‘ A Generation of Robbers or robbed’ Work in a team of 2 to 3 and plan and produce the documentary short of up to 4 minutes .

Deadline; 30th November


Part 1

Produce a blog

Identify different roles in production and assign within group

Produce proposal with costings, locations, actors and contributors equipment and production schedule.

Plan; set, script, costume

Develop visual designs, storyboards for visual sequences, scene breakdowns and scripts in sketch book and blog    (Your design should include examples of shots and lighting plans)

Part 2

Produce an H&S risk assessment

Identify the issues of access and copyright that you have encountered.

Explain the impact of legal restraints on the production of your video.

Discuss the ethical issues of broadcasting people and their lives

Produce documents for image release, location release etc.

Part 3

Work as part of production team

Produce a 4 min documentary that is technically and legally up to being broadcast

Produce logging sheets

Present your final documentary to the group in a group crit.

Produce an evaluation.

Upload documentary on the internet

Production Schedule

call Sheet





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Click on 2012 entry


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Wythenshawe Campus Buzzword:



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  • Make sure you know the answers to ALL your security questions, as this will allow UCAS to remind you of your user name and password.
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  • Use the help buttons (?) where they are available.
  • Do read the information on how to apply in the student section of www.ucas.ac.uk before completing each section.

Course Details

Year 2 Timetable

Isabel Brotherston

9 -10.30 11-12.00 13.100 -14.30 15.00 – 16.30
Monday Core Core Core Core/ Als
Tuesday David PrendergastALS CoreLouisa Thorman CoreLouisa Thorman
Wednesday Tutorial Core Core Core/ALS

Course Outline – 2011-12

Creative Media Production – Extended Diploma year 2

tutors; Isabel Brotherston & Louisa Thorman

Units completed 1,2,3,6,16,22,30,32,33,38,55 – 10

Units to be completed


Unit 4 – Creative media production management

Unit 5 – working to a Brief in the creative media sector

Unit  8 – understanding the TV & Film Industries


Unit 21 -Understanding digital video technology

Unit  29 – Music Video production

Unit 62 – Digital video production for Interactive Media

Unit 27 – Factual Programme making

Unit 36/ 37 interview techniques/ presentation for broadcast

Unit 64 Motion Graphics and compositing Graphics



Research and pitching Sept -Oct

Unit 4 – Creative media production management 1& 2

Unit 27 – Factual Programme production 1& 2

research youth and social unrest


interviews in studio/community/voxpops

Documentary Oct – Dec

Unit 4 – Creative media production management 3 & 4

Unit 27 – Factual Programme production 3

Music Video – Dec – Feb

Unit  29 – Music Video production

Unit 62 – video for interactive Media

Unit  8 – understanding the TV & Film Industries- criteria 1

Live Broadcast

Unit 21 -Understanding digital video technology

Unit 36 – Interview techniques/ or 37 presentation for broadcast

Unit  8 – understanding the TV & Film industries


Unit 5 – working to a Brief in the creative media sector

Unit  8 – understanding the TV & Film industries criteria 5

Motion Graphics

unit 64 – Motion Graphics and compositing Video

The Pitch – documentary Style & Genre

Analyse the films below discussing genre of documentary;

2. Research into documentary styles. Analyse at least 2 documentaries and compare? different genre, style, type of story, talk about access in terms of how the directors got hold of the story and the contact/research they did. Explain what Media the Matters offers? a platform for different points of view that don’t get seen on the mainstream media channels? These directors wanted to get a message across why do you think they used Media that Matters? would it be shown on mainstream channels? why?

Use appropriate language to discuss doc such as news, ifotainment, reality TV, drama doc, talking heads, interactive, voice-over report, observational (fly on the wall no presenter or voice-over)

Discuss 5 Hurdles; character, story, visual sequences, access, market/platform/audience



A Girl Like Me

America For Dummies



Hate (crime)

Research – the riots ‘ a generation of robbers or robbed

Research – What caused the riots?

‘ a generation of robbers or robbed?

Explain how you researched a particular point of view for the debate and put in references from the Internet and Media .

Remember you are looking @ what point of view the media is putting forward and looking @ different points of view that might not have been broadcast? You are analysing the Media and the perspective. the video short ‘Hate’ might be useful to discuss this issue.

Analyse your interviews in terms of the content(what points of view did they offer, how did the questions work? how did you engage with the interviewees) and technical quality (sound and picture). Remember you are going to be interviewing fro your documentary. What will you do to improve the interview quality and get what you need on camera?

Look at the issues below

Why did riots happen?

Shooting and police attitude

Consumer culture wanting to have things

Breakdown of morality crime and greed at the head of society

Youth unemployment

Peer pressure

No discipline at home and schools

Lack of social mobility


What should happen to the rioters?

Prison sentences

Increase youth opportunities in communities

More equal society – stop th cuts

Different values generated through different culture

Better education opportunities

‘A generation of robbers or robbed?

Footage from Manchester Media of people speaking about why the riots took place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faPJx7zmbUk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biJgILxGK0o&feature=related Darcus Howe

Social mobility/The generation conflict

Polly Toynbee argues that whatever cause the riots the less well off of this generation have been cheated of an education, employment an the opportunity to lead a normal life.www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/19/sad-society-young-riots

Map of riot convictions in Manchester

The map above shows how although the riots took place in Manchester centre ( see the big circles on map), those people that were convicted ( small circle) came from outside the centre and lived in the most economically deprived areas ( the areas coloured dark red.http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/aug/16/riots-poverty-map

Martin Luther King quote ‘riots are the voice of the’ unheard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1L8y-MX3pg

The European crisis – young and working people are taking to the streets in ireland, greece, Iceland, Spain as the youth employment rises and the cuts bite in.

The banking debt and the cuts? – has this been one cause of the riots? £900.000,000 and they are still getting bonusses of millions? the tax payer is paying the debt but we can’t afford public services? How do you think this might impact on young people?

what is being sacrificed to pay for the banking debt?

public services? education/ benefits and health care? -who uses these? who will this impact on?

The student riots – A free education no longer exists? Has this contributed to the riots?

Are our leaders good role models
who is committing the real crime in our society?





Media and the riots –

Spin and the LA riots does the media show an objective picture of the riots?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_FWZuhB9M8&feature=related 4.49

Are the riots caused by a culture break down?

bad parenting, lack of discipilne, lack of faith? consumerism?

David Starkey – The whites re the new blacks?

what does David Starkey mean by this? Black culture is violent/consumerist? and this has caused the riots?


Carry out primary research into the issues surrounding the riots

interview one person who you have access to and carry out vox pops in town.

Look at your interviews and feedback on the technical aspects and the content

Plan an argument for a debate – putting yourself in the character of a certain personality (explain this in your research) –


Voices unheard/ make a change


Dangerous to create an us and them ‘ferrel underclass’

Children are not our future they have no prospects

Pay for education

Social mobility – not happening

Basic needs have been made in accessible

Top of the stream is polluted – government are corrupt/ bankers/ businesses – tax evasion/ newspaper/ academic

Voices in the riot ( 14/9/11)

David Starky/ racist/ educated/ignorant/ arrogant/ right wing conservative/ Historian/White Middle aged/ disabled

Martin Luther King

Powerful/ Black/ Civil rights activist/ leader

Middle aged

Not racist – promotes integration

Police – Metropolitan

Not enough power – government

Lack of funds – job cuts

Internal inquiry

Police victimised/ blamed when the government has caused the situation

Chav/ Rioter


Angry – government cut benefits/ no jobs

Pay back time

Have a laugh/ acceptance peer pressure


Male 17-19 white

Can’t express himself

No voice/ disenfranchised/

Youth-worker/social worker


Community breakdown


No sense in blame culture

More money invested in young – the youth are the future

Cuts to youth services causing problems

Shouldn’t be an us and them –

been brought up in a consumer culture/ need a reason to belong


Parenting bad

No protection from police and government -Can’t feel safe

Community fight back/Community divisions

Longer sentences/ harsher punishments should be handed out

3 people killed

theiving opportunists

Youth/Juveniles/young adults/Adolescents/pubescent/

Chavs /delinquents /hoodies /NIET

Stereotypes / groups



Hierarchy/social mobility

Context/Point of View/ Opinion/Bias/perspective/ openminded/ subjective/ objective/ Voice/

Different/ exclusion/excluded/ lonely/ segregated/ isolated/ alienated/ disenfranchised/


I have listed the contacts we made @ the ‘All About Us’ launch

Lets Go Global.tv -website http://www.letsgoglobal.tv

http://www.allaboutus2012.co.uk, http://www.twitter.com/allaboutus2012,allaboutus@letsglglobal.tv

contact; Sarah mcGoughlin Director of the All About Us project  – Sarah@letsgoglobal.tv


Hi Sarah,
thanks for coming and meeting the students, they are all keen to get involved in voluntary work.
I am sending you the names of the students and their contact details

Philip Curtis ; skills in web authoring/design, IT and camera – philcurtis@hotmail.co.uk
Farrah Mohamed; Skills in communication, PA, presenting – Farrah1@hotmail.co.uk
Ziggy Kucas; skills in editing, special effects & camera – zygimantas.kucas@gmail.com
Masoud Mirzaeian skills in camera, production, editing – masoud.mirzaeian@yahoo.co.uk
Tash Mayers skills in photoshop – tashaj1@hotmail.co.uk
Lana Campbell skills in communication and editing – Lana_c@hotmail.co.uk
Chelsea Conroy skills in camera and production assistant – x.chelsea.x@hotmail.com

please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of them if you need some runners or assistants.
Ta, Isabel


Production co. Albino Mosquito – http://www.albinomosquito.com

sunday 2pm @Zion Centre Hulme video shoot


Trine Moore

Journalist – story capture project for SMES

Redkn@gmail.com / 0161 4399054

The Pitch – Documentary units 27 & 4


pitchbrief – Young futures a place for dreams?





Analyse the films below discussing genre of documentary;

2. Research into documentary styles. Analyse at least 2 documentaries and compare? different genre, style, type of story, talk about access in terms of how the directors got hold of the story and the contact/research they did. Explain what Media the Matters offers? a platform for different points of view that don’t get seen on the mainstream media channels? These directors wanted to get a message across why do you think they used Media that Matters? would it be shown on mainstream channels? why?

Use appropriate language to discuss doc such as news, ifotainment, reality TV, drama doc, talking heads, interactive, voice-over report, observational (fly on the wall no presenter or voice-over)

Discuss 5 Hurdles; character, story, visual sequences, access, market/platform/audience



A Girl Like Me

The Lift




Man on a Wire

Develop your own idea for a documentary short for channel 4– Identify the story, the characters , the visual narrative and whether you have access? Think carefully about the market? who watches channel 4? will this be appropriate for their audience?


Think of the genre of your doc? Is it an expository report? An observational doc?  Do you have an interactive style presenter or will the style be experimental?


Context/Point of View/ Opinion/Bias/perspective/ open-minded/ subjective/ objective/ Voice/

Objectivity? What platforms or channels might give an opportunity to voice different opinions? How does your story give a new perspective and how do you have access to this alternative perspective?

Research the background to your idea



Social networking was blamed for the spread of the riots? How have you made sure you are being responsible about the programme you are making? How are you creating a balance in your argument?

Have you made sure you are not contravening broadcast regulations or legislation