Sikh Channel. 216mc Professional Experience. Kiren Chanchal 2171074. What is Sikh Channel. Sikh Channel is a television broadcast channel on SKY 840. I was in the studio and offices. They’ve been broadcasting for just over a year so are still a relatively new channel
216mc Professional Experience
Kiren Chanchal 2171074
I was there from 5th April- 1st May & was expected to:
Blue screen? Or 3-6 chair/table chat show?
I learnt how to set up a studio in the gap between two live shows, doing a blue-screen to chat show change over in 30minutes.
I was on camera a lot in studio, for live & pre-recorded shows. When I wasn’t on camera, I was either on sound or adding the new scripts into the autocue and then on autocue during a show. I learnt how to get camera angles correctly quickly for live shows, and I learnt how to sort out the sound on switchboards. I already knew about auto-cue, so I didn’t really learn much there
When I was in the editing suite, I was placed as primary editor on a specific show called Sikhs Today. As I wasn’t there for long I only got to edit three shows, however, I got my name in the credits! Click the video on the side to see my name in the credits.
I was lucky to work on this as I got to be creative with the titling, and I got to edit a show by myself that would go out on air. I already knew how to use Final Cut Pro, but I can confidently say I am comfortable with it now. For this show I had a problem one week with editing as the camera work was poor, so I insisted on, and was allowed to go out on location to film one of the shows I edited. I learnt how to work on a set on location.
Today In Sikh History is a short VT that’s played every day informing about what has happened on this day in the history of Sikhism. In the spare time I had whilst editing Sikhs Today, I also edited these VTs, I did daily VTs which they can use until July 2010. This involved researching the history, locating suitable illustrative pictures, then editing it all together. Click the video on the side to see an example of the VT
I’ve never been a strong researcher and this allowed me to build on my weakness of researching. I had to check the facts over different sources and then verify them with the boss before they went on air, so it really helped with not only my research skills, but also my communication skills too.
One of the perks of the job, was that I could watch shows in the studio that I’d normally watch at home as the studio is shared with Brit Asia- a popular channel at my house. For helping out we got tickets to the premiere of
Its A Wonderful Afterlife. I learnt that just because you work behind the scenes, doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy the perks... Of bragging about premieres!
I learnt a lot but I can always improve on everything. Camera work and rigging lights efficiently may be something specific to work on
Before going on placement, I had some issues I knew would hold me back, but thanks to the placement I have overcome them. The issues I had were:
I made quite a few connections which I can call upon today if I needed help or advice.
Paul Rudkin * Operations Manager [email protected]
Rohan Midha * Editor [email protected]
Jujhar Singh * Presenter/co-producer [email protected]
Jag Johal * Producer [email protected]
Kevil Neilson Technical Engineer [email protected]
Sumanjeet Bhullar Presenter/Broadcast Journalist [email protected]
Mr Davinder Bal Director/Company owner [email protected]
Mandeep Singh Producer/editor [email protected]
Jagjit Singh Broadcast Producer [email protected]
Gurjit Singh * Music Co-ordinator [email protected]
* I also have direct numbers for these people.
I learned much more that I thought I would, and I have to thank Sikh Channel for the opportunity, as I couldn’t have gained such experience without them taking the risk of taking me on, and allowing me access & control over many things.