So you want to be a TV presenter?

Steve Blears Blog, TV Presenter, TV Production

Many of the new faces on TV aren’t new to the industry. They’ll have worked in TV already behind the camera as researchers or producers. But there’s no point just hanging around in a researcher role hoping to get lucky. The decision to appoint a presenter is made at the highest level. Channel controllers will take recommendations from senior TV …

Steve, I’ve Got A Great Idea For A TV Show

Steve Blears Blog

Can you sum it up in one sentence? “Two property developers help house hunters find their dream home” – Location, Location, Location. “Four strangers cook each other dinner and rate each other to win £1000” – Come Dine With Me. “Contestants compete against the clock to solves a word puzzle” – Countdown. Your idea has to be simple, clear and …

The Jekyll & Hyde Sony FS5 – Avoiding a Horror Show

Steve Blears Blog, Film Making

o why is this cameras’ split personality causing problems? My story begins with the way we’ve been shooting TV for years. Old habits are hard to break. Most TV directors and PD’s have been shooting on what I will call WYSIWYG cameras. WYSIWYG or “Wizzywig” means What You See It What You Get. Or should I say, what you shoot …