Running Around the BB House

Before I forget, I realised I should post a link to my published articles on the BB Facebook page, so here it is:   Click Here My first article is called ‘Day 4 Rebeckah Gets Upset’ and my second and longest article is called ‘Day 4 The Reign of Pamela’.

Today I was assigned to work on the reality team where I shadowed a runner for the morning and observed in the Gallery room in the afternoon. As I’ve never been to a working film studio before this internship, the size of the entire studio and range of different production teams came as a bit of a shock today when we were sorting the post and delivering breakfast / lunches to all of the Executives and Seniors.  Being a runner for the most part of the day enabled me to get a better understanding of which production teams work closely with others and how the studio is set out. For example, the ‘story writers’, gallery and editors are close to each other as the writers discuss what shots they need for the main news in the BB house, which the gallery then capture and pass onto the editing suites! Everyone really works as a team (I’m not just being a cliche here…) and there is a lot of good communication between the different units.

The gallery was the most interesting part of my day as you get to see all of the individual cameras at once, and can focus on each housemates separate mic to tune in on group conversations. There’s also a room inside the gallery where the ‘voice’ of BB is broadcast into the house and diary room – it was weird to listen in, when you can see the housemates on screen and the BB speaker in the audio box live!

I was also given a tour inside the BB house! This was super surreal as the two way mirrors make it look like the housemates are looking directly at you (when really they’re just checking themselves out on their side). Myself and another runner were also given the task of cleaning a few mirrors inside of the bedroom while the door was locked from the inside, so now I can officially say that I have been inside the BB 2011 house!

All in all it was a good day and I got to see a lot of the different departments and ask crew members questions about how they worked and what they do on a daily basis. Tomorrow I’ll be working on the Task Team – these are the people who sort out all of the props in the house and develop each days task. I was told today this is the ‘fun’ team on the BB crew, so let’s see what day 3 has in store for me! I’m having a great time  :)

Michelle

P.s: I’ve attached a picture of my ID pass, it makes me feel all official and professional so I thought I’d share it with you!