So to round it all up…

The whole experience was truly incredible, the people in the industry are amazing, everyone gave me the time of day and was friendly whether they were the runners or executives. I can not thank Jim and David enough! This is something I will never forget and although it was draining it was soooooo worth it and I’d do it ten times over.

Also Lianne Baker contacted me shortly after the placement saying she would like to know how my week went and discuss future opportunities with her, so tomorrow I’m off to Shepherds Bush in London where Endemol is based and am looking forward to it!

I just want to thank everyone involved that gave me this opportunity and experience, it has confirmed my thoughts that this is exactly the industry i want to be in.

Thank you! :D :) :)


My Week Continued…

Day 3 – WOW! best day yet!!! i got the opportunity to sit in on the rehearsal of BBBOTS, meet Emma Willis and then sit in the audience of the actual show that evening! amazing. It was great getting to see how the show is rehearsed (fairly quickly Emma’s a busy person) and how different it is from the fully constructed and edited version we see on the TV screen. Spending my day in BOTS was great i spent some time with the VT Crew where one guy shew me around one of the cameras they often use which was really interesting. I also did some general research for the upcoming celeb BB.

Day 4 – I loved today as it was spent with the task team which all the rest of the village had been telling me was very fun. Unfortunately the day i was working with them they didn’t have a huge task on so i didn’t get to actually go INSIDE the BB house like a friend i met also on work experience but i still had a great day. I was shadowing a runner and we had to go get some more alcohol for the housemates then had to debrand it all as company’s could say that it’s advertising otherwise. We also had to do the housemates laundry and other general jobs:)

Day 5 – was amazing! i worked with the live crew getting ready for the live eviction that night. This was exciting as i got to go round the live set and in the globe. We swept and cleaned the whole set as well as collecting deliveries and other general duties. The best part of the day was getting to watch Emma Willis rehearse and be stand ins for the audience members and Friends and family. So being (pretend) interviewed by Emma was pretty cool! I then was asked if i wanted to be in the audience for the Live show that night to which i said YES.. of course. It was truly AMAZING!

:D :D :D

My Week at BIG BROTHER !

Day 1 – Wow. Well i was very very nervous for my first day, walking up to the big iron gates with some very scary looking security guys (who were in fact extremely lovely people and very much part of the team). I started with a tour of the village and best of all the Big Brother house itself! This was incredible! its like a huge hallway which perimeters the bedroom, kitchen, garden etc. with many one way mirrors so that the cameras can film. It was a very cool feeling spying on the housemates so up close and in person aside from seeing them on a TV screen. I then spent some time in the DDF department where i was given a list of some timings of footage in which needed to be screen shot and saved then sent off to Press.

Day 2 – I spent today in the Reality department where i shadowed the runners there seeing what their job entails. I did basic jobs such as collecting lunch orders, going to Tesco’s to get them then deliver them to everyone, making Tea’s and Coffees etc. Doing these very simple jobs where probably in fact the most eye opening, it made it clear that the production would not get done without the runners getting all the ‘bits n’ bobs’ sorted. I also spent time in the Gallery where there are 40 odd screens all different sizes and these are live feed from small CCTV style cameras which are inside the Big Brother house. Also in the Gallery is the voice of BB itself! it was so cool to see BB talking to Gina in the diary room on one of the screens but at the same time looking at someone in a small box room speaking into a mic to her. That was a great moment where behind the scenes met what the audience see/hear on screen and see how things are actually put together.

Meeting Dermot O’ Leary!!!

The other day myself along with the other Tuskar Trust candidates were lucky enough to meet the one and only man of the media – Dermot O’ Leary!!!! I’ve always been a huge fan of The X Factor and inspired by Derms Presenting as its something I’ve been interested in for a long while now. Dermot seemed such a genuine, down to earth guy with some great advice and it was an absolute pleasure to meet him! Without being part of this whole Tuskar experience, i wouldn’t of got this opportunity so thanks!

Anna :) :D

Excited to hear what placement I’m going to get!!!

Wow, what an opportunity. I can’t believe a few months ago i’d never even heard of  Tuskar Trust, now i’m going to get the chance to have some experience in the one thing I’ve always been interested in – Media! I’m so excited to find out which placement i’m going to get and can’t wait to get stuck in. I’m looking forward to getting an insight into what the industry is like so up close, all thanks to Jim and David – Thank you!!

Anna :)