Mike’s currently up in the big big smoke (aka Auckland), editing a series for Toyota Racing Series at Volt TV. It’s a pretty tight turnaround – they shoot the race over the weekend with a multitude of cameras, bring back the footage on Sunday night, getting it ready for Mike to cut and deliver by Friday. It airs on Sky Sport on Friday night (with repeats throughout the week) and repeats on Prime on Saturday 2.30pm.
Here’s a preview of race two:
TRS press release
A bit of flagrant self-promotion here…
Mike has spent the past few months slaving away tirelessly on the kids TV show that is ‘Small Blacks TV’. For those of you who do not have rugby-mad-children, Small Blacks TV is a kids show about rugby, starring most of the All Blacks and many rugby-mad-children.
It’s a proper half hour show (i.e. actually 30 minutes long not ‘commercial half hour’ which is closer to 23 minutes these days) and Mike has been the sole editor for the bulk of post. Alot of work for one lonely editor! So he’s worked bloody hard, and the show looks brilliant. According to everyone involved it’s been a big step up from past years and full credit to the team for all their hard work.
Small Blacks TV is on Sunday mornings at 7.30am on TV2.
Check out the Small Blacks site here or watch the show on Demand (warning: ads!).
Sometimes you have to take a moment to look back on what inspired you to do what you do today. And for many people in TV that would be early TV shows. So today I’d like to say a big Happy Birthday to Sesame Street (or Sesamstraat in Dutch)!
And this very fun clip is what it’s all about:
(Thanks to The Guardian website for this clip and others)