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Friday, August 28, 2009

We've been writing!

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We had a very successful meeting of the whole team to work on scripts for the next batch of the News@Then. It's the first time all five of us have been in the same room for about 18 months, so it was well worth all the diary wrangling.

It was a real boost to throw ideas around in the same room - especially given that most of the production process (even the filming, with greenscreen) can now be an almost solitary affair.

I guess you need a good balance between logistics and creativity. We'd gone for the greenscreen approach on the principle that it's getting tougher to get people together. This seems to be a good balance - a couple of hours covering half a dozen sketches followed by shooting spread out over the coming weeks.

We're going to have proper rehearsals next. Yeah, us.