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Natasha Steel

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Trip to Berlin (Part 2)

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Merry Christmas! I hope you had a great day whatever you did.

 

Today I’m back with the second part of my trip to Berlin. We spent the majority of the day in the zoo and the aquarium. I’d really recommend getting the combi-tickets if you visit. It’s by far the biggest aquarium I’ve visited and the zoo is fab too. But don’t just take my word for it; watch the video below and see what I got up too.

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Look out for part 3, the final installment in my Berlin trip!

Trip to Berlin (Part 1)

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

 

I’m now back home in the UK after an amazing time in Berlin.  There’s so much to do and see and it was so beautiful with all the festive decorations. I’m now back and the countdown to Christmas continues, it’s so close and I think I’ve got everything I needed to buy as presents. Let’s hope so anyway. I hope you have a great Christmas whatever you do!

See what we got up to on our first day in the video below and look out for day 2 which should be up soon!

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Off to Berlin

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

As I mentioned back in September, my boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Berlin for my birthday. The past few months have flown over and now it’s time for me to go catch my flight.

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See you when I get back!

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Today is Christmas Jumper Day where everyone is encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper and donate £1 to Save The Children. It’s a great cause and I find it really sad to think that there’s so many children out there who won’t have a happy christmas but by donating you can really make a difference. To find out more about how you can get involved have a look at their website.

I’ve made a little video you can see below featuring my Christmas jumpers.

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Filming a Music Video

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

For my moving camera module (MED330) this semester, I have to create either a music video or a short film as an individual project. I chose to do a music video since I love music and it sounded like a really fun idea.

My boyfriend wrote a song for me to use so I had no copyright issues and I filmed it at the weekend after last weekend’s shoot plans went out the window due to the car being poorly (don’t worry though, it’s all fixed now)

It was a lot of fun and a lot of work too since it’s an individual project I was Director/Producer/Camera and I will be editing it too! The actors were great and I’ll definitely be showing you the video when it’s all done and marked. Until then here’s a little production still of me in action with the steadicam from the park shots on Monday.

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Working at Metro Radio Live

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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Last Friday I had the incredible opportunity to work backstage at Metro Radio Live. I worked as part of the Digital Team last year where I was filming the interviews with the artists when they came in backstage to chat live on air, then edit the videos really quick so Metro Radio could get them online as soon as possible. It was a really busy night but I loved it so when I found out I could do it again this year, there was no way I’d say no!

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This year I worked as part of the Digital Team again but my role was to keep the live blog updated. It may sound like an easy enough task, but when there’s a band playing on stage and you have no idea what the song is called and how long they’ve got left of their set, it’s quite difficult to know what to say. I had to keep the blog updated as regularly as possible with information about who was on stage, who was up next, the atmosphere in the arena and who was backstage at the same time.

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Whilst I was doing that, Grant was processing the photos that were being taken at the start of every performance, selecting the best ones and uploading them to the online gallery. It’s safe to say we were both very busy, but not too busy to miss out on meeting some of the stars and creating a little backstage video which you can see below.

 

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  • Name: Tasha Steel
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: Media Production (Video and New Media) BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Sunderland
  • Ambitions: I want to have a creative role within the media industry. I'm keeping my options open right now and just trying to get as much experience as possible.

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