BBC Big Screen Sports – Basketball
My professional experience with BBC Big Screen Sports was contracted on 6 sports which took place in different days; these sports were Basketball, BMX, Taekwondo, Hockey, Modern Pentathlon and Football. On January 18th, we went to film our second sport – basketball. For this particular sport we allocated 2 days, in order to film two different teams. So, for the first team we had to go to Grace Academy, where the under 16 basketball team trains.
This time I was more confident about what I was doing, not only because I had a previous chance to practice and learn the new equipment that I was using, but because this time the filming conditions were different – meaning working in a closed space, aspect that facilitated the handling of the equipment. Though, I have to mention that I was nervous while recording the interviews with the coaches Paul Adam and Marcus Garvey, because the basketball team was practicing just behind us, and the sounds made from the basketball could be easily heard and could have jeopardised the quality and the clarity of the sound, especially because of the echo.
I am lucky that I can benefit from this kind of experiences, because I have the chance to learn how to adapt to different situations and how to face particular issue that may occur. Here is a beautiful quote that fits perfectly to the stage I reached in life ‘I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired’.