Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The News Shed

BBC News World Affairs Producer Stuart Hughes is the latest recruit to the world's growing army of shedworkers as he explains below:

"When I moved into my new house at the end of last year I inherited a rundown workshop from the former owners. Your book inspired me to do something special with it and create somewhere I could work and relax. £8,000 later, the result is the "News Shed" - recently completed and now open for business!

"The Shed is a purpose-built news production office in a cabin at the bottom of my garden in Hanwell, near Ealing. "The News Shed is equipped to handle anything from a 2-way for the Today programme to an edit for the Ten. It's like TV Centre but with decent coffee and better kit. Facilities include:
- Broadcast quality live radio capability
- A full digital radio recording and editing set-up
- TV editing and filing capability directly into Jupiter using Final Cut and Quicklink
- In vision TV capability - Streambox or V-Point
- High definition LCD TV with Freeview and DVD for viewing rushes or monitoring the news channels
- Wifi internet connectivity through super-fast BT Infinity fibre-optic broadband
- Access to BBC systems, including wires, Newswire, VCS, Dave and Davina
- A dedicated on-site server, allowing audio or video to be stored and accessed from anywhere in the world
- Free parking and a gear room for kit storage

"And when the work is done there are bikes on hand to cycle to a delightful canal-side hostelry nearby that's listed in the Good Beer Guide! If you want to use the climbing frame, however, you'll need to ask Billy for permission."

You can hear the first live 2-way from the News Shed here and a live radio interview here.
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