Monday, 3 May 2021

Sheffield Sharks

I had a really enjoyable day filming with the Sheffield Sharks - they're one of the most successful teams in the history of British basketball. The Sharks have made the play-offs for a record-breaking 26th time in a row. Cameraman Ed and I filmed lots of material at their training session. I operated the GoPro camera which we used to show close ups of the ball going in the net - the first shot in my report is from the GoPro. I edited the report using music underneath the pictures that fits with the story. It's quite fiddly editing pictures over music as you want the music to compliment the images but is worth the effort on some stories as it can enhance the story.


BBC Copyright

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Scammed

I reported on a really troubling story about a retired teacher from Sheffield who was conned out thousand pounds. Janet Blakeley was called by fraudsters pretending to be from her internet provider BT. She was tricked into sending them two and a half thousand pounds. Her bank, the Halifax, has refused to refund her the money.


BBC Copyright

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Roll On 2021

I had such a good time filming this story with a really inspirational man called Fraser Lamb. He's raising money for the hospital that saved his life. Fraser was born with spina bifida and had life-saving surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital when he was twelve years old. He's clocking up 2,021 miles around his village of Bawtry in Doncaster in the year 2021 to raise money for the hospital charity. My story was on BBC Look North and BBC Breakfast...


BBC Copyright

Since the story was broadcast, Fraser has raised a further £8,000 for the charity. You can donate here.