Best of Amsterdam

While lying on the grass of Museum Square in Amsterdam, I’m kind of thinking what I like most about Amsterdam. It’s hard to make a decision. Should it be Dam Square or the Royal Palace which I just saw? Is it the Keizersgracht with its famous canal houses? Maybe it’s the always incredible Rijksmuseum which I can see at this moment.

Or… wait! I think I know what I like most. I’m here, lying on the grass of Museum Square. Enjoying the sun, the view, doing nothing… Truth be told, it’s the best grass I’ve ever experienced. I could be here all day. Maybe this is what I like most about Amsterdam… the grass!

News Studio 1

News Studio @ Square 2011

During the past four days I was part of a seven-member news crew of the (not really existing) Drachten News. We reported for and from the youth-event Square 2011 which had an attendance of over 600 people.

Who’s ‘we’?! We’re two camera operators, an editor, a reporter and two news anchors. I was camera operator and part of the ENG crew. We made a total of four news shows of about 6-7 minutes each.

During the next weeks I’ll probably write a little more on what I did, saw and experienced. For now, I just want to share some pictures of the News Studio. From this studio, the two anchors presented the news and it’s where the editing took place.

News anchors waiting (picture above and below)

Camera Week

Last week was what I called camera week. Four days in a row I was director or cameraman. At the moment I took these photos (see gallery), I had three cameras, a boompole (a microphone attached to a pole) and two tripods at home.