The Messenger

This blog post is my way of expressing more than 140 characters to those who’ve interacted with me regarding Big Brother on Twitter recently. I write it to inform and remind 🙂

I should also point you in the direction of my blog disclaimer, for your consideration.

My job at Big Brother is a technical one. I Direct the cameras within the House to cover people, areas, tasks, etc, to the best of my ability. What happens to that footage once it’s shot isn’t my remit. It disappears into the ether via fibre optic cables and the magic of electronics to other people in other places who do other things with it.

I’m a Director, not a Producer. I have no say over editorial decisions nor have influence over what can and cannot be done. I do my bit on Twitter to support the show completely off my own back, and at risk of being severely bollocked for it with the potential to not being asked back in the future. I don’t want this, and I’m sure you don’t either. This very blog post will be printed out and handed to my boss for consideration.

I appreciate people think I might be one who can flip a switch and turn any Live Feed on or off, or have control over when or how it’s shown, or indeed its contents, or have answers as to why it can’t be 24/7. This simply isn’t the case. I don’t have those answers. But as an original fan, I sometimes ask the same questions you do. If I was able to answer them, I would.

As much as people think “Rubbish. You work for the company so you can do something”, let me give you an analogy:

The guy at the printing press isn’t responsible for the headlines of a newspaper.

I appreciate people reach out to whomever they can for answers, and I understand peoples thoughts. But I can’t answer questions if I don’t have the answer. I’m not in those circles.

Don’t get me wrong. I read all messages I receive, and I genuinely appreciate (most of) them. I try to respond if I can, where appropriate, in a way that’s appropriate. I’m a fan of the show at the end of the day, and I care about it just as much as you do.

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About Mercian Media

My name is Alex, and I work in the Film and TV industry. I work freelance for various employers on several shows including Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, Sky News, Sky Sports, London Live, Bloomberg and QVC. All views are my own.

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