I was given complete freedom to shoot whatever grabbed my attention, uploaded the results in monochrome and colour and they can be seen on Twitter here
A selected gallery of colour pictures can be seen on the Q & A website here
Here is a small selection of my favorites from the QandA offices at 700 Harris Street, the rehearsals and the show, live from Studio 22.
The day begins in the QandA offices on the 5th floor at The ABC in Ultimo......
Production meeting in the early afternoon with Tony Jones, Senior producer Lindsay Olney and Executive Producer Peter McEvoy (who's elbow is framing Mr Onley)
The Prime Minister Julia Gillard watches the Julian Assange video question
As well as the behind the scenes pictures I set a camera about half way up gantry stairs that lead to the roof in an empty Studio 22 on the Friday before the show.
I programmed the automatic timer to take 1 picture every minute and let it do its thing.
I assembled this into a time-lapse video that covered the over 9.6 hours of activity on the set, this included the set up, camera tests and rehearsals, dry runs, lighting adjustments, warm up, the show and finally taking down the set and readjusting the lighting. The video runs for 24 seconds and for those who want to know such things was put together at a frame rate of 24 frames per second.
I had a wonderful and time with the Q and A people and I will be returning for another visit later in the year so stay tuned. Thanks to everyone at QandA especially Tony, Peter, Amanda and my old mate Lindsay.