There's been a lot to take in - not only learning the "Eastenders way", navigating my way round their networks/folder structure, memorising the names of regular effects etc (as expected I guess), but also learning the actual geography of Albert Square - Each house/shop/pub has to have the correct background atmos effects and spots (cars/market class etc) to give it a sense of neighbourhood and community. Is the house next to a slow traffic road or a fast traffic road, is it near a bus stop, how close is the market, what time of day is it, is the market even open? is it near a tube line, can you hear crowds from the vic etc. Thankfully I have my own snazzy map to refer to and I think I have got the hang of it - The regulars anyway! No complaints so far...!
I definitely feel settled now, and have a lovely team around me - everyone's been really friendly and welcoming and super helpful. All us post-ies are all in the same area so I'm getting to know the whole gang. I look forward to the next 5 months with them!