Where we are at:
3 weeks to the recording sessions for your TV and Radio formats
4 weeks to Hand-in
To do this week
– Work on your set design. Rehearse your format. Finalize the content ideas and research. Book any contributors.
– Make a final decision on the format for your Radio piece. Research the content and book your contributors. Practice in your radio roles.
– Write running orders and scripts for both artefacts
And remember this is TEAM work. You need to work together (whatever your role) to get all this done in the time.
AND DON”T FORGET your BLOGS. Your blogs need to evidence your research, analysis and evaluations of TV and radio formats. Also include evidence of how you have developed in your role and been a good team member. Remember to keep reflecting on the week so that you get a clearer picture of what work you still need to do and to ponder on what you have learnt so far….
0930-1030 Lecture ETB10 – ALL to attend
1030-1200 – TV team 2 – BBC Coventry and Warwickshire tour
1030-1200 – Radio Workshops 5-8 with Paul ETG20
1200-1330 – TV team 1 studio practice
1330-1500 – Seminar TV team 1/ Radio workshops 1-4
1500-1700 – TV team 2 studio practice (including Format ideas workshop for first hour in the TV studio)
On Thursday 13th October BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Editor, Duncan Jones came to visit to talk about the radio brief “Undiscovered Coventry”.
He told us about the BBC local radio remit; Local radio is for people interested in the local area – local news, sports, events and issues. BBC Coventry and Warwickshire’s output is 60% speech, 40% music. It has a set music playlist that is different to Radio One, Touch FM and Mercia FM and is aimed at an audience aged 40+.
Next year is a big year for Coventry. As an Olympic city it will get a lot of international attention! Also the World Shakespeare Festival in April – putting entertainment at the front of the station’s agenda.
Radio’s strength is it’s immediacy, reactivity and easy production. Telly is much more complicated and takes ages to make!
Duncan’s top tips for making your artefact;
1. Find something to say that people will be surprised about.
2. Be clear on the point of your story. What do you want the listener to get out of it. What is your aim?
3. Make it interesting – keeping a balance between the story and your creative ideas.
4. Paint pictures with words. There is no limit to the pictures you can create on radio.
5. The intro should tease the listener. The outro should point to further information (eg website, blog etc)
Duncan will be back to feedback on your work in December.