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TV Studio Show Practice

TV Studio Show Practice

By: Perseph1

In the gallery today, practicing the engineering role and making sure the recording of each take happens in order for the producer and director to make amendments afterwards. First attempt, clicking a button doesn't require that much effort...

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Dock 10

Dock 10

By: MatthewLisle

Dock 10 is in the heart of Media City UK; it is the most technically advance HD production facility in Europe. This is when I knew it was going to a fascination and interesting week; Dock 10 includes seven high definition studios, with two audio studios with one belonging permanent to the BBC Philharmonic, as soon as I knew this I couldn’t wait to get this week started, I was filled with excitement, and nerves like a kid on Christmas eve!! 

I when I first arrived at Dock.10 I was nervous, to say the least. When I reported to reception for the first time I gave my name and waited to be received by the person who would be sorting out my placement.

My communication with this person had only been carried out by email correspondence, so I wasn’t prepared for the reality of our actual meeting. My placement officer however was cheerful and put me at my ease. She took me to the main office itself attached to Human Resources where we sat down and went through my schedule for the week. I began to relax more during this discussion, which lasted around half an hour.

At the end of it she conducted me through a tour of the building, which to my surprise was enormous. Like the Tardis on Doctor Who, it was much larger on the inside than on the outside. She was very clear in her descriptions and I began to regain my confidence. I was told that Dock.10 had the largest capacity within its doors of any studio in Europe. During my lunch hour I took stock of my new environment and studied my schedule.

After dinner I began my task as a runner when I reported to the department where they are based. It gave me an overview of the whole facility and a chance to observe television production being carried out at first hand. I will never forget what happened next. I was sent to remove and reposition furniture for the set of The Voice. This included placing items in the dressing room of the star presenters and fetching refreshments when and where required.

I saw so many people carrying out so many functions in what I could only describe as a well-oiled and regulated machine. Everybody had deadlines, responsibilities and tasks. At no point could any of us relax. Very quickly I felt integrated and part of a team. Before I knew it the day had come to an end. I made sure that I had completed all of the tasks that had been listed on my schedule. As I left the building I went over the tasks I would do for the next day.

By the next morning I was more confident than I had been and I also had some familiarity with the environment and the facilities. I knew that the experience I had gained as a runner would be invaluable and stand me in good stead when I later placed it on my C.V

To my surprise I was given a choice of duties for the day; I could either deal with inquiries on behalf of the stars on the telephones rigged around the facility, or deal with the more technical aspects of television production. Because I want to be involved with studio equipment management, I opted to be detailed for duties with the Ingest Department. Here I was told that all materials were dispatched to this highly important facility, were the sound was processed before being handed onto the editing department. One of the technicians told me how to rig up a tap on the deck. I wasn’t acquainted with this facility, and it was an important learning curve. The task involved an entire morning’s work. After dinner an assistant editor allowed me to participate in the assembly of an episode of Last Tango in Halifax.

I had no idea what this particular job entailed, but it proved to be an eye opener in which I witnessed the entire process from beginning to end. By day three my confidence had gone up by leaps and bounds, and I felt that in a working environment that I would be able to handle the pressures involved in TV production. The Technology Department was an amazing experience. Its main function was to act as a trouble-shooting facility which would address any faults that might occur. A logo, for example might need repair that wasn’t working properly. Compared to previous two days, it was a fairly quiet morning. I used this as an opportunity to talk to some of the personnel, which included the Head of Department. Our conversation was interesting and I was able to list him as a potential contact for the future.

After dinner I had an arduous afternoon in which I had to physically move camera equipment around in preparation for the filming of the Jeremy Kyle Show. Because The Voice was being simultaneously filmed, we had to manoeuvre the equipment around the set by showing care and discretion. I enjoyed this particular aspect of my work experience more than any other, because dealing with the actual hardware and equipment of the production facility was the task in which I want to be involved more than any other as a future career aspiration.

On day four I was in the Sound Production Gallery as the Jeremy Kyle show went out. I was familiar with this part of the procedure as I could remember an earlier experience in my 2nd year studio TV module. There were two highly experienced technicians there, both of them too busy at first to answer any of my questions. Afterward I was able to discuss the afternoon and make sense of the process. I was very impressed with what I had witnessed and surmised that a career in sound was a possible future option. Afterward I was directed to studio floor for the recording of an episode of Citizen Khan. This was the nearest yet that I had come to being in the actual presence of a group of actors at work. I had no idea how a sit-com worked, and watched as the crew carried out their timetable. I paid particular attention to the equipment that they used to pick up the dialogue being spoken by the members of the cast.

On the final day of my placement I started where I had begun on day one-with the runners. It was a comparatively quiet day, as only the Jeremy Kyle Show was being recorded. My tasks consisted once more of reorganising equipment and other accessories for a sports programme which would be assembled in the fullness of time. As always, I had lesser tasks as well which included making the tea! I was able to approach people and ask them for their contact details for future reference when I graduated. Overall the week was an immensely busy and fulfilling one in which I gained a great deal of experience. I cannot even begin to recount the valuable contacts that I made nor the fascinating people that I encountered. The experience has opened up a multiple number of possible career paths to me. I gained a new insight into the industry which my education helped me to prepare for but which in no way could compensate.    

 

 

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Dock 10

By: MatthewLisle

Dock 10 is in the heart of Media City UK; it is the most technically advance HD production facility in Europe. This is when I knew it was going to a fascination and interesting week; Dock 10 includes seven high definition studios, with two audio studios with one belonging permanent to the BBC Philharmonic, as soon as I knew this I couldn’t wait to get this week started, I was filled with excitement, and nerves like a kid on Christmas eve!! 

I when I first arrived at Dock.10 I was nervous, to say the least. When I reported to reception for the first time I gave my name and waited to be received by the person who would be sorting out my placement.

My communication with this person had only been carried out by email correspondence, so I wasn’t prepared for the reality of our actual meeting. My placement officer however was cheerful and put me at my ease. She took me to the main office itself attached to Human Resources where we sat down and went through my schedule for the week. I began to relax more during this discussion, which lasted around half an hour.

At the end of it she conducted me through a tour of the building, which to my surprise was enormous. Like the Tardis on Doctor Who, it was much larger on the inside than on the outside. She was very clear in her descriptions and I began to regain my confidence. I was told that Dock.10 had the largest capacity within its doors of any studio in Europe. During my lunch hour I took stock of my new environment and studied my schedule.

After dinner I began my task as a runner when I reported to the department where they are based. It gave me an overview of the whole facility and a chance to observe television production being carried out at first hand. I will never forget what happened next. I was sent to remove and reposition furniture for the set of The Voice. This included placing items in the dressing room of the star presenters and fetching refreshments when and where required.

I saw so many people carrying out so many functions in what I could only describe as a well-oiled and regulated machine. Everybody had deadlines, responsibilities and tasks. At no point could any of us relax. Very quickly I felt integrated and part of a team. Before I knew it the day had come to an end. I made sure that I had completed all of the tasks that had been listed on my schedule. As I left the building I went over the tasks I would do for the next day.

By the next morning I was more confident than I had been and I also had some familiarity with the environment and the facilities. I knew that the experience I had gained as a runner would be invaluable and stand me in good stead when I later placed it on my C.V

To my surprise I was given a choice of duties for the day; I could either deal with inquiries on behalf of the stars on the telephones rigged around the facility, or deal with the more technical aspects of television production. Because I want to be involved with studio equipment management, I opted to be detailed for duties with the Ingest Department. Here I was told that all materials were dispatched to this highly important facility, were the sound was processed before being handed onto the editing department. One of the technicians told me how to rig up a tap on the deck. I wasn’t acquainted with this facility, and it was an important learning curve. The task involved an entire morning’s work. After dinner an assistant editor allowed me to participate in the assembly of an episode of Last Tango in Halifax.

I had no idea what this particular job entailed, but it proved to be an eye opener in which I witnessed the entire process from beginning to end. By day three my confidence had gone up by leaps and bounds, and I felt that in a working environment that I would be able to handle the pressures involved in TV production. The Technology Department was an amazing experience. Its main function was to act as a trouble-shooting facility which would address any faults that might occur. A logo, for example might need repair that wasn’t working properly. Compared to previous two days, it was a fairly quiet morning. I used this as an opportunity to talk to some of the personnel, which included the Head of Department. Our conversation was interesting and I was able to list him as a potential contact for the future.

After dinner I had an arduous afternoon in which I had to physically move camera equipment around in preparation for the filming of the Jeremy Kyle Show. Because The Voice was being simultaneously filmed, we had to manoeuvre the equipment around the set by showing care and discretion. I enjoyed this particular aspect of my work experience more than any other, because dealing with the actual hardware and equipment of the production facility was the task in which I want to be involved more than any other as a future career aspiration.

On day four I was in the Sound Production Gallery as the Jeremy Kyle show went out. I was familiar with this part of the procedure as I could remember an earlier experience in my 2nd year. There were two highly experienced technicians there, both of them too busy at first to answer any of my questions. Afterward I was able to discuss the afternoon and make sense of the process. I was very impressed with what I had witnessed and surmised that a career in sound was a possible future option. Afterward I was directed to studio floor for the recording of an episode of Citizen Khan. This was the nearest yet that I had come to being in the actual presence of a group of actors at work. I had no idea how a sit-com worked, and watched as the crew carried out their timetable. I paid particular attention to the equipment that they used to pick up the dialogue being spoken by the members of the cast.

On the final day of my placement I started where I had begun on day one-with the runners. It was a comparatively quiet day, as only the Jeremy Kyle Show was being recorded. My tasks consisted once more of reorganising equipment and other accessories for a sports programme which would be assembled in the fullness of time. As always, I had lesser tasks as well which included making the tea! I was able to approach people and ask them for their contact details for future reference when I graduated. Overall the week was an immensely busy and fulfilling one in which I gained a great deal of experience. I cannot even begin to recount the valuable contacts that I made nor the fascinating people that I encountered. The experience has opened up a multiple number of possible career paths to me. I gained a new insight into the industry which my education helped me to prepare for but which in no way could compensate.    

 

 

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Serial - A new podcast from the creators of American Life

By: mattbeckwith

Recently Trevor Dann (formerly of the BBC, now CEO of Trevor Dann Company ltd.) gave a guest lecture at our Media City UK university space. He gave a lot of powerful advice, and showed us some examples of radio that he particularly enjoyed, and that we should be inspired by. One of these examples was Serial.

"What is Serial?" I hear you ask.

Well, Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. This American Life put out some fantastic content, and I listen to their weekly podcast regularly. But Serial is a little bit different. On January 13, 1999, a girl named Hae Min Lee, a senior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland, disappeared. A month later, her body turned up in a city park. She'd been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae's body. But Adnan has always maintained he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Some people believe he’s telling the truth. Many others don’t. The podcast follows the murder investigation, from start to finish, and examines the case in pain-staking detail. In doing so, characters develop, linear narratives emerge, and the show begins to rapidly pick up pace. Sarah speaks to Adnan via prison telephone, and tracks down their old friends, relatives, and teachers, to try and get to the bottom of what actually happened on January the 13th, 1999.

This really is fantastic journalism, and it had me hooked from the word go. There are lots of interesting interviewing techniques which I'll be able to apply to my radio production. And of course, the editing is sublime (as always). Congratulations again This American Life. We have a winner.

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Christmas Tesco Advert

Christmas Tesco Advert

By: Jakeclark

On the 26th of October I was a runner for a Christmas Tesco's advert to be shown online.
 
I managed to get this work experience through a coarse lecturer after talking to him about some of the projects he works on. He was incharge of supplying runners for this Advert and put me on the list. 
 
As runners we were in charge of getting each person coming into event signed off (allowing them to be filmed) and also keeping the crowd in certain areas too keep the shots looking full of people! At first they asked if anyone knew how to use GoPros - which is something I am fortunate to have for myself, so I put myself forward which meant another runner called Richard and I were in charge of filming with the GoPro equipment. This involved POV shots of adults and children feeding the reindeer, Santa's grotto, the snow globe and other walking the crowd shots. I also stayed behind for a short while to help collect the radios in. 
 
Overall it was a really great experience and I learned a lot about how adverts are made from the production side of things. 
 
 
 

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Sephaura Soy Candles

Sephaura Soy Candles

By: Perseph1

Alas! I have got the SephAura Natural Soy Candle website up and running. The business is due to launch in 7 days. I handcraft candles scented with delicious, mouth-watering aromas of homebaking. Definately, a trip down memory lane. 4am finishes have finally paid off. Take a look...

 

http://www.sephaura.moonfruit.com

 


Thank you.

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Showreel

By: Jakeclark

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Brainstorming for NSS

Brainstorming for NSS

By: Perseph1

Just attended the first meeting regarding the National Student Survey public information short clips to highlight several key topics that need to be addressed in relation to student life. I shall be working in a pair with a fellow BATAR student and collectively we shall creatively produce and edit a short video for NSS. We shall be tackling personal development. Stay tuned. This week... Brainstorming. Next week... Pitching.

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In the Studio

In the Studio

By: Perseph1

Working behind the scenes as a camera operator capturing the guest mid shot for our demo TV studio show. It was interesting having a play around with the camera buttons, speaking to the gallery and watching the shots on the monitors. I wouldn't have minded trying out a few different shots but hey, when life gives you limes...
 

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Reflective Log Diary

By: LisaTaylor

Work Experience Reflective Log Diary comming very soon!!!!

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Media Convergence Broadcasters

By: Joeflinders

How has broadcasting been affected by processes of digital convergence? Present at least two examples, and answer with reference to the module readings.

It has been said that digital media convergence in every day life is affecting the way in which broadcasting functions as an industry, and how broadcasters reach their audiences.

Before looking into how broadcasting has changed as a result of digital convergence, it first makes sense to explore what convergence is and the effects it has on our daily lives. Then going on to looking at what broadcasters have been forced to do to stay relevant and cater to the needs of audience members nowadays.

The term ‘convergence’ is relevant to the ways in which different types of media are moving towards one another and are beginning to merge, as a result of new technologies. When we talk of ‘old media’, we mean the more traditional communication types for broadcasters: Television, Radio, and Newspapers. Making these forms of media ‘new media’ comes from the digitisation of the services, with features such as on demand content and user interaction. (Flew, 2008) Describes new media as, “the combination of the three C’s – computing and information technology (IT), communications networks, and digitised media and information content-arising out of another process beginning with a “C”, that of convergence.”

The knock on effect of the presence of new media forms in everyday life is that audience members play a much more active role in the ways that they consume their media content. As a result, broadcasters now incorporate other media types in their content, branching away from the traditional methods that are becoming ever more ‘dated’ and ‘left behind’ by the newer technological advances of today.

In a nutshell, digitising the ‘old media’ makes it much more broadly available for consumers, as ‘new media’. Broadcasters of today are quickly recognising this and are now looking at different media types in a sense of ‘the big picture’, seeing them as part of a web as opposed to them working independently of each other. As (Fagerjord and Storsul, 2007) state, “digitalisation makes the signals themselves equal, regardless of what kind of information or communication they represent.” This means that once the content has been digitised, it possesses the,same digital coding” (Manovich, 2001), “which allows it to flow freely on a range of different platforms and be accessed on a number of different devices.” (Manovich, 2001).

Now that there’s an understanding of media convergence and the direction technologies are pulling us towards, it is interesting to look at the effect these advances are having on broadcasters of today.

Television is a subject of particular change, currently. Using ITV’s X factor as a case study, we can see a massive U-turn in the type of audience participation that the show receives. The show, ten years and counting, has been airing long enough to see the birth of smart devices and the rise of social media websites. This, which although is fantastic in terms of marketing and information sharing, has had adverse effects on the show in ways they may not have anticipated. The show is much more interactive nowadays than it was back when it first aired, with features such as audience Skype and Twitter questions to judges and contestants, and hash-tagging trending topics relevant to the show (enabling audience member to run their own commentaries, publically, sharing thoughts with other viewers). This selection of modes of participation has empowered the audience members, which has in turn meant that the voting figures (which is the main premise of the show, as a competition, in order for it to be successful) have significantly dropped. The show’s host, Dermot O’Leary made a comment in this year’s final that the winning act had received over one million votes, whereas a show of a similar model in the past, Pop Idol beat that, almost embarrassingly so; A total of 8.7 million phone votes were registered, with Young winning 51.3% of support and Gates - who had been odds-on favourite - getting 48.7%” (BBC News Website, 2002). The interesting point to be drawn from looking at those figures is that Pop Idol managed to do that with no multiplatform interlinking, or audience commentaries via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

It’s interesting to see how broadcasters have had to adapt to the changes happening that affect the X factor’s voting figures. In order to stay profitable, the show’s producers have been forced to branch out into other areas than just votes. There is now a smart phone app allowing audience members to actively participate whilst watching, as well as a Sunday night show with a live performance from varied pop artists for viewers to download electronically on online music stores.

Another point to be made about the modern advances of television is the effect that such a vast number of available TV channels has had on broadcasters, and more importantly, viewing figures. Gone are the times when there were four UK terrestrial channels (BBC One, BBC Two, Granada/ITV, and Channel 4) that commanded the attention of tens of millions of viewers. This is illustrated perfectly in the statistics given on the Broadcast Audience Research Board’s website, where it is easy to see the fragmentation of the ‘audience percentage reached’ by each of the channels, the further along in time that you look. For example, in as close as 1992, all other UK TV channels than the four terrestrial channels collectively received a 3.8 percentage share of the audience reached, in total (BARB, 2014) which is something that would not occur at all nowadays, with the abundance of choice available to the nation. The introduction of satellite television brought hundreds of channels and in turn fragmented audience figures, drastically. The rapid growth of multi channels has expedited the decreasing role of existing terrestrial channels. Although broadcast television stations have increased in number, their total viewership steadily declined. This has meant that main contenders in the TV station world have had to stretch their content across more platforms to keep audiences interested. The likes of BBC and ITV now have on demand viewing on their websites drawing in ever more viewers and Sky have launched a smart device app called ‘Sky Go’ for paying customers to access exclusive content wherever they are. The BBC Media Centre is a good resource to look at when trying to find out how different ‘iPlayer’ services fair in terms of ‘viewing requests’. It goes on to state that “the growing popularity of internet-connected TVs, smartphones and tablets helped BBC iPlayer hit record-breaking numbers in 2011, with 1.94 billion TV and radio programme requests across all platforms” (BBC Media Centre, 2012). The figures are astounding, considering that online player services are as a result of converging technologies of the last ten years. It would seem that the technologies that are allowing viewers the access to the content that they want, from a multitude of media devices, have had a staggering effect on the way broadcasters are now approaching the rising issue of efficiently reaching their audiences.

Something that has arguably been affected the most by the advances of modern technology and media convergence is journalism, as a result of the ‘rise of citizen journalism’, to be more specific. The evolution of citizen journalism as a reliable source of information has been in recent years, when everyday citizens have had the technology to capture footage and images of news worthy events, as they occur. Smart devices alone have seemed to be another proverbial nail in the coffin for professionally trained journalists. There are questions often raised about the damage that citizen journalism has on the industry in terms of taking paid work from journalists and not paying the people who are effectively contribution to the telling of news, with their footage.

The Boston marathon bombings is a good case study for a newest chapter of citizen Journalism. In an article on pbs.org/idealab, (Trevor Knoblich, 2013) discusses the idea that this was one of the first instances where citizen journalism was used interactively as opposed to just sharing content. People were actually pooling resources to try and find suspects of the incident, aided by the technological advances of social media websites. Also that, interestingly, “NBC used Instagram photos to illustrate how creepy Boston’s empty streets appeared during the manhunt for one of the suspects”, showing that professional broadcasters are now embracing the content that modern technologies have brought to their doorstep which is something that just never happened in the past. Although this was an interesting turn, and something that had never happened before, the convergence of social networks to aid police investigations is a topic of particular controversy, dividing the opinions of many.

In an article by (Mutter, A, 2013), he goes as far as to say that people "Armed with iPhones, empowered by Twitter" were effectively on a witch hunt, and that the accounts of citizen journalism are biased an unreliable. Citizen Journalism has seriously impacted the way that we obtain coverage of incidents and is raising questions about the future of broadcast journalism.

Radio is yet another medium that has been under massive change in recent years. This medium is one in particular that has been subject to a lot of change in the past, with the introduction of television. What we once used radio for is no longer relevant in this day and age. Audiences are offered an alternative in the form of television, meaning that radio needed to find something new. As opposed to just being a broadcasting tool to output information in a one-way system, Radio should be free to do much more. “Radio ought to be no longer just about broadcasting but more about a communications space(Radio is Dead, Long Live Radio – Micheline Roi). For this reason, modern advances have been somewhat of a blessing to radio. She then states that “listeners become active participants in the broadcast”, which is true in more ways than one. The convergence of Social media and smart devices have provided options for every listener to participate as they wish, with a multitude of possibilities, helping to change Radio as an industry, alongside broadcasters’ focuses and objectives.

Radio broadcasters, in order to survive, have embraced modern technologies fantastically. Online content and talking topics opened to the public for electronic interaction are offered through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. It’s also important to state that the incorporation of these innovations are forever on the increase, with radio stations trying to access the attention of audience members in a more active way. It’s interesting to look at an announcement made at last year’s Radio Festival, held in MediaCityUK. BBC Radio One and 1Xtra are to hire what they’re calling ‘social media DJs’ in order to stay relevant to younger audiences (Ben Cooper, Radio Today, 2013). Their main role is to think of ways to keep listeners interested by creating innovative content to cross various platforms, which is essentially to keep up with the highest levels of media convergence, and think of more creative and efficient ways to do so. This proves the massive effect that convergence is having on the broadcasters of today.

I think, looking at the case studies that have been presented, it is easy to see that the technologies of the past ten years have had a profound effect on broadcasting. More specifically on the way in which broadcasters connect with their audiences and how they offer creative alternatives to the tradition methods of old media types. All of which is as a result of the convergence of new, digitised media types and the development of smart devices.

It will be interesting to see how the areas discussed will further develop in years to come.

References:

-Flew, T. 2008. New Media: An Introduction. Oxford: University Press.

-Fagerjord, A. Storsul, T. 2007. Ambivalence Towards Convergence. Sweden: Nordicom.

-Manovich, L. 2001. The Language of New Media. Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

-Entertainment: TV and Radio, BBC News. (2002). Pop Idol's career hots up. Available: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/1813636.stm. Last accessed 20th December 2013.

-Broadcast Audience Research Board. (2014). Total Viewing Summary 1992 - Weekly. Available: http://aq.be/758c2c. Last accessed 20th December 2013.

-BBC. (2012). Growth in connected TV, mobiles and tablets fuels record viewing figures for BBC iPlayer in 2011. Available: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/iplayer.html. Last accessed 20th December 2013.

-Trevor Knoblich. (2013). Can Citizen Journalism Move Beyond Crisis Reporting? Available: http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2013/05/can-citizen-journalism-move-beyond-crisis-reporting127/. Last accessed 6th Jan 2013.

-Mutter, A. (2013). Citizen Journalism ran amok in Boston. Available: http://newsosaur.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/citizen-journalism-ran-amok-in-boston.html. Last accessed 6th January 2014.

-Martin, R. (2013). Radio 1 & 1Xtra to hire social media DJs. Available: http://radiotoday.co.uk/2013/10/radio-1-1xtra-to-hire-social-media-djs/. Last accessed 30th December 2013.

-Micheline Roi - Radio Is Dead! Long Live Radio! Available: https://www.musicworks.ca/blog/radio-dead-long-live-radio. Last accessed 20th December 2013.

Bibliography:

-Yong Jin, D. 2013. De-Convergence of Global Media Industries. Abingdon: Routledge.

-Jenkins, H. 2006. Convergence Culture. New York & London: New York University. 

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Curriculum Vitae

By: SophieGriffiths

SOPHIE PAIGE GRIFFITHS

 


 

                                              07891311323 • SOPHIEPAIGE.09@HOTMAIL.CO.UK

Linked In Profile: uk.linkedin.com/pub/sophie-paige-griffiths/54/841/b09

(Fully clean driving license held since 2010, available to drive to all locations.)

BASED IN MANCHESTER/NORTH WEST

 

PROFILE

 

 

A fast-paced, motivated learner currently studying my final year BA HONS Television & Radio Production at the University of Salford, MediaCityUK.

 

I am an extremely enthusiastic, versatile hard working and motivated individual. Some of my skills and personal interests include:

Voice training with BBC 5 Live presenter Phil Williams. Final Cut Pro 10, All Adobe software, Blogging, Fashion, Travelling, Festivals, Exercise.

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

(August 2014)

Paid

 

 

 

 

 

(August 2014)

Unpaid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(July 2014)

Paid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(April-August 2014)

Paid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(February 2013)

Un-paid

 

 

 

 

 

 

(January 2013)

Un-paid

 

 

 

 

 

(September 2012)

Un-paid

 

 

 

 

 

(July/Sept 2012)

Un-paid

 

Bauer Media – KEY 103

Street Team Member:

-        Promoting the station through social events.

-        Interacting with the public, taking photographs and entering competitions.

-        Assistance in the office/on the reception.

 

Bauer Media – The Hits Radio

Intern:

-        Creating online content for The Hits website, including galleries, competitions and stories.

-        Using ‘Dalet’ software in order to edit music for the over night plays on the station.

-        Using ‘Powerlog’ software to edit content from shows and create shorter sequences to be reused.

-        Helping prep interviews and features for the morning show with Daryl Morris.

 

LIME PICTURES – Hollyoaks

3rd AD (Freelance):

-        Taking cast to and from different sets along with extras

-        Assisting the director on set

-        General running

-        Location shooting.

-        General help to camera crew and assisting production.

 

 

 

 

ITV – The Jeremy Kyle Show

Studio Runner

-        Providing a professional attitude when taking guests to and from the studio to dressing rooms.

-        Crew refreshments

-        Helping researchers

 

 

 

Royal Television Society:                  

Front of House – Runner:    

  • Signing in all guests and greeting them in the most polite manner,  

Also making sure they arrive at the correct destination

  • General running.
  • Crew refreshments

         

 

BBC – The Big Questions                    

Studio Runner/ Green Room Host:    

  • Green Room host for guests appearing on the show, also taking them to and from studio in the quietest manner during rehearsals.
  • General running.

 

                                                                                 

ITV LONDON - This Morning            

Studio Runner/ Green Room Host:

  • Providing all guests and celebrities with a warm greeting, taking to and from studio and leaving the building.
  •   Completing different office duties: fan mail, online content and running errands around the ITV building.                                  

 

BBC – The Village                                 

Production Runner:

  • Creating an office for the production team – going to and from different places to create the best office whilst on location
  •   Filling out forms for actors/extras.
  • Helping out on different locations on set with filming different scenes.                           

   

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

University Of Salford  (2012-2015)

Television and Radio BA HONS

 

Aquinas College (2009- 2012)

Business B

Media Studies B

Product Design C

 

Marple Hall Specialist Language College (2004-2009)

ABBCCCCCD

 

REFERENCES

 

 

 

References and letters of recommendation available on request.

 

 

 

 

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The Hits Radio

By: SophieGriffiths

I started my first day at The Hits Radio last Monday, 1 out of 6 of the days I will be doing with them which is really exciting.

My following tasks for my first day were: 

  • Creating online content for the website, I created several photo galleries for the website. One was called 'Crop It Like Its Hot' which featured all of the girl bands and other pop stars who have been wearing Crop tops lately. I also wrote two articles for the website, one was on One Directions new video being leaked and the other was on Ed Sheeran sleeping rough. You can view both articles below. 

http://www.thehitsradio.com/music/news/one-direction-give-a-sneak-peak-of-the-steal-my-girl-music-video/

http://www.thehitsradio.com/music/news/ed-sheeran-reveals-he-was-sleeping-rough-for-two-years

  • I also used the following softwares: Dalet and Powerlog. I used powerlog to edit content from the morning show, editing a short clip of an interview. I used Dalet to fade the over night plays music and adverts. 

 

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Website and Logo Design

Website and Logo Design

By: Perseph1

The whole day has passed and yet again, I am awake at a ridiculous time creating font and colour designs for my Candle crafting business, Seph Aura. Beiges, browns, bakewells and brulees...

 

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A foot in the door?

A foot in the door?

By: Perseph1

I am happy to announce that I have succesfully secured work experience with ITV for a couple of days, working on The Jeremy Kyle show. Everyone starts somewhere and making the most delicious cups of tea suits me perfectly being from Yorkshire and all.

 

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Promotional Video

By: KatyMills

I had set out to film my first ever promotional video for one of my favourite night's in town 'Cherry' a 2000's pop, party hip-hop, houseparty anthems, 90's hits, ameri-pop and booty shake night. After making friends with the night's creator Nathan Liu he was delighted to have to the opportunity of having a video made to boost his profile. Having never filmed a promotional before I was a little apprehensive and having been given the audio already by Nathan it was crucial to find the right shots and the right vibe to go with it. Spending week's making a production folder and researching all my shots, it was a relief to finally get to film on the night. I came away having had an amazing time and being ecstatic with some of the shots filmed. 

For a first attempt I have to say I'm delighted with the finished product which can be seen below! 

 

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Volunteering in East Africa

By: francescabaran

PLEASE WATCH

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Travelling the East Coast of America

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Professional practices

By: Johnharrisonmedia

Second professional practices lecture. First up risk assessments. Just spent two days sorting risk assessments for kayaking trips so seems I can't escape them anywhere. Got to say it's much easier filling in filming ones then ones for throwing new kayakers off waterfalls. At least it means people will seriously fill them in rather than fudging them before entering production phase. Ironically later we're doing creativehive work. Oh!

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CV

By: Alicia Walsh

ALICIA GRACE WALSH

 ALICIAGRACEWALSH@HOTMAIL.CO.UK
07875695955

PROFILE

Enthusiastic and hard-working I am a driven individual. I can work both in a team and individually and 

EDUCATION

2012-2015     The University of Salford
                         BA Hons Television and Radio

2010-2012     The Fallibroome Academy
                         A Levels: English Language (C), Media Studies (A), Sociology (A).                             

2005-2010     All Hallows Catholic College
        11 GCSE’s: Grades A to C including Mathematics and English.

 

WORK HISTORY

March 2014 – Present
Receptionist- DW Sports Fitness Macclesfield
Here I have developed my skills of working with the general public, dealing with problematic issues and being a friendly face for the customers. I have learnt a lot about working with finances and the importance of taking peoples bank details and working with issues such as cancellations and direct debit cancellations. I have thrived off this job as I have loved taking to new people, both staff members and customers.

October 2013- February 2014
Receptionist and caretaking
Private doctors practice; 11 St John Street, Manchester
Working on reception I have learnt to work with the general public in a different matter, becoming aware of client confidentiality, professionalism and responsibility. Although this job is different to my others I have picked up skills of the same quality in a different way, knowing when it is appropriate to speak and what to say. 

May 2012 – September 2013
Sales Assistant
Claire’s Accessories
Macclesfield
Working as a sales assistant I was able to further develop skills in a different job area. I learnt about organisation, teamwork, communication, reliability and responsibility. This was a job I was enthusiastic about as I was able to get hands on in helping people choose the right products for them, this experience was valuable as I learnt many transferable skills such as the right level of communication and showing genuine interest as well as specific needs for certain people. 

September 2010 – April 2012
Waitress
The Blacksmiths Arms
Macclesfield
I worked for this pub/restaurant for nearly two years which enabled me to gain lots of new skills from teamwork to responsibility. It also allowed me to work with the public which I thrived off as I love to work with people and please customers to the best of my ability. I also learnt the importance of health and safety skills and being aware of the safety of others. This was another job I was able to show off my people skills and got to know and speak to a wide range of different people on a daily basis. 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

February 2011
24:7 Festival Theatre Company
The Northern Quarter
Manchester
Whilst carrying out work experience for a week at the 24:7 Festival Theatre I was able to be a part of the team at their press conference which was held at The Comedy Store on Deansgate in Manchester. This enabled me to see an aspect of media and promotion which I had not previously been aware of to this extent. Been a part of the team organising and running this event was very exciting and a great eye opener to some of the ways a company operates as well as meeting some people who were currently big names in the media industry.

 

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

My main hobby is dancing, I have danced from a very young age and still thoroughly enjoy it. I am currently a member of the Salford University Dance Society and enjoy participating in all styles of dance as well as meeting new people. I have also previously been a member of Overdrive Dance Company and Keating's Centre for dance and singing. Alongside this I was also elected to be the treasurer for Salford University Dance Society for the academic year 2013-2014 showing my passion for this particular hobby and the responsibility I have been trusted with, something I am very grateful for and ensure I fulfil this role to a high standard. I have been elected to be the chairperson of the dance society for the academic year 2014-2015 showing my passion for the society and my commitment and responsibility. 

Studying Television and Radio, I also have a passion for media studies. I am a creative person with and enjoy creating fresh and interesting pieces of work. I have also previously been a presenter on Shock Radio, the University of Salford’s student radio station. I also used to help out at Canalside Community Radio based in Bollington, specifically working on Phase One radio station which is youth based where I did a drivetime show once a week. I am currently in the process of working on a couple of new ideas for a new youth based radio station setting up in the Macclesfield area. On this station I am hoping to explore different shows and get very involved doing both an individual show and a daily show with a partner. I have also done some work for Channel MBC which is a local digital television channel where I have further developed my presenting skills and practiced my camera skills. My presenting showreel can be seen on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FvrdU6Yh8Q

When in sixth form I was also a founding member of ‘Fallibroome TV’ a project which I felt very strongly about. Being a part of this I got involved in many aspects of television production and experienced a range of roles such as presenting, research, editing, scriptwriting, filming and directing. These skills were valuable as they transferred into some of my modules I studied when joining university. Modules such as Radio Production and Factual Video Production have allowed me to go out into the public and meet new people, finding out stories and exploring issues and opinions. 

SKILLS

Full, clean UK Driving Licence and access to a car.

Proficient editor on Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere & Audition.

Proficient user of Microsoft word, powerpoint and excel.

 

Referees available on request

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