March 2017

For our final regular broadcast of the year, we produced a 30 minute-long radio show on Portsmouth’s local radio station, 93.7 Express FM. You can catch up with the show here:

Way back at the end of last year, we were required to pitch for a topic from a list of options devised by our lecturer, Katie. The ‘Unsung Heroes’ theme was our first choice, as well as that of one of the other groups. Our pitch was successful as I wanted us to take the very broad ‘unsung heroes’ theme and narrow it down to one specific area, which we could deliver a concise but entertaining and informative programme. I was aware of the danger that with the broad ‘unsung heroes’ theme, we could have so many avenues to explore for this show. However as producer, I thought that blood and organ donation would give us a good topic for a radio show while also remaining in keeping with the ‘unsung heroes’ theme. (more…)

One of the roles I’ve undertaken this year was that of a television director. They are responsible for the look and sound of a production and its technical standards. Directors realising the producer and scriptwriters’ ideas into finished programmes.

For most of the shows we broadcast on CCI TV, there are two directors for each programme. One based on the main studio, located downstairs in the Eldon Broadcast Hub; and one located upstairs in the green screen studio, which doubles as our Master Control area for the transmissions.

In our last show, the inclusion of an additional ‘courtyard studio’ meant we needed an additional director to cut between cameras on location. I liaised between the two directors ‘on the ground’ from in the gallery of the green screen studio, so I could keep an eye on the full programme as it was being transmitted.  (more…)