Production Week 2 –
Today in class we started by having a catch up/ brief group meeting as our editor had a conversation with Matthew to discuss our recent ideas regarding imaging and our overall station style ect…
I started to work on a brief running order/ clock as, it would give us a basic idea of how we could started adding features, imaging and songs to form our two hour show. I worked with our ‘Head of music’ to decide what sort of music rotation we would work with through each hour. I also had to work with the news team to discuss how long each news bulletin would be as, well as discussing with the ad team how long ad breaks would last.
I thought about other commercial stations and how each advert breaks tends to be 20/30/40 seconds long. So as producer i thought tactically as my presenters would probably want to take breaks ranging from 2 ½ – 3 minutes long. So i would like to have at least three ad breaks an hour.
Due to an emergency appointment i had to leave the session early, although Jason recorded some raw audio with our VO artist. This was then sent to me to edit and pick the best bits, in order to start creating ‘Refresh London’s’ imaging. I have also used a site called ‘beds and beats’ (http://bedsandbeats.com/) to look for an appropriate sound/ feel.
My next task is to finish the ‘running order / clock’ but, i will have to continue working with the head of music to get the correct lengths of our chosen playlist. As well as developing our two features that our presenters would like to do.
Production Week 1 –
Over the past few weeks myself and my group (group b) have had two production meetings and healthy communication throughout our facebook group chat.
I put myself forward to be the producer of this live music show as, i have worked hard over the past few months shadowing industry standard producers and have seen how they organise a live shows. It’s a task that i feel i can take on as, i work well with my other team members and feel like i have had good industry practise.
I’m really proud of our group effort so far as we have agreed on a theme of ‘new urban music’ which will help to promote new and upcoming london based artists. We have also agreed on a name which i suggested of ‘Refresh’. We then decided to add ‘London’ onto the name, in order to keep in line with our theme. So that how ‘Refresh London’ was born. We have since all added ideas and suggestions to music, adverts and imaging choices that we would like to see.
So moving forward we are working with our VO artist to create exciting imaging and branding. We have also started creating our social media pages and wordpress website. As the producer of the show, my next task is to sit down with the editor and presenters, to discuss what features and competitions we would like to add to the show. As well as working with our head of music to start putting together a very ‘rough’ show clock together.
(See below the logo ideas created by Jason Kundi)