Blog Post 1
This module allows me to demonstrate the skills I have learnt throughout the course so far, and allows me to produce something that interests me. With this in mind, I set out to look for businesses that may want to commission audio made by myself. I thoroughly enjoyed the Clerkenwell walk, this gave me some inspiration to look into walking tours and whether I would be able to produce something that sounds as professional as the ones found on Detour. I decided to think about my employers, and how I could target them.
DICE is a modern start-up that sells tickets for gigs primarily via an app. They pride themselves on live music discovery and see the app as a place where music fans can discover new bands, and see them live for the cheapest price possible. All smaller gigs on the app are hand-picked and there’s believe that the bands will go on to bigger things. This gave me the idea of a walking tour around a famous music scene in London, preferably Camden. It could take the listener on a journey of the streets, from one venue to another. As the listener walks, they hear facts about the venue, the iconic artists that have played there, and clips from gigs.
Working for the Students’ Union allows me to get involved with the various campaigns that target students throughout the academic year. These campaigns lend themselves to plenty of media content, with several short videos produced for each campaign. Obviously, there’s potential to create something alongside these campaigns. However, UWSU works to help new students students settle into London upon their arrival. I believe a guided walk between Marylebone, Cavendish, and Regents campus could take students around sights, student eateries, and cultural highlights.
Blog Post 2
I’ve been very indecisive over the past few weeks, I’ve tried to cement my plan of a Camden walking tour – coming up with ideas for the different segments, and heading over to the area to plan a route. However, I’ve been very convinced that the idea is very basic, and doesn’t allow me much room for creativity. As much as I’m obsessed with the London music scene, it’s not something that I feel like I could put passion into the project, therefore, I’ve wanted to change the idea.
I’ve wanted to focus on something a bit closer to home, and something that allows me to start with something basic, and bringing it to life with plenty of colour. My next idea was to focus on Chapel Market, an everyday general market in Islington. However, after going to the market on two occasions, I discovered that the market didn’t allow me any form of creativity, purely because there was nothing that stood out from the market to make it worthwhile for listeners to attend.
Across the road is Camden Passage. An antiques market with plenty of history attached to it, allowing for a fascinating walking tour focusing on history, promoting the area. Having finally decided, I had to find a commission. The initial options were the quirky London websites, such as TimeOut and Londonist. After research, I discovered that there was a website dedicated to Camden Passage, perfect for the piece to fit.