Week 1 – Production week
In preparation for our first pilot show there was a lot of aspects to organise as an assistant producer for the music hour. The producer of the music hour and I had a meeting with the production manager just confirm that each show was going to be two shows, two hours as a talk show and the last hour will be music based. We also arranged the hour clock for the music hour. By the end of the meeting we had agreed to think of features and guests that can be included within the hour and to work along side the producers for the speech show to make sure that the transition between the two shows flow as one.
The Monday before the first pilot show we sat down with the presenters and discussed a feature called right or wrong, that can possibly have some interaction with the audience or something that they can relate to. I later come up with the idea of what ingredients make a mayonnaise for example, the idea of that feature then slightly changed to guess the dish where one presenter names the ingredients of a dish and the other presenter has to guess within a time limit if they don’t guess it right then the audience have the chance to get in touch through social media to win tickets. We also had the idea of another feature for the presenters that include weird and wonderful snacks for each week. For that feature I had done some research and made a list of what snacks can be featured for each week. I also did some research into getting guests/musicians in for our show, I looked at artists who aren’t really that well known and are willing to participate in our show.
Week 2 – first pilot show
As soon as we got in to class we had a team meeting to discuss what we’ve done so far for the project and what is left to do for the pilot show, once everyone knew what they were doing we all went off and did what we needed to do. The other music producer and I sat down with the music team to log the music on myriad and to also complete the running order and to make sure the timing on the running order was fit into one whole hour.
When the first of hour of the pilot show was done it was then the music hour. We had a guest that was on at 3:30, the guest came on time and I went to greet her from the reception and made sure she was ok through out the time. There was still time till she was going on air, which gave her time to prepare herself for performing live. Whilst she was preparing her guitar we were in studio 6 where we could listen live, I had noticed that the presenters had missed out saying what the answer was for the competition in which I had made sure I told them when going into the studio, just so that they are aware to say the answer next time. After speaking to the guest I asked if she knew anyone else who was willing to come on the show and perform live or pre recorded and so she gave me the email of her course leader which could potentially lead to more guests appearing on the show for the music hour.