Time for an audio project blog. I aim to keep this short ‘n’ sweet by getting straight to things without beating it around the bush as I have done in times before. So we’re producing a programme of fifteen minutes. Most are a little fearful of what to produce because we have a free rein as it were, however, I am beyond excited by this as I love being creative putting together something a little different. Before we crack on just one thing to note. This blog will be twinned with our Professional Practice module too, therefore, I will be discussing how my work will be impacting on my future radio career at the same time and visa versa as well.
Within these first couple of weeks of our Audio Projects we have been refreshing our skill set as well as working on idea. Understanding how to edit audio and edit audio well is a priceless skill in our industry, therefore, having a chance to play around on Adobe Audition making things was a great chance. This means when I pop these skills down on my CV they are far more than a couple of words on a page. Following on from a training session on industry standard software we went on to try pinpoint our traits we live by day to day then we could work out how best to achieve things we want to. From doing so I have worked out I have worked out I value honesty going forward, remaining as productive as possible as well as guaranteeing I build valuable trustworthy relationships in all forms of that word. I even worked out what I would consider to be my dream job or long term goal. That would be becoming an assistant producer of a music radio programme on ideally a BBC radio station. This is something I will be working on then coming back to at a later stage in this blog. To finish off discussing our professional practice work I will mention that we were tasked with updating our CV’s then going from there.
This is now that bit when we discuss ideas. For our audio project within this module, we will be producing a twelve to fifteen minute audio programme. Whilst typically before we have been given a subject matter loosely to focus on somehow or another however with this project we haven’t had any sort of instruction like that. This is a good thing. I love the idea that we are given free reins to produce something we are excited to bring to life. We have an opportunity to try out all our production skills, unleash our creativity as well as put together a piece of audio programming we can be proud of. I have had a lot of ideas as to what to produce however narrowing things down to a final one or at least path to follow was difficult. I wanted to do a documentary. I enjoy listening to lots of audio programmes however when it comes down to speech content I like documentaries best. Don’t get me wrong I am fond of arty out there programmes though to me there is nothing better than straightforward educational eye-opening documentary programmes. Working out what I fancied producing a documentary on wasn’t as simple as choosing to do a doc. There is something though I have wanted to do for a while. See I have an irrational fear of ink on skin. I haven’t ever worked out why but now I feel it is time with the power of audio. I would love to produce an audio guinea pig presenter-led documentary featuring expert opinion. I am aiming to produce this doc in partnership with some form of fear clinic then have it commissioned as a creative piece of advertising content for their own purposes. I am planning on working with The Nightingale Clinic in Marylebone as have already been speaking with their lead press officer Esther Porter however there is always a chance things will fall through. I have put many feelers out for back up plans too though should this happen to be the case. I have contacted a handful of businesses as well as attractions based locally to see what can come from that. In these next couple of weeks I will follow up with The Nightingale Clinic as well as place a further load of back up correspondences with different fear clinics.