Evaluation of 1 hour show

My group and I have chosen a radio station to do a one hour show. This included in creating a documentary for the specific radio station in question. The radio station we chose was BBC Scotland, because after many discussions  we based the choice in  something we all wanted to talk about so that included culture and music mainly. I believe that, that was a great way of discussing  what are options where because we all had our say and everyone had there inputs on the discussion.

In addition I also believe, that when each member of the team chose the story for there package, each story was suitable to our target audience because we where basing it with exactly what BBC Scotland was looking for and this included in trying to engage with a more  female audience, this was done by Papi and Ida with there documentary’s, and also we looked at talking about the culture of Scotland with Kelly,Andrew and myself.

I believe that the documentary’s where fantastic in the way they where edited and the way they where presented in the end. However I encountered various problems in the process, one of which  was that the documentary’s where finished just on time for the show, that excludes Papi and myself because we had finished them before hand. This is unacceptable on behalf of the team, because that led them in missing deadlines we had assigned our self within the team and has pushed dates for meetings and rehearsals.

That meant that the script writing was rushed because the person that had to write it was behind, and caught up with us right on time for the show. But  that also meant we all had to write our part of the script and that was a issue because our team members have all concluded it only on the day of the show, This hasn’t allowed us to have enough practise to know our parts inside out and meant we had to wing it for the end of the show because we didn’t have enough material ready that then led me into saying a wrong word, live on the show.

I learnt from this, that even if you have completed your work you have to try push the team to do it before hand, and make sure you have a full script and have extra material to talk about just in case of the chat dies out.  This will also allow you more rehearsal time, that won’t make you panic and will make you feel ready for the show.

There has been a lot of ups and downs in my team but I have to say we have had many discussions and fights, for what i believe was due to personal life and panic towards the show. I do recommend in trying to keep personal and social life out of work, this  will help but it can be a very hard thing to do. I have also learnt with my team, that sometimes even if something is wrong, but you can’t get to a conclusion with the rest of the team sometimes it’s best to just accept there idea even if you don’t agree with it. This will allow you to continue and move on.

we all also had responsibility which everyone was involved in, in different ways. My role and responsibility was to find background music for the show. I found the perfect music that suited BBC Scotland target audience because it was very easy listening and up beat, but not standing out too much in front of the presenters voice. I had chosen a few instrumentals to play underneath our show just so it vary, but sadly my team decides to not use any music on the day of the show, that makes me feel really bad because i have put a lot of effort in searching the right sound for BBC radio Scotland. For next time I would like to make it clear that if a job is given to me, I would like that work to be used.

However there was good communication within the team, by creating meetings and online chats for the people that weren’t able to go to the meetings. I do believe that most of our communication was by social media and that created something like a wall between people because sometimes I found it hard to express myself, and I feel that people don’t really want to write a lot and go into detail with where they are with the work. So it might create some miss understanding.

Further more, we also had a guest for the show.  we made sure for health and safety reasons that the studio was clear from any danger, A good example of this is any lying wires or any  microphones or microphone stands lying around.putting away all sharp objects and also making a health and safety form which was handed to the guest prior to coming in, in case of any accidents.

To conclude, I would like to finish of in talking about my producing that i think was very effective, because i had all the levels right when recorded and played the carts and the documentary’s at the right times. Also the flow of the show was really fluent by putting Celtic connection first then going into music and to then finish off with horror because it gave  structure to the show. If i could go back i would certainly improve my script writing because my vocabulary and my accent or not suitable for the radio station chosen so I would make sure i have more practise on that.

I would also like to point out that the show went out for what i believe was the right time, because it was of a very light subject so that the people that where listening could enjoy it, and be relaxed at the same time. without having to focus to much on the subject. This could also be played during the night as a specialist show, just so that it can connect to different audiences that have enough time to listen to it. Not like breakfast time which is very busy quick and full of music,

 

 

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Music

I have decided to put background music to the documentary. I wasn’t sure of what to put I wanted to put something that would be pretty neutral between rap and grime so i went with (2pac going through changes) but then i heard the documentary as a whole and thought the music being the same the whole time makes you zone out. So i decided to put lots of different beats and the best part of this is that every time the documentary talks about grime there will be a grime beat and every time its talking about hip hop there is a hip hop beat.  That has totally changed the documentary and improved it massively. I have also done all the music for the show and uploaded them into the system so that when we are speaking we will have some background music and it wont sound dead if some one forgets something or messes it up. I have add a few instrumentals  just so that the show can vary and it switches a bit

group chat

We had our fist rehearsal on Friday it was just a few of us but it went pretty well i guess we where having some discussion before because the team was in a pretty bad mood and a bit behind but i think we are picking things up really well and we are working to meet the final dead line  we will also be organising some rehearsals with the full team this week but we have a few issues because a team member may have jury duty and another one may not be in that day  but we are planning around that so if that happens we know what to do and how to react. we are almost there.

Also we have worked on great part of the script and it was a team effort because everyone is imputing there side and that is fantastic because people can write in there style, so that when they go to read it, it will be much more fluent for them

Group Chat

I have had a few problems with my group lately because I have finished all of my work this includes the background music and my documentary and this was a lot before some of the people in the group but exactly on time for my dead lines and to meet the requirement but it seems like a problem for some people in my team. The story is that, I was in college studying like I’m in most days working on my project as usual but i usually come in, in the morning because I’m busy in the afternoon so I leave towards 1pm and one day Andrew (that is part of my team) asks me to stay and wait 1 or 2 hours for the rest of the team to come in so that we can have a meeting. I am usually busy the afternoons because I have work or other issues so I wasn’t able, that day also we haven’t scheduled to meet up or anything that day because if we did even the day before i could of made sure i was in for that time but nobody told me anything. The point of this is he really insisted on that and asked me to help with the teams work.I’m not saying I don’t want to help because i want to and I am because I’m doing my part for the shows script but it’s not my task , I tried to explain that I couldn’t stay because of me being busy so after a bit of back and forth he calms and lets me go  but then I receive the following messages from the team that I think weren’t nice

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and I replayed with

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Then this

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I was really sorry to hear that from him, because naturally he is going through a really hard moment but I’m not as open as he is and I’m going through  a very tough time myself and i Replayed withNumber 6.PNG

so that’s how the conversation went. I hope that explains why there are some problems but we all are working together and I am working as much as i can to help but just because i finished my work and I’m trying to do some of the script with the rest of the group they want me to do more I don’t really think it’s fair and i can’t take a day off work because i need to help with something that wasn’t assigned to me in first place and the person that has to do it, cant do it because they have to work well instead of asking me to take my time that means time off my work why don’t the other people take time of there work so that they can fur-fill there commitments like I have. Also I think that if someone writes a script for someone else and they are not happy with it and ask to change it, it’s going to be a waste of time. I want to make sure my point comes threw correctly that is I want to help the team as much as I can when I can because I know they are behind but if i’m not able to do it for reasons you can’t force me to do something.

Interview 3 Complete

So my third and last interview is complete i have obtained what i think is enough information from Sangje that I needed I mean he answered some questions better than others and everyone does that but it was a real pleasure to interview and he had a very interesting view to what a rapper is and what grime represents that I think I will add to the documentary. he has signed the audio released form that  i will attach to this. I think now the documentary is complete I will have to set the script and the story arc for it to how it will follow and what the presenter will say then find a presenter. I’m fully on scheduled with the team so that’s perfect. Now I believe the editing procedure is going to be pretty long the first two interviews are done so all the rest including presenter has to be done but i believe i have enough time to do so and then have time even to practise for the show

meeting with team

 

I have asked the team to meet again and everyone got involved in it really quickly. I think they did it because everyone wanted to know where everyone is at also I thought this meeting was really good because we agreed with most of the stuff being said and we set dates for the finish of the documentary’s so that we can practise because I do feel some people may panic when the time comes but hopefully everything will be under control. there has been some fall backs such as with Andrew didn’t write the script of the documentary and hasn’t started yet but i don’t think that will be a problem  because everyone has interviews and if they haven’t finished doing them all they have at least set a date for it so nothing to worry about also we want to make sure we have a person in to talk to during the show and i believe that is being organised pretty well because various people have offer to bring in someone so that if they cant come we should have back up. also the Interview lasted an hour and i think the vibes are pretty good this time and everyone had a say on something so really enjoyed it the link is below if you would like to hear it.

meetings times and min also this includes any extra evidence needed.

so this was to make sure the meeting where recoreded and uploaded so this is the link to the major meeting with papi and andrew where you may find a lot more information on the prior posts the link is

 

for the fist meeting you can find the link below

music for the one hour show and my documentary

With the team i took the initiative to take the role to choose the music that will be played under our voices for the one hour show and i want to make sure its very generic and can suit every one so I’ll pick a few songs that are easy listening so i can give a choice to the people and the one that is liked most will be used also for my documentary i have chose to put a beat that is not old school or grime but a bit of both so that i won’t be in favour of any type of music and show they are able to mix both together i want it to sound very serious so it will be very low behind the voices. i want the voices to be predominant on the documentary but i want the beat to fill any gaps there will probably ups and downs depending where I am

Information on swot analysis, Team work and the 1 hour show.

so for my swot analysis i think my strength are my editing skills and my comunication with the rest of the team i do also think my documentary is coming out pretty well so i’m going to keep up with that for my weaknesses i think it’s the team work with the team but not from my part because i think people could work better and agree more on different aspects but naturally thats normal people have different ideas and should stand for them but sometimes some people should take a step back and go with other ideas because i do feel i do that a lot and people don’t seem to work with me but i believe i still have to get on with them because thats what you would do i don’t feel there should be any heavy arguing as much there is in our team but apart from that i think people are doing a good work also my second weakness is that i won’t be able to be in next week  so I’m trying to have everything ready for this week and as soon as possible i do think this is also a threat and maybe even the thing i was talking about the team that could be a threat i also think another threat is people getting worried when we will have to present the one hour show because thats what happened for the 30min show and i think it ruined the experience for most people. but the opportunities are to post all this information and share all of it through social media and get people interested in it also the social media helped me a lot with getting interviews so certainly social media is an opportunity to use even more to get people interested or involved and things like instagram, Facebook, Twitter and snap chat are all perfect for this also for the 1 hour show it would a great opportunity to have everything ready early so we can practise before hand so we don’t get things wrong on the day. Also Andrew done a great job with starting to make the template for the script so we are on top of things i will have to start to write a script and hopefully everything will go well. In all i think evaluating all i done i think I’m at a good point i think i can finish everything pretty soon with another couple of days  we have had more communication through Facebook that was good so people have been sending the minutes for the meeting so i hope i will be able to download them soon but if you can’t find them here you will find them in the blogs of the rest of the team  i will comment on them to say what i think  in the end i believe everything is going ok

Catching up with the Group

I didn’t hear from the group in the last week so i messaged all of them to see if everything was ok and to see where they where at and also to tell them where i was at. most of them responded so that was good then we all started talking of the task’s and roles  like who had to bring the guest ? who would do the music for the show ? what shall we write for the script ? so it was pretty good people started communication again I also picked the task to put a background music that could suit everyone but i will do more so that we can all choose which is the best there seems a lot of team work involved i’m a bit worried people will leave things to too late i have started working on things a bit early because i won’t be in next week but i will still do all the tasks that will be given to me I hope everyone gets along fine.  I am planing to edit the interview i have and start doing the script for the documentary and hopefully get my third and last interview after that i will focus on the script for the hour long show.