More on the evaluation. Package and show

The hour long show.

The one hour long show, I feel was okay but could of had a lot more improvements. Firstly because the script was only finished on the day of the show, so we didn’t have enough time to practise it, and also because we had to Improvise for the end. This resulted in me making a huge mistake at the end by saying a word i shouldn’t of said. However on the other hand. we have managed to make up some stories and a chat, that was pretty good. But for the future the script will have to been done a lot more in advance

(for the script please look at the last page)


For the music, we planned to put some background music to our voices but ended up not using it. I feel it was a shame because I was the one that had the role and responsibility to choose the beat and put it on the system and so i did. But when we decided to take it off i was a bit devastated because it was part of my work. However that seemed to actually work because our target audience was based as BBC radio Scotland target audience and they don’t always have that music in the background, they have more speech driven shows. Also I feel that most of our packages had music in the background that gave the show a more of an up beat feel and fur filled for the music that wasn’t there. But if i could change something I would certainly make sure there is some background music to fit in with the radio station because this would aid, to all the parts that have dead air. and also the music would give more of a relaxed feel to the show.

Producing during the show.

I feel everyone worked well on this because, all the levels where correct , nothing was peaking, all the carts, indents and packages where played at the right time. The only fault i could find was at the start of the show, when we had some problems going live. But in the end things resulted pretty well.

The Team during the show.

I feel the team during the show was really good because we all knew where to go, where to stand and what to do. Our communication was really good with each other because one of us was taking the time, to see if we where going in at the right time.  and there was different people doing different jobs. Also if there was questions someone would answer them and make sure that the person asking would understand. So this was also a really good feature to our show.

 The team during prep stage. 

At the start of the project, the team and I where doing really well with going to meetings, making sure people would meet  deadlines and that was great. But with time people slowly started to fall behind, our communication was good  but nobody wanted to push people to accomplishment because people didn’t want to fall out with each other I believe. But this resulted in us not having enough time to practise or write the script or not finishing the documentary on the day we decided to. However we did have good communication which meant we tried helping each other as much as we could, which then lead in some arguments because too many people where busy and not meeting there responsibility. So surly for the future I would push the team more rather than focusing on just completing my work.


The Guest we had for the show was perfect I believe. This is because she gave a lot of information in a way that wasn’t boring, she knew what she was talking about and answered all the questions fantastically. Additionally even though she was young and a DJ she was very professional in the way she talked on the show and acted this I believe helped us appeal to an older audience and that’s exactly what BBC Scotland want. For the future i would certainly have more guests like her because she was also ready before the show, was very friendly and when contacted she came back to us pretty soon. Also the job of getting the guest was Papi’s and he done a great job in getting her for all the reasons above.

Health and Safety.

I already talked about the health and safety I’ve done that for the show and for the package. However I just wanted to mention that i feel that all I have done was more than enough simply because there has been no injures or broken equipment or even lost equipment. I do classify that as a success and I would most certainly do  all the checks i done during the interviews and the show again  and complete the risk management form for all of it making sure i cover everything.



Legal and ethics.

For the legal requirements I have got all the legal forms signed to do the interviews and that was fantastic also I made sure i didn’t change the meaning of the interviewer at any point during the interview so that i can actually bring there views out on the package so I will most certainly do the all again also I respected all offcoms rules and restrictions a part from the bad word that i said on the show. That was a huge mistake and to make sure that never happens again I will be rehearsing my part more and making sure the script is written before. additionally for the future I will comply by all the rules like I done this time and be fully legal. I have also made sure there was no other documentary like mine so i wouldn’t go against the law of copy right and I made sure that I wasn’t defaming at any point on the documentary or on the show because other wise people could of sued me.

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This is the link to the show

this is the Link to package


editing the presenter and all the show

So know that I have all the material needed i just finished putting it all together and it sounds great even though there are some ups and downs the ups are that the material I needed is all there with great quality and I have the right message that I wanted to give also think the editing wasn’t too bad. However the downs are that the presenter sounds a bit snappy and the documentary sounds a bit rushed with the fast passe cuts but I think for the genre it’s not that bad but I will work on it to give it more space and air also I put music In the background of the interviews and the presenter and the only low point I have it’s that it’s the same music so I might change it a bit with other similar types of music similar to that because in the end I think for the type of music suits BBC radio Scotland because It’s not put very loud and it’s not to punchy and i think radio Scotland listeners will enjoy it because it’s easy listening and I also have to cut certain areas to make it sound a bit better so I believe the editing is not fully complete but surly close the only thing that bothers me the most but I think the music covers really well is little noises in the back ground but the presenter you can hear like air around her so i want to try edit it out as much as i can apart from that I believe I pretty close to conclusion

editing the Interviews

I have finished editing the first two Interviews I have managed to obtain a lot from Rolain  that i can use and that is amazing it perfect the editing wasn’t too bad just a few breaths here and there and and just a few times he got stuck on something and wasn’t to bad to edit but i had to work a lot on it because I will be using  a lot of his information however for the second interview I was a lot more worried because it had to be edited more and had more issues with the answers so i couldn’t use much of that material but i managed to edit a few parts that i think are enough to give the perfect idea of what I’m looking for. See that it’s just an interview i want it to sound genuine so no big effects where put on the voice just made a bit more clear but nothing big also i want to keep the interviews really serious so i don’t believe there are going to be any SFX maybe use the sound of a lp scratching like a dj would do but thats just an idea i don’t think i will use any but if i do the scratch will symbolise the change of question. I do want to put some music underneath everything a pretty simple beat that is old school with a touch of grime so that it can touch on both sided and it doesn’t look like I’m going to take sides on which is my favourite.  Also I have decided that for the third interview I will do vox pops because i just think it’s easier to get and also it’s perfect to show the listeners that even the people that like the music might not know the difference and after this documentary they will have a more certain answer but also it’s worth it because the interviews that i managed to recored they explain into detail what things mean so its easier for a listener that has never been into this type of music to understand what they are talking about .

Analysis Of Brief

We have just enhanced a task where we have to conduct a one hour long show with a Group of people, and each one will provide a documentary. At the moment we don’t know any of the main information such as what is the show going to be about and which is the station we are going to broadcast on etcetera, etcetera. However there are still lots of things to think about before that because we will be looking at different stations and knowing the station this will allow us on how to conduct our documentary and what our documentary will be about because you are looking at the target audience the pace the style of the documentary meaning who are you aiming this documentary why are you doing it and is this radio you are broadcasting on reaching the right audience because if not you might want to change. Also you might have the right station in style and reaching the correct target audience meaning that it a peals to the right age, gender,interest,social life and lots more of the radio station but you have to think about at what time your show is suitable for such as is it good for drive time or breakfast or maybe more of a late night because it more informative show, this will all depend on what radio station you’re on and what your documentary is about

Also you need to think of what your package is about so knowing the station its going to be on, you will know is it going to be fast with bed music or slow and more talkative or maybe a mix of both or it has sounds to create more of a story arc you just cant tell but we are able to think about it. It is also very Important to think about what is needed such as the research we need to do for the interview how to conduct it and where to get the interviewers and making sure we know these people and we know what we are talking about, and this can be done through internet, books, and social media or even networking with people there are lots of ways to gain this information.

We also have to think about that we wont be working alone the whole time it will be a team effort for the hour long show so you need to make sure you get along with everyone and make sure everyone is at the right stage meaning you have to do the correct planning to see what is coming next and have deadline days for things to be finished that day so everyone is on top of there work therefore we can proceed to success to aid to making sure we hit the deadlines right we should have weekly meetings with the groups making sure everyone is ok with the work and before doing the show or anything we should do practice runs. Naturally not everything can be set and things can be done at different times but making sure you are on top of them is certainly the most important thing.

We will also be requiring a lot of equipment this can be hardware or software such we will need microphones we will need the studio to record also we will need a computer to do the work and pro tools to edit and in a real life situation all of this equipment has a cost so in a real life situation we need to think how much money do we have to buy the programs or if we have enough to rent or buy this will even include things such as travel money because you might have to travel to get your interview so train bus or plane ticket will all be included.

We also have to look at the health and safety of our project and there maybe very different things regarding this because it could mean the health and safety of our selfs when we go to interview a stranger we don’t know and don’t have enough information about, we might want to take a friend and meet this person in a public place or it could be someone els’s health and safety meaning going in the day before making sure there is no cables laying around on the floor where people can trip on, this can be very important to do before your interviewer comes in or even just making sure there is no liquid near the equipment.