On tuesday I arrived in lecture prepared for our show to finally get it’s premier (beyond our group on our facebook group wall) I was quite happy with the finished product, Whilst not perfect I felt that lighting and Graphics were really well done and have to complement those involved i both as the suited the show well, I’d have liked to have seen more graphics to be honest, but conidering the timescale, I think that the graphics were outstanding. I was happy with how the show was recieved by our viewers, there were still things I would change, but I was very happy with the final project.
After the viewing we went down to the basement to discuss ideas for our radio show, it’s worth mentioning I am in a group with Samantha Soane and James Dann. I went into the group meeting with Three rough ideas in my head which are explained below:
- Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers- this would have been a film quiz, celebrating the weird and wonderful qoutations of movies, I was planning on getting the host to say film quotes in a weird out of context style for the contestant to guess the original actor or film the qoutation apperaed in..this would be mixed with general film quiz questions and possibly a guess the film score round.
- Ignorance Is Bliss – This a quiz based around the idea of getting quiz questions WRONG, it is looesly based on a quiz game I’ve played a few times which I believe was called ‘Loser Takes All’ where the player would be presneted a number of multiple choice questions and the player would need to choose the wrong answer…not as easy as it sounds. the game starts off easy with questions such as for example: what sport do the team ‘Manchester United’ play? Football or darts and then would progress into more and more difficult qustions which are not easily answerable leaving the contestant to guess and probably get confused.
- The Pub Quiz – This was based on the idea of basing the sound and feel of a pub quiz onto a radio show, I had round ideas and sounds I could use for it, however I felt that this could be a it too generic.
In the group meeting my group were happy with the ignorance is bliss idea, but decided to expand the idea, We came up with a second round where the contestant would have to guess which of his/her friends said what about them…e.g the host would say who said that you’re a funny drunk? and then the contestant would have to guess from 3 friends that were announced at the start of the round. We also have a final round where the contestant will have to guess what song is being played…backwards.
We decided that the host with have to be an antagonist host (or as we coined it ‘Bastard Judge’) and he would be a person the audience would side against as the rounds seem either unfair or are desigined to get a reaction from the contestants. We decided Jambo would be able to present this role best so have put him down for presenter. We also need to do realistic prizes so for the moment we are going with the contesant starting off with a choclate bar, but for every question the player gets wrong, the host will eat a piece of chocolate to make him seem even more of an evil host.
To summerise I’m very happy with how my radio show is shaping up, i’m really excited to get practicing in the studios again 🙂
About Fifteen minutes ago (yes, really I’m that quick to blog) I was at BBC CWR radio to have an interview about a possible placement. I haven’t mentioned it on the blog before but for the last few weeks I was desperatly trying to get a CV sorted so I could make the deadline for this. Fortunatly I made the deadline and was lucky enough to be offered an interview this morning with Duncan Jones of CWR and Shelley Stevenson of Coventry University (also in charge of the radio side of 262mc more on that in another post.)
In preperation I was asked to listen to Coventry & Warwickshire’s breakfast show with Tim & Miriam. I was asked to critically analyise the show and come prepred to talk about what’s good about the show and potential improvements. I also practiced interview techniques as it was my first interview for anything not to do with university for a long time.
So what happened? I hear you ask, Well I was meant to be at the interview at 11.20am but decided to leave a bit early so I could make sure I was there on time, I ended up being at the station at about 11:05 and we decided to have the interview early. I don’t know what to think about the interview, I think they liked what I had to say about the show and about myself and my previous experience, but I think I let my nerves show alot in the interview and also had little to say about CWR in general, I’m not a regular listener and that shown in the interview and may well count against me, I also could not think of any questions to ask in the interview.
Overall: I’ll find out in the next 24 hours or so if I will have a placement from this interview, whether or not I get it I’m glad I had the oppurtunity to go to the interview as I certinanly now feel I need to practice and perfect my Interviewing techinquies, I don’t think the interview was a failure but I certinanly feel there was room for improvement…but for now i’m crossing my fingers and looking in my E-Mail.