While I admit to having a face for radio and voice for print, I have had quite a lot of experience in TV and radio, particularly on the ‘behind-the-scenes’, production side of things.
With an NCTJ qualification in Video Journalism, I am experienced in the production of broadcast standard news packages. During my postgraduate course, I created several TV packages, from shooting raw footage, interviews, voxpops, pieces to camera and weather reports, through recording voice-overs, to editing the package together using Avid Media Composer.
I also gained experience in working in a production gallery during a live broadcast. My main role here was using Avid to organise and broadcast each news package or underlay in order during a live news bulletin.
As part of my final postgraduate portfolio assignment, I recorded and edited two music session videos with local musicians for my music blog HyperStereo.
You can have a look at some examples of my TV production work below.
Radio Presenting and Production
From September 2007 to December 2010, I presented a weekly music radio show on Air3 – Stirling’s Student Radio. Each week, I would arrive at the station prepared with playlists and discussion topics. During the two hour show, I would play pre-recorded hourly news bulletins, jingles and adverts.
I am also experienced in producing broadcast quality news and feature packages for radio, from recording interviews, voxpops and voice-overs, to editing packages together using Burli Newsroom System.
In October 2008, I conducted my very first interview as a journalist with musician Amanda Palmer. I recorded the interview and produced a feature package with the audio, as well as music from Palmer’s then-new album, using GarageBand.
This went on to win an award for ‘Best Interview’ at the Air3 Radio Awards in December 2008, chosen and awarded by former BBC Radio 1 DJ Ally McCrae who was Air3’s Station Manager at the time.