Analysis. Nicola Gibson. How does your production fit in with the values of radio 4 and its place in British life?.
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How does you drama relate in terms of style ideas and language to the audience?Reflect on the representation of people, places, ideas and locations .
I edited my radio drama on an Apple Mac editing application . I found it fast , effective and innovative in what it allowed me to do what I needed therefore making Me successful in communicating specific ideas.
The Word Press blog was an effective way
for me to upload and share my planning
pre production and analysis with both my
Teacher and peers. I was able to access other
Students blogs as well as receiving digital feedback
On all uploaded work.
A reflection on the decisions you made to cut words, cast characters, edit the drama, making and use of sound effects, cuts to make scenes to redo and in general the process of creating a complex and subtle media text.
How the themes of the product are communicated to the audience through your three media texts. How have you used linked ideas to create this synergy that goes with the product – this is a business model so refer to your music industry notes.
My research and planning of wider narrative themes and research enabled me to create an identity and stand out brand for my product which I was then able reflect in my three media texts. The key themes which are reflected in my product are ideas such as unjust powers, taking control, political dominance and essentially going ‘ Back to Basics’ . The overall image portrayed in the advert, the language used in the listings preview and the actual radio drama all had to be effectively synergised to create a brand identity which the listeners/audience can connect with .
Brutality Primal Instincts Stripping back layers
Savageness Duplicity Freedom
“A tale of betrayal, courage and breaking free”
My Radio Listings Page
Typical Listings Page spread
From my extensive research of TV and Radio listings pages I was able to better understand their format, construction and purpose. The radio listings page was essential in appealing to my target audience and effectively advertising my radio drama “ Back to Basics”. Not only does my listings page serve the purpose of displaying my preview but I also included a portrait of the author and listings of other radio programs at the time.
The programmes I included in my radio schedule complemented my specific radio drama – they fitted in with radio 4’s conventions . Items such as the ‘Around the globe’ would appeal to R4 listeners.
I was influenced with the listings page on the left use of the ‘ authors portrait. I chose the location of a park bench and a ‘happy persona’ for my author portrait as I knew that the audience I was appealing to young children and families. The author portrait also follows the conventions of a radio drama listings page .
The layout of different block colours was used to create a official layout feel. Those who read the listings page on a regular basis will automatically link the yellow box – with programmes that are not to be missed and also link the column on the left with this weekends special feature/interview.
How was your advert constructed to sell the product and what was the values and conventions of the arts page of the publication it would be published in.
The title was inspired by the tory government scheme ‘back to basics’ campaign which involved focussing on issues of law and order, education and public probity , essentially like the animals reverting back to what they know and their roots.
Animal tracks conjure up connotations of a time when life was more kill or be killed. a time where survival and the battle for it was a daily reality.