BY NICK BENNETT
Let’s kick start with an Australian music quiz!
Planning ahead: next week’s TAFE radio show takes on an Australian Music flavour. Daniel Johns, formerly of silverchair (yep, that’s right, with a lower case ‘s’), is back in the spotlight. It’s refreshing to see this creative genius finally comfortable in his own skin. A lovely interview here with The Project’s Carrie Bickmore:
And if you need a more Oz-piration, have another look at this post.
Reflection and peer/self-assessment
Share and view our videos from last week’s task which was:
“Let’s shift focus from talking about yourself to choosing a topic or story to present Write a script or keywords for a 60 second piece to camera”
- Advanced scripting and radio presentation. Remember, write how you speak, keep it conversational. Read back what you’re written and ask yourself, is it sounding natural? Radio show scripts are just a guide.
- Create a structure and keep it simple; your listener shouldn’t need a thesaurus to follow along.
- Formulate the script by using visual techniques such as underlining, bolding, etc. These are known as visual cues.
- Experiment with your scripts and stick with a method that works best after giving it a road test.
- Familiarise yourself with the script and, the content that it refers to.
James Mulvaney @ radio.co:
Radio commercial writing tips:
- Watch both videos, then in your own words summarise the key points for scripting:
– a radio show;
– a radio commercial.
- Imagine that you’re hosting a 1-hour music show on your favourite station (Nova 969, Triple J, KISS, Triple M, ABC Saturday Night Country, etc.) and write 7 talk breaks.
Submit to your Student Weekly Tasks folder.
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