Meet audio producer Larnie Moles – the first of a mini-series, showcasing the guests behind Solo Arts’ upcoming Audio Cinema night, Tuesday 2nd May 2018.
“We’ve had emotional days, and intense days. There’s no room for ‘I wouldn’t say that’, or ‘I wouldn’t do that’. A drama degree is naturally going to be stressful.”
On the brink of graduation, preparing for the “next stage”, three University of Sunderland BA Drama students share advice for emerging actors.
Meet RJ Phoenix, emerging audio producer MA Radio student at the University of Sunderland, RJ Phoenix.
Earlier this month, audio producer RJ Phoenix received a nomination for this year’s Charles Parker Prize, at the annual event which gives recognition to strong audio production work by students across the UK.
“It’s given me more confidence, that I’m on the right track as an audio producer,” said RJ. “One day, I might be able to earn some money out of it. But it’s the recognition, really, that your work is good, and people think it’s of value.”
Author Alan Parkinson on perfecting cover design, discovering & developing your visual brand, and the many mistakes along the way.
Get ready for “one of the most spectacular cock-ups in design history”. Literally.
At what point can an artist claim they’re a professional artist?
A happy little announcement from our sister radio programme.
A love letter to one of my good radio friends, & the success of her podcast.
Warning: Gushingly positive opinions lie ahead.
Author Alan Parkinson on why it pays off to put in work before getting to work on your novel. Continue reading “Advice from an Author – Plotting to Be a Planner”
(Here’s Tim John’s original post on tips for how to make the most of, and not screw up, your work experience placement.)
“Well the speculation in the papers this morning link Sunderland with the Brighton pair of Liam Bridcutt and….erm…who’s the other player?”
I’m sat in the broom cupboard-sized phone-in booth, alongside Vicki, the show’s producer. There’s four computer screens crammed on to one work bench, which barely has room for two people.
As any football fan knows, January means the mid-season transfer window is open. That makes it the perfect time to go on work experience with a sportsdesk, particularly one that covers two high profile, well-supported clubs in Newcastle and Sunderland.
In January, rumours are always swirling around about which clubs might sign whom and inevitably on a daily football phone-in, those rumours, truthful or not, will be discussed.
The show’s presenter, Simon Pryde, is talking about just that; speculation in the local papers that Sunderland are after two Brighton players. One problem, only Liam Bridcutt’s name springs to his mind.
Straightaway, I press the red switch on the talkback mic into the studio and excitedly shout “Will Buckley” into Prydey’s headphones.
“Will Buckley, of course,” he exclaims. And the show carries on as normal.
Now I must confess, the title of this post is slightly misleading. That one small incident didn’t really get me my first job in radio. Knowing Will Buckley’s name isn’t something listed on the BBC Careers Hub competencies for a broadcast assistant’s job.
Hello, Creatives! One of my side projects alongside running 99% Perspiration is a weekly radio programme called ArtyParti. We invite guests to chat about artistic & cultural events in the North East of the UK.
Here’s the latest, episode 39;