Presentation on theme: "Earleatha Oppon. The medium of a radio is known as an intimate medium because it seems to be broadcast directly to you, rather than a mass audience. Radio."— Presentation transcript:
The medium of a radio is known as an intimate medium because it seems to be broadcast directly to you, rather than a mass audience. Radio is defined by these four codes; words, sounds, music and silence
a variety of sounds is what holds the audiences attention this includes background sounds and atmospheric music “there is one simple and vital fact governing radio form. The radio act comes out of silence, vibrates in the void and in the mind and returns to silence, like music.” Donald McWhinnie, BBC Radio Drama Department
most important factor in a radio play. Dialogue or narration must convey the meaning in the play. The right words must be used in an engaging manner.
Music in a radio play can work in a similar way to lighting in a stage play, it creates mood and atmosphere and helps to establish scene changes, it can summarise the mood of what has just happened or signal a change in mood for the next scenes
It relies on spoken word, so the voice is key in expression. Intimate and emotional intensity is more effective in this form of media due to the voice.
HERE Analysis of Conventions Musical introduction Foot steps Clarity in voice Expression in voice Doors opening and shutting Shower curtain opening Different characters speak from different sound areas Dialogue covers most of drama Every word has meaning or intention Door opening and closing Clock ticking
SIX SUSPECTS Analysis of Conventions Narrator Background noise Opening with music Typing sounds News headline background music News reporter Accents (Indian nature) Music changes with mood of story Dogs barking in background Outdoors sound Barrels People talking in background Gunshot sound Fireworks sound Clapping Dialogue does play a key part in radio drama Goes from different scenes to different scenes Keys sound effects Echoing voice due to cell block Trains sound Cars hooting Traffic noise with news reporter outside the prison Analysis of Audience Woman’s hour drama
CASINO Analysis of Conventions Pure dialogue One narrator but variation in voice EXTREMLEY BORING TO LISTEN TO LISTEN TO – DUE TO NO SOUND EFFECTS
Six Suspects http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/2010/01/six _suspects.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pk6x2
GENRE; single radio play (draws audience in millions, innovative and challenging drama, radio 3 and 4 specialise) REPRESENTATION; focus to be on the representation of the wife of a detective who has just become head of a serial killing case
Females 20 years plus Working to middle class
During my drafting and redrafting I realised that the language used in the dialogue and the sound effects were very important, along with the general structure of the narrative. LANGAUGE SOUND EFFECTS NARRATIVE
Day to record: Tuesday 30 th March 2010 Actors: Sandra- Malika Raymond- Dave Journalist- Earleatha Oppon Crowd member- David Milliken
Britain produces most of the radio dramas in the English speaking world, the British radio drama exceeds Hollywood's film output and are also cheaper and can take as little as three days.
The BBC first started broadcasting in 1922, its huge success is the reason for Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4 launching in 1967
The remit of Radio 4 is to be a mixed speech service, offering in-depth news and current affairs and a wide range of other speech output including drama, readings, comedy, factual and magazine programmes. The service should appeal to listeners seeking intelligent programmes in many genres which inform, educate and entertain.