Marking criteria

You are expected to devote all your working week to this course - [FILL THIS NUMBER IN} hours a week.

Some of the hours remaining from our teaching time together [TO THE AMOUNT OF - FILL IN THIS NUMBER]

are to be spent in your own work on your projects, group work, and in private study.

You must devote this amount of time to your work on this module if you are to achieve the objectives of this course.

 Marking for radio practical work is on (all radio work) - on this page
 Marking for radio drama work (on this page)
 


Marking for radio practical work is on (all radio genres):

key radio/journalistic skills  depth of understanding 
clear writing   team working and communicating with teacher
technical strength   ability to communicate via the product 
 voicing  research, identifying the brief and its needs 
use of genre   originality- shedding new light, moving in an original way
 selection of audio clips and effects 
 directing  management of studio and post-production 
 accounting for project in STUDENT CRITIQUE  management elements in the course communication with practitioners, peers and teachers
    working for broadcast and for laboratory product
  You must account for copyright
 comprehending instructions from teacher 

  knowledge of and creative use of radio protocols and conventions, and if relevant of those of a particular radio station (explaining the target audience or demographic) and/or of a particular genre

 

Marking for radio drama work is on the following

 NOTE: The full list of techniques and suggested creativity for a radio drama director is on this site and in the book 'Radio Acting' (Alan Beck).
 Originality and creatively working with established strands and protocols of radio drama (mostly on the B.B.C.) (if appropriate) OR creativity in laboratory work (not within the protocols of B.B.C. radio drama and not for broadcast) - See BBC Editorial Guidelines - links and excerpts
creativity overall in the piece - shedding new light, moving in an original way, working experimentally (if appropriate) - as filmic radio drama directing, hyper-realism, 'scratch' etc.
 deploying creatively all the appropriate range of techniques for radio drama (either 'standard production' or more adventurous and experimental) - dialogue, FXs, music, wild-track, silences, atmos, voices in the appropriate acoustic of the scene, sign-posting, creating the location for the scene and the whole 'mise en scène', movement of characters in the scene (5 positions to the microphone), hook, description, address, naming, establishing presence, economy rule, avoiding clustering, protagonist-dominated (if appropriate), montage (if appropriate)
 deploying creative structure and protocols of narrative - construction of scenes, protagonist-dominated (if appropriate), opening of scene; hook, signposting, establishing presence, closure of scene, closure of piece, design of each scene in the whole product, use of scene boundaries and creative use of these in the whole product (Archers fade, cross-fading, straight cut, lightning cut, etc.)
 technical strength - production; post-production; balancing FXs, music and dialogue against each other; avoiding blasting and popping; creating the appropriate location ('mise en scène') for each scene; appropriate use of the neutral acoustic for a scene in the whole; design of each scene in the whole product; use of scene boundaries and creative use of these in the whole product (Archers fade, cross-fading, straight cut, lightning cut, etc.)
 directing actors (appropriate auditioning and casting, expressive and fulfilling acting) and the production team
 team working and communicating with teacher
 use of genre (as thriller, vampire, realist drama, sci-fi, drama-documentary etc.) - see list
 depth of understanding
 ability to communicate via the product
 sense of audience for the product
 research, fulfilling the text and its needs
 clear and communicative writing for radio, adapting for radio drama script, original writing for radio drama
 selection of audio clips and effects - showing range and creativity, and avoiding clichés
 Choice of music and FXs - showing range and creativity, and avoiding clichés
 as producer - the business side of the production - management of studio, auditions and casting, business side of working with actors, business of post-production, presentation of final product for marking (critique appropriately presented and organised, 2CDs labelled, timings given - see rules in CRITIQUE), management elements in the course - communication with practitioners, peers and teacher(s), publicizing the product (if appropriate), accounting for copyright (does not apply to laboratory work)
 written critique - see rules in CRITIQUE
 comprehending instructions or advice from teacher
 knowledge of and creative use of radio protocols and conventions, and if relevant of those of a particular radio station and/or of a particular genre

NOTE: Please buy a permanent marking pen, for you to label CDs correctly (name of project, your name, length of piece).

 

Some other useful links

 TALENT RELEASE FORM (INTERNET)
 Location Release Form (internet)
 BBC Editorial Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This site is 'Radio Drama - directing, acting, technical, learning & teaching, researching, styles, genres'. See INDEX to navigate also.  Complete curriculum of scripts, techniques (acting & directing & post-production & genre styles), advice, sound files - effects and atmoses (with no copyright and so free to use), detailed script commentaries, etc.

TECHNIQUES - FULL RANGE OF RADIO DRAMA TECHNIQUES ON THESE SITES

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Learn about radio drama on this site along with my book - Beck, Alan, Radio Acting, London: A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-4631-4 Available on Amazon. CLICK HERE.

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