PRODUCTION

Team - working out of sequence - in studio - OB - check the actors

THREE PHASES OF PRODUCTION - PRE-PRODUCTION, PRODUCTION, POSTPRODUCTION

 PRODUCTION TEAM: DIRECTOR, STUDIO MANAGER (in the cubicle - PRODUCTION ROOM - at the sound mixing desk), TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS, SPOT, PA (production assistant), ACTORS - SEVEN tasks
 FOR FULL DESCRIPTION - see Radio Acting
  PRODUCTION IS DONE OUT OF SEQUENCE. PRODUCTION is not normally done in order of the script.
 RECORDING SCHEDULE is determined by: (1) sound sets and production complexity, (2) in Studio or outside (OB), (3) actors' availability.
  PRODUCTION OUT OF SEQUENCE means that each take must be numbered and organised for POSTPRODUCTION.
 DIRECTOR: Make sure the actors are fully aware of each scene.
 DIRECTOR - AT THE BEGINNING OF PRODUCTION: Do not record a demanding scene very early on. Let each actor have a run-in. Let the actor discover the character, and the character's relationships.
 DIRECTOR - AT THE BEGINNING OF PRODUCTION: An actor may discover the character faster or slower than another actor in the scene (the SCENE PARTNER). This is a difficulty. You have to solve this.
 
 DIRECTOR & TECHNICAL TEAM - CHECK THE ACTORS: No jewellery, noisy clothing, noisy shoes, dry mouths (clacking), poorly-fitting dentures, colds and coughs, nasal problems.
 COUGHS AND COLDS: Can be a disaster for a day of PRODUCTION. Especially if PRODUCTION IS DONE OUT OF SEQUENCE. It will be impossible to match up scenes in POSTPRODUCTION.
     PRODUCER - business side, budgets, contracts, marketing
STANDARDIZING FILE NAMES - efficient system, as film

WHICH METHOD ARE YOU USING IN THE STUDIO?

 'Rehearse-record' - production method in the Studio
 'Rehearse all - then record' - PRODUCTION METHOD

DIRECTING THE ACTOR
Microphone positions
Radio drama dialogue is much more than the words on the page
Perspective - construction, width and depth of the sound picture
Getting PRESENCE into the scene - the sense of a character being 'in'
Radio drama - various techniques
 Choices - you discover the different CHOICES for each line and phrase - the final CHOICE becomes the actor's OBJECTIVE
 

TO POSTPRODUCTION - the Product - being creative and an engineer

 

 

 

 

 

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