TECHNIQUES - FULL RANGE OF RADIO DRAMA TECHNIQUES ON THESE SITES

 SCRIPTING
 ORGANISING THE SOUND PICTURE
 PRE-PRODUCTION
PRODUCTION - IN THE STUDIO
 PRODUCTION - OUTSIDE - OB
  DIRECTING & ACTING
POSTPRODUCTION
DIALOGUE EDITING
EDITING
 TEAM WORK
 PRODUCER
 SOUND BOX
 EXAMING
 EXPERIMENTAL
 

EDITING DIALOGUE

 

  ORGANISING THE SOUND PICTURE & BASICS
  SOUND CENTRE
  Moving sound centre
 Acoustic - the way sound behaves in a particular environment
 Advice - Your work as a radio drama director
 Atmos bed (underneath the scene dialogue) - establishes scene location or scenery
 Acoustics - Darren Copeland's Ten Questions for a Listener - comments - learning about sound and listening
 Approaches - from POSITION 5 'MOVES OFF' to POSITION 3
  Seven Production Steps
  SEVEN tasks (allocations) - production and post-production
 Perspective
 Perspective explained by film shot analogy
 Reverberation (echo)
  HOW TO PRODUCE A 1- minute TRAIL
   Creative Exercises 
 RADIO SPOTLIGHT BOOK or AUDITIONS BOOK
 REJECTION LETTER (for auditionees)
 Room tone
 SOUND CENTRE
 Sound centre - see Point of listening = POL
 Sound centre - see Perspective explained by film shot analogy
 Sound centre - see Moving sound centre
 Sound - sound effects - sound events
 Listening - how people listen
 

 

 

 

  SCRIPTING
  chaining sentences - scripting, production, postproduction
  closure or ending of the play - scripting, production, theory
 Back Story - characterisation
  Close-up - making some dialogue section more intimate
 Narrative - story arc - INCITING INCIDENT - The Point of Attack - gets the plot into action - TRANSFORMATION - the main character goes through a significant change - then resumes their core qualities - back story
 technique - 'moving camera' or 'we go with' or 'mise en scène' 'shot'
 Narrator - ALL-KNOWING NARRATOR ('THE VOICE OF GOD') - NARRATOR AS MAIN CHARACTER ('DEAR DIARY' TYPE)
 'The Company of Wolves' (Angela Carter) - example of scripting prologue - student project with teacher's commentary
  Silences - different sorts
 Swear words - exclamations - profanities (SUBSTITUTES)
  Creative Exercises 
 Naming of a character to let the listener know who is who and to avoid confusion
 Narrative
 Narrator
 Time-space rule or jump cut?
 top of scene (technique)
 top of the scene - more
 Noise
 Bed - atmos
   closure or ending of the play - scripting, production, theory
   Close-up - making some dialogue section more intimate
  hook
Sound - sound effects - sound events
 Address - defines whom the speaker is addressing
Adaptations - a novel, stage play, or film or other text as source
 Dialect or accent
 interiorizing - the voice in the mind
 INTENSIFYING THE MOMENT - discover the intense moments within your scenes
Standard production
 technique - 'moving camera' or 'we go with' or 'mise en scène' 'shot'
  scene boundaries
 scene boundaries - more
  scene structure
 ESTABLISH SCENE AT TOP
Signposting - establishing the location at the beginning of a scene
Signposting - further definition
 Signposting - more - Signposting and establishing location
  Storyboard
 subtext
  Diegetic within the story world of the play) and nondiegetic (without a source in the story)
 Noise - beware of too much 'glare' in the sound picture!
 

 

 
 
 Seven Production Steps
 

 

 SPEECH
 Dialect or accent
  Silences - different sorts
VOCAL PROBLEM - PRONOUNCING 'R' - rhotacism (speech problem)
 Slurring and stuttering (vocal problems)
 Swear words - exclamations - profanities (SUBSTITUTES)

  PRE-PRODUCTION
 Budgets - Pre-production
  Copyright - main guidance
  Credits in the radio play
 Group dynamics - what goes right and avoiding the rest (RADIO SOAP SITE)
 SEVEN tasks (allocations) - production and post-production
 
 
 
 

 

  PRODUCTION - IN THE STUDIO
 microphone positions
 Moving sound centre
  technique - 'moving camera' or 'we go with' or 'mise en scène' 'shot'
 'mise-en-scène' - techniques for the director to guide the listeners' perceptions
 PRODUCTION - 'Rehearse-record' - production method in the Studio
 PRODUCTION - 'Rehearse all - then record' - PRODUCTION METHOD 
 Sequence - PRODUCTION out of sequence
 record 'umms' from all the characters to store
Close-up - making some dialogue section more intimate
 Addition of extra sounds (speech problem)
 VOCAL PROBLEM - PRONOUNCING 'R' - rhotacism
 sigmatism - VOCAL PROBLEM - PRONOUNCING 'S'
 Slurring and stuttering (vocal problems)
 technique - 'moving camera' or 'we go with' or 'mise en scène' 'shot'
  Getting PRESENCE into the scene - the sense of a character being 'in'
  THREE PHASES OF PRODUCTION
 SOUND CENTRE
 Sound centre - see Point of listening = POL
 Sound centre - see Perspective explained by film shot analogy
 Sound centre - see Moving sound centre
   Close-up - making some dialogue section more intimate
  scene boundaries
 scene boundaries - more
  scene structure
 ESTABLISH SCENE AT TOP
 interiorizing - the voice in the mind
 INTENSIFYING THE MOMENT - discover the intense moments within your scenes
Signposting - establishing the location at the beginning of a scene
Signposting - further definition
 Signposting - more - Signposting and establishing location
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

  PRODUCTION - OUTSIDE - OB
 OB - recording outside the studio
 
 
 
 technique - 'moving camera' or 'we go with' or 'mise en scène' 'shot'
 
 
 
 

  DIRECTING & ACTING
 
 Close-up - making some dialogue section more intimate
 interiorizing - the voice in the mind
 INTENSIFYING THE MOMENT - discover the intense moments within your scenes
 
 Addition of extra sounds (speech problem)
 VOCAL PROBLEM - PRONOUNCING 'R' - rhotacism
 sigmatism - VOCAL PROBLEM - PRONOUNCING 'S'
 Slurring and stuttering (vocal problems)

  POSTPRODUCTION
 THREE PHASES OF PRODUCTION
 EDIT POINTS - edit-friendly points for POSTPRODUCTION (CHANGEOVERS) (BELOW)
 technique - 'moving camera' or 'we go with' or 'mise en scène' 'shot'
 Close-up - making some dialogue section more intimate
 Time-space rule or jump cut?
 top of scene (technique)
 top of the scene - more
 Noise
 Montage
 Montage - definition and creative exercises
 Bed - atmos
 Get a new pair of ears to listen to your post-production work
POST-PRODUCTION - introduction
  Underscoring music versus FXs
 Noise - beware of too much 'glare' in the sound picture!
  Credits in the radio play
 Underscoring music versus FXs
  Silences - different sorts
  Silences and the overall design
 Time-space rule or jump cut?
 top of scene (technique)
 top of the scene - more
  scene boundaries
 scene boundaries - more
  scene structure
 ESTABLISH SCENE AT TOP
 interiorizing - the voice in the mind
 INTENSIFYING THE MOMENT - discover the intense moments within your scenes
Signposting - establishing the location at the beginning of a scene
Signposting - further definition
 Signposting - more - Signposting and establishing location
 Trails - making a short radio ad for the soap (serial drama)

 

  DIALOGUE EDITING
 interiorizing - the voice in the mind
 INTENSIFYING THE MOMENT - discover the intense moments within your scenes
 Slurring and stuttering (vocal problems)
 Swear words - exclamations - profanities (SUBSTITUTES)
 
 
 
 
 

  EDITING
  scene boundaries
 scene boundaries - more
  scene structure
 ESTABLISH SCENE AT TOP
Signposting - establishing the location at the beginning of a scene
Signposting - further definition
 Signposting - more - Signposting and establishing location
 Noise - beware of too much 'glare' in the sound picture!
 

  TEAM WORK
 SEVEN tasks (allocations) - production and post-production
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    PRODUCER
   Credits in the radio play
 SEVEN tasks (allocations) - production and post-production
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  SOUND BOX
 SOUND BOX - production sound effects archive - update & share - security - backup
 Sound - sound effects - sound events
 Noise - beware of too much 'glare' in the sound picture!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 EXAMING
  TECHNICAL TERMS & SOME EXPLANATIONS - summary for examiners
 

 

 EXPERIMENTAL
 quarter-layering - STYLISH SLIGHT REPEATING KEY PHRASES UNDER EACH OTHER (technique)
  montage
 Montage - definition and creative exercises
  chaining sentences - scripting, production, postproduction
 Sound - sound effects - sound events
  Diegetic within the story world of the play) and nondiegetic (without a source in the story)
 Listening - how people listen
 Noise - beware of too much 'glare' in the sound picture!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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