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Audio production essay New Version

  1. 1. Tuesday 13 th September 2011
  2. 3. <ul><li>Outline broadcast and non-broadcast audio products and their formats (PASS) </li></ul><ul><li>Describe broadcast and non-broadcast audio products and their formats with some detail and with reference to appropriate illustrative examples (MERIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate broadcast and non-broadcast audio products and their formats with reference to precise and detailed illustrative examples (DISTINCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Focus </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Write an essay which describes and explains (with </li></ul><ul><li>examples) broadcast and non-broadcast audio products </li></ul><ul><li>and their formats. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the presentations and hand out’s produced </li></ul><ul><li>by both classes last week and any of your own research </li></ul><ul><li>that you want to carry out. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Terrestrial radio </li></ul><ul><li>Community radio </li></ul><ul><li>DAB </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet radio </li></ul><ul><li>In-store radio </li></ul><ul><li>Live </li></ul><ul><li>As-live </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded </li></ul>Broadcast audio products Non-broadcast audio products <ul><li>News & feature packages </li></ul><ul><li>Music & speech programming </li></ul><ul><li>Commercials </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Commentary </li></ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul><ul><li>Music TV </li></ul><ul><li>Digital files (e.g. wav, mp3 etc) </li></ul>Form Genre Formats
  5. 6. <ul><li>Start by giving a simple definition of radio </li></ul><ul><li>Then give a brief overview of the history of radio – who invented it, how was it used at first, when was the first broadcast in the UK, what was the first radio station in the UK etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Then introduce what you are going to do in the essay </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>In order to achieve a PASS simply describe the products and their formats. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to achieve a MERIT explain them and give examples </li></ul><ul><li>In order to achieve a DISTINCTION explain them, give examples AND evaluate their advantages and disadvantages. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Radio is the transmission of sound waves across frequencies that can be received and </li></ul><ul><li>transformed into sound by a receiver. It is hard to say that radio was invented by one person </li></ul><ul><li>because there were a number of people and companies involved in its development. In 1878 </li></ul><ul><li>a British scientist and musician, David Hughes found that sounds could be heard in a </li></ul><ul><li>telephone receiver when experimenting with his carbon microphone. He developed this </li></ul><ul><li>further so that eventually the sounds could be picked up over a few hundred yards. In </li></ul><ul><li>1885Thomas Edison and his employees began to experiment with forms of radio and these </li></ul><ul><li>were later picked up and developed by The Marconi Company. In the years following there </li></ul><ul><li>were numerous other experiments in various countries but it was not until 1896 that there </li></ul><ul><li>was a patent introduced in Britain for the first electric radio. In 1897 The Marconi Company </li></ul><ul><li>established the first radio station on the Isle of Wight and ‘the wireless’ as it came to be </li></ul><ul><li>known was born. Interestingly its original uses were not for entertainment purposes as most </li></ul><ul><li>of us would now know it for but instead for practical uses, for example it was used in the </li></ul><ul><li>armed forces such as the army and navy to pass messages and orders. It was not until the </li></ul><ul><li>1920s that broadcasting radio across great distances to use as a form of mass entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>became possible when receivers were installed across Europe. Since the 1920s radio has </li></ul><ul><li>Evolved in many ways and there are now countless forms of radio and radio formats, this </li></ul><ul><li>essays aims to discuss and analyse these. The essay will be split into categories in which I will </li></ul><ul><li>outline and explain broadcast radio, non-broadcast radio and their audio formats and then </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate their advantages and disadvantages. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>There are two technical categories of radio; broadcast and non-broadcast. </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast radio consists of terrestrial, community and digital radio whilst </li></ul><ul><li>non-broadcast consists of podcasts, internet and in-store radio. In the </li></ul><ul><li>following sections I will outline and explain each form of radio. I will </li></ul><ul><li>then discuss their advantages and disadvantages both technically and for </li></ul><ul><li>the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Terrestrial Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Terrestrial radio is radio that is emitted through radio waves and is </li></ul><ul><li>broadcast on traditional radio frequencies such as AM and FM. In order </li></ul><ul><li>to broadcast, terrestrial radio stations require large transmitters and </li></ul><ul><li>receivers across the country (and the world if they are broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>globally) and this can cost a lot of money. An example of a terrestrial </li></ul><ul><li>radio station in the UK is Radio One. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>In this essay I am going to discuss broadcast and non-broadcast audio products and their formats. </li></ul><ul><li>I will start by explaining/ </li></ul><ul><li>describing/exploring/ discussing/ investigating... </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast radio consists of.... </li></ul><ul><li>Non-broadcast radio consists of... </li></ul><ul><li>The advantages of this form of radio/audio format are... </li></ul><ul><li>The disadvantages of this form of radio/audio format are... </li></ul><ul><li>The audience most likely to enjoy this genre of radio programming are... </li></ul><ul><li>The audience least likely to enjoy this genre of radio programming are... </li></ul><ul><li>This example of _____________ shows/proves/justifies....... </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Explain </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate </li></ul><ul><li>Describe </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse </li></ul><ul><li>Compare </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Compare </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Non-broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Audio formats </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Entertain </li></ul><ul><li>Inform </li></ul><ul><li>Instruct </li></ul>

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