The first of its kind for the production community, the CoP Show from the BBC College of Production provides practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio and online production. In conversation with industry experts, TV and radio creatives and technologists. We also publish on this feed CoP Talks, special editions recorded in front of a studio audience.
Thu, 30 Oct 14
From Doctors to Line of Duty, drama production in Birmingham is firmly on the map again, meaning great opportunities for TV freelancers. But how do you spot and create opportunities for your next big role? A panel of drama and media experts give us their insights.
Thu, 23 Oct 14
Colm McCarthy, director of hit series including Sherlock and Doctor Who, has an impressive record of imposing a clear visual style and tone on his work, and talks to us about the latest production of Peaky Blinders. He tells us how the distinct style of series one informed the new series, and talks about the practical challenges of working with writer, production designers and cast to give colour to the scenes. He shares his views on the key relationships that determine the success of a production – between the director and assistant director; director and director of photography; director and editors; and of course the director and cast like Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. Colm talks about the process of shooting and editing on a series like Peaky Blinders, and shares what he thinks have been the most enjoyable and successful elements of the production. He finishes by giving his advice for directors taking their first steps towards a career in directing drama.
Thu, 16 Oct 14
This is a special edition of the CoP Show podcast recorded at the Radio Academy's Radio Festival 2014. 2014 has been a big year so far for entry-level radio trainees, with more developments in the offing. In this session, Bauer, Global, the indies and the BBC come together to explain how they’re finding and nurturing the radio talent of tomorrow. Peter Curran introduces Courtnay McLeod from the Bauer Media Academy, Darren Henley from Classic FM, David Prest from Whistledown and Simon Broad from the BBC Academy. The session produced by Matthew Barraclough.
Wed, 15 Oct 14
This a special edition of the CoP show podcast, recorded at the Radio Academy’s Radio Festival 2014. This recording was taken from one of the sessions at the Radio Festival 2014. Host Peter Curran discusses how to develop a podcast, how to get funding and asks, does it pay? On the panel, successful practitioners of the art of podcasting Helen Zaltzman, Roo Reynolds and Leila Johnston.
Tue, 14 Oct 14
This is a special edition of the CoP Show podcast, taken from the session, “Breaking Bad? Can Radio Alone Still Break New Artists?”. It was recorded at the Radio Academy's Radio Festival 2014. In this podcast Kerrang FM’s Kate Lawler talks to Korda Marshall, director of the music label Infectious Music UK and Capital presenter JLS’s Marvin Humes about whether radio has managed to retain its place in breaking new acts, or whether sites like Spotify, Deezer and Soundcloud have forced it to take a back seat.
Tue, 14 Oct 14
Recorded at the Radio Academy's Radio Festival 2014. We spoke to Bob Shennan, controller for BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and the Asian Network. He is also director of BBC Music, the pan-BBC brand bringing together all of the BBC's music programming.Bob talks about how he made his break into the radio industry and gives his tips for those trying to get in. He talks about the state of the radio industry and how it is being shaped by changes to digital technology.Finally he talks about the creation of God Only Knows, the BBC Music promotional song and video and the Children in Need 2014 charity single.
Thu, 9 Oct 14
In this second podcast on file delivery, the panel discusses differences between tape and file delivery and offers pointers for programme makers embarking on file delivery. Joining Mark Harrison are Andy Tennant and Rowan de Pomerai from ITV Studios, and Stephanie Edwards and Andy Quested from the BBC.
Thu, 2 Oct 14
Tapeless programme delivery is upon us and things are changing in a digital world. How will this affect workflow at the tail end of post production? A panel of experts discuss
Thu, 2 Oct 14
Peaky Blinders is not your typical English period drama. Writer and creator Steven Knight tells us how the series came about and how the tough characters and gritty stories take shape.
Thu, 25 Sep 14
A good script editor is vital to any production, but what exactly do they do? Top soap writer Ellen Taylor and development producer Henry Swindell explain how passion and diplomacy are their most important skills.
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