Thanks to all those who came along to the Swindon Masterclass on Saturday 9th May. A fantastic day was had by all. See our flikr stream for pictures, or view the sessions in their entirety as streamed live at Justin.tv.
Delegate Audio Competition
Delegates were asked to record a 60 second clip or selection of clips which best conveyed the atmosphere of the weekend. Highlights below.
Winning Entry: Simon Budden and Stephen Briscoe. The feedback from the judges was that your entry was well produced and that the idea itself was very good overall.
Commended Entries: Jonny Williams & Becca Attfield (strong use of atmosphere and simple motif), Emma Corsham (simple approach, well chosen moments), and David Price (slickly executed effectively delivered).
Really fantastic Masterclass, varied and high-profile speakers that answered honestly and with enthusiam. The tasks and competitions we were told about on the day were also great, really made people think and use initiative. Had a fantastic time.
- Kayleigh, Hertfordshire
Thanks very much for organising the Masterclass – I really enjoyed it! I didn’t really get to say thanks in person but I want you to know that I really appreciate events like this. See you in Nottingham!
- Adam, Coventry
Thank you very much for a great weekend! I found the whole weekend very enjoyable and informative. It was great to hear from the likes of Huw Stevens, Clare Chadburn and Andy Parfitt..
- Stevie, Exeter
The masterclass was great – it was really useful to hear from people in all different areas of the industry e.g Production, Marketing and Promotion, as well as the Presenters. I think that’s key, as like myself, not everyone wants to go into the Presenting side of things! You did a great job.
- Sarah, Lincoln
Thank you for a fab weekend – it was the best yet! Look forward to seeing you in June!
- Kaye, Lincoln
On behalf of all the delegates from GU2, thank you! We all greatly enjoyed the Master class, and all of us gained useful insight into the industry. The event has also given some of us some good ideas for GU2. We will probably all see you soon at another Radio Academy event, most likely the “Foot in the Door”.
- Jack, Surrey
There is a blog written by one of the delegates here.
The Swindon Masterclass
8.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 9th May 2009
De Vere Hotel, Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, SN5 7DW
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Come and tour the Radio 1 Big Weekend site before anyone else gets to see it . . . Meet the stars from BBC Radio 1, Global Radio and BBC Local Radio . . . Hear their insights into producing relevant, enduring and exciting content . . . And learn some of the behind-the-scenes skills that keep the industry ticking . . . More details soon!
Radio Academy Masterclasses are skills training days for people who would like to work in radio. The last Masterclass in Sunderland was a great success. See the photos and hear the delegates feedback on the day here. And why not join the facebook group.
8.30 Registration Opens
9.00 Tour of BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Site
10.20 Andy Parfitt
11.00 Huw Stephens and Clare Chadburn (BBC Radio 1 Introducing)
11.30 Morning coffee
11.45 Scott Mills
12.10 Toby Field (BBC A&M) and Annie Weston (BBC Wiltshire)
1.15 Interactive – Hugh Garry (BBC Radio 1 Interactive)
1.30 Positioning Your Brand in a Competitive Market with Steve Orchard (Chair), Francis Currie, Paul Andrew (Heart Bristol)
14.15 Afternoon tea
14.30 Low-cost Marketing Activity (Heart Swindon)
15.30 Ruby Mulraine (1Xtra)