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‘Time at the Bar’ Documentary

The Television and Broadcasting course has been designed to allow us as students to develop a broad range of skills. In addition to producing our live broadcasts throughout the year, we have been creating our own short documentary film. We decided to base ours on a local pub, The Fawcett Inn, ...

On Air: My First Radio Showreel

Now that my time at university is nearly over, I thought it would be a good time to try and put together a short demo or showreel of some of my work in broadcast journalism. (Well, it was that or have an existential crisis and panic about having to go out ...

Celebrating our Unsung Heroes

For our final regular broadcast of the year, we produced a 30 minute-long radio show on Portsmouth’s local radio station, 93.7 Express FM. You can catch up with the show here: Way back at the end of last year, we were required to pitch for a topic from a list of options ...

What does a Director do?

One of the roles I've undertaken this year was that of a television director. They are responsible for the look and sound of a production and its technical standards. Directors realising the producer and scriptwriters' ideas into finished programmes. For most of the shows we broadcast on CCI TV, there are ...

At One With Nature

After the end of our ‘Sustainability’ programme before Christmas, we were told that for our third and final television programme for the TVBRO unit, we would be able to pitch and choose our own programme idea. After some discussions, we decided to continue with our ambitious programme ideas and produce ...

Promoting Sustainability

After our first programme on the Emergency Services finished, we found out the topic of our next programme would be ‘Sustainability’. With the University of Portsmouth priding itself on how sustainable and eco-friendly it is, from new buildings to recycling schemes, I thought we’d have plenty of potential directions to go ...

What’s The Emergency?

Over the last few weeks, Television and Broadcasting Team Red have been working towards producing a programme on the emergency services. Our brief was to create a programme which focused on the city of Portsmouth; which we’ve all previously made a few programmes on during our time on the course, so this ...

Fred Dinenage Interview

Regional television news has always been an area that interested me, so when I had the chance to do a final year project for my university course on a topic of my choice, I had a great opportunity. I’ll write some more about my project later; but for part of it, ...

My last year at university!

Wow! The last two years really seem to have flown by! As I begin this final year on the BSc Television and Broadcasting course, I thought this would be a good time to provide some context for what will no doubt be the subject of many future blog posts: the ...
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