Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Quality and Management Learning as part of video

The post yesterday was as background mostly for people I meet in Exeter around video and local radio. This post is more at a distance and about more abstract concerns. These come from work on quality systems that related to the Management Theory at Work conferences and the Deming SIG at the IQA. I once worked mostly in print, now mostly video. There have been some attempts at YouTube video from these situations but mostly slow or missing. So something else may happen, or else I will borrow from other sites.

Some of the topics from Management Theory at Work came up as part of Networked Learning, conference earlier this year. Still at Lancaster, now based in Education not Management. There was interest in video and some activity but nothing turned up yet as far as I know. I have done a playlist with related clips from other events. this works ok but I still think video could be more of a priority for a conference. If "open" is a concern, YouTube etc could be part of it.  

Quality seems to be quite an official sort of subject. Most of the video about ISO 9000 2015 that has appeared is fairly formal. Not much conversation or diversion. There is an innovation aspect to quality but I am not sure how this works as video.

Previous post about Halloween stories and the Tech Exeter conference. Any video I do for the Tech bit will be informal and marginal. There will be something official. But I think it will work as a contribution to promoting the event and recording some content. we do aim to get some stories from the Phonic benefit on a higher production level but any sort of effort will be part of the mix.

Thing is I can't imagine a quality event or academic conference with the same sort of approach. not sure. maybe can link to something somewhere. or the theory is part of the situation, detail to emerge.

Meanwhile I continue with "Management Theory at Work in Radio". We can have a chat level association with theory. there is enough transition in digital sound, however stable appears Phonic FM. Talk about "Design Science" is easier than about quality. Not sure why and it is not exactly accepted. presentation is an art not a plan and soforth. maybe more on this later.

Most of this for later, maybe end of the year. After Halloween there may at least be some sort of production model.

By the way, for unis Networked Learning may return as a Management topic if the online course income raises questions about the buildings budget / debt.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Lighting Tests continued, Video development as story telling

This will be linked to on the Facebook page for the Pop-Up Centre for Performance, Bar Management and Camera Studies. But this blog has more space and I am more familiar with it. Facebook still a bit of a mystery and things scatter too easily.

The Pop-Up Centre is to develop a theory. RGB2 and mtwr are practice as YouTube channels. Except there is no content so far. Aim is to move up a level from the production values in current channel, in my name (Will Pollard) or aka Rougemont Global Broadcasting. so RGB2 performance / music etc and mtwr for management theory at work in radio. I realise I am repeating things if you have found this blog before but repeating things is what the situation seems to be about. Getting to a new stage is the shared issue.

So plan A is to work around two events in October. Halloween story telling benefit for Phonic FM and also Tech Exeter conference at the Business School. Not much music as such for Halloween but plenty of visual content. The Tech Exeter event is not management theory as such but there may be implications. The venue is a suitable campus location so should offer some tests of what cameras can cope with. So far management theory at work in radio has only been at the Bike Shed Theatre or actually mostly in their bar where the lighting is terrible.

Urgent point to make, the Storyteller is away this week so I will be doing the drama hour spot on Thursday 9 - 10 as well as the start of the Wild Show 10 -10.30 . I will repeat clips from News From the Sun and Having a Wonderful Time. They seem to fit a stuck project where the purpose may or may not emerge.

Any info welcome before then. About Tech Exeter - 8th October or maybe mp3 for summer stories.

I hope to involve other people in making the videos. I don't think there is any limit on the number of cameras that could be involved. Best edits take time and resource though.

Things are getting better with video production. I found this one by Sadie Horler for Why Should I Tidy My Room When the World is Such a Mess? video by Noel Harvey.

Previously I had some video from Wonderful Women Sing, another Phonic benefit. Tripod and sound feed from desk but still not a proper production. The Voodoo Lounge is ok for a tripod at back of audience but not much height.

Compare with this from the main Phoenix auditorium , Sound of the Sirens video again by Noel Harvey.

Recently the Radio 1 Academy used the Phoenix auditorium as if was a studio for the Live Lounge. Excellent results but they put the tripod in front of the audience. Several examples if you do a YouTube search. For example

It may just be that there is a gradual trend for video to be accepted. But it needs some planning to get several cameras and a sound link arranged ahead of a benefit or other performance. Edit needs resource, it takes time. So how to fit with Phonic FM for example? Radio ! talked about "visual radio" and claim improved stats for YouTube hits when looking at falling FM numbers.

Continues as management theory at work in radio or possibly a fringe topic for Tech Exeter. Instead of transition or disruption it could be that Phonic FM stays with the same core activity - FM radio - while bits of video and social media develop around it. Comment welcome. Management theory can include just sticking to existing plan, even if this is not the usual stuff for a conference.

To close for now two from long ago, no edits Canon MV 100 . Is there a Tech Bristol? What happened with technology adventures?

more later

Halloween stories can always be repeated. Nothing lost in a public record. But a conference maybe needs some unique content for those who attend on the day. Is networking enough to buy a ticket given that Exeter is not much more than a big village and you may already know several people anyway. But links please once the speakers are known, there may be something online already.

Of course the actual event is worth going to. The video cost is valid promotion. that is the claim anyway. comment welcome.