BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra. Stand out candidates in stations that really promote outrageous ideas and aren’t afraid to try new things.
It’s just getting those initial ideas. So today, we were taken under Alex Daltons wing (@AlexDalton) and were given advice, styles and techniques in which to create wonderful ideas.
I consider myself an ideas person. Thats my thing. Ideas.
Today I can genuinely say, I’ll never develop an idea in the same way ever again.
From spending an hour walking up and down Oxford street, to calling glass walls elephants we were given a real wake up into boosting creativity and using absolutely anything to open possibilities and take a new angle.
As a group we were buzzing off the different directions our ideas were taking as the day went on.
And after a days worth of development and processes, we pitched our final products to some of the 1Xtra ‘ideas team.’
To hear respected industry people say our ideas were a breath of fresh air was not only mental but very inspiring. If I hadn’t had been here I’d have looked upon Radio 1 & 1Xtra to be 1834967823 steps ahead of us, when really they’re all for fresh ideas and a different viewpoint!
Broadcasting House is a big building that houses big ideas. Everything including the furniture is there to inspire creativity and I really feel like that will be projected onto the airwaves the longer time passes inside this new location.
Also, I was told Aled & Deena (our BBC parents) had stalked my social networks and that nearly all the staff at R1 & 1Xtra had been shown THISblog because of it.
So um, hello everyone! (Can I have a job? I’m really good and stuff I promise)
Anyway, a brilliant day! Really felt like I made an impact today and know what area I’d like my career to be in.
Tomorrow, WE’RE IN THE STUDIOS FOR TRAINING WHAAAAAAT!!!!
Mad. Silly excited to start pressing buttons and probably taking Radio 1 off air but yeah, I’m here to learn.
They say make your mistakes in student radio, yeah, that might change as of tomorrow…