City OnAir – End of Year Finale

To mark the end of a fantastic year for City OnAir, we decided it would be fun to shoot a finale video. I interviewed as many of the team as possible, before compiling the footage into a final video. Without wanting to make the final piece too long, some of the great  responses were placed in shorter videos which have been used as trailers to act as promotion and to build suspense.

It was all edited in Final Cut Pro X, shot on Panasonic camcorders.

This is a playlist containing the officially released trailers and video.

News Package – “Super-strength alcohol”

Quickly produced news package based in Clerkenwell, after Islington Council asked local off-licences to limit the number of so called “super-strength” alcoholic drinks.

The video was filmed using full HD camcorders and edited in Final Cut Pro.

GoPro goes go-karting

Photos taken directly from a Go-Pro attached to various places on a go-kart.

GoPro experiments

Experimenting with the GoPro camera in different scenes.

City OnAir – Joe’s Birthday Video

The previous editor of City OnAir was celebrating his 21st birthday and some of the team took part in a special video. We then brought him into the studio and surprised him on air with a gift, before playing the video to him.

This is the reaction video.

The video was filmed with the help of Zay Arguelles, Payam Edalat, Vince Tumi, Helen Botwright, Joe Holding, Valentina Ieri, Misha Gajewski, Mickey Carroll, Callum Winterford and Silvia Amaro and then later edited be me using Final Cut Pro.

GoPro in the studio

Experimenting with photography using a GoPro on various mounts.

City OnAir – Data Visualisations II

Continuing with Infogr.am, I uploaded new data to create these infographics.

The first graph shows exactly how many people have been listening to the station each month for each editorial. A spike in listeners is expected at the time of the Students’ Union Elections which took place early in February this year, and then the low points are when there is no teaching.

This graph shows how many times a show has been listened to in total, since the station was set up in late 2010. It includes all listens to podcasts and live shows.

City OnAir – Election Coverage 2014

During the 2014 Students’ Union elections, I was in charge of organising the media events and coverage. This meant planning the Election Debate between candidates where my brief was to make the debate as engaging for its audience as possible, and should be open to as many students as possible.

To make this possible, I set up in effect a portable radio studio in the student bar. With a live audience and live candidate responses both in the bar and online as well as a newly acquired webcam, the results were outstanding. We were awarded with over double the listener count from the previous year.

City OnAir – January Video

A behind the scenes video into producing the pre-recorded intro’ for Our Take On The News. It features Payam Edalat, and the Topical Paradise presenters Callum Winterford and Joe Holding. The recording was edited before being played back in the live show later that evening before seamlessly continuing as normal.

The video footage was filmed by Zay Arguelles in December 2013 and edited by myself in January 2014.

Samuel Gould