In an industry usually lead by commercial goals and audience leadership, professionals of audio department take on more and more responsibilities. Nowadays radio and television do not just operate in the traditional media for which they were initially conceived. They are keeping up with technological advances and multiplatform consuming habits. The following report presents techniques, strategies and challenges of audio operations across all stages of content production in the realm of radio and television, either at broadcast facilities or at remote locations, having as reference the academic internship held at the Portuguese public media service, at Centro de Produção do Norte of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP). The report is structured in four parts – the first addresses the internship in radio, the workspaces and equipment used there, the production of non-linear and live content of news reports and entertainment and lastly the experience of two remote productions; the second presents a comparative study about telecommunication solutions used in radio productions. My approach is based on the overview of use cases and the analysis of audio recordings captured for this study; in the third part I present the experience of the internship in television, the challenges of capturing vocal and musical content, the production of newscasts like the ones broadcasted in RTP3, the production of entertainment talk shows like the iconic “Praça da Alegria” broadcasted in RTP1, the remote production of a religious event and activities in television’s audio post-production department, lastly the impact of Covid-19 in broadcast audio operations at Centro de Produção do Norte. In this report I also present some of the technological advances in remote productions by using IP codecs and production of podcasts and radio shows in visual radio format.
|Date of Award||4 Feb 2021|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||José Vasco Carvalho (Supervisor)|
- Public service media
- Sound design
- Sound mixing and editing
- Visual radio