After a lot of hard work, we have the final product: Joystick Revolution. Hopefully this blog has been an insight into the process of creating a podcast documentary, from pre-production to the finishing touches.
Joystick Revolution – Editing Process
The first thing I did when editing all of my audio footage for Joystick Revolution was cut down all three interviews into their streamlined but "extended" versions. This involved tidying up 'ums' and cleaning up stuttering. I did this for all three, and condensed the content of their interviews down into clips that ran for … Continue reading Joystick Revolution – Editing Process
Angus Dick – Interview Thoughts
Angus Dick is a game artist and animator that I've known for years now. We first met at EGX Rezzed, an indie games expo that takes place near Easter at the Tobacco Docks in London. He was showcasing a game there that eventually saw the light of day this year, and he's also worked at … Continue reading Angus Dick – Interview Thoughts
Joystick Revolution – Script
Writing the script for an audio documentary doesn't necessarily require you to have your interviews done. When I write scripts, if I don't have all the interviews completed, I'll frame the narration around what I expect the person will say. There's never a guarantee that it'll fit perfectly, but it allows me to write up … Continue reading Joystick Revolution – Script
Marijam Didžgalvytė – Interview Thoughts
Marijam Didžgalvytė works Communications for Game Workers Unite, and is also a co-founder of Game Workers Unite UK. Like Declan, I've spoken to Marijam a few times before, so our interview was again quite smooth. I ran into some complications, though, as my interview with Marijam had originally been scheduled to take place in-person in London, … Continue reading Marijam Didžgalvytė – Interview Thoughts
Declan Peach – Interview Thoughts
Declan Peach is the chief organiser and co-founder of Game Workers Unite UK, the organisation that's the focus of this documentary. I'd spoken to him a few months prior in August, alongside Marijam Didžgalvytė - who I'll also be speaking to - and Jamie Woodcock. From that initial interview and from discussions since then, I've … Continue reading Declan Peach – Interview Thoughts
Joystick Revolution – Design Document
As well as the knowledge I've gained from my university studies, I've also been an active and paid freelance journalist for the past two years. Part of that freelance this year has been producing a commissioned podcast mini-series on various hot topics in the games industry for a site called Rock Paper Shotgun. It's taught … Continue reading Joystick Revolution – Design Document
Joystick Revolution – An Introduction
An introduction to the production blog of Joystick Revolution, a radio documentary about the UK's first games industry union.