You may only complete two applications maximum. Applying to more than one department does not help or hinder your chances at being accepted. If you fill out the "General Application" do not fill out any department applications.
One of UCLARADIO's larger departments, Productions is made up of both the grunts and the sound-artists of our station. We train members in audio production and live sound, and, once generally certified as A-OK, members accept tasks based on their availability and interest. Sometimes the work is physically draining (like when live bands come in; this task requires mic setup, plugging in and moving amps around and that junk), and sometimes its mind-numbing (like when editing long sound files; this task requires some time in front of the computer, bumping around Audacity). But actually both of those examples also display the magic of productions- that in each task, one can find and explore a back-end aesthetic sensibility. What makes a band sound good on air? Mic placement, mixing skills, a touch of reverb, guitar 1 panned left and guitar 2 panned right... and what makes a soundcloud-piece/interview shine online? Fading in music, dropping some subtle sound effects, lining up the emotional drop just right...
There's an oft-forgotten wonder present in this work!
~Follow https://soundcloud.com/ucla-radio for a taste~
Use this application to creatively show us how you would be a committed member of UCLA Radio. No experience necessary. Be yourself! This is the only chance we get to see who you are before we interview.
What do you hope to gain from being in UCLA Radio and what would you contribute to the station?
250 word max
List your other involvements/commitments at UCLA.
Please submit a file that you feel represents you (a poem, song, photo collage, video, dance routine, etc).
Any file form is acceptable, except ".pages". For photos and videos, please submit the smallest file possible.
How did you hear about our application?
Anything else you'd like to say?
Would you like a show on UCLA Radio?
If no, skip next question
DESCRIBE an idea for a radio show and give us a 5 song set list to go with it
Choose all times you are available to meet for a 30 minute group interview
Tell us a story about your favorite object that you own
These questions relate to working in our Productions Department. We are looking for people who are interested in learning as much as we are interested in experience.
Do you have prior experience in editing audio and/or setting up sound equipment for live performances?
200 word max
What song/podcast/radio show etc. has impressed you in its production quality, and why?
200 word max
List three physical/aural/visceral differences between this track: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANHu6CUnOro ) and this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R416VHIL514 )
Hip the productions department to something cool, and describe why it relates to one of the following principles: 1. Sound is a human constant. 2. Vibrations are valid sounds. 3. Media utilize and sometimes take advantage of sound to influence consumers. 4. Animals, especially cats, might operate on a higher aural plane than humans.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact either the productions department @ firstname.lastname@example.org or us @ email@example.com. AND DONT FORGET TO LISTEN TO UCLARADIO.COM IF YOU PLAN ON DOING WELL AT THE INTERVIEW <3