Tough to say goodbye to BBC Radio Manchester after three months fly by

29 March 2019

Today I have left my role as a Digital Broadcast Journalist at BBC Radio Manchester after three months producing 'digital-first' content.

Helping to tell human stories of those across Greater Manchester, I produced 22 videos during my time at the station that is now rapidly approaching its 50th year anniversary.

Launched in 1970, the station covers Greater Manchester and north-east Cheshire, providing news, music and chat. With social media becoming an ever-increasing aspect of broadcasting, I was tasked with encapsulating the tales and spirit of Manchester in videos rarely lasting over two minutes.

New BBC News digital video guidelines, specifying a 9:16 aspect ratio, took a while to get used to. I therefore decided to film the majority of my content portrait on an iPhone 7 in 4K. This ensured that 'digital-first' approach, ensuring flexibility to crop to 16:9 should content be required on television.

I'd like to thank everyone at BBC Radio Manchester for their support and encouragement during my time at the station. It was a really great learning experience, adapting to a busy news environment whilst ensuring my content complied editorially. I hope to return sometime soon.

Earlier this week, I announced I would be joining BBC quiz show A Question of Sport as a Production Runner. Joining the team to provide graphic design, logistical and administrative support, I can't wait to get started on one of Britain's favourite television shows. Read more here.

You can view some of my best work at BBC Radio Manchester by clicking here and find out more about the station by clicking here.

© 2020 Nick Ransom

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