Work Placement Diary

Work Placement Diary

 

Daniel Rosenberg

TAFE Student

 

Cover Letters

RCS: Customer Services, Traffic Support – Sydney

 

To RCS

My name is Daniel I live in Sydney and I would be interested in doing an internship with you for my TAFE course.

I have had experience working in a Radio station as I have done volunteer work at “Triple H” a community radio station in Waitara and have done a few courses in radio and screen and media. So I believe I would make a good addition to your team. The skills I have obtained from these courses is sound editing, panel operating, voice over, interview skills and announcing skills.

My classmates and teachers say that I’m easy to work with, that I’m reliable, I have a good work ethic, and speak up when I need to. I’m also knowledgeable about certain subjects that others might not know about, including anime, manga and Japan. In my studies, I give everything a go, and work hard to improve my performance.

I want to get more experience in this area of media and entertainment and I would like to be part of a team and I would bring an upbeat atmosphere if you were to choose me for this job.

 

My contact info are 0488 326 012 for Mobile and dwrosenberg7@gmail.com for email.

 

Sincerely Daniel Rosenberg

 

To Joel Gosper

I would like to apply for the announcer job at your radio station. I have been taking courses in radio and have had experience working at a local radio station called Triple H Radio. I believe that I could draw people into listening to shows since my teachers and classmates have told me that I put enough energy that I can get people to want to listen to what I say. I’m an organised person and also a hard worker and I’m able to work in a fast pace environment. I want to be able to tell news to people as soon as it was possible but only if it’s truthful news. I am also capable with working in a team environment and I’m good at working with people.

The radio station I do volunteer work at Triple H Radio, I used to panel for a show called “Mind4Life” which focused on giving health advice both physical and mental to people. I have been doing courses in radio for around two years at TAFE and a course at 2rrr a local radio station near where I live.

My philosophy for radio is that there is lots of opportunities in it and that you can tell people lots of things news since you can listen to radio almost anywhere.

 

Sincerely Daniel Rosenberg

 

These were the cover letters I had prepared for the job applications I applied for but was unable to get into. The organisations I tried contacting were unable to hire me since I didn’t have enough experience for them or they had already found someone else who was more qualified for the job. But I did get a valuable lesson from this assessment which is try to get the cover letters to them early before you run out of time and someone else gets the job or work experience before you.

So while I was unable to apply for the places I attempted to apply for I at least learn to be more prepared and not to worry endlessly. But I am also still doing volunteer work at Triple H Radio at Waitara so I understand most of what goes on at a radio station. So that is what I learnt from this assessment.

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Interview With Joey Moore

Joey Moore was the person I interviewed for my TAFE assessment. Joey gave me her history of how she got into voice over work and the experiences she’s had with it in other parts of her work history. She gave me some advice of how to get started in voice acting and any particular areas of that field of work.

Joey told me about the history of how she first started when she lived in Adelaide. When she lived there she learnt many different accents from people in town because there were many people who had immigrated to Australia from another country. Joey told me about how she liked acting and singing which she said was more therapeutic. Then when she was nineteen in university where she was doing these voices for characters she was asked by a man if she could come to his radio station and do some voice overs for some characters. Joey didn’t know about voice over work when she was asked but when she did it she absolutely loved it. She even told me about how later on her career in voice acting would lead to her providing the voice for the Optus service voice message and many other roles. One of the things she told me that she liked about her job was she meets many interesting people and how fun it is to come up with the voices for the jobs she does.

Joey gave me some advice about if I want to get into voice acting and it is some good advice in my opinion. She said to me that if I have a passion for something I should invest myself in what I love while I’m young and see if I can make a career out of it. She also told me about I might need to go through a bit of experience in other areas before I can find my particular field in that area of work. Also I was told that since I’ve got a smartphone I can do plenty of recordings each day to practice and hear what you sound like. I was told another good thing to do when practicing is making my own scripts and get used to reading them aloud so that you also get used to hearing the sound of your own voice. She also suggested to me that I make voice demos to send to people who need voices for projects such as video games or even web animations.

Joey even told about some of her most bizarre jobs in voice over work which included where she had to record a commercial underwater when she didn’t sound like she was speaking underwater. Another funny commercial she had recorded was that when they were they had to hire a camera man to take some photos for the recording. The funny thing is that the camera man only needed to take only a few photos of the microphone and gets paid two-hundred and fifty dollars an hour and he didn’t even need to stay the whole hour. Those were some pretty memorable jobs she told me I honestly think that those kind of jobs are funny and bizarre but also fun.

In conclusion this interview with Joey was a really fun interview. As I interviewed her I learnt there are some important things to be able to get into voice over work such as to take action by sending my voice demos to many people who need someone to provide voices for their projects. So as conclude my report I learnt that you need to take action and put effort into getting into voice acting and I can’t just wait for it to come to me.

Blog Post #5

That week I talked about how the manga series “Hunter X Hunter” was resuming after being on hiatus for a couple of years.

Then I made a review of an anime I like called “Devil Survivor 2”. I talked about why I liked and why I thought people should give it a watch.  also admitted that it wasn’t perfect but was still something to give a watch where I pointed out that it’s pros far outweighed their cons.

Blog Post #4

This Post talks about how I worked on an interview i had done for an assessment. The interview was done with the manager of a community radio station at Waitara called Triple H Radio. The interview involved me asking Rod the station manager how he got into his job.

The next voice recordings was a mixdown of interviews I did with two of my classmates. The recording was talking to people about what they thought the future would be like.

Blog Post #3

My third post on my site is a talk about what I hope to achieve in the media industry. It talks about why I chose to do this course and what is the job I’m wish to go using this course.

Blog Post #2

My second post is about the recent Death Note movie “Light Up the New World” were i describe the movie and suggest people give it a watch. I’m a fan of the Death Note series and I would definitely buy the movie on DVD if i have the chance.

Blog Post #1

My first post was about a announcement of a new Digimon game and I like their video games and was enthusiastic about right that news on my WordPress sight.

New Pokemon Games Announced

To all you Pokemon fans I’m sure you must know about the new games that were announced yesterday. Well I’m sure you must know about the Pokken Tournament that was released on the Wii U because it has been announced that a new version called Pokken Tournament DX (Deluxe) which will be released September 22. On that same date it was announced that Pokemon Gold and Silver are being released on the Nintendo eShop. Which means fans can replay another classic of the Pokemon game series.

Finally the newest instalment in the main Pokemon games. The new games named are called Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon these new games have been announced to be released on November 17. It is said that the new games will have an alternate story told of what happened in the original Pokemon Sun and Moon games. I think that these new games are going to be a sequel of Sun and Moon like how Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 were sequels to Pokemon Black and White.

So to all Pokemon fans reading this I bet you can’t wait for more news for these new games like me. So I bid you all farewell and come back soon.

Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Series Review

I’m sure you guys must know about the “Shin Megami Tensei” series by Atlus if not look it up it’s a good game franchise. Well you must also know about the Devil Survivor 2 anime that came out in 2013.

out of the phones of the people who also died in the accident they were in and they could summon demons from their phone to work with them. As they leave the area they encouneter a government group calp Jps ( prounounced jips) led by Yamato Hotsuin who are recruiting demon summoners like them to defeat the rogue demons.

The series follows the concept of the game where the main character Hibiki Kuze and his friends Daichi Shijima and Io Nitta are killed after they get a video of their deaths from this phone app called “Nicea” they are given the choice to continue living which they accept. The three then awake and find that demons are coming

While I admit the story of the game is longer and has a good amount of character development for the colourful cast, the anime itself is not bad and even gave Hibiki some character development that was not shown in the game. There was also some slight character change for one of the characters, Keita Wakui who they encounter on the second day or the third episode of the anime. This was rather violent and had a somewhat unpleasant character in the original game but was changed into a still distant but tsundere kind of character that still fit him. This slight change was better appreciated by fans of the original game who didn’t find his original game personality very appealing but liked how he was made into a more tsundere character.

So while I admit that there are quite a few things from the game that I wished they added to the anime it is still a decent series. One thing that was especially good about the anime was also it’s soundtrack. Especially the opening “Take Your Way” by livetune and the ending “Be” by Song Riders.

So in conclusion I believe that the anime is worth watching but that may depend on whether you have played the game first. I am saying that because some people complain how it’s not exactly like the original source material. But don’t listen to those haters and just see for yourself whether you like it or not.

My score for the anime is a 7.5 out of 10.

It’s a decent adaption of the game and it’s enjoyable to watch. But sometimes I think they could have done a bit more. But I still recommend it.

Hunter x Hunter Resumes

To all you fans of Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter you are in for a pleasant surprise. The series which was on an idefinite hiatus in 2014 has finally been announced to resume on June 26 after the author started feeling pain in his lower back. Also The manga’s 34th volume will be released the day it resumes so this something for you to look forward. It has also been announced that the series will be released in Viz Media’s english digital edition of Shonen Jump when Hunter x Hunter Resumes. So to all you Hunter x Hunter fans get ready and enjoy the series.