Now this is where it gets a little anorakky. On the telly, the bits between the programmes where you hear the announcer speaking and saying things like “This is BBC1, now it’s time to see who’s the most depressed, in tonight’s seventeenth edition of EastEnders”. Yeah, well, anyway, those announcer bits are also known as ‘Continuity’. Oddly enough that sort of thing has quite a big following online these days.
Anyway, I grew up watching people like Mike Prince doing it on ATV & Central and at one point on my radio show in the early 2000’s I’d do some jokey stuff using the old music. When I got a chance to do it for real, and was actually working alongside the real Mike Prince himself – this is what I came up with (I did all of the graphics arrangement too). My years in radio helped of course, and they must have liked them because I did a set to be used across the Christmas period, then I was asked to do more for the following months too.
Oh and for any budding continuity announcers on YouTube, less is more, keep it actually interesting, don’t be self indulgent, and for pity’s sake DON’T SOUND BORED!