Joe Radford

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Joe Radford
Joe at Halloween.jpg
Years Active 2019 – Present
Positions Held
HometownNottingham
Current LocationIsolated
DegreesBA History
AllegianceSmoker's Corner

Joe Radford has been an active member of YSTV since 2019. He's generally known for being a regular presence at Writer's Room, winning YSTV Does Hunted episode 2 and co-creating of the infamous Baby Shark Social 2020. His constant presence in YSTV during first year led many freshers to believe he was actually a second or third year.

In Summer Term of his first year, Joe was elected as the first ever Head of Marketing.


Skills

  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Camera
  • Editing
  • Dancing (in any state)
  • Smoking
  • Not doing his degree
  • Knowing too much about comics
  • Loving the 1975
  • Organising amazing Shark Themed Parties
  • Club Penguin
  • Wiki article editing

Origins

Joe first encountered YSTV in V-Bar whilst they were filming Zoe and Johnny's Drunk Diaries. After attending the welcome meeting he soon became hooked on the seductive drug of YSTV. At the Give It a Go session in 2019, Joe was a contestant on the YSTV game show Riddle Me This, winning the show (twice since his original winning answer was deemed to have been "too quick").

Shortly after becoming a member of YSTV Joe was one of the members of YSTV to witness the Heslington Bank Robbery that occurred beneath Zoe Dickinson's flat. The event has since been deemed significant as one of the reasons that he was able to integrate with YSTV so quickly.

Early on in his YSTV career, Joe also participated in a trip to Brimham Rocks, when Olivia famously crashed the Van on the way home. It was also on this trip that he found out that Rhys Milling was welsh, a revelation that would have ramifications over the remainder of his time at York.

First Year

Joe dressed as Mario for the Drunk Mario Kart episode of Boozy Broadcasts

Joe's first major producing role was on the Boxing/MMA Fight Night 2019. He co-produced the livestream with Zoe Dickinson, before floor-managing for the stream on the night. Due to changes to fights and unexpected injuries, Joe was forced to think on his feet and find new interviewees quickly throughout the night, in order to keep the show running smoothly. In the aftermath of the stream celebrations were had by way of winning a fight of his own against Zoe and then copious amounts of drinking at Marmite.

Joe's winning streak continued when he won YSTV Does Hunted Episode 2 with Olivia Gibbs totally outsmarting all of the hunters, putting all the other huntees to shame and most impressively outrunning Matthew Zeffertt. Unfortunately, just as all good things must come to an end, so too did Joe's winning streak. On the Drunk Mario Kart edition of Boozy Broadcasts at the start of second term, Joe (dressed as Mario) played and lost the first race of the night.

At the end of his first term, Joe directed and edited the short film Nessie (written by one Jacob Boyle). The film received much critical acclaim (ie the highly critical Matthew Zeffertt liked it) and there was rapturous applause following it's preview at a YSTV production meeting.

In second Term Joe continued to take on notable producing roles. He took over as Head of Behind the Streams and took on several producing roles for Elections 2020. He solely produced the Debate Night and infamously the stream went flawlessly, never going down once. He then co-produced and floor managed ERN (as well as heading up the Behind the Streams).

The crew of the MMA 2020 Stream

Joe's most significant production yet has been the MMA Fight Night 2020. He was on the back foot from the beginning, due to the date of the event clashing with Zoe Dickinson's 2nd year film and her stealing nearly all of the potential crew members. Understaffed he soldiered on, organising the rigging of the stream and all the technical aspects himself (to acclaim from Tech Director Andrew Waddle). The stream itself was a wondrous piece of art. The exceptional quality of filming aided by Joe's directing finesse led to a stream for the ages, lifting the standards for all future boxing streams.

Joe's Baby Shark Costume

Early on in second term, when the news broke that Coronavirus had reached York, Joe was one of the members of YSTV to be interviewed by Sky News. Following the interview, he worked as camera op and editor on a video about the Coronavirus, which was to include interviews with students saying that they didn't think it was anything to worry about. Luckily this video was never released as it turned out that Coronavirus was something to worry about.

Joe also worked on YSTV's Come Dine With Me primarily Sound Op-ing for two of the episodes and leading the editing of the project too. Although no one asked him, he would have to say the overall quality of the episodes massively improved once he joined the crew.

At the end of second term, Joe and Caroline Preynat-Viero hosted the infamous Baby Shark Party. It was an insane night that will be hailed for decades as something that no one really knows quite why it happened or indeed what actually happened there. Joe put excessive amounts of producing into the event, ordering decorations and organising a session of "Sharks and Crafts," in which people could create their own shark costumes or decorations for the event. The night is memorable for many, partially due to it occurring during the Spring Breeding Season 2020.

Throughout second term, Joe was forced to take on roles usually completed by the committee due to members being absent, this included running Writer's Room and Production Meetings.

Joe had many things planned for his Third Term as YSTV including productions that were postponed, or adapted into alternative projects or all together scrapped due to the outbreak of Coronavirus and the imposed lockdown. Most significantly he was supposed to begin his pet project the YSTVCU. Due to this Joe became involved with several of the Quarantine shows that were produced from home such as Quarantine Weekly, Riddle Riddle and Animated short stories.

At the 2020 Elections, Joe won the role of Head of Marketing becoming the first to do so. He quickly began to develop YSTV's social media presence, by increasing the regularity of posting and ensuring the online branding was consistent.

Productions

YEAR 1

# Show Position Description
Autumn Term
1 Riddle Me This Contestant
2 YOU ROCK! (YSTV goes to Brimham Rocks) Trip Participant
3 Boozy Broadcasts: Drunk Werewolves Spectator / Pizza Runner
4 Boxing VT Producer / Camera Op / Editor
5 MMA VT Producer / Camera Op / Editor
6 Boxing/MMA Fight Night 2019 Producer / Floor Manager
7 YSTV does Hunted - Episode 2 Huntee / Winner
8 Beautiful Surround Sound Christmas Choir Producer / Camera Op
9 Christian Union's Carols at the Minster Producer / Camera Op
10 Nessie Director / Editor
Spring Term
11 Pick Me Up Theatre: Scrooge Editor
12 Boozy Broadcasts: Drunk Mario Kart Drunk Driver
13 Vice-Chancellor's Statement on Coronavirus Camera Op / Editor
14 Mark Laity Interview Editor
15 Come Dine With Me Sound Op / Camera Op / Lead Editor
16 NaSTA 2020 News and Current Affairs Entry Editor
17 Robbing Chloe Sound Editing
18 Free The Flow Camera Op / Editor
19 Debate Night 2020 Producer / Director
20 Election Results Night 2020 Producer / Floor Manager
21 MMA Fight Night 2020 Producer / Director
Summer Term
22 Baby Shark Party Behind the Streams Producer / Camera Op / Editor
23 Election Results Night 2020 Behind the Streams Producer / Camera Op / Editor
24 Quarantine Weekly Episode 2 Challenge Contestant
25 Quarantine Weekly Episode 3 Challenge Contestant / Editor
26 Quarantine Weekly Episode 4 Challenge Contestant
26 Quarantine Weekly Episode 5 Editor
27 Quarantine Weekly Episode 6 Judge / Editor

Future and Planned Productions

Joe still hopes to launch the YSTVCU in the future, beginning with Andy Goes to the Moon and Matt-Man. Andy Goes to the Moon has been postponed until the first term of year 2020/21 and Joe is currently looking into alternative avenues of producing Matt-Man in a non-live-action medium. Other potential YSTVCU films include "Rhys fixing a computer", "Johnny is 3 guys in a trench coat", "Manu opens a hotel" and "Olivia gets banned from Sainsbury's".

In early 2020 Joe completed a script for A YSTV Christmas Carol which is the story of a boy who gets addicted to hallucinogenic substance Nutmeg and is visited by the Christmas three ghosts. Joe plans to put the script on film by December 2020.

Joe is planning to produce YSTV's own version of the show Taskmaster which has been dubbed "Masktaster" to avoid copyright infringement. The show is in early stages of planning.

Plans for a YSTV show dubbed as CAMP YSTV, that Joe was producing with Olivia Gibbs have been put on hold indefinitely.

Joe is currently editing several Behind the Streams Projects to be released soon.

Joe and Joe at Zoe's "Pirates, Priests, Postmen and Pornstars" Party, 2019