Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 346 – Giving CCTV lessons again (Part 1)
“Director Xu, I think there are some problems with this program list.” Feng Yu went to look for the Chief Program Director of New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, Xu Yipeng.
Xu Yipeng heard what Feng Yu said, and his face turned black: “Manager Feng, what do you mean? What’s wrong with this program list? All the performers are invited by you, and you are the one who planned their performances. I am just following what you wanted. What else do you want?”
Xu Yipeng was furious. He was a Chief Program Director, but the higher-ups had let Feng Yu invite all the performers and plan their performances. Now this Feng Yu came to him and tell him that there are problems with the program list. You are the one who designed these performances, why are you saying that there is a problem with this list?
He was the Chief Program Director for the Gala Dinner and the Spring festival Gala Night. He was furious for letting a young brat telling him what to do. If Feng Yu were not the sponsor for this program and also the representative of the association, he would have chased him away!
“Director Xu, I had invited these celebrities and also planned their performances. But your order is not right. For instance, this song should be the opening performance. Then Bing City’s Aviation Factory will be getting their award. This should be the fourth performance and followed by Bing City’s Machinery Company getting its award. These performances were selected carefully for each award category. You had mixed up the order.” Feng Yu pointed to the program list and said.
Because of the theme, Feng Yu had “wrote” two songs, and invited a new singer Sun Nan to perform.
was the song that would let Sun Nan become famous. But now, this song was not written. Sun Nan had become China’s top male Singer with this song. In the future, he will sing the song , and he will become well known throughout Asia.
But now, Feng Yu had found Sun Nan and let him participate in this program. He even wrote two songs for him, and Sun Nan agreed readily.
He can perform on CCTV special program?
In this era, anyone that performed on a Gala Night will become famous throughout China. This was a representation of the performer’s status.
Those singers that got the chance to perform at Spring Festival Gala Night were all professional singers. They were the pillar of their companies and troupes. They received star treatments. The rest of the singers could not make any money. Most of their songs might be popular, but no one knows them. If they get the chance to perform on Gala Night, their lives would be different.
Although this was not the Spring Festival Gala Night, it was still the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Sun Nan also knew that some of China’s top singers, dancers, Zhu Simao, and Baldy Chen duo, magicians and cross talkers would be performing. There were even singers from Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was only a newbie in this industry. How could he refuse this offer?
However. Sun Nan was worried that he does not have any good songs to perform. But when he heard a demo of the songs written by Feng Yu, he was overjoyed.
These two songs were great! The pitches of these songs were high and suit his voice perfectly. The lyrics were perfect too!
Feng Yu had written these two songs to promote Bing City Aviation Factory and Motor Factory. He could only find Sun Nan to sing these songs. This director Xu had mixed up the order of the performance and had wasted all his efforts.
The Motor Factory to fly like a flag? They will come falling down!
“You think you know more than me? Have you directed any gala nights before? You know how many times I had directed the Spring Festival Gala Night? If you think you are better than me, then go and tell the leaders to replace me!” Xu Yipeng roared at Feng Yu.
This young brat needs to be taught a lesson. He was too arrogant! Does he think that he was wealthy and he can do whatever he wants?
In CCTV and even in the whole of China, Xu Yipeng was one of the best program directors for big events. He was the one that directs all songs and dances performance during Spring Festival Gala Night. Now someone was telling him that his order of the performance was wrong? What a joke!
What’s wrong with this order?
Feng Yu looked at Xu Yipeng. He had directed the Spring Festival Gala Night? This program now cannot even be compared to the gala nights produced by the provincial TV stations 20 years later. The order of the performances was wrong, and the camera angles and switching order had problems too. These were all not in-line with the themes and why was this director still so proud?
If it wasn’t Feng Yu cannot be the director, he really wanted to replace this director. But Feng Yu was not representing the association, and he cannot order CCTV around. He can only try to persuade this director.
“Director Xu, you misunderstood me. I really like the shows you directed. Someone else should have done this program list. I had only planned the performance for the celebrities, and I do not know the details. However, the lyrics for this song goes like this. Fly to the sky, shoulders to shoulders with the sun. this was specially written for Bing City’s Aviation Factory……”
Feng Yu explained his idea of a performance catered for every award category winner.
Xu Yipeng listened to Feng Yu, and he also has many ideas. He felt that Feng Yu was quite creative. All the performances were related to the awards. This was a good idea.
But something was not right about this. If every program was related to the winners, then the audience will know who the winners were. What’s the point of reading out the nominees?
“Manager Feng, I understand what you are talking about. But have you ever thought that if this song were performed, then the audiences would know that Bing City’s Aviation Factory is the winner? Then what’s the point of announcing the winners during the program?”
Feng Yu’s mouth could fit an egg. Damn. Why didn’t I consider this problem before? I am still a novice. I can only use some ideas from the programs I watched before. It seems that this Director Xu makes sense.
But so what? The winners of the awards ceremonies now knew in advance before the show. You want to reprimand me? I will give you a lesson on how to direct an awards ceremony!
“Those nominees were there to just show their faces. They knew that they would not win the award. The audiences just want to watch the performances. They will not mind. Even if they mind, just let them be. If the performances were good, then that would make up for this.”
There was also no internet yet. Those audiences cannot voice their complaints about the show on internet. Just the line-up of the performers was sufficient to attract viewers. If they do not like, then don’t watch it. This was a program that could challenge the Spring Festival Gala Night!
Xu Yipeng’s foul temper had pissed Feng Yu off. Feng Yu wants to teach him a lesson!