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May 21, 2016
Content Creation

Getting a head on BBC Radio 1

Choc Edge has often proven itself to be one of the more unusual tangents my freelancing journey has taken me on and this week was no exception. When BBC Radio 1's Academy asked Choc Edge to participate in its week-long series of workshops in Exeter I jumped at the chance to organise our day there and get one of the DJ's involved with 3D chocolate printing for some unique on-air content.

My pitch was simple – print 2D chocolate portraits of all DJs present (which only required a photograph) and a 3D chocolate head from a scan of one of the DJs that they could be presented with on their show. The Radio 1 Academy producers liked the idea and from there it was only a matter of getting the chosen DJ Scott Mills scanned in 3D with the help of Exeter's Fab Lab.

In the end the scanning happened on the day prior to the event leaving me with only a few hours to process the 3D scan and make it suitable for chocolate printing, but I managed to create a trio of 3D printed chocolate Scotts.


The tasting seemed to go down well on air, providing a rich source of inspiration for Scott's legendary innuendos. The joke was that he was expecting a life-sized clone of his head in chocolate but instead got a more bite-sized version. Social Media also seemed to enjoy the reveal which proved to be one of Radio 1's most popular tweets that day.

Getting to create such fun content for a radio show I'm a fan of and in a building where I hangout and work was an exciting experience, and it was great to meet and see the response of the bright young people attending the Radio 1 Academy.

Although 3D printing or the company wasn't mentioned on the show I've optimised the full story on the Choc Edge blog to make sure that anyone who searches for Scott's chocolate head will be able to find out where it came from.  


Mark is a freelancer who specialises in creative copywriting and content creation. Starting out as a freelance blogger he's experienced at putting his copywriting skills to work on a variety of subjects and can easily turn his hand to different styles. In his years as a freelance writer he's always brought a creative edge to everything he's written. 

In addition to being a freelance copywriter and a hard-working wordsmith Mark has also forged other forms of content for the web and print working as a photographer, video editor and a general content creator on a freelance basis. 

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Based in Devon Mark lives within questing distance of the UK's Middle Earth aka Dartmoor. He likes his detectives hard-boiled, his eggs runny, and his time travel non-paradoxical.

These are the freelance content creation services available from Mark:

  • Freelance copywriting
  • Freelance blog creation
  • Freelance writing
  • Freelance photography
  • Freelance video editing

If you need a freelance writer, photographer, or video editor get in touch with Mark to find out how he can help:

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