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Course: The Radio Doc Will See You Now.
A one-day course to get you started with some of the key techniques of radio documentary making. We’ll cover editorial essentials such as spotting an idea, building a narrative structure, finding the right contributors, using sound creatively to grab the ear, creating a big opening, avoiding the pitfalls. There’ll also be tips on pitching ideas. You’ll hear lots of inspiring audio, analyse the techniques used, and explore the form.
Course tutors: Deborah Dudgeon and David Prest of Whistledown.
Where: Central London. Venue tba
When: Friday 4th November 09.30-17.00
Cost: £130 + VAT
Book your place at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
October masterclass: Listening off the Page - A Rough Guide to Audio books
The dark arts and crafts of audio book production are celebrated in this special RIGtrain masterclass. We are the guests of Penguin Random House for an evening featuring sessions with star readers, top producers, and the Penguin audio commissioning team. Speaker details to be announced.
Where: Penguin Random House, 80 The Strand, London WC2R 0RL
When: Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 6.30.
Cost: £5 a head, includes a glass of wine and finger buffet.
Book: at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
Take Control of Your Media Career
Back from holidays and thinking about career choices and job possibilities?
You can increase your chances of promotion, seize new opportunities, give your cv a boost, improve your motivation and job satisfaction with the RIGtrain Career Development Scheme. This is a completely confidential service offering 'one to one' sessions that help you develop your career, talk through your aspirations and strengths while assessing your aims. Wherever you are in the profession and however experienced it’s essential to work through a plan for where you are now, where you want to get to and how to get there.
Specialist media training company Quattrain is offering four one hour sessions per individual that will focus on your requirements over the next four months - £78 per session incl VAT (ie £65 + VAT). These can be via Skype or in person depending on location. Caroline Elliot and Natasha Maw are experienced business coaches with a background in broadcasting, a range of contacts across the industry and an extensive knowledge of the media.
It’s time to invest in you, whether you are a freelancers or an employee of a RIG company, £75 a month will be a sound investment.
The Audio Production Awards - open for entries
Now in their seventh year, and re-titled as the Audio Production Awards (previously the Radio Production Awards) the mission of the Audio Production Awards is to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement in audio and radio production within the designated categories covering both producers and on-mic talent. The 'affordable' awards are now open for entries - please see the website for full details.