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Aims and Objectives

> To provide and encourage quality and affordable training in radio skills.

> To promote skills sharing across the independent production sector

> To encourage new entrants to the independent production sector.

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in programme making, and production.

> To be accessible to indie staff, freelance, and BBC and commercial radio staff.

recording beekeepersAll the gear, but no idea?  The range of microphones, recorders, headphones, editing and line recording systems available for radio professionals is bewildering.

For this masterclass, RIGtrain presents a ready-reckoner guide to what’s out there, what you actually need, and how to get the best out of what you’ve got when you’ve got it.  

We’ve invited a range of speakers, and there’ll also be an opportunity to bring your own kit for a quick once over at the RIGtrain tech desk.

Details

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Time : 19:00 - 21:30
Venue: 01zero-one, Hopkins St, Soho, London W1F 0HS
Ticket price: £5 – includes drink and finger buffet

BOOK NOW AT …… v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain


 

In association with our friends at the British Podcast Awards, RIGtrain presents a masterclass featuring the very best in the business - award winners, podcast insiders, and distribution gurus.flyer

Our last event on the subject, was provocatively titled “How to Become a Podcast Millionaire”. Two years on, the podcast sector has exploded, with new ways of monetising content, and some podcasters are starting to prove that it just might be done. Our host is Alix Fox, presenter of The Guardian’s Close Encounters podcast, reigning “Sex Educator of the Year”, and X-rated agony aunt on The Modern Mann.

* Speakers Revealed! *

Benjamin Partridge is a comedy writer, performer, producer and podcaster. His podcast, The Beef and Dairy Network’, is the “number one podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef animals and dairy herds”. He has written and produced for a number of BBC radio comedy programmes, and is the proud owner of 2 British Podcast Awards, including a gold for best comedy podcast.

Martin Zaltz Austwick has been making podcasts for almost a decade. He is one third of Answer Me This!’, as well as ‘Brain Train’ and ‘Global Lab’. Martin is the co-creator of ‘Song by Song’, and along with Sam Pay is discussing the entire Tom Waits discography “episode by episode, song by song”. It won the award for Best Review at the British Podcast Awards.

Ryan Dilley is a BBC veteran with credits on BBC Radio 4’s PM and BBC Two’s ‘Newsnight’. Since October 2016, he has run the UK office of Panoply – a US podcasting network owned by Slate which features such shows as ‘Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History', ‘You Must Remember This’, ‘The History Chicks’ and others. Ryan was also a Judge for the 2017 British Podcast Awards.

Husband and wife podcasters Dave Corkery and Cathy Cullen produce The Cinemile’ in which they “over-analyse movies on their short walk home from the cinema”, so they decided to start recording it. The Cinemile has been featured in the Guardian, the Observer, and they are winners of the gold award for Best New Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

Details

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Time : 18:00 - 21:00
Venue: 01zero-one, Hopkins St, Soho, London W1F 0HS
Ticket price: £5 – includes drink and finger buffet

BOOK NOW AT …… v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain fully booked, waiting list enabled


 

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RIGtrain has joined up with The VoiceOver Network for this special Audio Drama Masterclass with a distinctly Science Fiction feel. The venue is the Century Members Club on Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of London.

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Andrew Mark Sewell (award winning independent film-maker who now produces dramatic, widescreen audio stories. His most recent project is the Dan Dare audio adventures, based on the popular Eagle comic strips of the 1950s), Nicholas Briggs (Actor, Director and Producer, well known voice of Daleks and Sherlock Homes in the Audio Series), Richard Kurti (award-winning writer who recently adapted Ray Bradbury’s collection of stories The Martian Chronicles, and dramatised Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book for Audible).

Details

  • Date: Friday 24th February 2017
  • Time : 18:00 - 23:00 (talk will be 19:00-21:00)
  • Venue: Century club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, Westminster, London W1D 6LQ - MAP
  • What's included: 1 drink and some nibbles
  • Ticket price: RIGtrain price is £5 - BOOK NOW AT v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

Capacity: sorry fully booked - but you can still join the waiting list


 

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Drama producer Boz Temple-Morris, feature-maker Hana Walker-Brown, multi-media producer Kate Valentine, top podcaster James Shield, audio-book producer David Roper, and the Prison Radio Association will be among the winners of the 2016 Audio Production Award sponsored by Audible, who will be showing off their best- bits in a fast moving series of masterclass presentations hosted by Georgie Frost of Share Radio (APA nominee, and presenter of “This is Money”) 


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. 

Speakers: Peter Curran - host and presenter
Roy McMillan - award-winning producer
Sam Halstead - senior commissioning editor
Daniel Weyman, from TV's Foyles War - celebrity reader

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