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New masterclass: A Bit of Kit and Tech
All 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.
Date: Wednesday 26th April 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
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 and sessions 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 31st March 2017
Cost: £130 + VAT
Places: 18 (just 3 left)
Book your place at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
Course: Journalism for factual radio ...
We’re delighted to announce that Robin Lustig, former presenter of Radio 4’s The World Tonight and author of “Is Anything Happening?” will be guest speaker on this course!
A day course on journalistic principles as applied to general radio programme making. Principles of good practice, de-construct BBC Editorial Guidelines, give a user's guide to impartiality, libel and fair dealing, and advice on how to get out of a hole once you've fallen in it. Date & time: 28th April 2017, 0930-1700
Venue: Central London, TBA
Places and prices: 18 learners, £130+VAT
* To book and pay for a place please go to the Bookwhen site at https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain, but please check your eligibility on this page before booking
Radio Journalism isn't all about hard news and breaking the story first. In this one day workshop, Husain Husaini of Wire Free, and David Prest of Whistledown will convince you that sound journalistic principles should be a part of every programme maker's approach to radio production. Telling the story straight, getting it right, being fair to all parties and still trying to push the boundaries isn't always easy and, occasionally, things can go badly wrong. We'll cover principles of good practice, de-construct BBC Editorial Guidelines, give a user's guide to impartiality, libel and fair dealing, and advice on how to get out of a hole once you've fallen in it. We'll also cover new and recent case studies, talk about the current journalistic environment and entertain with tales of daring do.
Who's it aimed at? - feature makers, producers, reporters, researchers (freelance or staff). The course will be designed as a good refresher for those already in the industry, but will also be inspirational for those wanting to break into it, or make a career change.
for more information about this course, please click here
Course: Video Production for Radio Producers
Delivering a radio programme is no longer enough – if you want it to be picked up on social media, radio producers are increasingly being asked to supply video.
This hands-on course will introduce you to basic video techniques and cover the fundamentals of TV - from making short one-take videos on a smartphone and appearing on camera - to filming interviews with professional equipment and producing slideshows.
Led by Richard Hollingham from Boffin Media, a radio producer with extensive TV experience, and with specialist input from a video editor, this practical course will include:
- The differences between radio and video with examples
- Fundamentals of video, including framing shots, lighting, sound, appearance, editorial considerations and what works in the edit (unfortunately, we will not be able to cover how to edit)
- The opportunity to use professional TV equipment, a GoPro camera and iPhone apps/tripods and gimbal
Venue: Central London, venue TBC
Date: 24th May 2017
Cost: £130 + VAT (£156 gross)
Max number of spaces: 12 (just 2 left). Book your place 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.