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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.

Event previously held - archived for reference only

Date & Time: Thursday 26th May 2016 6.30pm
Venue: 01ZeroOne, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS
Places: £5 each

As the indie sector expands, the podcasting market develops, and BBC in house departments start working with non-contracted staff again, there’s never been a better time to be a hip young gunslinger for hire.

Marc Leverton
(author “How To Works as Freelance Journalist”), Samantha Baines (Actress/comedian/social media guru), Nick Baker (founder of Testbed and a freelance veteran) and Clare Catford (reporter, presenter, media consultant).

Leverton headshotBaines headshotBaker headshotCatford headshot

*** Please note that all our courses and masterclasses are now open to anyone over 18 in the whole of the UK, including students in further and higher education (unless stated otherwise)***

RIG train presents a special evening dedicated to the growing freelance sector, featuring a range of speakers, including experienced radio folk, with lessons from the front line, approaches to finding work, tips on making the most of your money, protecting your rights and how to build your brand.

Confirmed speakers include Nick Baker (Indie producer, Testbed) and Clare Catford (freelance presenter and reporter).

Cover charge of £5 a head includes a glass of wine and finger buffet.


This is an opportunity to hear from Award-winning Radio producers how they set about making their programmes.

Tyler with RPA Gold award

Date & Time: Wednesday 30th March 2016 6.30pm

Venue: 01Zero-One, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS

* To book a place please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

headshot DudgeonA Masterclass not to be missed, we will hear from some of the most acclaimed & rewarded producers in Radio today.  We will hear from a cross section of producers working in news & current affairs, comedy, drama and music radio. Our speakers for the evening will include the Radio Production Gold Award Winner 2015 - David Tyler (right), the RPA Best News & Current Affairs Documentary Maker – Deborah Dudgeonproducer at Absolute  Radio and Best Multi-Platform Creator at the RPAs 2015 of  - Chris Skinner - the RPAs Best drama Producer - Joby Waldman - and the Winner of Sony Gold Radio Award & two Radio Production Awards for Best Music Entertainment Producer – Sue Clark

If you want to make award-winning radio then this is for you.Sue Clark with award/p>

You will hear the stories behind the successes and hopefully get inspiration to make your own audio.

Organised by:

Sue Clark Productions, winner of 2 Sony radio awards & 2 Radio Production Awards.  SCP make innovative, creative music radio productions for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2 and Radio 4. www.sueclarkproductions.com

 

How to create ear-startling radio

Date & Time: Thursday 25th February 2016 6.30pm

Venue: 01Zero-One, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS

* To book a place please go to the Bookwhen site as shown in any recent personalised email to you from RIGtrain -- if you don't have one or can't find the link please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. *

Do you need the skills and confidence to create ear-tingling soundscapes using your own recorded audio? Like to try your hand at making musical content but never quite made grade one piano?  Want to find out how to turn a fascinating audio story into a once in a lifetime listen with a few simple tricks of sound, atmosphere and emotion? Then this one’s for you.

A line up of award winning radio producers explore the upper limits of feature making, talk about their work, and the weird alchemy that makes for arresting radio.  There’ll be tips on warping found-sounds, composing your own soundtracks and effects, and imaginatively mining the rights-free depths of audio.  This masterclass is ideal for anyone who makes or aspires to making audio documentaries, features, videos, podcasts, blogs or online content.

How to get the commissioning folk to say “yes”

Date & Time: Wednesday 27th January, 6.30pm

Venue: 01Zero-One, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS

* To book a place please go to the Bookwhen site as shown in any recent personalised email to you from RIGtrain -- if you don't have one or can't find the link please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. *

From a scribble on the back of a napkin to a billing in the back of the Radio Times - as producers and programme makers chase the commissions in an increasingly competitive market, a line-up of talents from inside and outside radio give essential tips on preparing, writing, selling and pitching. Real live Commissioning Editors may be in attendance.

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How to get the commissioning folk to say “yes”

Date & Time: Wednesday 27th January, 6.30pm

Venue: 01Zero-One, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS

From a scribble on the back of a napkin to a billing in the back of the Radio Times - as producers and programme makers chase the commissions in an increasingly competitive market, a line-up of talents from inside and outside radio give essential tips on preparing, writing, selling and pitching. Real live Commissioning Editors may be in attendance.