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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.

Caroline RaphaelThis course is for anyone who wants to make audio drama, non audience scripted comedy or use elements of drama in factual programmes, or for would be dramatists who are interested in the whole process of making audio drama. There will be listening (a 45’ radio play) and watching homework prior to the day that will inform the discussions.  

It is through this shared watching and listening the group will work to build a deeper understanding of the role of the producer at each stage of the production process,  both creative and administrative; find out more about how to work with a writer and explore the many ways of telling a story in sound.    At the end of the day there will be an opportunity to meet the producer and sound engineer of the  radio play and to discuss the work with them. 

Date: Saturday 3rd February

Time: 9.30 am – 5pm

Venue: Orr Room, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

No of places: 14

Fee: £125.00 + VAT - booking now open at bookwhen.com/rigtrain

Course outline:

Morning:  

So what does a Drama producer actually do.  And when? How to be as prepared as possible pre and post recording.  
Group discussion on audio drama sent ahead of the day particularly looking at use of sound, transition of scenes, acting styles.

Afternoon:

Using two scenes from a piece of television comedy drama sent in advance we’ll consider how they would work on radio.   What’s really important for the listener to know and what’s not?  How to create soundscapes.  

Q&A with Drama producer and their sound engineer.  

Training provider:

The course is taught by Caroline Raphael who has worked as both a theatre and a radio director, was a former Head of Radio Drama and commissioned drama for BBC Radio 4 for many years.  Now back in production with her own company Dora Productions she also works with other indies including Pier Productions.  Caroline lectures on radio drama at various universities with BA and MA students.  She has also run an intensive Radio Drama course over 13 sessions for Creative Skillset/Grand Scheme Media.  www.doraproductions.co.uk