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Aims and Objectives

> To provide affordable quality training in a range of audio skills

> To promote skills sharing across the sector, including radio, podcasting, audiobooks and all forms of audio production

> To encourage new entrants and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership

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

> To promote dIversity in audio production

> To be accessible to all those working in the UK Audio sector

from beginner to expert in a day - (this is an archived course)

The aim of the day is to equip producers of podcasts and radio content with the confidence and skills to use different microphones, recorders and associated equipment in interviews, from the basic 1-to-1 to the more complex and challenging, involving multiple voices and microphones.

The day will cover:

Delivering an income-generating tape-sync. What you need, what to do and what to expect.

Microphone types:  You will gain an insight into the most suitable models, both mono and stereo, to use both in, and out of, the studio for varied applications. 

This will cover:Iain Betson headshot

• Microphone pick-up patterns: the five main types
• The difference between dynamic and condenser models
• Phantom power: Why some microphone require power to work 
• Setup of stereo microphone pairs
• Microphones for different recording applications and locations
• Handling techniques to avoid unwanted noise and how to position the microphone to get the best quality.
• Audio monitoring: Speakers, headphones and meters.
• The technical setup for situations that require multiple microphones, their connection to a recorder or mixer and balancing all signals to produce a quality recording.

This knowledge will be backed-up by practical demonstrations in the studio to illustrate how different pick-up patterns effect what is recorded, and thus sound, in interview scenarios, such as 1-to-1 and 1-to-many.

Building on this we will cover multi-microphone setup and balance techniques as used in a round-table/group discussions and music recording. 

As well as the studio our venue, The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith offers different locations, both internal and external, with which to test out your microphone techniques and recording skill and knowledge. 

Part of the day will involve a practical exercise, so please bring your recording equipment with you. 

FOR MORE DETAILS, including course timetable, please click here

Booking information

Date & time: 23 May 2019, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, West London
12 places - only 3 left

Booking now open at bookwhen.com/audiotrain


 

 


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[Archive listing]

So you want to create a podcast that stands out from the masses? And then you want to get people to listen to it?  

This day long workshop, from audio producers Whistledown, will give you some of the skills and inspiration to create high quality original podcasts and introduce you to the principles of how to market it.  

We dissect what makes a successful podcast, how to plan it and put it together, and explain some of the simple tools that can ensure you reach an audience.

Over the course of the day you will:

• listen to some great podcasts and work out what makes them successful
• script an introduction to your own podcast
• workshop and plan a podcast format
• learn the principles of capturing good quality sound
• understand rights issues
• explore different funding models
• make your own 5-minute podcast to take home.

About the trainers:

Whistledown producers create award winning programmes and podcasts for Economist Radio, BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 4, Spotify and Audible.  

Course leader: David Prest.

Cost: £125 + VAT (full price) or 2 student tickets at £100 + VAT (proof of status needed) - Book now at bookwhen.com/audiotrain
When: Friday 1st March 2019, 9.30am-5pm
Where: The Bridge, 73 – 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London  SE1 0NQ

 


 

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Microphones tend to have an air of mystique about them: So many shapes and sizes, their correct handling and use, dynamic or condenser operation, the different pick-up patterns and the selection of one suitable for the intended application. 

It can all be very confusing.

This half-day course is aimed at being a “university of hand-held microphone use and application”. It will offer an insight into the most suitable models, both mono and stereo, to use “in the field”, and the ones that are less suitable. It will also cover the handling techniques to avoid unwanted mechanical and ambient noise and how to position them to get the best quality.

Techniques and the setup of situations that require multiple microphones, and their connection to a recorder or mixer, will also be outlined.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their recording kit along to this workshop.

Details and booking

Date and time: Monday 12 November 2018, 2.00-5.00pm

Venue: The Bridge, 73 – 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ

Places: 12

Cost: £75+VAT (£90 gross) - please book through our dedicated booking website

Training Provider

Iain Betson is a BBC trained engineer and training instructor. He has provided training to many BBC News presenters and reporters including Nick Bryant (New Your Correspondent), George Alagiah and Krishnan Guru-Murthy (Channel 4).

He runs AV Resilience, a broadcast and AV services company, building studios and providing technical solutions to the broadcast media.

He has provided broadcast training services to the BBC, Classic FM and several universities and FE colleges.


 

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Deborah Dudgeon and David Prest, of award winning audio producers, Whistledown, will dissect what makes a successful podcast, how to plan it and put it together, and explain some of the simple marketing tools that can ensure you reach an audience.

Over the course of the day you will:

•             listen to some great podcasts and work out what makes them successful
•             script an introduction to your own podcast
•             learn how to plan your podcast, work out a format and running order
•             get advice on selecting the right presenter(s) and guests
•             experiment with microphone use and how to capture good quality sound
•             understand rights issues and funding models
•             learn how to reach your audience
•             and make your own 5-minute podcast to take home.

About the trainers:

David Prest and Deborah Dudgeon of Whistledown Productions will teach the course. Whistledown is the largest provider of speech programmes to BBC Radio, providing landmark series such as Radio 4’s The Reunion, and Feedback, as well as podcast creators for Economist Radio, BBC Sounds, Spotify and Audible.

Cost: £125 + VAT - (students, 4 places @ £100 + VAT) - book your place at the dedicated Bookwhen website

When: Friday 2nd November 2018, 9.30 am - 5 pm

Where: Artworks, 60a Weston St, London SE1 3QJ


 

Ensure your programme material is the right side of the line with the latest guidance on Editorial Standards and share queries with OFCOM and the BBC

How do you ensure balance, taste and decency, and avoid libel in your output?  Whether a researcher or executive, arm yourself with the skills that will help you take risks and create cutting edge content, whilst ensuring you are fully compliant with current regulation.

Speakers include Roger Mahoney, BBC Editor, Editorial Standards, Adam Baxter, Head of Policy at OFCOM, and Alice Lloyd, Senior Producer from Wise Buddhah. For delegates this is a unique opportunity to refresh your knowledge, and discover the boundaries of what is editorially possible, through skilled training and direct contact with industry decision makers.

Rosie Bartlett headshotParticipants will by the end of the day have knowledge and understanding of the importance of - Accuracy, Privacy, Consent, Conflicts of Interest, Harm and offence, working with Children and reporting crime. There will be various case studies plus advice and guidance from legal experts.

Date & time: 27th April 2018, 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: The Orr Room, The Lyric Hammersmith, King St, Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
Numbers & costs: 20 places available, at £100 each plus VAT (£120 gross).  Book now at our usual Bookwhen site.

Training Provider: Quattrain – experts in leadership and media training.

Trainer: Rosie Bartlett (left) - Rosie is a journalist, trainer and communications consultant with over 18 years of international media training and production experience for the BBC and global NGOs.