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kibitzer
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« on: April 03, 2011, 10:23:52 PM »

Hello fellow narrators, sound producers and anyone else interested.

I'm considering doing a course called "Radio: Introduction" which gives you an idea of radio production at a community station. I think this could be great as background for both narration and sound production. Any thoughts? I know some of you have done radio stuff before so I'm interested in your perspective.

Course details here: http://www.cae.edu.au/web/?class=HWD53802
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 11:10:06 PM »

You should be teaching this Graeme. 
Wait till you folks hear kbitch read in the next Drabblecast, you'll all agree.
The guy is one of my top 5 voices on the web.  His eagerness to keep learning is that much more inspiring.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 04:25:50 AM »

@gk -- thx! quite an accolade... muchly appreciated...

So, I decided to go ahead and do this course. If nothing else it "sounds" (see what I did there?) like a lot of fun. I mainly want to see what a "pro" setup looks like, learn about mic technique and maybe -- just maybe! -- see if this might be the beginnings of a late-in-life second career. It starts Wednesday May 11 (about a month) and I'm already looking forward to it!

On a side note... The course description says, "This course is held at Joy FM Melbourne." It does not say, "This course is held at Joy FM Melbourne, an independent voice for the diverse lesbian and gay communities in Melbourne." Their broadcast building is in a very conveniently central place in Melbourne, possibly one of the reasons the course is held there. I have no problem at all with the nature of the station; I just think some folks who want to do the course might be in for a little bit of a shock :-)
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 06:52:43 AM »

In case anyone was ever following this...

I quit after 2 weeks of 5. It was very cool being in an actual radio station, learning to use the panel and all. But in the end, using the panel and cueing up songs isn't what I was after. I reckon I can learn that kind o' stuff as easily as a new computer language or new piece of software, which is what I do all the time in my profession as a software developer. No, what I wanted was tips on voice, tone, intonation, characterisation and such. I want to be the new Billy West!!! (well, sorta...)

On a recommendation from a friend, I'm looking into another course specifically for voiceovers. (here, and click on "Voice Overs for Radio and TV Courses": http://www.melbourneradioschool.com/courses/). Looks better. We'll see!
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 09:27:54 AM »

Keep us updated! I'm similiarly interested in "tips on voice, tone, intonation, characterisation and such."

I'm lurking on you now, bro. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 09:34:11 PM »

I shall be looking over my shoulder Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 09:51:37 PM »

A little different but I'm now consider this Audio Mastering course from SAE Institute.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 01:53:47 AM »

I'm just curious if you took the courses and what you thought. I know the post is old, I'm a newbie poking around and as a disc jockey myself, I'm always curious about these courses.
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 08:22:01 PM »

I'm just curious if you took the courses and what you thought. I know the post is old, I'm a newbie poking around and as a disc jockey myself, I'm always curious about these courses.

Haven't done it yet, still procrastinating Smiley
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