Writing for Radio: Movies in the Mind
RADIO IS A MEDIUM OF ENDLESS POSSIBILITY.
The only limit is your own imagination.
STORIES IN SOUND
Radio can engage the audience more fully than any other medium. You hear a voice, a sound effect, a pause, another voice; perhaps some music.
Just a few sounds coming out of a small speaker.
But those sounds can have immense impact and power, because you participate in what they create: YOU complete the picture; YOU visualise the scene; YOU are in the story.
For the writer, radio can be the most creative medium of all.
This course covers nearly every aspect of writing for radio: comedy gags, sketches and shows; radio sitcoms and series; short drama; full-length drama; radio ads - and beyond, to explore all the possibilities of work in the medium.
- How to use voices and words to create effective characters.
- How to write distinctive radio dialogue, for comedy and drama.
- How to write and use monologue - including internal monologue.
- How and when to use sound effects and music.
- How to create settings and locations... and how to take the listener there.
- How to keep the listener listening.
- What to leave out, and how to use the sound of silence.
- How much information the listener can handle.
- Which programmes can make the transition from radio to TV or film...
...and which can't, and will never be as good in any other medium - and why.
- How to write radio ads and what they can teach you.
Want a snippet into the course content?
Read Paul's article "I love the smell of radio in the morning" HERE.
DATE & TIME
Saturday Mar. 2nd
10.30am - 5.00pm
EVENT CAPACITY: 12
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Email or phone: 07958 244656