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 visualize 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.
ON THE COURSE YOU'LL LEARN:
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.
READ MY ARTICLE:
I LOVE THE SMELL OF RADIO IN THE MORNING
27 Newman Street
£170 (concessions £150) *
*We offer the concessionary rate to all Concessions as well as to members of these affiliated organisations. If you are a member of one of these organisations, please book at the concessionary rate and show your membership card to the course tutor at registration.
Email or phone: 07958 244656
Information about Paul Bassett Davies.