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A RADIO PRODUCTION COURSE FOR RURAL NORTHERN COMMUNITIES with Bill Polonsky

A production course in how to use the mixing board, microphone, digital audio recording equipment. How to operate and schedule shows using Open Source web tools. How to edit audio with a PC, especially for use in community broadcast. Overview and history of community user generated radio and media. Create an inline PSA image slide for broadcast on community TV channel.
More info and course descriptions available at wiki.openbroadcaster.com/university

Objectives
General
To develop skills and techniques to produce user generated radio and variety
shows through sound and the spoken word. This is a “hands-on” course teaching
the use of the microphone, recorder, Open Broadcaster web interface and the
editing equipment used in a broadcast studio.

Specific
At the end of the program the students should know:
1. radio production; know it’s definition and contribution to local broadcast
2. know how to use studio equipment, especially the audio recorder
3. know the technique of mixing audio sources
4. know the techniques of audio editing, especially for use in radio news
5. how to create a text slide with images

Grade Suitability:

3-12 (students should have some experience with a web browser and computer)

Maximum Class Size:

10

Time Required:

3-5 days or 1 day workshop

Material Required:

Based on project, discuss with instructor

Material Cost:

Based on project, discuss with instructor

Language of Instruction:

English

Communities:

All

Special Notes:

Please provide at least two weeks notice if interested in this program.

Bill Polonsky

Bill Polonsky is the manager of CJUC Community radio in Whitehorse, having over 20 years experience in broadcast radio. He has designed and performed soundscapes for live theatre edited sound for radio dramas and provided training for new volunteers in radio production, digital audio editing and writing at CJUC. He recently conducted a five-day training workshop at Nuxalk Radio 91.1 FM, a First Nations radio station in Bella Coola, British Columbia.

Contact: 867-633-6234

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