A two-day workshop for people who want to spin audio magic, but don't know where to start. 

Attendees will learn how to come up with ideas for factual audio documentaries and podcasts, plus interviewing skills and basic recording technique. We'll cover elementary editing with Reaper, the use of music and sound effects, idea development and pitching to the BBC. This will be a small and friendly group (6 participants) to make sure everyone gets plenty of help and inspiration. 

Please bring a laptop with Reaper editing software pre-loaded. 

Price includes sandwich lunches on Saturday and Sunday, afternoon tea and a double room at the Red Lion Hotel, which is just opposite the Strange & Charmed workshop in Wendover.

TUTOR: Dr Cathy FitzGerald has won Whicker's World, Prix Marulic, Third Coast Festival and Radio Academy Production awards for her audio documentaries. Topics include magic carpets, angry Vietnamese ghosts, reindeer-racing, and a museum of broken hearts. She presents and produces two recurring series for BBC Radio 4: The Invisible College and Moving Pictures. The Radio Times calls her ‘one of radio’s most original voices’. 

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