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Check out this fantastic course from Euroscript at Birkbeck College London.

http://www.euroscript.co.uk/writing-for-radio-movies-in-the-mindlg-copy1.html

I’ve always said that writing for radio is much closer to writing for movies than it is to writing for theatre.

On radio we can conjure up worlds impossible to recreate on the stage. We can cut from scene to scene and back again rapidly as in the movies. A scene can be be a few seconds long or take up a complete play. The listener becomes the director or cameraman or set designer by imagining the world suggested in the script.

This course looks deeper into these ideas and should be a great opportunity for writers to improve their radio writing skills or to make the break from radio into movies.

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.

VENUE
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HX
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PRICE
£175 (concessions £155) *

EVENT CAPACITY 16

FURTHER DETAILS
Email or phone: 07958 244656

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