Narration for podcast and documentary (intensive)

Course Dates: 06/07/24 - 07/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Keeley Street
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A fun and intensive workshop all about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes podcasts, e-learning, documentaries, audio books, medical/technical narration, explainer videos and more. You’ll learn how to deliver great reads from the inside out. It’s not just about the sound of your voice!
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Narration for podcast and documentary (intensive)
  • Course Code: DMM046
  • Dates: 06/07/24 - 07/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 17:30
  • Taught: Sat-Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: David Spencer

Course Code: DMM046

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Sat-Sun, day, 06 Jul - 07 Jul '24

Duration: 2 sessions

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 4582 0413

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What is the course about?

This is a fun and intensive two-day workshop all about the wonderful world of narration. You’ll learn how to narrate a wide variety of projects, how to create just the right ‘inner landscape’ to engage with your intended audience and lots of tips for breaking into this vast area of voiceover.

What will we cover?

Communication and connection
Visuals
Positioning
Intent
Formality and pace
Emotional investment
Visualisation
What to include on a narration demo
How to find work in narration.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify that narration skills are about so much more than just the voice.
Explain what the communication is trying to achieve
Set the right speed and tone to match the emotional quality.
Make the narration three-dimensional.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should ideally have previous experience or taken classes in Voiceovers, Radio Presenting or other media courses. If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit before choosing.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will take place in our media studio. The tutor will support you over the weekend and there may be preparation to do at home before the second day.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Notepad and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Voiceovers, Using your Voice for Audio Books, Acting for Radio, Voice technique classes.
Please refer to our full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit as you consider which area you would like to study next.

David Spencer

David Spencer has worked in radio and podcasting since the early 90s, having developed a passion for audio at an early age, doing radio shows for an audience of one in his bedroom! After working as a presenter and journalist in commercial radio for ten years, David became a senior journalist with Sky News Radio, as well as working at Smooth Radio, Classic Gold and BFBS. Since 2012, David has been a lecturer at the University of Westminster, working in radio and journalism courses, including leading modules on speech radio and commercial music radio. As Head of News for Wireless Group from 2017, David helped launch Times Radio, and was the creator of several international podcasts, including the talkSPORT Hit. David’s training work has also seen him provide media coaching to British ambassadors taking up posts around the world and with the British military, including working as an ‘embedded’ journalist with the army in Kenya. His most recent project has been helping Reuters create its first consumer facing podcast, Reuters World News. He has a passion for music and sport and loves mentoring and helping people develop skills.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.