Narration for podcast and documentary (intensive)

Course Dates: 30/11/24 - 01/12/24
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Keeley Street
Tutors: 
A fun and intensive weekend workshop all about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes 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! This course will be delivered in the media studio.
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Narration for podcast and documentary (intensive)
  • Course Code: DMM044
  • Dates: 30/11/24 - 01/12/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 17:30
  • Taught: Sat-Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: David Thorpe

Course Code: DMM044

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Sat-Sun, day, 30 Nov - 01 Dec '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 2 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. This course will be delivered in the media studio.

What will we cover?

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

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 (click here) before choosing.

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

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: (various levels)
Using your voice for Audio Books
Voice: Technique
Radio and Podcast Presenting
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.

David Thorpe

David Thorpe was born in Sheffield, grew up on the Isle of Wight, and has lived in London all his adult life. He has appeared in numerous plays in rep and on tour, including as The Fool in a production of King Lear directed by Jonathan Miller. David has also devised and performed three one-man shows, Confessions of a Toytown Revolutionary, This Way Up! and l Demand A Recount! In 2020 he released an album of his songs and spoken word entitled Trickle-down. Twice a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, David has been heard in over a hundred radio plays and was a presenter at BBC World Service for 5 years. He has worked in many areas of audio - ADR, ELT, Audio Guides, Animations, Games, Commercials, etc. - but now mostly narrates audiobooks (over 700 so far) for which he has won various awards. Dave has taught radio acting and audio work in a number of drama schools and centres. He now teaches exclusively at City Lit., where he hosts Voiceover courses from beginners to advanced level.

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.