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RTÉ to hold radio documentary-making workshop

The course will be run by the Documentary on One team, which has won a huge range of international awards.
Mar 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,465 14

AN INSIGHT INTO documentary-making for radio will be given at a training course run by RTÉ next month.

RTÉ Radio 1 has announced the return of its two-day pro skills training course in documentary-making for radio, which will be hosted by the internationally acclaimed Documentary on One team.

The course will run for two days, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April, 9.30am – 6pm and is described as an “intensive seminar weekend training course”. Those attending can expect a unique opportunity to gain an insight into workings of one of the world’s most successful multiple award-winning radio documentary units.

In 2012, the RTÉ Radio 1’s Documentary on One team had their most successful year yet, collecting 25 awards from national and international competitions across the globe.


The course will give an insight into all aspects of the documentary-making progress, from the conception of an idea to editing for broadcast. Modules will cover recording technology, interviewing technique, ambient sound recording, use of music, storytelling, structure, choosing the right ideas and mixing/editing.

A professional audio services company will also be attendance over the weekend offering information, advice and some great deals on the sale of audio equipment.

The team will include Lorelei Harris, Editor of Arts, Features and Drama, RTÉ Radio 1; Ronan Kelly, producer, The Curious Ear; Liam O’Brien, series producer, Documentary on One; Chris Brookes, producer, Documentary on One; Nicoline Greer, producer, Documentary on One; and Sarah Blake, producer, Documentary on One.

The full course fee is €350.00 and unwaged fee (on receipt of validating documentation) €200. The course will take place at RTÉ Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

To apply, download and complete the application form and return via email by Monday 25 March to

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 1 April. Capacity is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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