Audio Engineering Courses Green Island

RADIO & INTERNET PERSONALITY

Radio and Internet Personality - New School Center for Media Ever considered working “on-the-air” as a Radio or Internet Personality? How about producing and hosting a professional Podcast or YouTube Channel and broadcasting to the entire world? If so, this is the program that can help make that happen. No matter how easy it looks, when you’re watching your favorite personalities on the web, making it “professional” is what can make it really happen! Find more information here, https://newschoolalbany.edu/programs/... or call 518.438.7682 to schedule a tour!

630 hours

Basic Voice Training & Personality Development
Introduction to Audio Production & Programming Formats

LECTURES:

  • Formats & Dayparts
  • Roles & departments within a radio station part 1 (overview)
  • Announcing fundamentals – station ID and imaging statement – backsell, frontsell, name, etc
  • Show Prep Fundamentals
  • Station promos – written information vs. on-air delivery
  • Intro to radio studio equipment – Audiovault, board, computer
  • Intro to production room equipment
  • Intro to Adobe Audition / digital audio production
  • Intro to Multi Track recording
  • Airchecking and editing airchecks
  • Voice & speech development introduction
  • On-Air Personality overview
  • Communications law & ethics

EXERCISES/PROJECTS:

  • Practicing how to do a proper show prep
  • Executing show prep as part of a rotation
  • Writing of station promos
  • Recording station promos with varied delivery for different formats & dayparts
  • Drills on proper audio equipment usage
  • Creating a live show for the Internet radio station
  • Recording air checks for replay, editing and feedback
  • Editing exercises using multi-track function in Adobe Audition
  • Recording show breaks
  • Voice training exercises (e.g. Inflection, Stress, word color, emotional scale, breathing, phrasing, articulation, etc.)

SEGMENT 2

Intermediate Voice Training: Speech, Personality & Performance
Intermediate Audio Production, Programming, Writing, Voiceovers

LECTURES:

  • The art of ad-libbing
  • Creating effective commercial spots
  • Types of commercials
  • Writing for the ear
  • Multitrack editing – adding effects
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Specialty shows (news, talk, sports, entertainment, etc.)
  • How to take show prep one step further
  • Writing entertainment news stories
  • Voicetracking in Audiovault
  • VoxPro overview and usage
  • Roles & Departments part 2 (goes deeper into sales/ratings and promotions department functions)
  • Programming, scheduling & playlist concepts

EXERCISES/PROJECTS:

  • Completing more shows in the Internet radio station introducing more elements (ad-lib, tossing to reporters/guests, phoners, etc.)
  • Recording air checks for replay, editing and feedback (performance and elements should show improvement over airchecks from segment 1)
  • Writing commercials
  • Voicing commercials
  • Editing commercials in Audition
  • Performing specialty shows on the radio (news, entertainment, sports, talk, etc.)
  • Tossing to traffic and weather reports during the show
  • Recording show breaks (performance and elements should show improvement over breaks from segment 1)
  • Incorporating a phoner (taking calls, editing calls, caller clips, etc.)

SEGMENT 3

Advanced Voice Training & Personality Development, Audio Production
Introduction to Live DJ Mixing and Audio Podcasting

LECTURES:

  • Equipment overview for Numark mix console
  • Operating Serrato DJ software
  • Live mixing basics
  • Podcasting fundamentals
  • Recorded vs. Live podcasting
  • Segment creation concepts
  • Uploading Podcasts
  • Marketing podcasts – creating audience – being consistent with podcast releases
  • Advanced interviewing
  • Advanced voice techniques & usage
  • Advanced personality development

EXERCISES/PROJECTS:

  • Various live mixing exercises on the Numark including “battle of the DJs” exercise
  • Creation of an original podcast (from concept to completion and upload of first episode)
  • Completing more shows in the Internet radio station with more advanced performance and elements expected (over segment 2)
  • Recording air checks for replay, editing and feedback (performance and elements should show improvement over airchecks from segment 2)
  • Recording show breaks (performance and elements should show improvement over breaks from segment 2)

SEGMENT 4

Introduction to Video Podcasting
Final Projects

LECTURES:

  • Video podcasting fundamentals
  • Platform Skills
  • Live TV studio equipment overview
  • Producer/Engineer role
  • How to create a resume & cover letter
  • Tips for a successful interview
  • Internship readiness & performance
  • Creating a powerful demo
  • Determining your final project

EXERCISES/PROJECTS:

  • Platform Skills workshop – Communication, body language, overall presentation
  • Creation of an original video podcast
  • Rotations operating equipment for classmates performing their video podcast
  • Create resumes & cover letters
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Match student up with internship site
  • Final projects and Demo reel