RTÉ Radio 1 has announced the return of its two-day training seminar in professional documentary-making for radio, to be hosted by the ‘Documentary on One’ team. The course, held biannually, will run for two days on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015, 9.30am – 6.00pm at the RTÉ Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Application is now open and is based on a first-come, first-served basis. All details including application forms are available for download here.

RTÉ Radio 1’s Documentary on One team have collected almost 120 national and international awards across the globe for documentaries produced over the past seven years.

Attendees of the course will gain an insight into all aspects of the documentary-making progress from the initial conception of an idea through to broadcast.


  • Ideas – the starting point
  • Recording
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Handling documentary material
  • Use of music in documentaries
  • Scenes
  • Narration and scripting
  • Use of sound in documentaries
  • Structure/storyboarding a documentary
  • Openings/Closings
  • Tricks of the trade
  • Discussion / Q & A

To apply visit: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2012/0227/646939-training/

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