Sunday, October 09, 2011

Recording a CSA

Recording a CSA (Community Service Announcement):
  • write down clearly what you are going to say including spelling out dates and hard-to-prounce words
  • write in "conversational"style - as if you were speaking to a friend
  • practice what you have written by speaking it out loud - how does it sound, have you covered the main information, does it meet the time criteria (e.g. 30 secs)
  • book in time to record in studio
  • follow proceedure in studio to make sure equipment is working and audio levels are set correctly
  • record csa and then listen back as a means to check - how does it sound, are words spoken correctly, have you spoken too fast/too slow?
  • once you have made corrections/notations on written sheet then record and edit (and save!) CSA
Be aware that each broadcasting centre will have proceedures in place, so make sure you are familiar with these.  Finally, don't be afraid to ask for help or feedback from those who work with you.

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