This is a thread I hope to expand on overtime.
I’m researching a course I’ve come across costing €999.00 (no misprint)
Course duration = 1 year
According to the course leader (an accredited documentary maker), he writes:
‘‘Once you have completed the online course, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain a University awarded and Ofqual validated DipLCM Qualification in Creative Storytelling. This allows you to use the letters “DipLCM” after your name and is the first qualification in the world of this kind!’’
Q1: Yes but is it worth €999.00?
Q2: Will this DipLCM be a pre-requisite now for audio jobs and favour people who have done this course?
Q3: Do you consider this an investment in your career and the potential for future work?
Initially, I learned by doing but I’ve also learned an incredible amount by attending workshops and classes. I think the important thing overall, is to remember that having a microphone does not a podcaster make. There are so many podcasts with so little basic production value eg. Levels are too low, levels are too high, bad editing etc. There’s a lot to be learned from those who’ve been doing this years. That’s not in reference to this specific course I’m talking about, but just in general. A DipLCM certainly isn’t a requirement to becoming a freelance audio producer. Well not for now at least, but it could give a candidate an advantage.
The course for €999.00 covers:
How to create a documentary that really connects with your listeners.
The art of storytelling.
The KEY ingredients to award winning documentary making.
How to stop your listeners’ from switching off and tuning out during your story.
How to make sure your documentaries or podcasts sound professional.
The vital elements you MUST have with you at every recording session.
I’ll leave it at this for now,