Podcast and Audio Slide-Show Production and Training, Radio Production and Media Training.
Winner of the Royal Society Radio Prize 2012
Jane Reck produces digital audio and audio slideshows for the web, broadcast, CD and DVD. She also produces radio programmes for the BBC and provides media training and coaching in audio production techniques for organisations wanting to add podcasts and audio slide-shows to their websites.
From 1986 until 2001 Jane worked in radio as a BBC journalist, producer, presenter and newsreader. Her features and documentaries have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, commercial radio and BBC local radio.
Jane was awarded the Royal Society Radio Prize in 2012. This was presented by the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW). The award was for ‘Hearing the Past’ –a half hour documentary which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011 and presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14746589
In 2001 Jane was appointed as the Press Officer for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. EPSRC is the UK’s main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences, investing £850M a year in training and research. Areas covered range from energy, information technology, structural engineering and mathematics to materials science. Jane still works as a part-time writer and podcaster for EPSRC.
As well as work to promote science and engineering research, Jane’s academic background is very much grounded in historical, social and cultural interests. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1984 with a degree in History, and much of her BBC feature and documentary work centres on historical subjects.
Whether you are looking for a straightforward factual interview or a feature with music and sound effects mixed in, Reckord Media records and produces first class digital audio recordings.
For examples visit:
- ‘Multi-tasking micro-lights could spark a communications revolution’ – on research to develop tiny LED lights which could deliver Wi-Fi-like internet communications while simultaneously doing other tasks such as providing light and displaying information.
- ‘Bach’s Forgotten Horn’ – which has had more than twenty three thousand hits and media coverage across the World, including BBC Radio 4.
- ‘Expanding blast-proof curtain will reduce impact of bomb explosions’ – which has had more than ten thousand hits. The extensive media coverage includes BBC Online and BBC Radio 4.
- Bloodhound -Richard Noble’s work to build a car to set a new World Land Speed record of a thousand miles an hour.
Other Broadcast work:
Jane has many years of experience in interview recording, audio editing and mixing, research, script writing and voice-over work.
December 2009 - co-produced an hour-long programme for BBC Radio 2: ‘Even Better than the Real Thing –
The Top of the Pops albums’, which was presented by Noddy Holder.
December 2010 – worked as a researcher on ‘Heroes of 2010′ which was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live on January 1st 2011, presented by Adil Ray.
March 2011 – worked on a series of radio trails for BBC Radio 1 and 2 for Comic Relief
Training in audio production for the web, broadcasting and oral history archiving:
- - How to record top quality audio for podcasts and radio, avoid microphone hiss and pop, mix in music so it enhances the words being spoken rather than overrides them.
- - How to develop a journalistic approach to interviewing and phrasing questions that bring out the best in your interviewee.
- - About the different ways of presenting your audio using studio and location voice links and scripts.
- - How to source music and sound effects and avoid getting tangled up in restricting copyright issues.
How do you convince the most influential staff in your organisation that interacting with the media is worthwhile? What makes something newsworthy?
What is the best way to prepare for a radio, television or print interview?
Reckord Media offers bespoke media training to suit your needs, from general training for people who have never been interviewed, to a tougher line of questioning for the seasoned chief executive who wants to brush up on his/her skills. Jane provides media training for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
For more information on services and costs e-mail: email@example.com.
Examples of BBC broadcast , audio slide show and oral history work can also be sent over on request.