Prism Sound/SADiE Sponsors Live In Nairobi Conference

BBC programme makers, to speak and present at ‘CBA: Live in Nairobi’

Prism Sound, the manufacturers of the world-leading SADiE craft editor, is sponsoring the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association conference ‘CBA: Live in Nairobi’ in Kenya. The conference is part of the ‘Digital East Africa’ project and will be hosted by the CBA at the Kenya National Museum in Nairobi from 20th-22nd June.

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In addition to sponsoring the event, SADiE is sending Peter Nash and Peter Leslie Wild, two highly experienced BBC programme makers, to speak and present at the event. Both Peters will be presenting creative workshops in drama production, feature and documentary making for radio and podcasting.

Peter Nash is managing director of his own independent production company ‘Monty Funk Productions’, and has been a high-end features maker for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3 since the mid 1990s. Peter Leslie Wild has been a senior producer for BBC Radio Drama for 16 years, winning a number of awards, and recently went freelance. He is also well-known for large-scale theatre productions, his training workshops at British universities and is now involved in a variety of podcasting projects.

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Both have worked together extensively for both BBC projects and theatre productions, and are renowned specialists for producing drama-documentaries, having made at least 25 together, and between them many hundreds. They will be presenting together and separately at the conference, with very practical and engaging sessions incorporating live actors, and will deconstruct their drama-documentary work in front of a live audience. They will also be part of the panel discussions to be recorded and will be producing a podcast of the event.

SADiE is the editing system used by the BBC, Radio France, Radio New Zealand and is found in many other major broadcasters around the world from the ABC in Australia to Deutches Welle, RUV in Iceland to RTHK in Hong Kong.

As Pete Nash explains: “It’s about accuracy, speed and workflow, particularly in a ‘crafting’ environment like drama and documentaries. You need a system that is fast, completely reversible and allows many changes; this is what SADIE has done for me during my many BBC programme-making projects.”

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