This course is aimed at anyone who needs to acquire commentating skills – from preparation to delivery – of ceremonial events and outside broadcast, sports commentary, and events commentary; also, established commentators who need to refresh their knowledge & skills; documentary producers who do narration; producers who do some commentary; and radio, TV and online podcast producers who do some commentary.
Theory and practical sessions … participants will end up producing and packaging a ceremonial (such as a school’s convocation) or off tube commentary of a sporting event (such as a football match), which shows a greater understanding of their craft and improvement of their commentary skills.
What will you learn? Participants will learn:
- Ceremonials vs. Sports commentary
- Historical developments of this field
- Worldwide commentary styles
- Objective(s) of commentary – enhancing viewer experience
- Planning and preparation
- Tools for ceremonials & commentary
- Language and reporting styles
- OB depth
- OB intelligence
- Pricing matrix & budgeting
- Fieldwork Exercise
(1): Short Course - 2 Days
(2): Long Course:
a. Basic - 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)
b. Intermediate - 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)
c. Advanced - 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)
As part of the office’s leadership team, Aro played key roles in all business development - proposal, design, implementation and review processes adding value for money strategies, leading to higher success rate. As Head of Media Development (2009-2011), Aro was responsible for designing and delivering all capacity building activities and acted as Project Lead where he interfaced with donors and development partners on Governance, Health and Resilience projects.
From 2005-2008, He produced the award-winning youth reproductive health magazine show “Flava” and the largest HIV Spots campaign in Africa. He also produced environment and climate change output and was Music Producer on the epic HIV focused TV series “Wetin Dey?”
Aro previously worked as a producer with Aso Radio and Internews Network (USAID funded INGO) where he designed and produced Just Jisting - a ground breaking youth talk show that opened up the air space to engaging discussions on reproductive health issues. In 1999 Aro founded Kleverest Scenta - Nigeria’s foremost media volunteer scheme which has produced achievers in various fields. He founded the ‘Kleverest Scenta’ pages which over the years has been a source of development information and career guidance. He is an Environmental and Resources Planner, a music composer, and a sound reinforcement instructor.