By: Malle Kaas
My god, these months at Brit Row went by so fast. It just shows how fun and exciting the course has been. It is a bittersweet time having to say farewell to my talented and dedicated classmates and the awesome staff of instructors. Yet, it is exciting to start on this new adventure in live sound. I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog about my experiences at Brit Row.
If you are considering taking the Brit Row Production Training Course, I have a couple of tips:
- Consider taking audio related courses or having work experience before signing up.
- Budget and arrange for accommodations and transport. In London, be aware you will need to spend at least 3-4 full days on finding accommodations. Agency fees are around 60 pounds.
- You will not have time to work or go home on weekends during those twelve weeks. It’s six days a week and the days are long. You will need a lot of time to study, and you need to study. You should not miss classes.
In my class, I was fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated classmates who took the course seriously. Everyone was respectful of the instructors and waited to ask questions after class. Everyone was very supportive, and we all helped each other. It was great to have a group of brilliant sound people, who kept everyone motivated and inspired. It was great to work with people from all over the world, at different levels, and all had different experiences
Overall, I was very satisfied with the course, although I wish there had been a female instructor. I did make this suggestion in my evaluation of the course. However, I am leaving this course with a lot more knowledge. In the beginning, we learned about the Japanese way of doing things. It is 90% planning and 10% actually doing, and I will always remember that. Preparation is so important.
If you are considering taking this course – please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are wondering what we did the last week of the course, I would say Nothing! After almost twelve weeks of hard study and the final exam, we just kind of hung out, especially at the local pub. Well, we kind of deserved to hang loose for a bit. For my part, I received an 83% on my final exam, which I was very satisfied and proud of.