In most cases, the revenues from radio and television programs go to the conductors, because it is ignored that, behind the microphone or the camera, there is a whole team that makes it possible to go on the air. Without the professionals who cannot be seen or heard, a radio or television program would not be possible, for this reason the career of Radio and Television Production is very important for the audiovisual media.
Guido is a Radio and Television Producer, although for years he has been specifically dedicated to the first and eventually participates in some content of the second. He tells us what the race is about and what his daily work is like.
─Why did you choose to study Radio and Television Production?
─Because I was always very interested in audiovisual media but I don’t like being the protagonist, but creating original content and collaborating so that everything goes as planned. It is a very interesting profession if you do not have the craving for fame that the media usually generate.
─How is your job, what do you do on the radio?
─I work in the production of an informative and opinion journalism program, which also has original columns that go out of the ordinary, from Monday to Friday. I arrive every day two hours before air time, I analyze the events of the previous day, prepare the topics to be worked on, the sketch of the scripts, the musicalization, the location of the columns and solve any unforeseen event that may appear. . Then I am present throughout the program for any inconvenience that arises ─that, by the way, something always arises─ and, when it ends, we evaluate every day how it came out and what can be improved, even after a decade of existence. I also take care of the script and the production of awareness microphones on different topics that we do. In addition, every so often I participate in the production of a television unit with a media cooperative, although I am not too attracted to the television part.
─What is the positive and what is the negative of your profession?
─It is positive that a producer will never feel a prisoner of the routine. Every day there is a new challenge and, if there is not, the contents are changed, so as not to get bored. It requires a lot of creativity and imagination. The negative is that we are not usually taken into account by anyone. In general, the people who choose the production sector do so because we do not seek recognition, but, for example, if the program I produce wins an award, which it deserves among other things for my daily effort, my name will not be on it.
─Of the degree course, what can you tell us?
─It is very intense and very entertaining. Especially for people who, like me, enter without having any type of knowledge in production, because from one moment to the next we are already in the field of action, working on a project that we may never complete, but that helps us a lot to exercise creativity.
Why study Radio and TV Production?
- Because you are passionate about behind the scenes.
- Because you like to generate content that will later be seen or heard.
- Because you consider that you would feel comfortable in this area.
Where to study Radio and TV Production in Argentina?
ISER (Higher Institute of Radio Education), a free public tertiary institution Duration: 3 years.
Buenos Aires’ University
University of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo
National University of Cordoba
National University of La Plata
National University of Villa María
National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires
National University of the Litoral
Patagonian University Institute of the Arts
Where to study Radio and TV Production in Uruguay?
University of Montevideo
Where to study Radio and TV Production in Spain?
City of Light
Escola de Mitjans Audiovisuals
School of Visual Arts
Higher School of Arts and Shows