I started attending the (as it was called back then) Dick Orkin/Dan O’Day International Radio Creative and Voice Over Summit in 1997 and have been to every one since, including this year’s in August of 2009. For the first several years Dick and Dan jointly put this event on together and Dick’s Creative Director Christine Coyle part of each of these years. Christine is a simply marvelous director and each of those years for some reason I never got a chance to get directed by Christine. I would be standing in line and time would run out for the session just as it was going to be my turn. Year after year I would watch Christine take other attendees of the Summit through one fun experience after another, but I wouldn’t get a chance … until this year.
You can get a complete audio recording of Summit 2009 including the entire directing session with Christine Coyle (filled with lots more of this kind of excellent directing), Dave Foxx of Z100 in New York talking about radio imaging, a wonderful session with Dan O’Day on writing and 3 solid hours of Nancy Wolfson’s voiceover training. There are only a limited number of these CD packages, so if you think you’d like one, you might want to act quickly.