Digital revolution & training

The digital revolution has had an enormous impact on the how television and radio are produced.  Pictures and sounds can be gathered and edited at higher quality and lower cost than ever before.

Even consumer level digital cameras and recording equipment are now capable of capturing and reproducing both images and sound of a quality undreamt of less than a decade ago. And the costs of this equipment – like that of computers themselves - is diminishing year on year, concurrently with an increase in processing power.

Images and sounds can now be edited on ordinary computers to produce programmes of broadcast standard, and which only a few years ago would have required complex dedicated post-production studios to accomplish the same result.

Now the means of production of television and radio programmes is within the reach of ordinary people in affluent countries, but more significantly it is affordable and available to NGO's and other small organizations in the developing world.

Television training in Sierra Leone

Click here to see "Go Vote" produced by Talking Drum Studios video team in Sierra Leone

Television training in Palestine

Threats and opportunities

The new generation of digital equipment is generally much easier to use and to achieve good technical results with than the equipment commonly used in media production just a few years ago.

This change brings both threats and opportunities to the quality of programme production. There is more to making a programme than simply "shooting some video" or recording some sound. Previously, when the “means of production” was controlled by corporations, (because of its cost) professional technicians and producers had to have years of training and experience before they were trusted to go out with expensive equipment and produce programmes. Now there is the question of how to maintain technical and production skills when almost anybody can get access to recording equipment and think that they can “do it themselves”.

At the same time there is an opportunity to use digital media as an empowering tool of communication for NGO's and Educational institutions.

Radio training in Angola


The key to harnessing the power of digital media for your organisation is training.

Nomad's programme makers have training experience on three continents.

research - production - camera - recording - reporting - script writing - editing

Nomad offers training in all the key technical and production skills needed to produce effective intended outcome programming.

Television -we have trained TV producers in the UK, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Middle East.

Radio - We have trained radio producers and journalists in Angola, Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia.