My journey with Radio ReBoot started with a simple question: how can I make radio more engaging?

From there I joined The Transmedia Zone at Ryerson University with nothing more than a want to mesh innovative audio production techniques with traditional radio reporting to ensure that radio has a future. I often found myself feeling stuck, feeling a little bit alone in my endeavours. I didn’t think I had the know-how to be able to market myself or my idea and I certainly didn’t have the funding to do what I wanted to do. The Levy Fellows program changed all of this for me.

Being a Levy Fellow has allowed me to passionately pursue my project knowing that I have the support of the Levy Fellows grant behind me. Since receiving the grant I’ve invested in equipment and production lessons. I’ve produced a “Director’s Cut” episode where I experimented with the recording and editing techniques I want to use. What I’ve really enjoyed about being a Levy Fellow is feeling like I have the time to work on my project, I don’t feel rushed to show a sub-par product when I could take more time to make something better.

In The Transmedia Zone I’ve since moved from being a member and only working on my project to working as an Associate in the Virtual Studio. I see this as a great opportunity for my project, here I can hone some specific skills in digital media production and be exposed to some new tools and techniques that will help my project.

I’m so thankful for the support this grant and fellowship has given me, without it I surely would have felt overwhelmed by the idea of taking on this huge project alone.

Interested in learning more about this fellows program, checkout Levy Fellows ; want to know more about the organization the Tracy and Sheldon Levy Fellows Program is based out of, learn more at Brookfield website.

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