2008 Third Coast Conference Audio
Alessandro Bosetti talks of the tremors felt while approaching somebody else's life with a microphone in-hand, when fears of exploitation combine with implacable curiosity and the possibility that neither you nor your interviewee will understand each...
Caging the Chaos: How to Produce Radio Stories That Aren't Exactly...
Common sense dictates that a good radio story should start with a firm sense of what the story is. But what if you only have the vaguest sense of the story -- whether it's a scenario, or an idea, or even a joke you'd like to tell? Produced by Jonathan...
College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part One
All around the country college students are asking for and receiving new courses that teach audio production. They're intent on finishing college with multi-media skills, and, lucky for us, they want to help shape the future of documentary audio....
College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part Two
All around the country college students are asking for and receiving new courses that teach audio production. They?re intent on finishing college with multi-media skills, and, lucky for us, they want to help shape the future of documentary audio....
Just Listen to Yourself
A bad editor is a curse. Having a good editor is a blessing but can often be a luxury. Deborah George explains how to work effectively with the editor you?ve been dealt and how to be your own editor if you don?t have one. Produced by Deborah George...
Andrey Allakhverdov, from the Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting (based in Russia), talks about what the FNR is up to over in Moscow, and introduces the timezone-bending modern-day audio legend Lenin's Ears. Produced by Andrey Allakhverdov...
Like Blackpool Went Through Rock: The Story of the Radio Ballads
Fifty years ago, folksingers Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger collaborated with BBC Radio producer Charles Parker to create an amazing body of work - the Radio Ballads. Produced by Sara Parker for TCF, USA / UK, 2008
Art forms such as film, literature and even TV, generate rich bodies of critcal writing that push the boundaries of what creators do and why, and gives audiences new ways to appreciate the work. Produced by Ben Shapiro and James Wehmeyer for Third...
Mastering the Grill: Why Some Interviews Go Up in Smoke
Some respond to praise, others to badgering, some the frontal assault, others when you sneak up from behind. Brooke Gladstone offers a few interrogation tips (and some audio examples) on how to get your guests to crack and make them like it. Produced...
Neo-Futurism: The Joys (and Rewards) of Forced Creativity
Greg Allen, the creator of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind -- the show which has spawned nearly 10,000 short plays -- conducts a workshop on generating new material, exploring new forms, and beating writer's block. Produced by Greg Allen for...
Noah's "The Classics
From CF and SD memory cards back to 24-track - with stops for MD, DAT, and cassette - Noah Adams rambles through 30 years of radio production, playing the stories that inspired his own work and that of countless others. Produced by Noah Adams for...
Perfect Pitch -- Part One
Perfect your pitching skills and present your ideas to program producers and editors - or just listen in - as AIR (Association for Independents in Radio) pulls back the curtain to let us in on how stories make it to the airwaves. Produced by Neenah...
Perfect Pitch -- Part Two
Perfect your pitching skills and present your ideas to program producers and editors ? or just listen in ? as AIR (Association for Independents in Radio) pulls back the curtain to let us in on how stories make it to the airwaves. Produced by Neenah...
Presenting the 2008 TCF ShortDocs: Radio Ephemera
For the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge, the TCF joined forces with the Prelinger Library, a one-of-a-kind collection of books, periodicals, and more, running the gamut from the concrete and tangible to the abstract and etherized. Produced by Julie...
The Inner Sound of the Outer World
Microphones cannot capture situations as they are percieved. A car crash on tape lacks everything that the experience of an accident amounts to: the surprise, the holding of breath, the shock, the sadness. Produced by Jens Jarisch for Third Coast...
These Are a Few of the Kitchen Sisters' Favorite Things
Ever wonder what inspires, obsesses and ignites the Kitchen Sisters? Find out during this hour-plus showcase of audio (and other less-evolved art forms) culled from their accidental archive and the stirring work of others. Produced by The Kitchen...
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