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2008 Third Coast Conference Audio

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Audio from the 2008 Third Coast Conference, where producers gathered from all over the world to talk shop and share wisdoms about the art and craft of documentary radio production.

Audio from the 2008 Third Coast Conference, where producers gathered from all over the world to talk shop and share wisdoms about the art and craft of documentary radio production.
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Location:

Chicago, IL

Genres:

Lectures

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Audio from the 2008 Third Coast Conference, where producers gathered from all over the world to talk shop and share wisdoms about the art and craft of documentary radio production.

Language:

English

Contact:

Third Coast Festival Navy Pier 848 East Grand Chicago, Illinois 60611-3509 312-948-4682


Episodes

Spotlight: Like Blackpool Went Through Rock

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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.

Approaching Approaches

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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 other's intentions. Produced by Alessandro Bosetti for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:25:40


Caging the Chaos: How to Produce Radio Stories That Aren't Exactly Stories

10/12/2008
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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 Goldstein for Third Coast Conference, USA / Canada, 2008

Duration: 01:12:22


College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part One

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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. Produced by Beverly Mire, Noe Cuellar, Lydia Hahn, Pendarvis Harshaw, and Prudent Nsengiyumva for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:20:55


College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part Two

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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. Produced by Beverly Mire, Hammad Ahmed, Michelle Cedeno, Diego Ruiz, Jordan Teklay, and Will Wright for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:22:34


Just Listen to Yourself

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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 for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:16:30


Lenin's Ears

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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 for Third Coast Conference, USA / Russia, 2008

Duration: 00:06:48


Like Blackpool Went Through Rock: The Story of the Radio Ballads

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 01:32:32


Listening Critically

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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 Coast Conference, USA / Canada, 2008

Duration: 01:29:39


Mastering the Grill: Why Some Interviews Go Up in Smoke

10/12/2008
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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 by Brooke Gladstone for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:20:32


Neo-Futurism: The Joys (and Rewards) of Forced Creativity

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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 Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:19:44


Noah's "The Classics

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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 Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:29:40


Perfect Pitch -- Part One

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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 Ellis, Bob Boilen, Jane Feltes, and The Kitchen Sisters for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:35:18


Perfect Pitch -- Part Two

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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 Ellis, Peter Clowney, Leda Hartman, David Krasnow, and Celeste Wesson for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:27:23


Presenting the 2008 TCF ShortDocs: Radio Ephemera

10/12/2008
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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 Shapiro, John Biewen, Sarah Boothroyd, David P. Earle, and Meghan Vigeant for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:22:47


The Inner Sound of the Outer World

10/12/2008
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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 Conference, USA / Germany, 2008

Duration: 01:22:06


These Are a Few of the Kitchen Sisters' Favorite Things

10/12/2008
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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 Sisters for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2008

Duration: 01:17:45