Kitchen Sisters Interviewing, Recording & Sound Doctor Workshops – Thurs, Oct 6th

My favorite women of radio are offering two workshops on Oct. 6 in San Francisco. You don't want to miss this! Details below.


Dear Friends,

Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters are conducting a recording and interviewing workshop and a "sound doctor" workshop on Thursday, October 6th in San Francisco. These three-hour sessions are designed for people who want to acquire and hone their skills in an array of audio projects–radio, online storytelling, oral histories, audio slide shows, family histories, news, documentaries, podcasts, and other multimedia platforms.

In the recording and interviewing workshop, Davia will cover miking techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to listen (which is harder than it looks), how to use interviews in conjunction with images, recording equipment and more.

The workshop is customized to fit the projects you are working on. People who attend come from radio, film, multimedia, newspapers, photography, oral history, historical societies, farms, music, writing, libraries, archives, web design, detective agencies, restaurants, health care organizations, and beyond. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made.

Nikki will also hold a sound doctor session. Bring your work-in-progress, something that you need help thinking through, that is vexing you and needs some brainstorming. Bring radio, images, multimedia, a video, an excerpt of a film and be ready to play it for a group and have a focused, constructive conversation. Davia will play excerpts from a few Kitchen Sisters stories that are illustrative of various problem solving techniques.

The workshops are held in Francis Coppola's historic Zoetrope building in North Beach at 916 Kearny St. Of course, there will be a snack.

The recording and interviewing workshop will be from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

The Sound Doctor workshop will run from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Each session is $115. You can sign up for one or both sessions.

If you, or someone you know is interested, email Please pass this along to a friend.

See you there,

The Kitchen Sisters

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