Another Soup to Nuts date Dec 1 and 2

From Claire Schoen – another Soup-to-Nuts date added for December. Details below. -Mia

I got a good response to my Soup-to-Nuts class offering for November. So I've opened a second section on the weekend of December 1&2 for those who couldn't get into the November class.

But… I still have a couple of spots in this December 1&2 class.
Please get in touch with me if you are interested in signing up. And please feel free to pass this on to anyone else you think might be interested.

Claire Schoen

Here's the scoop:

"From Soup to Nuts"

A 2-day intensive


documentary radio production

offered in the San Francisco Bay Area


This seminar will be held December 1 & 2, 2012.

Each day's class will run from 10 am to 5:30 pm,

including 6 hours of class work, plus lunch and breaks.


It will be held at Claire’s studio in Berkeley, California

Class will be limited to 8 students.

The cost of the 2-day seminar is $250.

The Course:

Through lectures, group discussion, Q & A, written handouts, and lots of audio demos, this two-day class will explore the ins and outs of creating a documentary-style radio piece. Designed to meet the needs of mid-level producers, this seminar will also be accessible to individuals who have little or no experience in radio production.


Compelling audio documentary incorporates a creative weave of elements including narration, interviews, music, vérité scenes, character portraits, dramatizations, performances, archival tape and ambience beds. Students learn how these elements serve to paint a picture in sound.


Emphasis will be put on the production process. To this end, the class will examine the steps of concept development, research, pre-production, recording techniques, interviewing, writing, organizing tape, scripting, editing and mixing required to create an audio documentary.


Most importantly, we will focus on the art of storytelling. We will discuss dramatic structure, taking the listener through introduction, development and resolution of a story. And we will explore how character development brings the listener to the heart of the story.


The Teacher:

Claire Schoen is a media producer, with a special focus on documentary radio. As a producer/director, she has created over 25 long-form radio documentaries and several documentary films, as well as numerous short works. As a sound designer she has recorded, edited and mixed sound for film, video, radio, webstory, museums and theater productions. Her radio documentaries have garnered numerous awards including the SEJ, NFCB, Gracie, Clarion, PASS and New York International Festival. She has also shared in both a Peabody and a DuPont-Columbia award.


Claire has taught documentary radio production at U.C.

Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, AIR's mentorship program, the Third Coast Festival Conference and other venues.


To Register:

Contact Claire Schoen    510-882-6164

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