I want to get the word out about an on-line radio production I'm offering this October/November through Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). This is an on-line class with virtual group meetings via Zoom (like Skype) and individual project mentoring via email, phone and our class website.
First important point: This is NOT a theoretical seminar-style class like my Soup-to-Nuts weekend. It is a hands-on production class where each student will create a radio feature. The pieces will be 6 to 8 minutes long using documentary-style elements. Over the 9 week course, each student will research a topic, pitch their story, find characters, pre-produce locations and interviews, record, log, create a script outline, write narration, edit a rough cut, fine cut and final mix. (Voila, a finished radio piece!)
Second important point: You do not have to be in Durham or Berkeley or anywhere else to take this class. (Well, you have to be somewhere!) We are holding this class virtually. Class meetings will be conducted on-line using a program where we can all see each other and talk to each other and see work that I put up on my computer. Assignments will be posted on a group
website. Students will post their class work on the website as well. And I will work individually with each student, each week via phone, email and the website.
Third important point: Students need to have their own recording equipment and know how to use it. You also need to have an audio editing program and know the basics of how to upload, cut, mix and download on it.
You can find out more about the class and register through the CDS at:
Feel free to contact me with questions about the class itself.
I hope you can join us!
And, please pass this along to anyone who you think might be interested.