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Dear Friends and Fellow Media-Makers,
We're please to announce Oral History Summer School 2014 workshops. Please help us spread the word to budding documentarians or oral historians looking to delve deeper.
Oral History Summer School was established in Hudson, New York in 2012 to train an international group of students to make use of Oral History in their documentary and artistic practices. This summer, we're also offering specialized short courses for continuing oral historians or those interested in advanced issues in the field.
This summer’s instructors include Suzanne Snider (Founder/Director OHSS), Michael Garofalo (Storycorps), Eugenie Mukeshimana (Genocide Survivors Support Network), Sarah Kramer (Journalist), and Jen Karady (Artist/Photographer)
- Oral History Intensive with Suzanne Snider, and Visiting Instructor Eugenie Mukeshimana, June 13-20
- Oral History and Radio with Michael Garofalo, June 21-25
- Oral History Experiments: Project Lab with Suzanne Snider and Visiting Artists Sarah Kramer and Jen Karady,June 27-July 1
More information can be found, here: http://www.oralhistorysummerschool.com/
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Founder/Director, Oral History Summer School
Do you love Ira, have a secret crush on Terry Gross, or wanna be Audie Cornish when you grow up? Come to Radio Camp's Boot Camp and learn how to produce a radio story from start to finish. This hands on class will cover the basics of writing for the ear, (very different than print) and producing for radio using professional equipment and software. Be prepared to grab your gear and hit the streets. Learn interviewing and mic techniques by doing the real thing. Voicing will also be covered. Students will produce two stories over the course of the weekend. There will be an hour and a half (approx) of homework on Saturday night.
Dates & Location
March 15 & 16, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
UnionDocs, 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
$285 for early registration by Feb. 15, afterwards, $315.
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June 7th & 8th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
$285 for early registration by May 7th, afterwards, $315.
Science Communications 2014
Program dates: July 28, 2014 – August 9, 2014
Application deadline: March 26, 2014
Please visit www.banffscience.ca for more information about people, projects, and partners.
Working with some of the world’s leading science communicators, participants explore the creative use of words, images, action and technology, with the goal of fostering a more engaging role for science in public culture.
This is an immersive residency experience that is uniquely aimed at mid-career professionals in both science and communications. The program is structured around daily seminars and workshops on new forms of creative science communications. Emphasis is on group discussion and work, and participants will be urged to create outside their usual medium of scientific communication. At the end of the program, participants publicly present collaboratively created group projects using media such as the web, television, print, and three-dimensional scenarios that have developed under the influence of debates, visits, talks, and one-on-one dialogues.
Who should attend
The program is designed for people working in science and engineering, science communications, journalism, knowledge transfer, science outreach, science policy, and cultural industries. Up to 20 participants are accepted into the program each year: there is always a mix of researchers, educators, communications professionals, and creative practitioners.
Participants bring a rich array of experiences to the program. Each year will typically include professors, published authors or artists, managers and communications professionals, as well as graduate and postgraduate students. While diverse in skills, they share one trait — an interest in both science and communicating about science. A demonstrated commitment to science and its social relevance is required.
Successful applicants will have:
- strong communication skills, with experience in science communications
- keen interest in exploring new ways of presenting science in a public sphere
- demonstrated creativity and excellence in a professional capacity
- high standards for both scientific accuracy and cultural relevance
Want to extend your stay?
Extend your stay before or after this program by applying for a Self-directed Residency:
I saw the premiere of this show a couple weeks ago – a super-interesting mashup of portraiture, music, and radio storytelling. It was especially interesting to hear producer Emile Klein talk about his process. Definitely worth a visit to UnionDocs for the NYC debut! Feb 23, 7:30pm. Details below.
Get tickets while you still can! uniondocs.org/02-23-2014-unheard-america/
UNHEARD AMERICA, A NEW SERIES COMBINING RADIO STORYTELLING WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC, DEBUTS AT UNIONDOCS, BROOKLYN, NY, – Sunday, February 23th, 7:30pm, at UnionDocs, 322 Union Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 11211. For one day only UnionDocs (UnDo) and national arts organization You’re U.S. come together, presenting seven stories that took a nation to create, each told in a mixture of radio and music. The event includes a Q&A with the artists, followed by a reception. Admission: $9 suggested donation
The stories, which tackle religion, race, family, and environment, were produced by Jeff Emtman and Emile Klein, who have embraced the musical concept of the ”mashup.” A children’s choir sings odes to a Virginian nun, an off-the-grid survivalist speaks over a Miami DJ’s peppy beats, a Hmong North Carolinian defines the nation within an ambient soundscape. Each story walks the line between the personal and the foreign, exploring America’s cross-cultural harmony.
Musical collaborators for UNHEARD AMERICA include the iSing choir/ Karen Linford/ Jungmee Kim (choral), the Blind Willies (folk), Phantom Fauna (ambient), Gabriel Zucker (orchestral), Zack Varland-Hopkins (down-tempo), Richard Haig (electronic), and JJ Beck (classical).
Q&A w/ Klein, Emtman, MC Paul Barman, and select musical collaborators
Total Time: 95 minutes
BackStory is currently accepting applications for the following open staff positions. If you have questions about anything here, please put them in writing and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BackStory with the American History Guys is seeking an Editor to join its Charlottesville-based radio production staff. The Editor will coordinate production of each of the program’s weekly episodes, and supervise the editing of all show content, including host interviews, listener calls, script copy, and reported pieces. The Editor will also oversee audience outreach and engagement efforts for each episode, collaborating with fellow producers to utilize and develop the program’s social media and other digital assets. The Editor will also work closely with BackStory’s historian-hosts in the studio, directing their recording of interviews, analysis, and narration.
Competitive candidates will be passionate, curious, and skilled radio professionals who are enthusiastic about the program’s mission of making historical scholarship relevant and accessible to a broad audience. Experience editing the work of others is a must, and supervisory experience in a journalistic setting will be considered a definite plus. The Editor must be comfortable engaging intellectually challenging content under tight deadlines. Candidates with a background in U.S. history, American studies, or a related area of the humanities will be particularly well suited to the demands of the position.
BackStory with the American History Guys is seeking an energetic, thoughtful, creative associate producer to join the show’s production team. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of show production, including research, generating segment ideas, booking, directing of hosts, scripting, field recording, and editing. Associate producers also assist in maintaining the program’s online presence and may help to create and disseminate related multimedia content.
Competitive candidates will share a passion for making the study of American history accessible and relevant to a broad public audience. Applicants should have extensive experience with audio and/or multimedia production software (preferably Pro Tools). They should possess excellent research, writing, conceptual, organizational, and decision-making abilities, have an active interest in current events, and feel comfortable engaging high-level humanities scholars and scholarship. A background or experience in the field of American history and journalism is preferred.
BackStory is seeking a summer intern to join its Charlottesville-based staff. Although some remote work is possible, the majority of the four-month internship will take place at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, where the program is produced. Interns will be expected to devote 10-20 hours per week to the program, and will receive a stipend prorated to the number of hours they work, not to exceed $2,250 in total. If you are a student, we’re also willing to work with your host institution to arrange for school credit for the internship.
The intern will be involved in a wide range of production tasks, with a particular emphasis on maintaining and growing the program’s social media presence. He/she can expect to devote a significant portion of each week to cultivating and participating in the program’s social media presence. The intern will also sit in on editorial meetings, and participate in editorial discussions with staff producers. Interns receive basic training in the use of Pro Tools (the industry standard for digital audio editing), and basic studio engineering practices. Self-starters who display an interest in and facility for field reporting may also have the opportunity to report, voice, and produce stand-alone segments for the radio show.
The ideal candidate will have an active interest in the field of history, and will be an avid consumer — if not creator — of digital and/or audio media. We’re looking for someone with excellent research, writing, and organizational skills, as well as a thorough working knowledge of social media practices and conventions. Digital multimedia production experience is a plus, but not required. Last but not least, we’re looking for someone who is excited by the mission of making academic material relevant and accessible to the public-at-large.
Start Date: Mid-May; Application Deadline: March 15