Category Archives: Workshops

latest course offerings from @writingpadUS

Here are the latest offerings from WritingPad – get 15% off classes with the discount code FREELANCE.
+++++++++++++++++


5 WK RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN OCTOBER


Bob is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. Not only is he an amazing teacher with a great ear for story, he is supportive and inspiring.


10 of our students have sold stories to the radio from this class–9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. Our most recent student to get on air is Caitlin Biljan with a moving tale about her obsessive search for a high school self-defense tape that contained some strange advice. Listen to it HERE.


In this class you will develop a story using the secret UnFictional guidelines, upcoming themes and record it at KCRW. At the end of class, you get  a professionally recorded clip that you can use to get on Bob's show, This American Life, Moth Main Stage, Snap Judgment and launch your storytelling career.


RADIO STORYTELLING w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, KCRW's Unfictional) 5 Wk

https://writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-introductory-radio-storytelling-workshop/

Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 10, 17 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 6:00-9:00 p.m, Westwood



5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN NOVEMBER


Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment and it’s spinoff, Spooked as well as a radio journalist who has been on multiple NPR shows including the Kitchen Sisters. Not only is she an amazing teacher with a great ear for story, he is really supportive and inspiring! Also, because of our radio storytelling classes, 10 of our students have sold stories to the radio from this class–9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. Our most recent student to get on air is Caitlin Biljan with a moving tale about her obsessive search for a high school self-defense tape that contained some strange advice. Listen to it HERE.

 

In this class, Eliza teaches you the ins and outs of how top-tier podcasts are developed, researched, written, and produced. You'll learn interviewing methods, audio editing basics, use of archival audio, miking and field recording techniques. Eliza is even bringing in the head sound person from Snap for one class and for the recording session. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.


PODCASTING w/ Eliza Smith (Producer, Snap Judgment)

https://writingpad.com/classes/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

Nov. 5, 12, Dec. 3, 10, 17 (5 Sun. nights), 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., SF



Share Button

@AIRmedia’s Full Spectrum Storytelling intensive Dec 11-15, Brooklyn

Hey folks – spread the word!! There's a phenomenal line up of presenters here… Application deadline Oct 10.


++++++++++++++++++


AIR’s FULL SPECTRUM NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS!


AIR is searching for talented storytellers for our Winter 2017 class at AIR’s Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive with UnionDocs. The upcoming session runs December 11-15, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.


Over the course of one week, Full Spectrum will expand your definition of what audio can be, while imparting concrete skills to add to your producer tool kit. Multimedia producers Isaac Kestenbaum and Josephine Holtzman of “Frontier of Change” from Localore: Finding America will lead an interdisciplinary group of accomplished specialists to take you on a journey from storytelling to interactive design to composing—and beyond. Our line-up includes instructors from RadioLab, Latino USA, This American Life, The Guardian, WNYC, and Pineapple Street Media.


AIR is looking for producers and story-first technologists from all walks of the media industry and beyond who have demonstrable skills in digital sound gathering, editing and mixing and are dedicated to pushing the boundaries to make great audio.


Learn more and apply here. Applications close at 5pm P.T. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.


Share Button

the latest offerings from @WritingPadUS with discount for FC members!

Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start soon w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS SUN. 9/24

Eliza is a producer at NPR’s Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. She will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. She will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material + more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio as well a session with the head sound person at Snap. For more about Eliza, check out our interview with her here: http://writingpad.com/snap-judgment-producer-eliza-smith-interview/

 

PODCAST w/ Eliza Smith (Producer, Snap Judgment)

http://writingpad.com/podcast-u-a-san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp-2/

Sept 24Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 (5 Sun. nights) 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. SF

 

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS WED. 10/3

Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE (6 WK) w/ Elna Baker (Producer, Story Scout, This American Life)

http://writingpad.com/online-storytelling-workshop/

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14 (6 Tues. nights), 5:30p.m.-7:30 p.m. PST, Online

 

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 10/15

Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv

 

RADIO STORYTELLING w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, KCRW's Unfictional) 5 Wk

http://writingpad.com/los-angeles-radio-storytelling-workshop/

Oct 15, 22, Nov 5Dec 3, 10 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 6:00-9:00 p.m, West


Share Button

new workshop from @writingpadus starts next Sunday, July 16

The latest from Writing Pad SF. See below!
++++++++++++++++

 

Writing Pad’s SF podcasting course starts NEXT Sunday July 16 w/ Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT SUN. 7/16

Eliza is a producer at NPR’s Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. She will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. She will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material + more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio as well a session with the head sound person at Snap. For a more about Eliza, check out our interview with her here: http://writingpad.com/snap-judgment-producer-eliza-smith-interview/

 

Details:

 

PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Producer, Snap Judgment)

http://writingpad.com/podcast-u-a-san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp-2/

July 16, 30, Aug. 13, 20, 27 (4 Sun., 1 recording session), 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., SF

Share Button

upcoming classes in LA and SF with @writingpadus

Hey folks! The Writing Pad folks are once again extending a 15% discount for FC members who sign up for their classes. See below for what they have coming up.
Best,
Mia

++++++++++++++++++++

 

Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS NEXT THURS. 5/18

Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE 7 WK w/ Elna Baker (Producer and Story Scout, This American Life)

http://writingpad.com/online-storytelling-class/

May 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13 (7 Thurs. nights) 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. PST, Online

 

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT SUN. 5/21

Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. In this class, Eliza shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Eliza. 10 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/

May 21June 4, 11, 25, July 9 (4 Sun., 1 recording session),6:30–9:30 p.m.

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 6/11

Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, Host, KCRW’s Unfictional)

http://writingpad.com/los-angeles-radio-storytelling-workshop/

June 11July 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session), 6:00-9:00 p.m., Westwood

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS WED. 6/28

Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.

 

PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

June 28July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 9 (5 Wed. nights), 7:00pm-10pm, SF

 

http://www.facebook.com/marilynfriedman1

http://www.facebook.com/writingpad

http://www.twitter.com/writingpadus

http://thewritingpad.tumblr.com

http://instagram.com/writingpadus


Share Button

applications now being accepted for @Transom_org’s Fall Story Workshop, scholarships available, deadline June 2

Transom.org is my GO TO recommendation for folks looking to break into audio storytelling/podcasting, and they just announced their Fall Workshops. Details HERE and below. Scholarships are available. Deadline June 2. GO FOR IT!

++++++++++++++++++++

Story Workshop

The Transom Story Workshop is a nine week, residential program of full-time training for beginning producers. It’s held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. We offer Workshops in spring (end of March – May) and fall (end of September – November). For email updates on our Workshops, contact us: info [at] transom [dot] org.

You’ll find basic information about the Story Workshop below. For more specific questions, visit our FAQ. If you don’t find an answer there, please write to us at info [at] transom [dot] org.

Applications due for the Fall 2017 Story Workshop & the Story Workshop Scholarship: June 2, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Cost of the Workshop

Cost for the Workshop ranges from $8,820 – $9,495 (depending on housing) and includes:

Tuition for the nine-week course. ($6,950)

Housing for nine-weeks. (Rooms range in cost from $1,585 – $2,260 for the duration of the Workshop. The houses are fully furnished and rent includes internet, laundry, utilities/heat, sheets/towels and a final cleaning service. Some of the rooms have water views.)

Two group meals each week, prepared by a local chef. ($285 covers the cost of group meals.)

Training by lead instructor Rob Rosenthal and a teaching assistant.

Pitching/editorial sessions with Jay Allison.

Voice coaching by producer Viki Merrick.

A technical gear-oriented one-on-one session with Transom’s Jeff Towne.

A licensed copy of Hindenburg Journalist (yours to keep).

One-year Producer membership in the Public Radio Exchange.

One-year membership in the Association of Independents in Radio.

Guest lectures (and opportunities for professional connections) with well-known people in public media. Special guests for Fall 2017 include Robert Smith from NPR’s Planet Money and Robyn Semien from This American Life.

Opportunities to observe and participate in the day-to-day operations at WCAI, the award-winning Cape and Islands public radio station (where your work may be broadcast).

NOTE: The Story Workshop is a residential program. Opting out of student housing is non-negotiable except for any health or medical concerns that would make living in the group housing impossible. Visit our FAQ to find out more.

Participants Produce

  • A vox-pop audio piece.
  • A radio promo.
  • A four-minute profile of a creative person, based on WCAI’s Creative Life Series.
  • A six-minute documentary feature: You choose the subject.
  • One or more Sonic IDs.

Scholarships

Our goal is to make the Story Workshop a realistic option for people who have been unable to attend due to cost. Scholarships will be offered based on financial need, with a focus on diverse voices, people of color, and those who have been historically underrepresented as makers of public media. For now, Scholarship funds are available only to people living in the U.S.

Scholarship applicants are required to complete both a Workshop application and a Scholarship application. We strongly encourage submitting the Workshop application first. Both the Workshop and Scholarship applications have the same deadline. The Story Workshop admissions committee reviews and awards scholarships only after applicants are accepted into the Workshop.

Transom is prepared to pay one or more partial scholarships, and one full scholarship, if a qualified applicant requires it. A full scholarship includes tuition, housing, group meals, travel to and from Woods Hole and possible stipend. Partial scholarships range in amount depending on the need of applicants and the amount of scholarship funds available to us.

Again, we strongly recommend submitting the Workshop Application before submitting the Scholarship Application. You can find the Scholarship application here. You can learn more about our Scholarship here.

Apply Now

Have Questions?

Visit our FAQ. If you don’t find an answer there, please write to us at info [at] transom [dot] org.


Share Button

AIR’s Full Spectrum storytelling intensive @UnionDocs, application deadline April 14

From the lovely folks at AIR. See below!
-mia
+++++++++++++++++

We're currently taking applications for AIR's Summer 2017 Full Spectrum storytelling intensive at UnionDocs and we want to know: Does someone in your circle fit the bill? Or maybe you do.

We're thrilled to have Isaac Kestenbaum and Josie Holtzman of Localore: Finding America’s “Frontier of Change” as the Summer 2017 lead instructors. Successful applicants will learn from Sean Cole (“This American Life”), Ann Heppermann (The Sarah Awards), Jenny Ye (Data News, WNYC), Nadia Reiman (Latino USA) and more. It's five days in Brooklyn to push indie and station-based producers and podcasters to next-level craft.


Applications are here and the deadline to apply is 5 pm P.T. on Friday, April 14, 2017. NOTE: Only complete applications will be considered.

Please share this with (and tell me about) independents or station-based producers who might be ready for the intensive. A public shout out on your social media channels would also be great; I appreciate any help.


Our shortened link for the application: bit.ly/FS17intensive


Thanks in advance!

Tran


AIR

Ngoc-Tran Vu
Program Director
AIR
P.O. Box 220400
Boston, MA  02122
Office: 617.825.4400


Share Button

two spots left in Radio Boot Camp, April 6 @UnionDocs, early reg ends today

TWO – can't-miss audio training classes this spring @UnionDocs in Brooklyn. Details below!
-mia
+++++++++++++++++++++

The last day for early registration, ie, less $$$, for Radio Boot Camp class for beginners (all about the basics of radio-making) this May, at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, is April 6th! There are two spots left in class.

Info and registration here:
https://uniondocs.org/event/2017-05-radio-boot-camp/

Little more time until the last day for early registration for Pitch Class: The Art of the Pitch – April 19th. Please join us for this three session workshop dedicated to learning how to pitch radio stories. This time, with special guest teacher Sean Rameswaram from Radiolab’s More Perfect!

More info, and registration here:
https://uniondocs.org/event/2017-radio-boot-camp-the-art-of-the-pitch/

Please share widely, and hope to see you there!

Share Button

discount for Bay Area classes in audio/podcasting with @writingpadus

Hey folks!! It's been awhile. Here's some stuff I've been working on – check it out!


http://panoply.fm/panoplypilots


AND


https://megaphone.link/thegrift


Also, my friends at Writing Pad have some great upcoming workshops, and FC friends get a 15% discount. Details below!!

Cheers,
Mia


+++++++++++++++++++++

 

Writing Pad’s podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan and Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS SUN. 5/21

Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. In this class, Eliza shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. She helps you transform a real-life event into a deep, moving tale. You workshop it twice plus get performance notes. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Eliza. 7 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/

May 21June 4, 11, 25, July 9 (4 Sun., 1 recording session) 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Register HERE.

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS MON. 5/22

Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.

PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

May 22June 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 Mon., 1 professional recording session), 7-10 p.m.

Register HERE.

 

Writing Pad
the best writing classes ever
www.facebook.com/writingpad
www.twitter.com/writingpadus
http://thewritingpad.tumblr.com
http://instagram.com/writingpadus


Share Button

REMINDER – Applications open for KALW training and internship programs, deadline March 31

Quick reminder from the good folks at SF's KALW. They do amazing work!
+++++++++++++++++


Just a reminder that we have applications open for two great opportunities to learn radio journalism.

KALW Audio Academy

The nine-month academy is designed to give participants a professional audio production and journalism education, tuition-free.
Deadline: March 31
In this four-month program, participants become an integral part of the production of KALW's daily news magazine show, Crosscurrents. 

Deadline: March 31

Share Button