Writing Pad <http://writingpad.com/> has a great series of podcasting and radio storytelling courses coming up next week. They're based in LA and SF but offer online courses too. Check out their latest from Snap Judgement’s <http://snapjudgment.org/> Davey Kim.
5 WK RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO THIS MON.
In this class, Davey shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and help you craft a pro radio story. He 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. It will make you feel like a rock star and you will get a professionally recorded clip from Davey (that you can send out to This American Life or Snap Judgment too).
Sign up and details are here:
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 (4 Mon. nights, 1 recording session),
6:30-9:30 p.m., SF
The 2017 Third Coast Radio Residency
Third Coast International Audio Festival and Ragdale welcome producers of all experience levels to apply for our second annual Radio Residency, April 17-23, 2017. Project proposals due Feb. 15th
Enjoy a week away from the demands and deadlines of everyday life to make progress on an audio project, commune, and share expertise. Mentor Nishat Kurwa (Youth Radio, Marketplace ) – will be onsite offering one-one-one guidance and editing sessions.
WHO: Third Coast seeks a vibrant group of 8-10 producers from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and levels of expertise who are mid-process on an audio project.
WHERE: Ragdale a stunning 30-acre artists' community just outside Chicago. Artists are given a private room and workspace, and all meals are provided including a family-style dinner each evening.
COSTS: Third Coast will cover residents’ flights and ground transportation. Ragdale is generously subsidizing the costs of room and board so that participants pay only $210 for the entire Residency.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit project proposals by midnight (CT) on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Those selected will be notified by March 1.
Read all about the Third Coast Radio Residency, and submit your proposal HERE.
Hello FC friends, and happy new year! I hope you're off to a fruitful and happy 2017. Just a quick post to offer a 10% discount for FC folks on classes at CUNY J+'s spring academy. Details and discount code below and HERE:
We would love to continue offering your members 10% off most of our classes with the code JPLUS10 in 2017 (full list here).
Coming up are classes in Adobe softwares including Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop, as well as Snapchat for News, Video for Social Media and more.
“>The AMAZING Kitchen Sisters are offering another interviewing and podcasting workshop in San Francisco, Dec 8. The price is definitely right to learn from some of the best in the biz. Details HERE and below. -Mia
At $150 per workshop, each three-hour session will cover radio, podcasting, film, documentaries, storytelling, oral histories, family histories, news and other multimedia platforms. From the nitty-gritty of recording equipment to more abstract thoughts on how to build a story, The Kitchen Sisters have got you covered.
Morning Workshop: 10:00 – 1:00pm
Afternoon Workshop: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Writing Pad’s podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ NPR/KALW’s Casey Miner and Julie Caine and Snap Judgment’s Davey Kim. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.
15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.
PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT WED. SEPT. 9/21
Casey is the host and executive producer of NPR/KALW’s The Specialist and has been on multiple NPR shows. Julie Caine, her producer will be co-teaching with her. They will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. They 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/ Casey Miner and Julie Caine (The Specialist, NPR)
Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 (4 Wed. nights, 1 professional recording session)
RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT MON. 9/19
Davey Kim is a producer of Snap Judgment and a radio journalist who has been on multiple NPR shows. In this class, Davey shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. He 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 Davey. 7 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!
RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Davey Kim (Snap Judgment, NPR)
Sept 19, 26, Oct 17, 24, Nov 7 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 7-10 p.m.
the best writing classes ever
PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Casey Miner and Julie Caine (The Specialist, NPR)
Sep 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, Nov. 6 (4 Sunday nights, 1 recording session), 6-9 p.m., Los Angeles
An exceptional group of professional podcasters, artists, radio producers and entrepreneurs help you develop your audio practice and podcasting vision.
This seminar, designed by UnionDocs in partnership with Mathilde Walker-Billaud, will show producers the various creative practices of podcasting. It will offer them technical tools and skill sets for navigating through the podcasting revolution and finding their own path in this emergent medium.
10 years ago the internet and low cost audio production tools radically transformed the radio landscape, liberating makers from traditional media and the audience from time and space. Nowadays, anyone can become a broadcaster. But hosting a successful listener-supported podcast is a professional engagement. A successful podcaster has a great dose of imagination and a strong entrepreneurial initiative along with many technical skills, from audio engineering and radio journalism to sound storytelling and online marketing.
This week-long seminar will explore audio storytelling, interviewing, script writing, editing, mixing, sound design to audience engagement and more. 15 producers will learn from a team of seasoned guest speakers and practitioners — public radio reporters, sound engineers, radio auteurs, successful podcasters, media entrepreneurs and artists. Discussions, group and individual exercises, field trips and participants’ work-in-progress critiques will put this new knowledge into practice. Producer, writer and host of Flash Forward Rose Eveleth will lead the course.
Who is eligible?
We are looking for audio producers and podcasters (both new and experienced) from all aspects of the media industry and beyond with demonstrable skills in storytelling, sound editing and mixing.
Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Give us an idea of who you are and why you are coming. When you register you will be asked for a short statement of interest that should briefly describe your experience in audio production and a podcast idea (it would be great if you have one. If not, you might come up with one during the workshop), plus a bio. There’s a spot for a link to a work sample (and CV, which would also be nice, but is not required).
Please note: Participants *will not* be producing an audio piece during the week. Focus is on discussing and listening. The goal is also to develop your podcast/audio project conceptually.
The fee for the intensive follows the schedule below.
$750 – Early Bird Registration. Deadline July 26th at 5:00 PM.
$850 – Late Registration
Participants coming from outside NYC are responsible for their own transportation and room and board during the intensive. UnionDocs can provide assistance in locating housing and guidance for getting around town for those not native to New York.
Should you need to cancel, you’ll receive half of your registration fee back until July 26th. After July 26th, the fee is non-refundable.