Category Archives: Workshops

2017 Third Coast Radio Residency, deadline Feb 15

The amazing folks at Third Coast are offering a spring residency. Details HERE and below! -Mia
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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.

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discount for CUNY J+ Spring Workshops

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: 


https://www.journalism.cuny.edu/cunyjplus/


Best,

Mia


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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.

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The Kitchen Sisters Recording, interviewing and podcasting workshops, San Francisco, Dec 8

“>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

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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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kitchen-sisters-interviewing-recording-podcasting-workshop-tickets-28614372358

Time again for The Kitchen Sisters Recording, Interviewing & Podcasting Workshop. Davia Nelson is holding a new one on Thursday, December 8 at Francis Coppola's historic Zoetrope building in San Francisco. This three-hour session is designed for those who want to acquire and hone their skills for radio, podcasts, film, documentaries, storytelling, oral histories, family histories, news, and other multimedia platforms.

The Workshop covers interviewing and mic'ing techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, recording equipment, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to build a story, how to pitch a story, how to create a podcast, how to listen.

The session is customized to fit the projects you are working on. So come ready to talk about your stories and ideas too. People who have attended in the past have come from radio, film, multimedia, detective agencies, farms, music, newspapers, journalism, photography, oral history, historical societies, ophthalmology, writing, libraries, archives, web design, restaurants, health care organizations, cheese-making and beyond.

The groups are always lively and surprising and good contacts are made.

Morning Workshop: 10:00 – 1:00pm / Afternoon Workshop:2:00 – 5:00 pm.

Come in the morning or come in the afternoon, just sign up for one.

The workshop is in North Beach at 916 Kearny St. on the 6th floor. Of course snacks from Cafe Zoetrope will be served.

Expand your skills, meet new people, support the work of The Kitchen Sisters.

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Oral History Winter School 2017 in Hudson, NY, application deadline Dec 15

Hey folks. Check out the latest from Oral History Summer/Winter School. These are brilliant workshops that I would highly recommend. Applications for the the next round are due Dec 15. (Details HERE and below – sorry if the formatting is off – forwarding newsletters can be weird sometimes.)
Best,
Mia
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Oral History Summer School is a cross-disciplinary program in Hudson, New York that offers training in oral history methodologies and documentary approaches using an immersive workshop format. We host foundational workshops as well as advanced training with short courses on special topics such as memory loss, mixed ability interviewing, song collection, family history, and trauma narratives/testimony.
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Applications for winter workshops will be accepted November 1 through December 15

Come learn, write, record, commune, compose, preserve, sit by a fire with Oral History Winter School.
Oral History and Radio Workshop––taught by Michael Garofalo and Lauren Kelly––visits Wave Farm for a tour and live broadcast on WGXC 90.7 FM, Winter School 2015
 
We're excited to announce our 2017 winter workshops. We welcome OHSS alums and newcomers to apply.
NEW WORKSHOP
I AM SITTING IN A ROOM, PART I:
ORAL HISTORY AND WRITING

January 11-15, 2017 (5 days)
Hudson, NY
Instructor: Suzanne Snider
Fee: $695 ($660 for OHSS/OHWS Alumni)
Level: All are welcome. More info, here

In this writing and oral history workshop, students experiment with a range of literary forms that use oral history as both source material and text.

Monologues, oral narratives, documentary theater, and oral tone poetry are among the traditions already defined at the intersection of writing and oral history. We'll explore these known traditions (and invent our own) alongside more obscure genres through discussions, writing exercises, screenings, select reading, and optional workshop time. We'll be joined by guest artists/instructors. Read more, here.

Note: Tuition includes an OHWS workshop e-reader, OHWS workbook, an extended trial/purchase discount from Hindenburg Systems editing software, and two group meals
 

LEARN MORE/APPLY: ORAL HISTORY AND WRITING
SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE: ORAL HISTORY, FAMILY HISTORY, AND INSIDER INTERVIEWS

January 26 – 29, 2017 (4 days)
Hudson, New York
Instructor: Suzanne Snider
Fee: $495 ($465 for OHSS/OHWS alums or family members who sign up together)
Level: All are welcome

For many of us, family is the obvious—and sometimes most complicated—place to start our work as oral historians. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use oral history to document and preserve their family stories. We’ll discuss common challenges: convincing your family to participate, delving into sensitive subjects and secrets, and working with interviewees who may suffer from memory loss. We’ll also discuss the potential for oral history to repair and transform relationships.

Optional evening activities include a mini family-themed movie fest and an evening of embarrassing family stories, of course! Read more, here.

Note: Tuition includes an OHWS workshop e-reader, OHWS workbook, an extended trial/purchase discount from Hindenburg Systems editing software, and two group meals. A detailed schedule is provided ahead of time for participants.
 

LEARN MORE/APPLY: FAMILY HISTORY
We'll be announcing additional OHSS workshops, events, and news over the next few months. Please visit our new website and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on all things OHSS.

 

www.oralhistorysummerschool.com
Oral History Winter School & Oral History Summer School
538 Washington Street  Hudson New York 12534
                          
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2 upcoming SF Podcast and Radio Storytelling Classes from @WritingPadUS

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)

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

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)

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

Sept 19, 26, Oct 17, 24, Nov 7 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 7-10 p.m.

 

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upcoming radio/podcasting classes @WritingPadUS

Hey West Coast people. There are a bunch of great audio/podcasting courses being offered by @WritingPadUS this fall. Details below. Plus, get a 15% discount by using the coupon code FREELANCE. Woot!
 
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PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Casey Miner and Julie Caine (The Specialist, NPR)
Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 (4 Wed. nights, 1 professional recording session)
 
RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Davey Kim (Snap Judgment, NPR)
Sept 19, 26, Oct 17, 24, Nov 7 (4 Mon. nights, 1 recording session), 7-10 p.m., San Francisco
 
RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, Host KCRW’s Unfictional)

http://writingpad.com/radio-storytelling-classes-in-los-angeles/

Sep 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, Nov. 6 (4 Sunday nights, 1 recording session), 6-9 p.m., Los Angeles



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August Podcast School at @UnionDocs, application deadline July 26

Great learning opportunity @UnionDocs from some of the best in the biz. Application deadline July 26. Spread the word! -Mia
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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.


IMPORTANT FACTS

When:
Monday, August 22nd to Friday, August 26th, 10am – 5.30pm

Where:
UnionDocs, 322 Union Ave., Brooklyn NY 11211

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.

Cost:

The fee for the intensive follows the schedule below. 

August Session:

$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.

Refund Policy:

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.

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New class from Radio Boot Camp – the Art of the Pitch, @UnionDocs, Sept

A fantastic addition to the Radio Boot Camp curriculum – how to PITCH! Details below. -Mia
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Hola!
We're so excited to announce a new class from Radio Boot Camp! The Art of the Pitch: a three session workshop dedicated to learning how to pitch a radio story. Dates are as follows:
Friday, September 9th 2016. 6pm-9pm
Friday, September 16th 2016. 6pm-9pm
Friday, September 23rd 2016. 6pm-9pm
More info, and registration here:
And, the next regular Radio Boot Camp class for beginners has also been scheduled for September, 
Hope to see you this fall! 

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5-week radio storytelling by Snap’s @davey_kim @WritingPadUS, July, SF

Hey FC folks! Perhaps I've been deep in production mode for too long, but I just learned about this great series of courses from Writing Pad. They're based in LA and SF but offer online courses too. Check out their latest from Snap Judgment's Davey Kim. PLUS, friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount. 15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE. Drop me a line if you sign up and let me know how it goes!
Cheers,
Mia

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5 WK RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN JULY

Davey Kim is a producer of Snap Judgment and a radio journalist who has been on multiple NPR shows. Not only is he an amazing teacher with a great ear for story, he is really supportive and inspiring! Also, because of our radio storytelling classes, 7 students have gotten on the radio and have gotten paid). You could be next! Our latest student success is Tanya Frank: http://kcrw.co/1WPugwq

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. 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).

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Davey Kim (Snap Judgment, NPR)
http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/
July 10, 17, August 14, 21 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  


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RadioPodcast 3-day Crash Course in July, NYC

Wanna learn how to make brilliant audio narratives? A friend/colleague is teaching a 3-day class at NYU this summer. Details below!
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Hi Everyone, 
I'm teaching a three-day class at NYU this summer that will cover audio production, writing, and an overview of the industry. It's good for people who want to try audio either as part of their existing jobs or make a move to do it full time. Please help spread the word to anyone who may be interested. Thank you! 

PODCAST/RADIO REPORTING AND STORYTELLING: A CRASH COURSE IN AUDIO

Do you listen to This American Life, Serial, or StartUp? Do you start your day with Morning Edition? Have you always wanted to try audio storytelling and journalism? In this intensive workshop, learn everything you need to get started, whether your goal is to launch your own podcast or begin a career in radio journalism. Begin with an overview of the rapidly changing audio and podcast landscape. Then, through examples and hands-on training, learn how to write for the ear, use a microphone, record audio in the field, edit audio on your laptop, and craft a compelling short piece. Finish the intensive with the start of your own audio project, either a public radio-style news segment (like All Things Considered), an interview (like Fresh Air or WTF with Marc Maron), or a non-narrated creative piece (like The Kitchen Sisters).

YOU'LL WALK AWAY WITH

Technical skills for recording and editing audio
An audio project, whether a radio segment or the beginning of a podcast

IDEAL FOR

Aspiring and practicing journalists who want to learn audio skills
Professionals across all industries interested in storytelling

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