Hi all. Are any of you interested in an intro to digital audio storytelling workshop in Rhinebeck next weekend? I'm supposed to teach it but somehow the summer has just slipped away and I haven't had time to promote it. So far only one person has signed up. We can reschedule it for later this fall, but I'd love to gauge general interest in this sort of thing. The class will be held at the fabulous Wing and Clover, 22 East Market Street in Rhinebeck. Let me know if this is something you'd like to do (either next weekend or in the future), and feel free to pass it on to anyone who might be interested – all ages welcome!
Stories are best told by the people who live them. In this class you will learn basic digital audio recording and editing to produce public-radio-style features, oral histories, and other sound-rich documentaries. As a class, we will create a short audio feature that you can use as a guide for future personal projects. We will cover interview and recording techniques, tips for telling stories with sound, and basic digital editing and mixing. Recording and editing equipment will be available for your use in class, but we will also discuss how to set up your own digital recording suite at home.
Instructor: Mia Lobel
Sunday, Aug. 15, 1:00-4:00
$70 ages: 14- adult
This isn’t cheap, but they do some very cool work. Grants may be available to attend. Details below.
From Earth to Sky! AIR’s Sounds Elemental with Harvestworks
New York City
November 15-19, 2010
We’ve completed our first 2010 summer intensive focusing on “earth” with high marks from attendees, from “a remarkable opportunity to return to the wellspring of the craft” to “I found the Q&A with Amy O’Leary super valuable for thinking about the future of audio journalism and journalism in general.”
Grab one of 10 available slots for our second week-long immersion – this time the focus is on “sky.” It’s a unique way to treat yourself to a deep dive into unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story. The cost is $650. AIR members who are accepted are eligible for a stipend to help underwrite the cost of the intensive and travel to NYC.
Producers benefit from intensely individualized attention from renowned sound artists-teachers, NYC-based composers and performers Michael Schumacher, Hans Tammen (Harvestworks) and Brenda Hutchinson (AIR), plus New York Times new media editor Amy O’Leary.
> THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. <<
Learn more, and – most importantly – apply now: http://www.airmedia.org/PageInfo.php?CatID=5&PageID=562
To listen to previous work and to hear interviews from past Sounds Elemental participants, visit: http://www.airmedia.org/AIRblast/audio/AIRmuse_May09.mp3
I haven't done one of these, but it's free, and seems like a good opportunity to brush up on some tech knowledge. Check it out!
Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that we're hosting a free webinar for stay-at-home entrepreneurs, displaced journalists, seasoned academics, C-level corporate managers, retirees and others. It's called "10 Steps to a Tech-Savvy You." Think of it as a digital media makeover. It's happening August 5 at 2pm ET.
This webinar will outline the 10 steps — and critical websites, social networks and gear — to help you become more tech savvy. We're also offering a primer on how to manage information overload. As always, attendees will receive notes, worksheets and a list of recommended tools.
The 10 steps we're going to feature, as well as all of the resources, are essential to survive in our increasingly digital world. The webinar is produced by our training website Knowledgewebb (http://www.knowledgewebb.net), which has been featured on MSNBC, FOX and NPR as well as in Entrepreneur Magazine as the go-to website to learn digital skills. We hold a few free webinars a year with more than 500 participants — and we always run out of space because our sessions are so popular. More details, along with registration, are here:http://bit.ly/dd6Na6.
Amy L. Webb
CEO + Principal
Webbmedia Group, LLC
Main Office: 267-342-4300
International: +00 (1) 267-342-4300
Valuable workshop on file digitization offered at Bay Area Video Coalition on June 7. BAVC is a great organization and the workshop price is pretty reasonable for this important info. Details below.
Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
Presents a Workshop on Digital Preservation for Video
Monday, June 7, 2010
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at Bay Area Video Coaltion (BAVC) in San Francisco, CA
If content on analog videotape is to survive for the long term, the tapes must be digitized–moved from the unstable magnetic media on which the content is currently held, into the digital realm where–in theory–they can be preserved indefinitely and migrated forward as files rather than physical objects.
Digitization, however, means more than simply selecting a destination file format. It requires a series of decisions that will determine the long-term viability of files created–and thus of the valuable video content. Workshop topics include: basic digital file creation, preservation and access file formats and codecs, software, storage and trusted digital repositories, workflows for digitization, and technical and preservation metadata. In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large-scale digitization projects in order to understand real-world applications of principles introduced in the workshop.
Presenter: Linda Tadic consults and lectures in areas of digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, and metadata. She is Executive Director of the Audiovisual Archive Network (www.archivenetwork.org), and an adjunct professor in New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate degree program, teaching two core courses: Collection Management, and Access to Moving Image Collections. Ms. Tadic’s over 25 years experience working with and managing audiovisual, digital, and broadcasting collections includes the positions of Manager of the Digital Library at Home Box Office (HBO), and Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia. She is the past Director of Operations for ARTstor.
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco CA 94110
Workshop fee and registration:
$100 IMAP and BAVC members
$50 artists and students
Pre-payment is required with registration. Space is limited.
IMAP programs are supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and from individual contributions.
Two summer radio workshops offered by Rob Rosenthal, director of the radio program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and overall radio/sound guru. Details below. -Mia
PS: The Omega Institute is right in my neck of the woods so if you head this way, please drop me a line!
Maine Media Workshops
It's Rockport. It's Maine. It's beautiful. And, MMW fosters an incredible sense of community with photographers, videographers, and audio producers. Every one stays and eats and works on site. It's quite something. Here's a link: http://www.mainemedia.edu/instructors/multimedia/rob-rosenthal
Sound Works, A Radio Documentary Workshop
The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
I haven't been to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY but I hear great things about it. It's a center for wellness and personal development. It, too, as far as I know, is all-inclusive with attendees living and eating and working on campus. Here's the link to the workshop. http://eomega.org/omega/workshops/a61d1c13f7d2134ee0280d39251103c8/
Let me know if you have any questions. Please send far and wide if you would.
30 Spurwink Ave.
So. Portland ME 04106
Director, Radio Program
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
561 Congress Street
Portland ME 04101