Category Archives: Workshops

Transom Story Workshop spring session, application deadline Jan 2

I heard phenomenal things about this radio training workshop offered by the folks at Transom in Woods Hole, MA. The deadline for their spring session is Jan 2. If you want to learn radio storytelling with the best of the best, check this out!

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* NEW SHOW: Transom Story Workshop – Class of Fall 2011 *

For seven weeks, students from all over the US (plus Canada and Australia) came to Woods Hole to immerse themselves in radio. They were led by Rob Rosenthal, with help from all of us at Transom, WCAI, and visiting friends–Ira Glass, John Barth, Kelly McEvers, and many others. They were beginners when they arrived, some with no experience at all, but they all left with completed radio pieces good enough for broadcast on our station and nationally.

They lived and ate together. They worked on their stories until dawn. They actually looked different when they left, filled with new energy. They were a wonderful, coherent, lively group of people and we loved having them here on Cape Cod. Audiences are already benefitting from the stories they told. We hope you'll drop by Transom to read about their experiences, listen to some of their work, and ask them questions.

http://transom.org/?p=21825

And, by the way, the application deadline for the Spring Session (April-May 2012) is January 2nd.
http://transom.org/?p=21642

Drop over any time,

Jay Allison
Atlantic Public Media
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
www.transom.org

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Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma FREE workshop – covering youth violence, Philly 12/9-10

Columbia's Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is hosting a FREE workshop on youth violence, Dec 9-10 in Philadelphia. Deadline to register is Nov 23. Details here and below.

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On behalf of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, I invite you to participate in a special workshop on covering youth violence, being held on December 9 & 10 in Philadelphia.

Even as crime rates hit record lows in cities across the country, gun homicides, gang violence and dating abuse among young people remain stunningly high. Last year, there were more than 4,000 violent incidents in Philadelphia's schools, the majority of them involving students not yet in high school.

Youth violence represents a serious public health problem for all communities. It challenges health professionals and educators, law enforcement and courts, community organizations and government agencies.  It also challenges news professionals, whether health and education reporters, cops and court reporters, feature writers, investigative reporters or journalists covering schools, families and neighborhoods. To help journalists and news organizations in the greater Philadelphia area strengthen their coverage of this crucial public health issue, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma based at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is presenting a two-day workshop: “Getting it Right: Reporting on Youth Violence.”

The workshop, supported with funding from the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and additional support from the Stoneleigh Foundation, will take place at WHYY in Philadelphia. It will feature a range of local and national mental health and policy experts, award-winning journalists and violence prevention advocates. It will include background briefings as well as specialized reporting skills training to enhance journalists’ capacity to report on youth violence knowledgeably, ethically and effectively.

The workshop is open to working reporters, editors, photographers, producers or bloggers for print, broadcast or online media based in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Staff, contract and freelance journalists are eligible.

The registration deadline is November 23, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST. More information can be found at bit.ly/dartcenteryouthviolence


I hope you’ll register for this FREE workshop. I also hope you will pass along this invitation to colleagues.


Best,

Bruce Shapiro



Bruce Shapiro
Executive Director
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

work: 212.854.8056

cell: 203.843.4390

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KDMC’s New Digital Storytelling Workshop

Hey folks. KDMC is offering up a new workshop this winter – looks like a great one! I attended one of their trainings a few years ago and am happy to answer any questions.
Best,
Mia

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We've got an exciting new workshop that merges the best of our Multimedia Storytelling Workshop and our Web 2.0 Tools for Journalists training. The Digital Storytelling Workshop is packed with sessions on the latest skills needed to create content suited to every platform and channel.

Knight Digital Media Center Digital Storytelling Workshops 

December 11-16, 2011 & January 8-13, 2012

The Digital Storytelling Workshop offers intensive training that covers all aspects of multimedia news production from basic storyboarding to hands-on instruction with hardware and software for production of multimedia stories. Fellows will work on structured training assignments to learn skills for multi-element stories and then apply new skills to a story for his or her publication. 


Training includes:

• Video and audio recording and editing in Final Cut X

• Photojournalism basics including use of Photoshop

• Voice coaching for narration or stand-ups and reporter debriefs

• HTML basics

• Creating interactive charts, graphs and maps to visualize data

• Mobile reporting for breaking news

• Social media and community engagement


Mobile session will use smart phones (Android or Apple) but phones will not be provided. Please bring yours to the workshop.


WHO SHOULD APPLY: Professional print, TV/radio broadcast and web journalists who want to develop multimedia skills to support their publication’s web publishing effort.


December 11-16, 2011 Digital Storytelling workshop applications must be received by November 7, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

January 8-13, 2012 Digital Storytelling workshop applications must be received by November 28, 2011 at 11:59 p.m PST.


Both workshops will be held at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism 


COST: The fellowship covers all lodging, meals, and instruction costs. Cost of travel to the workshop must be paid by the applicant’s news organization.


Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the workshop and the application process can be found on our FAQ page http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/training/faq. If your question is not addressed on that page, contact Lanita Pace-Hinton, director of the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley. She can be reached at pacel@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-7429.

 

*Organizational investment commitment required as a part of application

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upcoming Digital Audio storytelling workshops in Rhinebeck, NY

Hey folks. I'm teaching a couple audio workshops in the next month here in the Hudson Valley: a 3-hour intro to digital audio storytelling on Sunday Nov. 6, and a 4-week mini-course in which I'll help attendees produce a short audio piece from beginning to end – Wednesday evenings from Oct. 19 – Nov. 9.

All classes are held at Wing and Clover – 22 East Market Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572 [map](845) 876-1035

Come enjoy the fall colors and enhance your audio skills 🙂 Drop me a line if you have any questions, and spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested!

More info below and at http://wingandclover.com/?page_id=5.
Best,
Mia

From Concept to Completion: Audio Storytelling in the Public Radio Style

Are you obsessed with NPR? Do you have a story you’ve always wanted to tell with sound? In this 4-part series we’ll cover all the steps to creating a digital audio story including recording, editing, mixing, and writing for the ear. Come to the first class with an idea, and I’ll help you turn it into into a completed audio project that you can burn onto a CD, post on your website or Facebook, or email to your family and friends. Equipment is provided but individual laptops and/or recording equipment are welcome. The workshop will break down as follows: class 1-conceptualizing an audio piece and tools of the trade; class 2- recording and interviewing; class 3- editing and mixing; class 4- critique, resources, distribution.

Wednesdays, October 19, 26 & November 2, 9, 6:00-8:00

$150 ages: 14- adult

Intro to Digital Audio Storytelling

Stories are best told by the people who live them. In this workshop you will learn basic digital audio recording and editing to produce public-radio-style features, oral histories, and other sound-rich documentaries. Together, 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.

Sunday, November 6, 1:00-4:00

$60 ages: 14- adult

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Soup-to-Nuts radio how to workshop in Bay Area, Oct 15-16

The fabulous Claire Schoen is offering her radio how-to class again – once in Berkeley in Oct and again in Durham, NC in November. Details below!
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Award-winning, documentary radio producer Claire Schoen will be teaching her "Soup-to-Nuts class again at her studio in Berkeley, California over the weekend of October 15/16. It will be offered this time under the auspices of Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, but it is essentially the same class that she usually teaches. She will also be offering it as a 3-day class November 3-6 in Durham, North Carolina on Duke's campus.

You can sign up for either of these classes at this url:
http://www.asaponlinereg.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=500

Also, you might want to check out Claire's website and listen to some of her work at www.claireschoenmedia.com.

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The Center for Documentary Studies presents:

"From Soup to Nuts"

A 2-day intensive on documentary radio production

October 15&16, 2011

Logistics:
Where: Berkeley CA
Class runs from 10am to 5:30 pm each day.
Class size is limited to 8 students


The Course:

Through lectures, group discussion, Q & A, written handouts, and lots of audio demos, this two-day class will explore the ins and outs of creating a long-form radio documentary. Designed to meet the needs of mid-level producers, this seminar will also be accessible to individuals who have little or no experience in radio production.

 

Compelling audio

documentary incorporates a creative weave of elements including narration, interviews, music, vérité scenes, character portraits, dramatizations, performances, archival tape, and ambience beds. Students learn how these elements serve to paint a picture in sound.

 

Emphasis will

be put on the production process. To this end, the class will examine the steps of concept development, research, pre-production, recording techniques, interviewing, writing, organizing tape, scripting, editing and mixing required to create an audio documentary.

 

Most importantly, we will focus on the art of storytelling. We will discuss dramatic structure, taking the listener through introduction, development and resolution of a story. And we will explore how character development brings the listener to the heart of the story.

 

The Teacher:

Claire Schoen is a media producer, with a special focus on documentary radio. As a producer/director, she has created over 20 long-form radio documentaries and several documentary films, as well as numerous short works. As a sound designer she has recorded, edited and mixed sound for film, video, radio, webstory, museums and theater productions. Her radio documentaries have garnered numerous awards including NFCB Golden and Silver reels, two Gracies, two Clarion awards. a PASS award and a New York International Festival Silver. She has also shared in both a Peabody and a DuPont-Columbia.


Claire has taught documentary radio production at numerous venues including U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, the Third Coast Festival Conference, AIR’s mentorship program and the CDS Summer Institute at Duke.

 

To Register:

http://www.asaponlinereg.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=500

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Digital preservation workshop for Videotape – NYC, June 6

Interesting workshop for you NYC folks.
-mia

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Please share – for people who might be interested in videotape preservation.  
Linda Tadic, the trainer, is well-established as an expert and teacher in video preservation.

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
Presents a Workshop on
Digital Preservation for Videotape
Co-sponsored by The New York Metropolitan Library Council (METRO)

Monday, June 6, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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.

Workshop location:
METRO Training Center (4th Floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 228-2320

Workshop fee and registration
$100 IMAP and METRO members
$150 non-members
$50 artists and students
Pre-payment is required with registration. Space is limited.

REGISTER AT:
http://www.metro.org/en/cev/76
INQUIRIES:
imap@imappreserve.org

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EMPAC – Summer Workshops in Music and Audio

Very cool stuff going on at this place. See below for two upcoming workshops.
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EMPAC

EMPAC

Composer Hans Tutschku in residence at EMPAC – photo by Natt Phenjati

EMPAC – the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY – offers two unique one-week workshops this summer, each suited for advanced undergrads, graduate students, and professionals:

Composing for Large Scale Multi-Channel Loudspeaker Environments offers the opportunity to work in a very large 24-channel speaker set-up plus two “smaller” rigs (16 and 8 channels) while studying with Hans Tutschku (Harvard), one of the foremost composers for such configurations. This is a workshop with an emphasis on hands-on work, as well as discussion of participants’ pieces, aesthetics, and technology. June 5 – 10, 2011

Physical Modeling for Digital Audio Workstation Plug-ins is your chance to get an introduction on using computers to generate physical models of analog audio circuits with plug-in guru David Amels (Bomb Factory) as instructor. Participants will work together to reverse engineer and model the Shure Level-Loc (limiter/compressor unit) with a Shure SM57 microphone attached – and then integrate it as functional VST plug-in. The best way to learn with an expert in the field! July 18 – 23, 2011

For more information: http://empac.rpi.edu/workshops/

 


EMPAC 2010-2011 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions

EMPAC Box Office:
518.276.3921

Plan your visit to EMPAC! Get directions, maps, parking info, and a visitors guide.

Our mailing address is:

EMPAC

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street

Troy, NY 12180

Add us to your address book

Copyright © 2011 EMPAC
All rights reserved.

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Kitchen Sisters Interviewing & Recording Workshop, March 31, SF

Learn from one of the best in the biz in this audio workshop. Details below.
-mia

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Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters is conducting another basic recording and interviewing workshop in San Francisco on Thursday, March 31 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The three-hour workshop is for people who want to acquire and hone their skills for an array of projects–radio, online storytelling, oral histories, audio slide shows, family histories, and other multimedia endeavors.

We will cover miking techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to listen (which is harder than it looks), how to use interviews in conjunction with images, field recording techniques, recording equipment and more. The workshop is customized to fit the projects you are working on.

People who attend come from radio, film, multimedia, newspapers, photography, oral history, historical societies, farms, music, writing, libraries, archives, web design and beyond. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made.

The fee is $115. Of course, there will be a snack. The workshops are held in Francis Coppola's historic Zoetrope building in North Beach at 916 Kearny Street (at the corner of Columbus).

If you, or someone you know is interested, email kitchen@kitchensisters.org.

See you there,

The Kitchen Sisters

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“From Soup to Nuts” 2-day intensive on documentary radio production, Berkeley, March 26-27

The lovely and talented Claire Schoen is once again offering her “Soup to Nuts” training on documentary radio production. Bay Area folks – you don’t want to miss this! Details below.
-Mia

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“From Soup to Nuts”

A 2-day intensive

on documentary radio production

offered in the San Francisco Bay Area

Logistics:

This seminar will be held March 26 and 27, 2011.

Each day’s class will run from 10 am to 5:30 pm,

including 6 hours of class work, plus lunch and breaks.

It will be held at Claire’s studio in Berkeley, California

Class will be limited to 8 students.

The cost of the 2-day seminar is $250.

The Course:

Through lectures, group discussion, Q & A, written handouts, and lots of audio demos, this two-day class will explore the ins and outs of creating a long-form radio documentary. Designed to meet the needs of mid-level producers, this seminar will also be accessible to individuals who have little or no experience in radio production.

Compelling audio documentary incorporates a creative weave of elements including narration, interviews, music, vérité scenes, character portraits, dramatizations, performances, archival tape and ambience beds. Students learn how these elements serve to paint a picture in sound.

Emphasis will be put on the production process. To this end, the class will examine the steps of concept development, research, pre-production, recording techniques, interviewing, writing, organizing tape, scripting, editing and mixing required to create an audio documentary.

Most importantly, we will focus on the art of storytelling. We will discuss dramatic structure, taking the listener through introduction, development and resolution of a story. And we will explore how character development brings the listener to the heart of the story.

The Teacher:

Claire Schoen is a media producer, with a special focus on documentary radio. As a producer/director, she has created over 20 long-form radio documentaries and several documentary films, as well as numerous short works. As a sound designer she has recorded, edited and mixed sound for film, video, radio, webstory, museums and theater productions. Her radio documentaries have garnered numerous awards including NFCB Golden and Silver Reels, two Gracies, two Clarion awards, a PASS and a New York International Festival Silver. She has also shared in both a Peabody and a DuPont-Columbia.

Claire has taught documentary radio scriptwriting and production at numerous venues including U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, Third Coast Audio Festival Conferences and AIR’s mentorship program.

To Register:

Contact Claire Schoen

cschoen@earthlink.net 510-540-5106 www.claireschoenmedia.com

pdf iconStoN’s Flier (March 2011).pdf

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Personal Essay Class at the Grotto, 3 evenings in sept/oct

Super-talented FC member and writer extraordinaire Chris Colin will be teaching a personal essay class at the Grotto this fall. You don’t want to miss this opportunity. Details below.
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Fall Writing Classes at the Grotto Now Enrolling

The Personal Essay, for Publication

Instructor: Chris Colin
Contact: chris@chriscolin.com
Number of sessions: 3
Meeting times: Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30; Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5
Course fee: $175

I like sandwiches. My fridge is sticky. Dad wore a beard. Our lives are full of banal but vital little bits, and god knows we should get more of them on paper. But spinning those bits into a publishable personal essay — the kind enjoyed by people other than our mothers — requires a specific and sometimes counterintuitive approach. This three-week workshop will help anyone from absolute beginners to practiced writers onto this path.

We will dissect the many approaches to a successful personal essay, from the straightforward to the unconventional. There will be reading, there will be writing. Did you spend six months on a desert island, sending smoke signals and gnawing porcupine? Cool, we’ll get you writing about it. But incredible personal histories are absolutely unrequired for this course, and for this genre. Some of the most memorable and affecting essays come from the most ordinary experiences, the most perceptive and polished from people who’d never picked up a pen before.

No need to arrive with a draft already written, but be prepared to write — and eventually workshop — over the duration of the class. Note: Class limited to 12 students.

Instructor bio: Chris Colin is the award-winning author of What Really Happened to the Class of ’93, and a former Salon.com editor. His essays have been published in the New York Times Magazine and other sections of the paper, as well as several anthologies. He’s also written for Mother Jones, Smithsonian, Men’s Journal, Conde Nast Portfolio, McSweeney’s, the New York Observer, San Francisco magazine, Women’s Health magazine, 7×7 and other publications, and was the longtime “On the Job” columnist for SFGate. http://www.chriscolin.com

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