Sundance Institute Panel discussion on the power of docs, Tuesday, Nov 13, 7:30pm, IFC Center, NYC

Tickets are $16.50. -Mia

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Please join Sundance Institute at Doc NYC for a panel discussion on the power of documentary film.

Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
IFC Center, NYC

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program, journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian leads a conversation with Sundance DFP Director Cara Mertes and three prominent DFP supported filmmakers. Each will share a sneak peak of clips from their highly anticipated new films and discuss the power  of non-fiction storytelling in the 21st century.

Moderator: Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian)
Jehane Noujaim (Rafea: Solar Mama)
Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda—upcoming documentary)
Jeremy Scahill (Dirty Wars—upcoming documentary)
Cara Mertes. Director, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.

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Another Soup to Nuts date Dec 1 and 2

From Claire Schoen – another Soup-to-Nuts date added for December. Details below. -Mia

I got a good response to my Soup-to-Nuts class offering for November. So I've opened a second section on the weekend of December 1&2 for those who couldn't get into the November class.

But… I still have a couple of spots in this December 1&2 class.
Please get in touch with me if you are interested in signing up. And please feel free to pass this on to anyone else you think might be interested.

Claire Schoen

Here's the scoop:

"From Soup to Nuts"

A 2-day intensive


documentary radio production

offered in the San Francisco Bay Area


This seminar will be held December 1 & 2, 2012.

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 documentary-style radio piece. 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 25 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 the SEJ, NFCB, Gracie, Clarion, PASS and New York International Festival. She has also shared in both a Peabody and a DuPont-Columbia award.


Claire has taught documentary radio production at U.C.

Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, AIR's mentorship program, the Third Coast Festival Conference and other venues.


To Register:

Contact Claire Schoen    510-882-6164

Narrative 30 Below–Final Week to Enter

For you youngsters 🙂

Final Week to Enter.

This year’s 30 Below is open to all young poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, photographers, graphic artists, filmmakers, and performers between eighteen and thirty years old.

$1,500 First Prize
$750 Second Prize
$300 Third Prize
Ten finalists receive $100 each.

See the Guidelines. Read prior winners.

All entries will be considered for publication.

We're looking for poems, short stories, short shorts, essays, memoirs, photo essays, audio and video stories, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction.

Once each year we call especially on young writers and artists, and we hope to share your best work with our audience of more than 140,000 readers.

We are committed to paying our authors, to providing excellent editorial support, and to encouraging a wide audience for good writing.

And It’s Free.  

Marketplace LA is looking for an intern, application deadline Dec 3

Marketplace in Los Angeles has this part-time PAID internship. I bet they take your freelance pitches when you're done! Application deadline Dec 3. Details and links below. -Mia


Date: October 24, 2012

Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable, or network television. To check out information about the program, go to:

Marketplace has an excellent internship opportunity for students and recent grads who have an active interest in journalism. Marketplace Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis ($10/hr). This is a minimum 15 hour a week internship and will work through the 2013 spring semester (January through May).

Internal and External Applicants:
For a complete job description and to apply online, please follow this link:

Company: American Public Media
Job Title: Intern, Marketplace
Job #: 508-13

American Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage candidates with a diversity of life experiences to apply.

Enrich your mind. Build your community. Expand your career.

Call for Submissions – Strange Beauty

The Strange Beauty Film Festival in Durham, NC put out this call for audio-only submissions. More info on the website for you film folks. Cool opportunity. Details below. -Mia


Call for Entries – Aural Fixation at Strange Beauty Film Festival (Durham, NC)
Deadline: Nov 15, 2012

Aural Fixation, an audio-only portion of the Strange Beauty Film Festival, is currently accepting audio work of any shape or form with a running time of 30 minutes or less. Pieces in the 90 second to 5 minute range are encouraged. The only requirement is that the work be strangely beautiful and/or beautifully strange. We are looking for stuff that strikes a chord, has an emotional impact, makes us think. If you feel your piece fits the bill, it probably does. We can't wait to hear it.

Previous broadcast history is of no concern. Audio work/sound art of any type/content is welcome, such as narrated, verite, soundscapes, raw tape, excerpts, scenes, sound or audio "moments," found tape, experimental, audio theater, and creative radio work (to name a few). Music may also be a good fit for Aural Fixation if it relies very heavily on recorded sound over musical instruments.

The deadline is November 15, 2012, entry fee is $5.

The festival will be held January 24-26, 2013 at Manbites Dog Theater in gritty Durham, North Carolina.

More information and entry form are available at our web site:

Monocle Radio is looking for election stories. WILL PAY

Great opportunity from UK-based Monocle Radio. Contact Katie Bilboa: More details below! -Mia

We’re just ramping up our coverage ahead of the US elections and there

are a couple of things we’d like to do but which I so far haven’t
found freelancers for:

1.I’m looking to commission someone in Vegas to do a package for us
about the prolific number of campaign TV ads there

2.We’re looking for someone who can do a package for us looking behind
the scenes at the key figures in Romney’s proposed administration

3.We’re also looking two commission three or four very short reports
from places which have interesting / quirky other things on their
ballots – I’m looking for suggestions from across the US

Fee for rough cut package: Ł250. Short report fee will vary depending
on what we agree to commission.

Mashup Contest! Win a Free SoundCloud Pro account

A fun (and FAST) contest from Pop Up Archive and SoundCloud. Details below. -Mia


I'm writing on behalf of Pop Up Archive, an organization dedicated to helping organize and preserve oral history, broadcast audio, and related media. It was great to meet some of you at Third Coast.

We're doing a funky mashup contest with SoundCloud and we'd love to have you (or anyone you know) participate. You can submit practically anything — more on that here:

The contest is a quick one — we're not expecting you to sink much time on it. Submissions are limited to three minutes. It's an opportunity to put archival audio to use — and a great chance to scoop up a SoundCloud Pro account (a 250€ value).

Sample audio building blocks — — consist of archival material from this year's SoundCloud Community Fellows. The contest is currently scheduled to end Wednesday, October 24th, though it might be extended.

Don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions, and pass this on to anyone who'd be interested!

Anne & Bailey

America Abroad Seeking Africa Reporters

Are any of you FC folks in Africa? Or have appropriate tape lying around from a past trip? America Abroad Media has been doing some great work:


America Abroad is currently seeking reporters/pitches for our upcoming program on the growth of extremism in Africa. In particular, we're looking to examine Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Boko Haram, MUJAO, and the countries where these groups are active.

Any and all suggestions are welcome, please send pitches (and previous work samples) to

A.C. Valdez

Remix Contest from the Free Music Archive & Prelinger Archives

Create a mashup, win an ipad. More fun from the Free Music Archive. Details below! -mia

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 Video Mashup Contest With Prelinger Archives

Contest Video

Have you ever thought music from the Free Music Archive would pair nicely with all that great retro video ephemera in the Prelinger Archives? Here's your chance to show your vision in a contest we're calling "The Past Re-imagined As The Future." Enter before Nov. 4th and help us explore the possibilities of open digital archives.

Visit our contest portal for a fun how-to video, information about our winners screening at Anthology, pictures of our dashing panel of judges, and questions that are frequently asked. Two winners will receive an iThing! Plus, there's always the added prize that if you spend enough hours watching old timey videos, you just might find your 20's doppelganger.  — Andrea



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Third Sound Bank Grant Scheme Now Open For Submissions

Grants for creative media from In the Dark. Sweet! -Mia

Patrons of Sound Bank 3:

Jane Ray


Plus income from "Friends of In The Dark"


The Third Sound Bank is Open To Submissions!

In The Dark is very pleased to announce the launch of the third Sound Bank Grant Scheme, an international fund for adventurous audio.

The Sound Bank scheme is offering funding of between £500 and £1500 towards the production of new audio pieces of 3 to 15 minutes duration each. The fund is open to first-time producers and students, migrants from other arts and media as well as experienced radio professionals seeking the opportunity to attempt something bold and adventurous.

To read more and to find out how to submit a proposal, click here >>

To hear the work of previous grant winners, click here >>


We look forward to supporting some more great audio!

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