Audio Storytelling Workshop

Transom.org, an organization that I would characterize as an “audio thinktank”, has just announced a 3-week “traveling” workshop to be held in New York Aug 12-30, 2013. Applications to this workshop will be accepted up to April 30th. A website with additional information is: http://transom.org/?p=33839, or by clicking the image below:

This 3-week documentary workshop will be co-sponsored by Transom.org, The Bronx Documentary Center and the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. The class format will be:

Week 1: Participants will be introduced to folklore and oral history approaches. They will also identify potential story ideas for the following weeks.

Week 2: Audio Boot Camp. Participants will learn basic audio skills such as: using field recording gear, approaching and interviewing strangers, writing for radio, voicing narration, digital editing basics. Each student will produce a vox pop and a promo. Audio Boot Camp will be taught be Sarah P. Reynolds (an independent producer and regular Transom instructor).

Week 3: Audio Narrative. This week will build on the audio skills learned in Boot Camp and will focus on storytelling as well as field recording, interview techniques, multitrack editing, and script writing. Participants will produce a short broadcast-quality piece about a creative person. The Audio Narrative portion of the workshop will be taught by Rob Rosenthal (founder of Transom.org).

Transom’s intensive “boot camp” workshops typically run for 2 months, so this 3-week format is somewhat unusual. But the organization is experimenting with some shorter-format classes (such as two 1-week workshops for which, unfortunately, the registration deadlines have already past).

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