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By 2007.04.07 tags: , , . 2 Comments»

The fine folks at Duke’s Ctr for Doc Studies asked me to compile a short list of resources for learning radio. It was for some workshops I did at their annual Documentary Happening. This is the list…


Hearing Voices- Learn Radio LinksHere are the reading/hearings/viewings. The most important are the top two Must and Should categories. Those just starting should know the Basics. Those already producing should have the Tools. And finally, for those w/ lotsa time and interest, there’s a few of the many hours worth listening to from Third Coast Sessions.Radio is a mix of skills: interviewing, writing, editing, storytelling, mixing. Some of the links below are how-to’s; others are more inspirational than instructional.

–>MUST SEE/READ: Watch Ira’s training vid, read Jeff’s ProTools primer. These are two concise yet comprehensive production guides…

Ira Glass- Current TV: Storytelling (15min video):
http://www.current.tv/studio/survivalguide/?section=storytelling&sub1=interviews&sub2=glass

Jeff Towne- Transom Tools: A Beginners Guide to Pro Tools (primer):
http://www.transom.org/tools/editing_mixing/200610_guide_to_pro_tools/

–>SHOULD READ- TRANSOM REVIEWS: Transom.org Guests’ posts are littered with pubradio insight. Here’s some of my favorite excerpts from their discussions…

Larry Massett- In Search of Aliens (online discussion)
http://www.transom.org/guests/review/200203.review.massett.html

Robert Krulwich- Why I Love Radio (online discussion)
http://www.transom.org/guests/review/200211.review.krulwich.html

Scott Carrier- Running After Antelope (online discussion)
http://www.transom.org/guests/review/200104.review.scarrier.html

Nancy Updike- Better Writing Through Radio (online discussion)
http://www.transom.org/guests/review/200601_nancy_updike/

–>BASICS: Some stripped down primers on pubradio production (a couple written for kids)…

Sound Portraits- Record Your Own Radio Documentary (primer)
http://www.soundportraits.org/education/how_to_record/

Radio Diaries- Teen Reporter’s Handbook (primer)
http://radiodiaries.org/makeyourown.html

Stories1st- How To Produce A Doc- Part 1 & Part 2

This American Life- How To Get On (submission guidelines)
http://thislife.org/pages/faq_extras/howtogeton.html

Transom: Tools: Katie Davis- Shout Out! A Kid’s Guide to Recording Stories (primer)
http://www.transom.org/tools/basics/200501.shoutout.kdavis.html

–>TOOLS: Send (ftp) files for broadcast as uncompressed .wav or encoded .mp2 — do not broadcast or produce w/ mp3s if possible; use mp3 for audition only…

PRX- Member Tools; free mp2 encoder & FTP clents (software)
http://wiki.prx.org/display/HELP/encode+and+upload

Apple- iTunes; a great soundfile format converter & soundfile organizer (software)
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

AIR (Assoc. of Independents in Radio)- Pitch Page (submission guidelines)
http://www.airmedia.org/PageInfo.php?PageID=21

–>THIRD COAST SESSIONS: The annual 3rdCoast Conference is, from a producer pov, da bomb. Listen to a few of my fave hours from past confs…

Nancy Updike- Die, Mediocrity, Die! (1 hr conference session audio)
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/annual_conference_2006_sessions.asp#diemediocritydie

David Kestenbaum- Explaining the World in Four Minutes (1 hr conference session audio)
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/annual_conference_2005.asp#id16

Robert Krulwich- These are a Few of My Favorite Things (1 hr conference session audio)
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/annual_conference_2006_sessions.asp#favoritethings

Chris Brookes- Ways of Hearing (1 hr conference session audio)
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/annual_conference_2003_sessions.asp#id11

Joe Richman- The Invisible Narrator (1 hr conference session audio)
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/annual_conference_2006_sessions.asp#invisiblenarrator

links last checked 2007.01.20


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