• 2008
  • 79:44
  • USA

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Neo-Futurism: The Joys (and Rewards) of Forced Creativity

By Greg Allen

Greg Allen, the creator of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind -- the show which has spawned nearly 10,000 short plays -- conducts a workshop on generating new material, exploring new forms, and beating writer's block. (more)

08conf
  • 2010
  • 91:58
  • USA

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Local Radio

By Dan Grech

Strong local radio doesn’t emerge from a moment of inspiration; it’s the product of repetition, experimentation, even failure. It’s about habit. (more)

7habits_grech
  • 2011
  • 27:08
  • USA

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The Auctioneer

By Ned Sublette

More than 20 years ago, musicologist Ned Sublette attended the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, and brought along his tape recorder. (more)

Auctioneer
  • 2008
  • 89:39
  • USA / Canada

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Listening Critically

By Ben Shapiro & James Wehmeyer

Art forms such as film, literature and even TV, generate rich bodies of critcal writing that push the boundaries of what creators do and why, and gives audiences new ways to appreciate the work. (more)

08conf
  • 2006
  • 79:47
  • USA

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Mission Possible: Finding Grants for Independent Productions

By Amie Miller

Nearly 68,000 foundations in the U.S. together give away more than $30 billion per year. So how can you get some of it? (more)

Missionpossilble_pidgey
  • 2012
  • 80:09
  • USA

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AuRa: The Chemistry of Sound

By Paolo Pietropaolo

Our digital age has catalyzed a kind of chemical reaction: the fission of radio into two related but distinct media, Audio and Radio. (more)

Conf12_aura2
  • 2006
  • 0:00
  • USA

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Bring Extra Batteries

By Rob Rosenthal

Attention new producers! Before heading out into the world with headphones on and mic facing forward, what do you need to know? Here's where you find out. (more)

Bringextra_pidgey
  • 2012
  • 72:20
  • USA

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Pitch Perfect: The Art of Editorial Persuasion (Day 2)

By Emily Botein

Now a bonafide Third Coast tradition... this session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story. (more)

Conf12_pitchp_moojsj
  • 2012
  • 63:19
  • USA

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Knock Knock: Introducing the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs

By Julie Shapiro, Sandor Weisz, Luke Eldridge, Adam Kampe, John Musto & Abby Wendle

In early 2012, Third Coast teamed up with the neighborhood-centric website EveryBlock, and issued a wide-open invitation to make radio. (more)

Conf12_sd_juliesandy
  • 2003
  • 92:07
  • USA

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The Music of Voices

By Ben Rubin

Creative sound projects are increasingly blurring the lines between radio, audio documentary, sound art, and music. (more)

Musicofvoices
  • 2007
  • 89:24
  • USA

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Options and Futures: Teenagers on the Radio -- Part Two

By Tatiana Harrison

Listen in as teen producers from around the country present a survey of their work, with bonus features: the sounds they love to listen to, with commentary on why, and tape that didn’t make the final cut in production, with commentary on why not. (more)

07conf
  • 2005
  • 72:49
  • USA

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The Future of Radio Is Now

By Czerina Patel, Elvia Bautista, Emily Lafond, Quincy Mosby & Samr "Rocky" Tayeh

Teenagers are making some of the most engaging radio out there! Their refreshing perspectives and creative techniques are lighting up the radio and signaling good things for the future sound of the airwaves. (more)

Youth3
  • 2005
  • 89:47
  • USA

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Sounds Loved and Sounds Lost

By Aaron Ximm

This session is: 1) A brief survey of field recording by that and other names, with an emphasis on non-pragmatic applications of recording technology such as musique concrete (last century) and phonography (this one); (more)

Aaronx_pidgey
  • 2008
  • 95:19
  • USA

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Perfect Pitch -- Part One

By Neenah Ellis, Bob Boilen, Jane Feltes & The Kitchen Sisters

Perfect your pitching skills and present your ideas to program producers and editors - or just listen in - as AIR (Association for Independents in Radio) pulls back the curtain to let us in on how stories make it to the airwaves. (more)

08conf
  • 2001
  • 87:39
  • USA

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Taking Risks in Radio

By Scott Carrier & Priya Ramu

Producing “outside the box” is a challenge to the formulaic landscape of public radio, whether you’re producing a sound art parody or poetic essay or a show bent on surprising its listeners. (more)

Pigeonplaceholder
  • 2010
  • 84:05
  • USA

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Out of Thin Air: Sound Design for Radio

By Steven Tilley

At its most exciting, radio is a completely immersive listening experience. (more)

Thinair_fri
  • 2005
  • 84:42
  • USA

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Radio Across Time Zones

By Julie Shapiro, Edwin Brys, Torey Malatia, Robyn Ravlich & Steve Wadhams

Radio transmissions are heard all over the world, from the largest urban centers to the smallest mountain villages. But what defines radio from a particular place, and what makes it different than radio from elsewhere? (more)

Ratz_sweb_pidgey
  • 2007
  • 75:34
  • USA / Germany

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Emancipation of Sound

By Peter Leonhard Braun

The established elements of Feature productions have been words, music, actualities, and effects. (more)

Plb
  • 2010
  • 77:06
  • USA

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Audio in Space

By Tim Halbur

Producing great audio experiences becomes challenging in entirely new ways when you go beyond the stereo field, and add the dimension of actual physical space (say, a person with an iPod in Central Park.) (more)

Halbur
  • 2005
  • 81:00
  • USA

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Music: A Force for Good (and Sometimes Evil)

By Jad Abumrad

Radio makers have many techniques at their disposal for crafting each story they tell, including one in particular that gets used and abused more than any other: scoring. (more)

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