• 2007
  • 78:02
  • USA

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Stand Tall

By Elizabeth Arnold

The best "real time" radio sounds live and spontaneous, but requires forethought and structure. This session focuses on how  to do "stand up" in the field -- what works and what doesn't. (more)

07conf
  • 2003
  • 119:26
  • USA

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Seeing Sound

By Joe Frank, Walter Murch, Randy Thom & The Kitchen Sisters

Sound editor Walter Murch (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), sound designer Randy Thom (The Right Stuff, The Thin Blue Line), and radio artist Joe Frank deconstruct excerpts from their work... (more)

Seeingsound_web
  • 2007
  • 89:10
  • USA

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Greenberger and Greenberg: On Story and Music

By David Greenberger & Mark Greenberg

Beyond being atmospheric and scene setting, music can play an active role in audio pieces. David Greenberger has worked with a wide range of musicians and composers for his radio monologues, which are adapted from conversations he has with the elderly. (more)

07conf
  • 2014
  • 92:26
  • USA

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Three Shows/Three Techniques

By Alix Spiegel

NPR reporter Alix Spiegel incites a riot among audio producers... in praise of stealing others' storytelling techniques and adapting them to create a style of one's very own. (more)

Tc2014sat-128
  • 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
  • 2001
  • 63:27
  • USA

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D.I.Y. Radio

By Joe Richman

Do it yourself! This session is geared toward non-professionals and young people who want to learn more about telling stories for radio. (more)

Joerichman
  • 2012
  • 71:52
  • USA

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Own Your Thing (Day 2)

By John Barth, Martina Castro, Roman Mars & Francesca Panetta

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways. (more)

Conf12_oyt_rm
  • 2008
  • 80:55
  • USA

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College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part One

By Beverly Mire, Noe Cuellar, Lydia Hahn, Pendarvis Harshaw & Prudent Nsengiyumva

All around the country college students are asking for and receiving new courses that teach audio production. They're intent on finishing college with multi-media skills, and, lucky for us, they want to help shape the future of documentary audio. (more)

08conf
  • 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
  • 2006
  • 81:14
  • USA

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Presenting the 2006 TCF ShortDocs: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story

By Julie Shapiro, Matt Madden, Sasha Aslanian, Zoe Irvine, Carma Jolly & Jill Dorothy Summers

For the 2006 ShortDocs Challenge, the Third Coast was inspired by and collaborated with cartoonist and illustrator Matt Madden. (more)

99ways_mmjs
  • 2010
  • 95:39
  • USA

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Small + Big = Dynamite

By Berit Hedemann

Back in 2009, one German documentary won both of Europe’s most coveted radio prizes – the Prix Italia and the Prix Europa. (more)

Small_big
  • 2010
  • 76:28
  • USA

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Presenting the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs - Book Odds

By Julie Shapiro, The Books, Niall Farrell, Matt Purdy, Andrea Silenzi & Frances Willick

In early 2010, the Third Coast teamed up with the incomparable pop / indie / experiemental band The Books, and issued an open invitation to make radio. (more)

Shortdocs_jsbooks
  • 2004
  • 84:25
  • USA

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Image as Metaphor

By Nubar Alexanian, Sharon Ball, Sherre DeLys & Sandy Tolan

Do metaphors inherently deepen a story? Can using metaphors be more effective than revealing direct facts and information about a subject? (more)

Image_pidgey
  • 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
  • 80:32
  • USA

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Mastering the Grill: Why Some Interviews Go Up in Smoke

By Brooke Gladstone

Some respond to praise, others to badgering, some the frontal assault, others when you sneak up from behind. Brooke Gladstone offers a few interrogation tips (and some audio examples) on how to get your guests to crack and make them like it. (more)

08conf
  • 2012
  • 75:09
  • USA

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Whose Story Is It?

By Kelly McBride, Alex Kotlowitz & Matt Thompson

Over the past year, we've seen several major scandals cutting to the heart of journalistic and documentary ethics. (more)

Conf12_whosestory
  • 2013
  • 2:30
  • EGYPT

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From Sweet Appetite to a Healthy Appetite

By Yomna Khallaf

If you want to be healthy and fit, you must well inform your appetite. (more)

Sd13_khallaf_sweet
  • 2007
  • 92:25
  • USA / Canada

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Secrets, Whispers, and Lies: Crafting a Personal Documentary

By Neil Sandell

Everyone’s telling their story these days –- in blogs, podcasts, on YouTube. But what makes one story a yawn or self-indulgent and another one compelling? How do you tell a personal story as a radio documentary? (more)

07conf
  • 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
  • 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)

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