• 2003
  • 89:30
  • USA / Canada

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Ways of Hearing

By Chris Brookes

It's not always easy to put aside the culturally-formed listening patterns we take for granted and hear radio in fresh ways. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 87:17
  • USA

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Into the Darkness: Presenting the 2004 TCF ShortDocs

By Adam Burke, Jude Fletcher, Hugh Levinson, Rick Moody & Jay Allison

For the 2004 ShortDocs Challenge, we asked producers to submit ideas for stories about "darkness." (more)

Intothedarkness_pidgey
  • 2004
  • 84:34
  • UK

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The Audible Picture Show

By Matt Hulse

Matt Hulse presents short audio works by a diverse range of inventive audio artists and filmmakers, created specifically for "a darkened cinema." (more)

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  • 2002
  • 83:00
  • USA

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Once Upon a Time . . . The End

By Alan Berliner, Gwen Macsai, Joe Richman & Robert Krulwich

So, you've got your assignment. You've done your research, you've collected your tape, and now it's time (oh god) to write. In this panel discussion, moderated by Robert Krulwich, we examine the Everest and K-2 of story telling: How to Begin and (assuming you can get past that one) How to End. (more)

Krulwich_web
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2006
  • 90:25
  • USA / Norway

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Radio Norway

By Kari Hesthamar

Kari Hesthamar demonstrates the distinctive sound of Norwegian radio features by playing and talking about some of the most important elements of her own work -- creating small films for listeners’ ears, capturing the true essence of a scene, and producing stories that come alive through the use of the present tense. (more)

Radionorway_pidgey
  • 2007
  • 81:34
  • USA

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She Launched Channel Zero

By Mendi and Keith Obadike

In a time when commercial interests continue to stake a claim to audiences’ attentions on the Internet, artists continue to explore the narrowcast as a vehicle for simultaneously cultivating an audience and developing a body of work. (more)

07conf
  • 2007
  • 76:44
  • USA

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Documenter and Documentee -- Part Two

By Joe Richman & Michele Norris

Documenting somebody else’s life is one of the hardest challenges producers face in their work. Over an extended period of time relationships intensify, stories often change drastically, and the line between personal and too personal blurs easily. (more)

07conf
  • 2010
  • 88:06
  • USA

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The Script Disappears

By Emily Botein, Jane Feltes, Dean Olsher & Julie Snyder

You’ve pitched your story; you’ve collected tape; you’ve gone through your edits; you’re ready to track. (more)

Script_all
  • 2007
  • 92:57
  • USA

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Getting to Yes: Perfecting Your Pitch -- Part One

By Steve Mencher, Peter Clowney, Jacob Conrad & Jane Feltes

In collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), this session addresses how to successfully pitch radio stories and series ideas to stations, networks, and other acquirers of independent work. (more)

07conf
  • 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
  • 2008
  • 89:41
  • USA

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Noah's "The Classics"

By Noah Adams

From CF and SD memory cards back to 24-track - with stops for MD, DAT, and cassette - Noah Adams rambles through 30 years of radio production, playing the stories that inspired his own work and that of countless others. (more)

08conf
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2006
  • 77:32
  • USA

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The Invisible Narrator

By Joe Richman

This session explores "found narration" - archival tape, interviews, audio diary entries - and sound that can all be used to perform the job of the narrator. What do you gain and what do you give up when you throw away the script? (more)

Invisiblenarrator_pidgey
  • 2005
  • 70:30
  • USA

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Ask Away

By Susan Stamberg

Susan Stamberg, who figures she's conducted some 30,000 interviews in her brief career, plays examples of smart, dumb, informed, innocent, and baggage-laden questions, and discusses how to decide when each is appropriate. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 71:27
  • USA

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Parachuting In

By Al Letson, Tina Antolini & Laura Starecheski

(aka: State of the Re:Union’s Secret Recipe for Serious Place-based Storytelling… in Practically No Time!) (more)

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