• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2012
  • 85:33
  • USA

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How to Rock the Funky Story

By Glynn Washington

Here’s a conversation about the essence of story. Any story. (more)

Conf12_funky
  • 2008
  • 85:40
  • USA

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Approaching Approaches

By Alessandro Bosetti

Alessandro Bosetti talks of the tremors felt while approaching somebody else's life with a microphone in-hand, when fears of exploitation combine with implacable curiosity and the possibility that neither you nor your interviewee will understand each other's intentions. (more)

08conf
  • 2007
  • 87:29
  • USA

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Getting to Yes: Perfecting Your Pitch -- Part Two

By Steve Mencher, Andrea de Leon, David Krasnow & Jacqui Gales Webb

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
  • 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
  • 2007
  • 81:58
  • USA

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In Praise of the Sandbox

By Jay Allison

What inspires those who inspire us? Seasoned producer Jay Allison shares work that inspired him a long time ago and inspires him today, work that contains a healthy measure of invention and play -- key ingredients of creativity, even in a serious world. (more)

07conf
  • 2005
  • 82:10
  • USA

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Podcasting: Believe the Hype

By Tod Maffin & Benjamen Walker

Join podcast pioneers and radio producers Benjamen Walker and Tod Maffin to discover how podcasting, in less than one year, changed broadcasting forever. (more)

Podcasting_pidgey
  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • USA

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All You Need is a Wall (or at least one good idea...)

By Catie Talarski

Producer Catie Talarski and her eleven-year-old brother get to work creating their annual Thirdcoast Shortdoc. (more)

Bo_wall_goodidea__talarski
  • 2006
  • 77:02
  • USA

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Sources, Correspondents, Fixers: Making Radio With Bloggers

By Brendan Greeley

Millions of bloggers write every day about their own towns, industries, and lives. As a radio producer you can work with a nation -- a world – of storytellers to find out about everything from French politics to knitting habits in Iowa. (more)

Bloggers_pidgey
  • 2004
  • 81:08
  • USA

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Gen Next: Youth Producers Share Their Work - Part Two

By Cindy Carpien

It’s common enough to learn about youth culture through the observations of experts and adults, but so much more intriguing to hear it straight from the hearts and minds of the teenagers navigating through their own worlds. (more)

Youthsatall_pidgey
  • 2013
  • 2:57
  • USA

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Selling Sweet and Salty

By Alex Grant & Andy Erickson

How does light, sound and language change the perception of food? (more)

Sd13_grant
  • 2003
  • 92:58
  • USA

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Sound Seizing: Recording in the Real World

By Michael Johnson

After a long day of taping in the field, have you ever felt that you failed to capture the true essence of your location? (more)

Seizingsound_web
  • 2010
  • 88:19
  • USA

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Beyond the Frontlines

By Jamie Tarabay

News correspondent Jamie Tarabay spent much of the past decade reporting from some of the world's most high-profile conflict zones, including two years as NPR's Baghdad bureau chief. (more)

Beyondthefrontlines
  • 2010
  • 74:51
  • USA

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Oscar, Shmoscar! (Friday)

By Gwen Macsai, Laurence Grissell, Virginia Millington, Sofia Saldanha & Shea Shackelford

Who needs the Academy Awards when you have the Third Coasties? (more)

Oscars_macsai
  • 2010
  • 85:31
  • USA

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The Mysterious Production

By Andrew Bird & Jay Ryan

To mark ten amazing years of celebrating sound and story, we’re closing out this year’s Conference with something a little different - a special conversation about inspiration, collaboration, creativity, and storytelling that will leave your ears ringing... in a good way. (more)

Andrew_overshoulder2
  • 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)

Jada_pidgey
  • 2007
  • 74:59
  • USA

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Documenter and Documentee -- Part One

By Joe Richman & Mary Beth Kirchner

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
  • 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)

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