• 2012
  • 76:41
  • USA

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Own Your Thing (Day 1)

By John Barth, Amy Costello, Jesse Thorn & Benjamen Walker

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_ac
  • 2003
  • 58:52
  • USA / Australia

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Loose Tongues

By Natalie Kestecher & Susan Stone

Narrative deceptions, perverse fictions, audio portraiture: this conversation between feature-makers Natalie Kestecher and Susan Stone explores the interplay of story, character, and music, as well as the delights of creative ambiguity and communication in Kestecher's luminous, protean work. (more)

Loosetongues
  • 2014
  • 76:58
  • USA

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Own Your Thing (Part 2)

By Daniel Alarcón, Lea Thau, Hillary Frank & Nick van der Kolk

More than ever you can own your podcast - make it, distribute it, sell it. How is it done? (more)

Tc2014sat-149
  • 2006
  • 75:25
  • USA

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Die, Mediocrity, Die!

By Nancy Updike

Do your own radio scripts ever bore you? Or frustrate, confuse, and deflate you? (more)

Diemediocrity_pidgey
  • 2015
  • 2:39
  • USA

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When in doubt?

By Elizabeth Friend

How to survive your first parachute jump. (more)

Sd15_friend_when_1
  • 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
  • 2004
  • 83:16
  • USA

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The Two Towns of Jasper

By Whitney Dow & Marco Williams

Producers and long-time friends Whitney Dow and Marco Williams (Two Tone Productions) discuss the making of their film Two Towns of Jasper, a documentary about the racially motivated murder of James Byrd, who in 1998 was dragged to his death after being beaten then chained to the back of a pick-up truck in Jasper, Texas. (more)

Whitneymarco_pidgey
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2003
  • 62:50
  • USA

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Variations on a Thirst: Presenting the 2003 TCF ShortDocs

By John Hockenberry, Sean Cole, Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler, Alex van Oss & Sarah Varney

In 2003 the TCF introduced our "ShortDocs", by inviting producersto submit written proposals for radio stories (five to seven minutes in length) about a single topic - 'thirst'. (more)

Variations
  • 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
  • 2010
  • 90:22
  • USA

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Win/Win: AIR's Pitch Panel (Friday)

By Laura Starecheski, Tony Phillips, Julie Subrin & Chris Turpin

This session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story. (more)

Winwinfri_ls
  • 2008
  • 77:45
  • USA

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These Are a Few of the Kitchen Sisters' Favorite Things

By The Kitchen Sisters

Ever wonder what inspires, obsesses and ignites the Kitchen Sisters? Find out during this hour-plus showcase of audio (and other less-evolved art forms) culled from their accidental archive and the stirring work of others. (more)

08conf
  • 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
  • 2010
  • 98:38
  • USA

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Tales of the Tools

By Jeff Towne

New developments in both hard and software are making audio production much more affordable, flexible, and convenient. (more)

Tales_towne_dunkerly
  • 2006
  • 0:00
  • USA

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Telling Stories Far From Home

By Stephanie Guyer-Stevens

How can a producer prepare to make radio stories about distant lands and the people who live there, and why tell those stories anyway? (more)

Tellingstories_pidgey
  • 2008
  • 56:34
  • UK

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Like Blackpool Went Through Rock

By Sara Parker

In the late 1950s, folk musicians Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and BBC radio producer Charles Parker joined forces on a radio endeavor unlike anything the BBC (or the world, for that matter) had heard before. (more)

Rb
  • 2007
  • 94:05
  • USA

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Making a Scene: The Use of Verite to Show, Not Tell, Your Story

By Claire Schoen

A well-crafted scene, heard on the radio, opens a window onto a new world and allows the listener to fly right in. Claire Schoen explores the process of creating scenes -- showing real people living their lives -- for an audio documentary. (more)

07conf
  • 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
  • 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)

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