• 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
  • 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
  • 2005
  • 87:45
  • USA

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You Had Me at Hello: The Art of the Pitch

By Neil Sandell, Jeremy Skeet, Julie Snyder & Chris Turpin

What makes one story pitch so irresistible it's a "yes" halfway through... and the next doomed for rejection? (more)

Pitch_ctjs_pidgey
  • 2004
  • 91:17
  • USA

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Trust Me, I'm an Editor

By John Biewen, Emily Botein, Deborah George, Gwen Macsai & Ben Shapiro

Producers come to editors with their tape, a vision, and a piece in various stages of completion. Editors bring their skills, a fresh set of ears, a fat red pen, and often the mandate of an established show format. (more)

Trustme_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
  • 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
  • 57:26
  • USA

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Presenting the 2007 TCF ShortDocs: Dollar Storeys

By Julie Shapiro, Jonathan Messinger, Sean Hurley, Jeffrey Letterly, David Maxon & Nina Perry

For the 2007 ShortDocs Challenge, the Third Coast was inspired by and collaborated with the Dollar Store Show - a regular reading and performance series in Chicago. (more)

07conf
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2010
  • 89:07
  • USA

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"In the Moment" Radio

By Scott Carrier

Up a tree. Circling a mountain. Hitchhiking down a dusty road. (more)

Inthemoment_carrier2
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2007
  • 82:47
  • USA

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The Sounds Inside

By Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

In certain radio stories, sounds exist only in the mind of the storyteller and can't be physically recorded -- like dreams, memories, and predictions. How do you create a soundscape that brings "the sounds inside" to life? (more)

07conf
  • 2008
  • 82:47
  • USA

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Presenting the 2008 TCF ShortDocs: Radio Ephemera

By Julie Shapiro, John Biewen, Sarah Boothroyd, David P. Earle & Meghan Vigeant

For the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge, the TCF joined forces with the Prelinger Library, a one-of-a-kind collection of books, periodicals, and more, running the gamut from the concrete and tangible to the abstract and etherized. (more)

08conf

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