2008 Third Coast Conference


October 9-11, Orrington Hotel, Evanston IL

Conference Sessions


Perfect Pitch -- Part Two

Perfect your pitching skills and present your ideas to program producers and editors — or just listen in — as AIR (Association for Independents in Radio) pulls back the curtain to let us in on how stories make it to the airwaves.

  • 2008
  • 01:27:24

Listening Critically

Art forms such as film, literature and even TV, generate rich bodies of critcal writing that push the boundaries of what creators do and why, and gives audiences new ways to appreciate the work.

  • 2008
  • 01:29:40

College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part One

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.

  • 2008
  • 01:20:55

These Are a Few of the Kitchen Sisters' Favorite Things

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.

  • 2008
  • 01:17:45

Noah's "The Classics"

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.

  • 2008
  • 01:29:41

College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part Two

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.

  • 2008
  • 01:22:35

Lenin's Ears

Andrey Allakhverdov, from the Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting (based in Russia), talks about what the FNR is up to over in Moscow, and introduces the timezone-bending modern-day audio legend Lenin's Ears.

  • 2008
  • 06:48

Neo-Futurism: The Joys (and Rewards) of Forced Creativity

Greg Allen, the creator of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind -- the show which has spawned nearly 10,000 short plays -- conducts a workshop on generating new material, exploring new forms, and beating writer's block.

  • 2008
  • 01:19:44

Just Listen to Yourself

A bad editor is a curse. Having a good editor is a blessing but can often be a luxury. Deborah George explains how to work effectively with the editor you've been dealt and how to be your own editor if you don't have one.

  • 2008
  • 01:16:31

Presenting the 2008 TCF ShortDocs: Radio Ephemera

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.

  • 2008
  • 01:22:48

Perfect Pitch -- Part One

Perfect your pitching skills and present your ideas to program producers and editors - or just listen in - as AIR (Association for Independents in Radio) pulls back the curtain to let us in on how stories make it to the airwaves.

  • 2008
  • 01:35:19

Mastering the Grill: Why Some Interviews Go Up in Smoke

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.

  • 2008
  • 01:20:33

The Inner Sound of the Outer World

Microphones cannot capture situations as they are percieved. A car crash on tape lacks everything that the experience of an accident amounts to: the surprise, the holding of breath, the shock, the sadness.

  • 2008
  • 01:22:06

Approaching Approaches

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.

  • 2008
  • 01:25:40