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Alex Lewis and Yowei Shaw recently produced a historical documentary for radio. It was their first time doing this type of work and they’ve generously decided to share some of the things they learned along the way.
Transom’s Jay Allison used to shoot and produce solo-crew video specials for ABC News Nightline. These are his tips for radio producers going visual.
Up now in Transom’s Using Music series, Snap Judgement’s Pat Mesiti-Miller. Pat provides some practical tips when using music along with strong words of encouragement: Experiment! Be bold! Make mistakes! Keep your ears and mind open, the possibilities are endless.
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Another batch of stories from another Transom Story Workshop. The students came from all over to spend two months with us on Cape Cod. Check out their work. If these are beginners, look out.
Our Traveling Workshop is headed to Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University and WFIU are hosting this one-week introduction to audio storytelling workshop August 17 – 22, 2014. Led by Transom’s radio training guru, Rob Rosenthal with teaching assistant, Sarah Neal-Estes. Applications due July 2nd.
Join us for a public listening event on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 at The Community Hall in Woods Hole to celebrate the accomplishments of the students from the Spring 2014 Transom Story Workshop. For those of you who can’t make it to the event, we’ll create a Transom feature soon.
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Transom’s TOOLS editor Jeff Towne went hunting for a decent digital audio recorder priced under $150 and found the Tascam DR-07 mkII. Jeff runs it through the usual paces and includes sound samples, photos, and more.
Jeff Towne’s new and improved guide to Pro Tools provides a full breakdown of this much-used (and loved and hated) audio application, focusing on all the stuff you need for radio storytelling. Jeff breaks down his primer into three parts: Overview, Editing, and Mixing.
Although the Tascam DR-60D is designed primarily as a digital audio recorder for video shoots, our Tools Editor, Jeff Towne, says it’s a contender whether you’re planning to do radio or video or both.
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As part of the Joe Richman Experience this week on Transom, we present you with his manifesto! It’s a great balance of the useful and the inspirational… our sweet spot. Including great tips for making un-narrated work.
Jonathan Harris’ Manifesto, “Navigating Stuckness,” is an autobiographical journey following his path as a diarist, painter, storyteller, data artist, web visionary, and who knows what next? You’ll find lessons for all of us who are ever stuck, accompanied by wonderful original illustrations.
Catherine Burns leads the artistic team at The Moth, and in her Transom Manifesto she has generously illuminated some of her secret tricks for us. She talks about what makes a Moth story work, and, more particularly, what makes it work (or not) across different media, with fascinating examples.
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Marlo Mack writes “When my son was three years old, he informed me that he… was actually a she. ‘Something went wrong in your tummy…’” Transom is proud to premiere the podcast “How To Be A Girl,” in which Marlo and her child tell us what they are discovering about gender and identity, as they discover it.
Karla Murthy’s piece, “Maria, Lena and Me,” is a tribute to one remarkable pianist, but more than that, it’s an homage to inspiration. If you never dreamed of becoming a concert pianist, you’ll find yourself entering that dream as you listen; the story and the music are enchanting.
For our seventh and final video in the This Is Radio series, here’s Jonathan Goldstein of the CBC’s “Wiretap”. In the lightest possible way, Jonathan muses on how radio channels his own inner darkness. Produced by Andrew Norton.