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Radiolab’s Andy Mills is next up in Transom’s series on using music in radio pieces. Andy generously shares his list of scoring tips as a non-musician radio producer.
Transom is teaming up with Nieman Storyboard to bring you Julia Barton’s essays on life in radio journalism: Audio Danger. This time Julia riffs on perfectionism. We used to be able to fail productively in private; now everything is etched into our permanent record.
Transom presents another in our series on using music in radio stories. This one – by Brendan Baker of the strange and inventive podcast, Love + Radio – includes a really deep breakdown of one of his audio sessions. Guaranteed to satisfy the serious students in the front row.
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The spring 2014 Transom Story Workshop has begun. Check here for all sorts of news and updates including Twitter and Flickr feeds.
Applications are now open for the fall 2014 Transom Story Workshop. Apply by May 30, 2014.
Take a multimedia trip across the planet with the Transom Online Workshop. Our global gallery leads you thru a collection of selected audio, video, and photo work by international learners.
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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.
Katie Davis’ Shout Out is geared towards kids but we think it’s a useful guide for anyone looking for tips on how to get started telling stories with sound. It was first published in 2005. We’ve updated it, adding all sorts of useful examples and resources. Get recording.
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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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Up next in our This Is Radio series: Joe Richman, producer of Radio Diaries. Joe doesn’t appear in most of his pieces, so here’s your chance to see who he is. Also, read some really useful tips from Andrew Norton on the The Making Of.
Transom is premiering the third in our video series “This Is Radio” from Andrew Norton, this one about Daniel Alarcón of “Radio Ambulante.” Language is key to Daniel’s work; Spanish subtitles are available.
Transom presents another in the This Is Radio series. This one features On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone who says of her show, ” What it is, is using the media as a prism to look at the whole world.” This series was conceived and lovingly produced by Andrew Norton.