Story Workshop Fall 2014

Beginning Radio: Applications are open. Deadline May 30th. Special Guests include NPR's Alix Spiegel and Joe Richman of Radio Diaries.
 
This Is Radio: The Kitchen Sisters

This Is Radio: The Kitchen Sisters

For this week’s “This Is Radio” video from Andrew Norton, we bring you a portrait of The Kitchen Sisters in their natural habitat, surrounded by artifacts from their long history of story gathering: A video duet from Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva.

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Robert Krulwich is coming to Woods Hole

Robert Krulwich is coming to Woods Hole

NPR Science Correspondent and co-host of public radio’s Radiolab, Robert Krulwich is coming to Woods Hole! He will be giving a public talk at 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 10th. You'll find all you need to know about purchasing tickets and more here.

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Joe Richman

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.

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This Is Radio: Joe Richman

This Is Radio: Joe Richman

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.

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Using Music: Andy Mills

Using Music: Andy Mills

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.

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Using Music: Andy Mills

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.

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Audio Danger: Digital Permanence

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.

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Using Music: Brendan Baker

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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Story Workshop Spring 2014: In Session

The spring 2014 Transom Story Workshop has begun. Check here for all sorts of news and updates including Twitter and Flickr feeds.

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Story Workshop Fall 2014: Apply

Applications are now open for the fall 2014 Transom Story Workshop. Apply by May 30, 2014.

Transom Online Workshop: StoryMap

TOW Around the World

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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Pro Tools: 1 Overview

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.

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Tascam DR-60D

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.

Shout Out: Recording Guide

SHOUT OUT: A Kid’s Guide to Recording Stories

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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Joe Richman

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.

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Jonathan Harris

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.

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Catherine Burns

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.

This Is Radio: Kitchen Sister

This Is Radio: The Kitchen Sisters

For this week’s “This Is Radio” video from Andrew Norton, we bring you a portrait of The Kitchen Sisters in their natural habitat, surrounded by artifacts from their long history of story gathering: A video duet from Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva.

This Is Radio: Joe Richman

This Is Radio: Joe Richman

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.

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This Is Radio: Daniel Alarcon

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.