Transom Craft – Archive (323)

Amanda Kowalski

Photo Tips For Radio Producers

October 7 2014

More and more, radio producers are tempted (or required) to take photos to accompany their radio pieces. Photographer Amanda Kowalski offers up insights, tips and examples of how to make the best shot.

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Kerri Hoffman

The Business of Podcasts

September 2014

In this golden age of podcasting, some precious advice from PRX's Kerri Hoffman who argues that in addition to good content successful podcasts require a bit of business savvy. Podcasters and wanna-be podcasters take note. Kerri offers up five solid tips.

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Thoughts On Translation: Jon Miller

September 2014

Homelands Productions' Jon Miller is up next in Transom's "Thoughts On Translation" series. Jon offers his insights on how to handle foreign language speakers in radio pieces, including an example of his own work that he wishes he'd handled differently.

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Thoughts On Translation: Gregory Warner

August 2014

NPR international correspondent Gregory Warner is next up in our series about how to handle foreign language translation in radio pieces. Gregory offers five techniques - with audio examples - to help turn "foreign-language interviews into powerful, whisper-in-your-ear radio."

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Irene Scott

Making Radio In Developing Countries

August 2014

Journalist Irene Scott shares what she's learned from working with radio producers in developing countries. She writes, "If being a journalist is a life filled with daily discoveries, than this kind of work has to be the pinnacle."

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Thoughts on Translation: Ann Heppermann

August 2014

Transom is beginning a series of advice columns on how to handle language translation on the radio. Our first feature comes from producer Ann Heppermann who gives us her tips using audio examples from her work on the Mexican border and with Burundian refugees. There are lots of languages in the world and stories to go with them. Check these tools for telling.

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Lessons in Mixing A (Historical) Documentary for Public Radio

July 2014

TOOLS Guru, Jeff Towne shares tips on mixing archival tape along with a general guide to making broadcast-friendly hours for radio stations.

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Lessons from Making a Historical Documentary

July 2014

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.

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A Radio Producer's Video Shooting Tips

June 2014

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.

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Using Music: Pat Mesiti-Miller

June 2014

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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