Transom Editor's Letters – Archive (9)

This Is Radio: Kitchen Sisters

NEW VIDEO PIECE: The Kitchen Sisters in "This Is Radio" by Andrew Norton

April 22 2014

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. All the videos in our series are embeddable from Vimeo, and each one has a "Making Of..." page from Andrew with helpful techniques for anyone wanting to acquire more video skills: "If Nikki and Davia's approach to telling a story and collecting tape ...

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NEW VIDEO AND MANIFESTO: Joe Richman

April 2014

NEW VIDEO PIECE: Joe Richman in "This Is Radio" by Andrew Norton This time: Joe Richman, producer of Radio Diaries and member of the Radiotopia collective. Joe doesn't appear in most of his pieces, so here's your chance to see who he is. Also, re...

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* NEW CRAFT FEATURE and NEW WORKSHOP BLOG*

April 2014

* NEW CRAFT FEATURE: "Using Music" by Andy Mills * Radiolab's Andy Mills is next up in Transom's series on using music in radio pieces. As a non-musician radio producer, Andy shares his list of scoring tips, along with lovely audio bits: http:/...

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NEW SURVEY and NEW TRANSOM STORY WORKSHOP

April 2014

NEW (REALLY SHORT) SURVEY: Making Transom Better If you use Transom, can you do us a favor and answer a few questions? Really, just a few. We're going to spruce up the site and need your help to know what's most important to fix, change, or leave ...

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NEW VIDEO PIECE: Daniel Alarcón in "This Is Radio" by Andrew Norton

April 2014

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. Andrew continues to give backstory and ...

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NEW STUFF: B-Roll, Workshops Around the World, Digital Permanence

March 2014

NEW CRAFT: How To Shoot B-Roll by Slavik Boyechko The Transom Online Workshop asked videographer/director Slavik Boyechko of the PBS series, Indie Alaska, to walk us - also slide, pan, tilt and rack focus us - thru the mysteries of making beaut...

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NEW VIDEO SERIES: "This Is Radio" by Andrew Norton

March 2014

Audio may not go viral, but we love it anyway. We love it so much we're making it visual. Transom hereby premieres a new series, called "This Is Radio," created by our friend and Transom Story Workshop graduate, Andrew Norton. Andrew is a video g...

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NEW FEATURE: "A Brief History of Documentary Forms" by Scott Carrier

March 2014

Our lead instructor for the Transom Online Workshop is a unique voice in American documentary, Scott Carrier. In this Craft Feature for the workshop, he chronicles the history of approaches to documentary, with this caveat, "None of this is for sure,...

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NEW FEATURES: "Using Music" and "Murder & Memory"

February 2014

NEW FEATURE: "Using Music" by Brendan Baker * If you like sophisticated sound design with your stories, you're living at a good moment. Digital tools and obsessive artists have converged. To reveal more secrets of this world, Transom presents anot...

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