Archive | July, 2016

Radio Doc Workshop

Radio Doc Workshop

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A dozen radioheads snugly learning about the craft of researching and producing radio documentary here at the Community Resource Centre on July 21, 2016. Presenters Claudia Medina, Carrie Swiggum and Ioni Wais did a great job covering everything from concept to post-production. Some of the topics covered were:

  • Personal access to stories or topics; passion there and where the personal becomes public
  • Storytelling craft (narrative arc and creating a ‘container’ for the audience to position themselves within a narrative)
  • Audience considerations and the motivation of characters
  • When to let your interviewees and materials collected lead you in different directions — and when not to let this happen
  • Interview techniques
  • Recording techniques and considerations (recording ambient sounds, wearing headphones while recording, eliminating external sound sources, etc.)
  • Structure: leading with attention grabbers, and the need to have a clear initial ‘elevator speech’ topic or theme
  • Pre-interviewing; not leading characters; avoiding ‘yes’/’no’ answers
  • Embracing silence
  • Letting interviewees know that it’s ok to have silence and that there will be editing involved
  • Rule of 3’s: retell the central theme
  • Sound editing essentials

and more, with samples too!

Stay tuned for more FREE audio workshops coming up soon.

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AUDIO: Kai Nagata, Joyce Carlson, Drewen Young & Claudia Medina 15/4/15

AUDIO: Kai Nagata, Joyce Carlson, Drewen Young & Claudia Medina 15/4/15

Kai Nagata speaks at Powell River Voices event Democracy and the Media, Apr 15, 2015. Image: Powell River Daily News

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CJMP at “Democracy and the media” event April 15, 2015

CJMP at “Democracy and the media” event April 15, 2015

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Listeners may find this interesting:

 “Democracy and the Media”, presented by PR Voices.

Hosted by Kai Nagata (Energy & Democracy Director at the Dogwood Initiative) with panel guests Joyce Carlson (Powell River Peak), Drewen Youg (Powell River Daily News), and CJMP’s own Claudia Medina (PRCRS board member) on

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 at 7:00PM

at the United Church Hall (Michigan and Crofton), Powell River, BC. Admission by donation.

 

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