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Sound, Story, Voice and Place: Creating Audio Documentary

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in audio documentary methods but with limited to no experience producing audio projects. You’ll learn how to operate recording equipment, collect captivating sounds, conduct audio interviews, and you’ll be introduced to some of the steps necessary to begin editing your work.

SPNN is hosting this workshop from the Uptake. You must pre-register for this class. To register you will need to go to the eventbrite event.

Audio storytelling is a way of “seeing” our world, blending interviewing skills with just a little bit of technical knowledge to amplify voices, explore important issues, and tell the stories we need to hear. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in audio documentary methods but with limited to no experience producing audio projects. You’ll learn how to operate recording equipment, collect captivating sounds, conduct audio interviews, and you’ll be introduced to some of the steps necessary to begin editing your work. This session won’t turn you into an instant professional, but it will provide you with the foundational knowledge necessary to begin your own audio documentary projects, from oral histories to podcasts.

Students are not required to purchase or bring audio recording equipment, but a pair of over-the-ear headphones or earbuds for your own use is requested. If students have a high-quality digital audio recording device, they are welcome to bring their own equipment.

About the instructors

Dave Engen (Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato) and Robert Jersak(Communication Studies Faculty, Century College) have collaborated on several documentary projects and community-based audio trainings over the last decade. Both together and individually, they’ve produced a number of audio-centered listening projects, including a rural community storytelling series, a veteran’s voices presentation, a celebration of Bob Dylan for Minnesota Public Radio, and the Dreaming by Degrees Installation Project on the first-generation college experience. Dave is the author of The Wagon Wheel Project, a documentary book featuring Mankato's oldest diner and its customers (photos by John Cross), while Robert is also an independent animator and videographer.

SPNN is hosting this workshop from the Uptake. You must pre-register for this class. To register you will need to go to the eventbrite event.

Ways of Seeing/Ways of Telling: A workshop series

Everyone has a story to tell, the person you pass on the sidewalk, stand in line with at the grocery store, sit next to on the train or bus—and YOU. However, not everyone has the tools or techniques required to share stories in a compelling and meaningful way. This June The UpTake offers you the opportunity to become more skilled at the craft of storytelling, whether through writing, audio, video, or photography. You’ll work with instructors who have years of experience in their field: author Carolyn Holbrook, photographer Wing Young Huie, audio storytellers Dave Engen and Robert Jersak, and videographer Michael McIntee. Space is limited, so register today!

June 2nd, 2018 10:00 AM   through   2:00 PM
550 Vandalia St
Suite 170
St. Paul, MN 55114
United States