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Audio Editing with Hindenburg
 


Hindenburg is an increasingly popular tool for audio producers. It’s easy to use, stable, inexpensive, and designed specifically for audio documentary, which is why it’s become the app of choice for classes and intensives at the Center for Documentary Studies. In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of importing, editing, and exporting audio files, along with a quick primer on audio recording techniques. (8 hours / All levels)


Marc Maximov is a writer, audio artist, and filmmaker. He spent many years as a sound designer with local theater companies, and has been a features writer for Indy Week. He has been involved with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival since 2001, first as a volunteer, then in the festival production department. He now serves on the Full Frame selection committee. Marc coordinated the CDS Courses continuing education program from 2012–18.



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Audio Editing with Hindenburg (Online)
 


Hindenburg is an increasingly popular tool for audio producers. It’s easy to use, stable, inexpensive, and designed specifically for audio documentary, which is why it’s become the app of choice for classes and intensives at the Center for Documentary Studies. In this two-day online workshop, you’ll learn the basics of importing, editing, and exporting audio files, along with a quick primer on audio recording techniques. (6 hours / All levels)


Please note: This course is offered in an online format and will not meet at CDS but will instead take place in regularly scheduled virtual sessions.


Marc Maximov is a writer, audio artist, and filmmaker. He spent many years as a sound designer with local theater companies, and has been a features writer for Indy Week. He has been involved with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival since 2001, first as a volunteer, then in the festival production department. He now serves on the Full Frame selection committee. Marc coordinated the CDS Courses continuing education program from 2012–18.



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Maximov 7/27 - 7/28 Sa Su 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM $175.00 View
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Maximov 10/12 - 10/13 Sa Su Varied $190.00 View

Audio Projects
 


The Audio, Photography, and Video Projects courses provide documentary artists the opportunity to work with award-winning professionals in small group settings. Each term, CDS invites three established artists to teach the Projects courses, which are designed for individuals who are working on projects in a particular medium and seeking creative guidance. The courses are designed around the specific needs of participants, who share excerpts from their works-in-progress.


Students may take the course for credit more than once. Certificate students are required to take a Projects course in their chosen concentration before enrolling in the Final Project Seminar; in this case, the objective is to emerge with a nearly finished version of their project, ready for a final polish. (12 hours / Advanced)


Aaron Smithers is a folklorist living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was chief audio engineer for the Austin Music Network before continuing his studies in folklore at UNC–Chapel Hill. Since 2002, Aaron has worked as an engineer and archivist on numerous digitization projects at the Southern Folklife Collection, and currently serves as assistant to the curator. He is the music editor for Southern Cultures, the journal for the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC.



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Room 211
Smithers 9/9 - 10/14 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $368.00 View

Building Your New Podcast (Online)
 


Instructed by the co-producer of the hit storytelling podcast, ArtCurious, this course will introduce podcast newcomers to the world of creating their own nonfiction audio shows that attract subscribers and entertain listeners. From narrative-centered series’, to interview-driven conversations, to unconventional takes on the format, the class will focus on helping to familiarize students with the podcasting universe, develop strong concepts, build episodes within that concept, and apply appropriate creative steps to tee the podcast up for success. While some technical aspects of audio production may be covered as part of the curriculum, this class is aimed primarily at uncovering the intangible aspects of creating a unique and compelling show for both broad and highly defined audiences, and the process of doing so from the ground up. Students are highly encouraged to bring samples of their work to share with the class, but no previous experience is required.


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Virtual Classroom
Dasal 7/27 - 7/27 Sa 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM $160.00 View

Making It Sing: An Audio Documentary Intensive
 

This intensive six-day workshop for producers with some experience—or a lot—gives you a chance to focus on a challenging project or to stretch and try something new. You’ve recorded interviews and gathered sound, and you’re ready to construct a six- to twelve-minute audio piece. You’ll bring your own recordings, logged, transcribed, and ready to go. You’ll get instructive sessions and personal, small-group guidance from seasoned radio producers (and from your peers) as you structure and script your story, record your narration tracks (if any), and mix your piece on CDS’s Hindenburg workstations—or, if you prefer, on your laptop with your own editing software. Saturday morning, we listen! The intensive will be led by John Biewen, along with a guest instructor. (35 hours)

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies. Besides teaching summer audio intensives and undergraduate courses, he produces documentaries and features for NPR, PRI, American Public Media, and other public radio audiences. Biewen has been making radio since 1983, including eight years spent producing documentaries for American RadioWorks. His work has won many honors, including two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, and the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s Radio Impact Award. In 2015 he launched CDS's biweekly podcast Scene on Radio.

Additional information:Please bring your own recordings to the intensive. Students can edit on their own laptops or on our desktop workstations, which have Hindenburg and Adobe Audition audio editing software.The enrollment fee includes dinner the first night and all lunches during the week. Students are responsible for housing and transportation.

Hours for the intensive are:

Monday, July 29: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.Tuesday–Friday, July 30–August 2: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.Saturday, August 3: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

The intensive concludes Saturday, with a public presentation of student work ending at 2 p.m. See the course blog for a preliminary schedule, information on housing options, and more.AIR stipend: Members of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) can claim one of five $100 stipends to attend Making It Sing. Recipients are asked to communicate to AIR's membership, via tweets or a post to AIRdaily, about their experience, and to write a short evaluation afterwards. Stipends are first-come, first served.

See the application form here, and contact [email protected] for more information.



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CDS Auditorium
Biewen 7/29 - 8/3 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM $875.00 View

Podcasting with a Purpose
 

Podcasting is an inexpensive way to get your message or story out into the world, and many people are using podcasting to amplify community voices and social justice causes. This quick and dirty introductory course is for people who have an idea for a social justice or community-driven podcast, or people who are already doing one but have limited training. We’ll cover the basics of audio equipment (for a range of budgets), field recording 101, tips and tricks for great interviews, and provide tip sheets for planning your hosting and distribution strategy. The afternoon will include a brief tutorial on editing and mixing, so participants should bring computers, recording equipment, and be ready to learn a ton! (8 hours / Intermediate)


Lewis Wallace is a journalist and activist who’s been involved in movements for racial and gender justice for over fifteen years. Since 2012, he’s been a reporter and editor, primarily with public radio, and previously he was a multimedia producer with the prison justice organization Project NIA. He has extensive experience with mentorship and political education for both activists and journalists, and his work as a journalist has been recognized with many local and national awards. He is a cofounder of the southern movement media collective Press On (presson.media), and his book and podcast about the history and future of “objectivity” from the perspective of marginalized journalists, The View from Somewhere, will be out in October 2019.



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Raven Wallace 10/26 - 10/26 Sa 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $200.00 View