Dive into audio gathering, production and storytelling with two fast-paced days of sound action.

This two-day workshop provides students with a taste of gathering interview in the field and editing that tape into a final product.

Students will gain experience handling mics and recording sound while honing interview skills by interviewing subjects in the field. We’ll touch on editing using software and experimenting with non-linear editing / storytelling and exporting. Class discussion will engage students in discovering what makes a good story.

Lunch is included for both days, other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath.  $75/night

Instructors

Suzi Piker

Suzi Piker is an awarding-winning digital journalist, producer and storyteller.  She cut her journalism chops at Boston magazine as Online Editor and later at the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram as a multimedia producer specializing in audio and video production. In 2011, Suzi became Chief Storyteller at United Way of Greater Portland where she creates audio and video stories that aim to engage the community. In 2015, Suzi founded two audio and video storytelling companies – Redbird Media Group and revel+spark.

A graduate of the radio documentary program at the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, her audio work has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In 2011, she won two First-Place NEAPNEA awards. In 2008, her collaborative documentary film “Let’s Make a Deal” won First Place in the Portland Phoenix Short Film Festival. Her teaching experience includes audio editing at WMPG in Portland, Maine, as well as basic audio and multimedia production techniques to photography and writing students at the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies.  

She is based in Freeport, Maine.

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Course Dates

Mar 4 to Mar 5
May 6 to May 7

Levels

Tuition

$475

Class Size

8