This Summer intensive combines two workshops: Podcasting on Thursdays, and Audio Production on Tuesdays. By learning both skills concurruntly, participants will accelerate the path to completing an episode of their audio-based story. Read on to learn about each workshop. Total class time is 20 hours over 8 sesions. Students will be expected to work on their projects outside of class time.
- We can provide all needed equipment for the workshop at no extra cost, or give you a list of recommended & affordable gear to get your own.
- Students are encouraged to enroll with a collaborator, as a team of two. A discount of 20% is offered to teams, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you’d prefer to sign up for only one of the workshops, that’s possible, contact us.
- The descriptions below will be updated with a weekly breakdown later.
Podcasting: Telling stories in sound
Do you have an idea for a documentary storytelling podcast you’d like to produce? In this workshop, we’ll take your idea and put it through a variety of exercises that will help you find your main focus, craft your story effectively, plan your production, figure out your workflow and solve all the technical aspects in between. On top of that, throughout the weeks, we’ll be practicing the art of interviewing and narrating. So, think of it like an intensive bootcamp for you to become a better podcaster and for your project to come alive.
- Thursday, 8 August 6:30-9:00pm
- Thursday, 15 August 6:30-9:00pm
- Thursday, 22 August 6:30-9:00pm
- Thursday, 29 August 6:30-9:00pm
About Pascal Huỳnh
Born in Montreal to Vietnamese refugees, Pascal has always been interested in political identities. In 2017, he co-created Out of the Fog, a radio podcast where stories about family, adoption and power intertwine. Being a queer person of color, he is able to relate to adoptees’ fights to reclaim their rights and ownership of their stories. Currently working as an animation teacher, he also spends his time organizing free workshops, classes and film screenings in hopes of decentralizing access to our collective cultural DNA. Being passionate about knowledge-sharing, Pascal also gives creative workshops to youth living in group homes.
Audio Production, with Adobe Audition
In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of audio post-production using a digital audio workstation (DAW). Over several weeks we’ll cover basics of recording, cutting and arranging clips, adding EQ and effects, mixing multitrack sessions, automating keyframes, and exporting the finished project. In this version of the workshop, we’ll be focussing on audio storytelling techniques for creating engaging podcasts or longform audio that combines scripted text, interviews and other vocal material, plus sound effects and music.
- Tuesday, 6 August 6:30-9:00pm
- Tuesday, 13 August 6:30-9:00pm
- Tuesday, 20 August 6:30-9:00pm
- Tuesday, 27 August 6:30-9:00pm
Dae Courtney is a Canadian artist based in Montreal where they work as a composer, sound designer, performer, and youth animator for both arts and wilderness programming. Dae’s work most often centres around combining compositional and archival work with live performance involving improvisational digital sound making. As a sound designer, composer, and performer Dae’s work has been presented in such venues as the Musée Des Beaux Arts in Montreal, and The Kitchen and Judson’s Church both in NYC. Dae completed a bachelors in communications and electroacoustic music at Concordia University. Check their Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/colourshapedotlocal