Monday, October 12, 2009

Two New Recording & Interviewing Workshops this Fall

Davia is conducting two basic recording and interviewing workshops in San Francisco. Thursday, October 29 and Thursday, November 5 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The three hour workshop is for people who want to acquire and hone their skills for an array of projects--radio, online storytelling, oral histories, audio slide shows, family histories, and other multimedia endeavors.

We will cover miking techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to listen (which is harder than it looks), how to use interviews in conjunction with images, field recording techniques, recording equipment and more. The workshops are customized to fit the projects you are working on.

People who attend come from radio, newspapers, photography, oral history, historical societies, farms, music, writing, libraries, web design and beyond. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made.

The fee is $115. Of course, there will be a snack. The workshops are held in Francis Coppola's historic Zoetrope building in North Beach.

If you, or someone you know is interested, email and let us know which of the two workshops you would like to attend.

See you there.

1 comment:

dorothy said...

This sounds absolutely wonderful! I am no longer a girl but certainly have a story to tell from inside the mental health system as a teen. I am now a strong woman of 68,the mother of 4 fantastic children, have written for the newspaper, have made a poster of my experiences and would love to be a part of this if my story would fit in at all.