Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kitchen Sisters Workshop

WHAT: Kitchen Sisters Recording, Interviewing & "Sound Doctor" Workshop
WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2011. 10 AM—1 PM
WHERE: La Selva Beach, CA (Near Santa Cruz)
COST: $115 (payable to Kitchen Sisters Productions)

Dear Friends,

Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters, award winning producers for NPR, is conducting a recording, interviewing, and "sound doctor" workshop on Thursday, October 27 in La Selva Beach (at the commune where she lives) just south of Santa Cruz. This three-hour session is designed for people who want to acquire and hone their skills for radio, online storytelling, oral histories, audio slide shows, family histories, museum exhibits, news, documentaries, podcasts, and other multimedia platforms.

The workshop will cover miking techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to listen (which is harder than it sounds) and more. We'll talk about creating audio and multimedia content for the web, and self-publishing projects. Nikki will also give a quick tour of her studio and ProTools editing set-up.

The workshop will be customized to fit your project and interests. People who attend come from many mediums and work worlds (from radio stations to detective agencies and beyond). The groups are lively and good contacts are made.
You are invited to bring a work-in-progress, a past work, or an idea you'd like to brainstorm during the "audio doctor" part of the session. Nikki will play excerpts from a few Kitchen Sisters stories that are illustrative of various problem-solving techniques.

The session will be limited in size so that everyone can fully participate around the table at La Selva. A snack will be provided.

If you, or someone you know is interested, email Please pass this along to a friend.

See you there,
The Kitchen Sisters