Full course description
Instructor: John Biewen
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, or part of a larger podcast episode or series. 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 Hindenburg. Saturday morning, we listen! The intensive concludes that day with a presentation of student work (or works in progress). The intensive will be led by John Biewen, along with a guest instructor.
This online course will be held using Zoom. The instructor will send further instructions for class access and equipment needed closer to the start date.
How to join a Zoom meeting: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ
Overview of Zoom meeting controls : https://youtu.be/ygZ96J_z4AY
Please keep in mind that while students need to be available during the listed course times, some of that time will be devoted to working on individual projects. Your instructor will communicate with you about the class schedule and the times that the class will convene online as a group as well as the times that will be spent working on your own.
Hours (ET) for the intensive are:
July 19 (Monday): 4–6 p.m., check-in
July 20–23 (Tuesday–Friday): 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
July 24 (Saturday): 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Students will edit on Hindenburg audio editing software. CDS will provide students with Hindenburg licenses good for two months.