Wednesday, May 26, 2010

San Francisco Day Trip! Changing Gears from Cycling to workshop and dining!

Off to San Francisco today for two treats: a workshop with National Public Radio's guru Davia Nelson of the Kitchen Sisters, an award-winning public radio production team. Afterwards, Thai dinner with a friend near the Embarcadero. Stay tuned here for my class and dining reviews!

The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, are award-winning NPR documentary producers who have been working together for more than 25 years.

Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters is conducting another round of basic recording and interviewing workshops in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 26th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and a second workshop from 2:00 PM to 5:00 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, family histories, and other multimedia endeavors. Both workshops will cover the same information so please only sign up for one session.

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), 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, archives, filmmaking, web design and beyond. The groups are lively and good contacts are made.
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