Transom Audio Narrative Short Story Course

Thursday, May 31

Activity and Location

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration Check-in: Mallory-Towsley Lobby

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Class Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Listening: Parents at an Execution, Rabbit Hunter, Studs Terkel, a Creative Life Story
  • Why Audio?
  • Review schedule
  • Objectives and goals

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Class Session 2: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Hand out field recording equipment
  • Review Tascam D5 Flash Recorder
  • Quick interviews with one another

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Complimentary pizza, salad, and soft drinks will be served in class at 5:30 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

Friday, June 1

Activity and Location

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Class Session 3: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Listening: Creative Life stories
  • Listen to vox pops
  • Interview three people
  • Listen to recordings

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 - Noon

Class Session 4: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Listening: The Longest Diary
  • Best practices: field recording, interviewing
  • Gather interview tape, ambience, and active tape
  • Brainstorm questions and tape to gather for story

Noon. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Class Session 5: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Finish brainstorm session
  • Focus sentence. Look for the “but.”

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Class Session 6: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Listening: Walter the Seltzerman
  • Intro to Hindenburg
  • Load sound into Hindenburg

5:00 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

Saturday, June 2

Activity and Location

9:00 - Noon

Independent Work: Off-Site Fieldwork and Collection of Tape

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Class Session 7: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Review time in field, play clips.
  • Focusing your story: focus sentence, ABCDE
  • Load in tape
  • Starting a story
  • Logging tape, transcribe best quotes

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Class Session 8: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Continuation of Session 7

4:30 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

  • Homework: Log tape. Think about your first and second quotes.

  Sunday, June 3

Activity and Location

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Class Session 9: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Listening: Creative Life and Dead Animal Man

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon

Class Session 10: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Mixing and editing in Hindenburg
  • Mix and edit faux vox pops

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Class Session 11: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Writing and scripting for radio
  • Scenes, openings
  • In-class writing exercise

4:30 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

  • Homework: Write a script

Monday, June 4

Activity and Location

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Class Session 12: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Edit scripts in two groups

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Class Session 13: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Continuation of Session 12

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Class Session 14: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Continuation of Session 12

5:15 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

  • Homework: Rewrite script

Tuesday, June 4

Activity and Location

10:00 a.m.- Noon

Class Session 15: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Voice stories

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Class Session 16: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Continuation of Session 15

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15 - TBD

Class Session 17: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Mix and edit

TBD

Class Concludes for Evening

  • Homework: Mix and edit stories

Wednesday, June 6

Activity and Location

8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Class Session 18: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Mix and edit

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Class Session 19: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

  • Final listening session.

1:30 p.m.

Course Conclusion

Please note that there will be some extended sessions in the field gathering material from your assigned story subjects.

Please note that this schedule is tentative may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments.

For information about lodging, dining and other campus amenities, please visit:
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PLEASE NOTE: Cafeteria hours limited through June 7.
Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.