Posts Tagged ‘Third Coast Audio Festival’

Listen: Short Pieces from the Intro to Audio Documentary Class

Listen: Short Pieces from the Intro to Audio Documentary Class

Each undergrad and grad student in the fall 2013 Intro to Audio Documentary class, taught by Center for Documentary Studies audio director John Biewen, produced three audio pieces on a variety of themes. Some of the pieces tell stories that explore the role of sports in American society. Others were responses to past Third Coast ShortDocs challenges. Still others were on on a theme of […]


CDS Audio Director John Biewen on “Sure-Handedness: Radio That Knows What It’s Doing”

CDS Audio Director John Biewen on "Sure-Handedness: Radio That Knows What It's Doing"

Center for Documentary Studies audio director John Biewen gave a presentation at the Third Coast International Audio Festival‘s 2012 conference—”Sure-Handedness: Radio That Knows What It’s Doing”—that won rave reviews from attendees for its examination of  successful radio pieces and their structure, writing, and editing. Listen to a podcast of the presentation here and participate in the editing exercise near the end […]


Register Now: Acclaimed Audio Institute, “Hearing Is Believing II: Making It Sing,” Starts August 6

Register Now: Acclaimed Audio Institute, "Hearing Is Believing II: Making It Sing," Starts August 6

The second CDS summer audio institute, Hearing is Believing II: Making it Sing, starts August 6; click on the link to register.  An intensive six-day workshop for students who’ve recorded interviews and gathered sound and are ready to construct a six-to twelve-minute audio documentary. This course is designed for those who have a basic grasp […]


The Time is Now: Register for CDS’s Acclaimed Summer Audio Institutes and Retreat

The Time is Now: Register for CDS's Acclaimed Summer Audio Institutes and Retreat

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is offering three summer audio documentary learning opportunities through its Continuing Education program. These intensive sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public (and their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those working toward a certificate). Information about the courses […]


Listen: Student Work from the Short Audio Documentary Class Is Available Online

Listen: Student Work from the Short Audio Documentary Class Is Available Online

Thirty-six audio pieces from undergraduate students in this spring’s Short Audio Documentary course, taught by CDS audio program director John Biewen, are now available online. Each student produced four short docs during the semester; for the spring 2012 class, the themes of the pieces are: Identity: A theme agreed upon by the class for their […]


Randall Kenan at the 2011 Listening Institute

Randall Kenan at the 2011 Listening Institute

  Randall Kenan at the 2011 Listening Institute Recorded on March 20, 2011 at CDS The 2011 Listening Institute, a partnership between CDS and the Third Coast International Audio Festival, brought about thirty audio/radio producers from across the United States to Durham for three days of intensive listening and discussion. The group listened to audio […]


Photographs from the 2011 Listening Institute

Photographs from the 2011 Listening Institute

CDS hosted about 30 radio/audio makers March 17–20, 2011, for the second Listening Institute, a collaboration with the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Participants listened to and discussed audio work, much of it submitted by the participants themselves, and attended daily workshops covering essentials in radio production. The Listening Institute is led by CDS audio […]


The Listening Institute

The Listening Institute

The Listening Institute Thursday – Sunday, March 17 – 20, 2011 Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Course fee: $325 through February 28, $375 after February 28 • Center for Documentary Studies, Auditorium The Listening Institute, a partnership between CDS and the Third Coast […]


Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival In March, the Third Coast Filmless Festival’s “Words on Sound” book launch event to celebrate the publication of Reality Radio was part of a full day of listening to sound-rich audio features made by some of the most influential producers working today. Held at Chicago’s Museum […]


“Reality Radio” Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

"Reality Radio" Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound by John Biewen, editor / Alexa Dilworth, coeditor Published by the University of North Carolina Press and CDS Books at the Center for Documentary Studies Launch Event Saturday, March 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Words on Sound: Book Launch and Signing With contributors Ira Glass, the Kitchen Sisters, and […]


Allan Gurganus On The American South

Allan Gurganus On The American South

Allan Gurganus On The American South Recorded on November 15, 2009 at CDS The first ever Listening Institute, a partnership between CDS and the Third Coast International Audio Festival, brought fifty audio/radio producers from across the United States, and several foreign countries, to Durham for three days of intensive listening and discussion. The group listened […]