Join UnionDocs and Chloe Prasinos (The 11th, Ghost Story, Wolverine: The Lost Trail) for a three-day intensive workshop.
In a moment of incredible turbulence in the audio industry, this workshop is designed to help ground producers and artists working in sound. It is a space to come together and return to craft, to dive deep into process, and to recover the spark of inspiration that motivated each of us to tell stories — and to do so in sound.
In the crowded podcast-scape, the stories that break through the noise often reside in the space between genres; the work that feels most alive borrows techniques from audio drama and memoir, from reporting and poetry and cinema alike.
Chloe, accompanied by an extraordinary roster of guest instructors, will draw back the curtain and break down how to make innovative work that bends the rules. The workshop will go inside work that views sound as instrumental and not incidental to telling impactful stories in audio. It will explore work that embraces the subjective — the personal, the political, the experimental. And it will examine how fiction can be a way to get at the truth.
Over the course of the weekend, the workshop will outline the conceptual, ethical, and practical skills that participants need to apply these techniques to their own work — whether it’s making a documentary that’s sound-rich and immersive, or crafting a personal story that sparkles with magical realism. And, above all else, participants will be encouraged to experiment, to play, and to break the rules.
On Friday, Chloe Prasinos will kick off the workshop; she will make a case for blending genres and she will then take students inside her process, breaking down exactly how to make work that’s “based on a true story.” Brendan Baker (Love + Radio, Wolverine) will demonstrate the power of sound design and music as tools — and how to think about sound as instrumental and not incidental to telling stories in audio.
On Saturday, Jasmine Romero (Princess of South Beach) will address the possibilities of fiction, and how audio drama can be a space to tell stories with impact. Zakiya Gibbons (Hang Up) will then delve into her experience of hosting and editing.
On Sunday, Sharon Mashihi (Appearances) will explore a big question — what is a true story? — and how to use fiction to access the truth. To conclude the workshop, we’ll explore how to create a space of play in true and imagined stories alike with Richard Parks III (Richard’s Famous Food Podcast, Storytime with Seth Rogen).
Seats are limited, so register today!
NOTE: This workshop will require in-person participation from all participants. Each participant must present proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test administered within 48 hours of the workshop’s start. Any and all questions, please reach out to [email protected].