how to listen
this comprehensive workshop will take you through the theory and practice of sound design. With a detectives-eye survey, attendees will learn to deep listen to different forms of audio narratives (including documentary, fiction, traditional and experimental audio drama, and sound art) and understand from the inside-out how sound design is essential to world-building and story mechanics.
How can you become a better listener and producer of your own work? in this workshop you will learn and practice how to create 3d dimensional spaces, how to effectively mix and eq your stories, what are sound fx good for (and when they are too much!).
For people with musical backgrounds, this workshop will help you apply your skills into the realm of storytelling and for those coming from a writing background, you will learn to enrich your stories by thinking about them musically.
The workshop has been taught as part of academic curriculum at the communications and english departments at University of Pennsylvania and tv and radio deptartment at Rowan University and also at non-profit organizations such as Women In Sound and PhillyCam.