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AndyMills_BIO-590x590 Lessons Learned While Making A (The) Daily

Jay Allison’s introduction to producer Andy Mills’ new manifesto is the perfect enticement to further explore this excellent Transom post. “Andy Mills has shared his work on Transom before, but that was when he had more time. Recently he transformed from a producer with weeks or months to produce a story–to a producer with a[…..]

SoundDesignFEATURED-720x396 New HowSound: Sound Design Basics

Documentary storytelling is teacher Rob Rosenthal’s bailiwick; he has his footing, he knows the ropes. But when a student asks him about sound design, whether because they want to heighten tension or otherwise spice up a piece, he has to pause. A great teacher knows to ask for advice when meeting a challenge, and in[…..]

WritingForRadio_FEATURED-720x396 New Ideas: Escribir mejor para radio

Since last year, Atlantic Public Media and Transom have been working with Radio Ambulante to feature Spanish translations of Transom resources for use in Radio Ambulante’s audio training work. Our newest addition is a translation of This American Life producer Nancy Updike’s indispensable manifesto, Better Writing Through Radio, first published in 2006. It’s filled with[…..]

EleanorMcDowall_FEATURED1-720x397 New Ideas: Thoughts On Translation

Eleanor McDowall has been working in audio for years, and is currently a senior producer at Falling Tree Productions. Last year, she embarked on a new side project — Radio Atlas, an online platform and podcast that transforms innovative audio documentaries into subtitled films. Eleanor has spent a lot of time thinking about the nuances[…..]

SD-MixPre6-header-720x396 New Tools: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6

In this new TOOLS column, our tech guru Jeff Towne puts his hands on long-awaited new additions to the Sound Devices family. As Jeff notes, their 722 and 702 portable recorders have been the premier gear choice for audio producers with enough money to afford them. At last, Sound Devices has produced two new machines[…..]

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