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14
Nov

9: Getting Grants and Making Braids

Radio and podcasting aren’t the only venues for creative audio storytelling. Veronica Simmonds tells us how she successfully combined a partnership with Halifax Public Libraries and a grant from Arts Nova Scotia to produce Stack Stories, a web-based audio experience. She...
11
Apr

8: Sound, Story, and Place

Chris Brookes got into radio to make a little grocery money, something his theater background wasn’t really providing at the time. In the decades since then he’s become one of Canada’s most prolific and award winning independent documentary producers. Chris tells us about the...
05
Mar

7: Canadaland

After years producing shows for CBC Radio and TVO, Jesse Brown has turned his unique voice, sense of humour, and journalism chops to independent podcasting. His show, Canadaland, takes a critical look at the Canadian media industry, and explores other topics through long-form...
09
Oct

Review: Rode smartLav

This clip-on lav mic made specifically for iPhones and Androids (and according to the box, even your computer) is a fun accessory for radio producers, but is still no replacement for a pro quality lav mic.
09
Oct

Review: Apogee MiC

The Apogee MiC is a cardioid condenser microphone for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’s a compact and easy to use solution for single-mic tasks like recording narration – but how does it sound?
21
Aug

Event: Freelance Survival Series, Session 1

Note: This isn’t a CSSW event, but it’s something we thought our members would want to know about. Freelance Survival Series, Session 1 Wednesday, September 25th 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Lillian H. Smith Public Library, 239 College St, Toronto, ON (just east of...
14
Aug

1: Uncle Hardy Goes to the Moon

This week we hear and discuss a piece by Sound Sausage host Kelly Hardcastle Jones. Kelly’s great-uncle Hardy devoted his life to the space program, working for years to ensure that nothing exploded on the Saturn V rockets (that wasn’t supposed to…). All of his hard work boiled...
13
Aug

Recording Skype Calls with Piezo

Skype ($0) and Piezo ($15) are a powerful combination for recording high-quality interviews on a Mac. This tutorial will show you how to get the best sound possible from this cheap and easy setup. Most of the instructions are the same for Windows users too – but they should...
21
Feb

Listen + Talk with Neil Sandell

Last night’s discussion with CBC Producer Neil Sandell was a great success, thanks to everyone who came out! We’re hoping to record these in the future for those who can’t make it – but in the meantime – here are a few links to catch you up: Secrets,...
29
Nov

Getting Started Telling Stories in Sound

We had a fantastic time meeting with aspiring radio producers at our inaugural workshop last night! This 2-hour workshop was designed to walk participants through the process of putting together a short audio documentary – from planning to production. Below you’ll...