After a workshop about storytelling by podcast, each of the Young Gunz youth group draws a card from Dave’s “Dossier of Importancy” and react with an impressionist story about what they see. Recorded Nov. 13, 2009, at Purple Thistle Institute in Vancouver, Canada.
Delving into the production of podcasts, Dave reviews various methods and equipment options for capturing sounds, then getting audio into a machine to edit, editing software choices, finding music and ambient noise, and finally outputting a quality creative dispatch out into the world via a blog and podcast aggregator.
As shared with the Young Gunz youth group at Purple Thistle Institute in Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 13, 2009.
In order to generate ideas for podcasts, Dave converses with Young Gunz youth group about their topics of interests and passions, and riffs about turning these curiosities into compelling shows in part 2 of the workshop.
As told to the Young Gunz youth group at Purple Thistle community centre in Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 13, 2009.
Storytelling is core to compelling podcasts. Moreso than technical details, focus on planning ideas, digging out unique stories, seeking desired vision, and crafting community. As shared by Dave Olson with the Young Gunz youth group at Purple Thistle Institute in Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 13, 2009. Thanks to Carla Bergman and the Young Gunz.
In prep for a chat on “Write Now! The Art & Action of Letter Writing w/ DJ Snail Mail” on Free Radio Santa Cruz’s about my Letters from Russia project, i jotted down some a bit of backstory which i’m posting here lest i misplace and to share with others with interest. So, … here ya go :
I started writing LfR while at an Evergreen College week long course “Poets and Philosophers Discuss Love and War” at Lake Crescent, WA. I had prepared with much reading about the historical context so i could make the story accurate. I then charted out the philosophical topics to address during Herni’s political transformation and personal journey.
I wrote each letter separately, handwritten on different papers and different writing instruments and only taking a piece or two to keep the letters brief and intense. Each letter was written while out on a walk/hike (so i could be in character a bit i suppose) and i didn’t edit from the original letters at all.
I lived overseas (Japan, Micronesia) quite a bit pre-Internet so am an enthusiast of printed letters and papercraft (I collect paper ephemera from trips).
I’d very much like to find someone with some deeper historical knowledge to give a read to see if there are glaring historical
inaccuracies – though i am sure on the dates and locations – before distributing the piece more broadly.