WGXC-90.7 FM

Telling True Stories: A Documentary Radio Workshop

Mar 03, 2012: 11am - 6pm
WGXC Hudson Studio (2011 - March 2018)

704 Columbia St., Floor 2 | Hudson, NY 12534

Michael Garofalo will lead a workshop on various aspects of creating Radio Documentary pieces, from research and interview techniques, to what form best suits your story. Participants will work on beginning or continuing documentary ideas that they have formulated. They are encouraged to bring sound they have already recorded or stories that they would like assistance in forming into effective radio pieces.

Workshop seats are limited. To attend, pre-register at workshops@wgxc.org or 518-828-0290.

Michael Garofalo is a documentary radio producer and experimental musician from Brooklyn, NY. Since 2004, Michael has worked for the national oral history project StoryCorps. A member of the Peabody Award-winning production team, Michael has had a hand in creating nearly all of the project’s content —- from producing StoryCorps’ weekly national broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and hosting the podcast, to contributing to the first StoryCorps book, to co-producing a series of Emmy-nominated animated shorts for PBS’s POV. Michael also makes music using radios -— among other things -— both as a solo performer and as a member of the electro-acoustic trio Latitude/Longitude, and is a Transmission Artist with the nonprofit arts organization free103point9. He has trained producers on documentary making in both the US and in the UK with BBC Radio 4. In 2010, Michael launched a podcast for the respected online film journal, Reverse Shot.