In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of audio storytelling, including how to identify and collect the elements of a compelling story. Students will learn how to report with digital recorders and how to edit audio. At the end of the five days, students will have produced a short, sound-rich audio piece and will have a greater appreciation of how to approach audio storytelling. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss future project ideas with the instructor. Students will have pre-vetted topics they can choose from for class, as well as 24 hour access to the studio to allow for plenty of work time outside of class.
TUITION: $1050 early bird special ($1150 after 5/1)
Due to the considerable amount of advanced planning, no refunds will be issued for SALT Intensives. If MECA cancels an intensive all tuition and fees will be refunded to the student.
Martina Castro is CEO & Founder of the podcast production company Adonde Media. Over the past 15 years, she has produced and edited award-winning audio in both the U.S. and Latin America. She has worked at National Public Radio, at NPR member station KALW-FM, and NPR's Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language narrative journalism podcast she co-founded in 2011 and produced until September 2016. Martina's independent work has aired nationally on NPR programs, played on stage at Pop Up Magazine, and been recognized with various awards, including the 2014 national Edward R. Murrow award for best radio documentary. Martina has produced a dozen live radio performances and given numerous workshops and talks on the art of narrative radio storytelling across the U.S. and Latin America.