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2018 Festival


Audiocraft Podcast Festival

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2018 Festival


Audiocraft Podcast Festival

In June 2018, we hosted Australia's biggest and most excellent podcast event. Audiocraft Podcast Festival brought together 300+ audio creatives and fans for three unmissable days of conversation, celebration and workshops.

The program featured a bunch of the industry's best and brightest: Audible's Jesse Baker & Collin Campbell, Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions / BBC / Radio Atlas), Robert Smith (NPR's Planet Money), Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist from Radiotopia), ABC's Beverley Wang (It's Not A Race) & Joel Werner (Sum of All Parts), plus plenty more. Read all about our stellar lineup of speakers here.  

We deep-dived into topics including the 'Australian' sound, small acts of reinvention, experimentation, befriending data, outside influences on the form, tools and tricks of the journalism trade, ethics, Bla(c)kness in audio, and so much more.

The Festival was a total blast! If you missed it, not a worry. You can catch up on the Audiocraft Podcast. We'll release audio recordings of the sessions in the coming months so stay tuned.

 

This event was presented by Audiocraft and our lead sponsor Audible.com.au. Thanks to all our partners for their support.

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2018 Speakers


2018 Speakers

2018 Speakers


2018 Speakers

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Audiocraft Festival Workshops


Workshops

Sunday June 3, AFTRS

Audiocraft Festival Workshops


Workshops

Sunday June 3, AFTRS

A day dedicated to the nuts and bolts of the craft, Audiocraft’s workshops will focus on the most essential skills needed when making a podcast. From writing for the ear to pulling off a killer interviewsessions are pitched at producers of all levels, from emerging to experienced.

 

Audio editing basics with Hindenburg

9.30 - 11.30am

 

Setting out on your first podcast project? Got a lot of tape and not sure how to edit it together? Chris Mottes and Giordana Caputo equip you with the skills every audio producer needs to make their podcast stand out. They'll take you through all the basics, like setting up a multitrack session, making your vocals crisp and clear, techniques for natural sounding conversation and some simple buff and shine techniques.

 

Writing for radio

12pm - 2pm

 

Spending hours gathering material won’t mean much if you don’t have a strong script to anchor it. In this workshop with award-winning ABC producer Sophie Townsend, you’ll learn how to structure your story in a way that lets the listener see with their ears, write script that cuts through your tape and edit narration so the story is clear and compelling.

 

Visceral audio

2.30pm - 4.30pm


Sitting in front of an edit session, we tend to make decisions with our brains instead of our bodies. Eleanor McDowall (UK) shows you how to shake some feeling back into those limbs and explore the ways in which documentaries can make you dance, make you jump in fear, and make your skin tingle. How can we make audio that comes in through the ears, bypasses the brain and goes straight to the gut?

 

Advanced audio editing with Pro Tools

9.30 - 11.30am

 

If you’re ready to give your podcast that extra audio sparkle, this is the workshop for you. Award winning sound engineer Martin Peralta will take you from audio producer to mix master, with a deep dive into the nerdy wonders of EQ, loudness meters, plugins, denoising and the fun effects and tricks that will help your work stand out. This session is aimed at producers who already have some experience with editing and mixing, but want to level up.

 

Pitch like a pro

12pm - 2pm

 

So, you have a killer idea for a podcast? Great! Now comes the hard part—getting it commissioned. In this workshop with Audible’s Eric Nuzum (USA), you’ll learn the art of making other people excited about your podcast with a clear direct pitch that’ll rise to the top of the pile. This is a workshop meant for those with an idea brewing, so bring along an outline of your next project.

 

Art of the interview

2.30pm - 4.30pm

 

How do you get good tape for your podcast? By asking really good questions. In this workshop, Beverley Wang and Leona Hameed from ABC RN’s It’s Not a Race teach you the art of the interview. They’ll give you the skills to prepare for the unpredictable, adapt in the moment and work with the material you’ve got to turn a conversation into podcast gold.

 
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