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2018 Festival


Audiocraft Podcast Festival

June 1-3, Sydney

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2018 Festival


Audiocraft Podcast Festival

June 1-3, Sydney

Australia's leading podcast event, Audiocraft Festival is an unmissable three-days for creators and fans alike, taking place as part of Vivid Ideas. Listen in, learn from the best, unlock new skills and level up your podcasting game.

Our full program with session schedule is out now! It's jam-packed with audio goodness, from going under the hood with our fave podcasts Planet Money and Love and Luck, to searching for the Australian sound, befriending your data, finding your podcast soulmate with 36 (pod) questions, and lots more—check it out!

 

WHO’S COMING?

Hear from industry heavyweights including Audible’s Jesse Baker, Collin Campbell and Eric Nuzum, who between them are the team behind Audible’s hit shows Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel, The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson and true-crime series West Cork.

Also part of the lineup are Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions / BBC's Short Cuts), Beverley Wang (ABC RN’s It’s Not A Race & Stop Everything!), Joel Werner (ABC Audio Studios & Sum of All Parts) + heaps more.   

The full program lineup is out now, and we're excited have Michelle Macklem (CBC's Sleepover / Constellations), Mike Williams (triple j) and Namila Benson (ABC) joining the stellar lineup. Find out who else is coming along and learn more about our speakers here.

The program guide detailing session info and times will available closer to the event, so watch this space.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

June 1: ATMOS listening event @ Sushi Topia. Sold out.

June 1: Radio Atlas live podcast event @ 107 Projects. Sold out.

June 2: Conference @ Aerial UTS Function Centre (+after party). Book tickets. 

June 3: Workshops @ Australian Film Television and Radio School. See session schedule here. Book tickets

June 5: The Allusionist live show @ Giant Dwarf. Book tickets.

June 6-7: Audible x Audiocraft Original Content Development Retreat @ Q Station. Applications have now closed. 

 

I’M KEEN! TELL ME ABOUT TICKETS

Tickets to the Conference includes catering for the day: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea + drinks. Note: we're getting name badges made for this event. The print cut-off is May 27. We'll be selling tickets right up until the event (or allocation exhausted), so if you don't want to miss out on a personalised badge, don't wait 'til last minute to get your tickets! 

INFORMATION ON ACCESSIBILITY

  • All Festival venues are accessible by wheelchair. Accessible toilets are available at 107, Aerial UTS Function Centre and AFTRS.

  • Trained guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome at all festival venues.

  • Aerial UTS Function Centre, which hosts the Conference on June 2, is equipped with a hearing induction loop. 

  • All Audiocraft Festival events support Companion Cards — please get in touch with us if you require one. 

More info + questions?  Get in touch with Event  Manager Kat Dopper at events@audiocraft.com.au.

 

This event is 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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