Samstag, 18. Februar 2017, 10.30 – 13.30 Uhr REX 2
Shaping Stories through Sound
with Jonathan Mitchell from «The Truth» (Radiotopia, USA)
«The Truth» podcast makes fiction stories that feel intimate and are sonically expressive. Based on original ideas, scripting, improvisation, recording, sound design and podcasting, Jonathan Mitchell will guide participants through the production process of one of his podcast episodes. He will describe the working methods that best suit him and his team to bring their audio stories to life. In the second part, Jonathan Mitchell will work with the participants on a concrete scene and demonstrate some of his methods: We will hear about shaping the story through collaboration with the actors, finding the ideal balance between writing and improvisation, changing perspective through the recording setup and adding to the story with a smart sound design.
Jonathan Mitchell is writer, director, producer of «The Truth». He has contributed documentaries, fictional stories, non-narrated sound collages, and original music to public radio programs like «Radiolab», «This American Life», «Planet Money» or BBC Radio 4. His work has won many awards, including the Peabody. He studied music composition at University of Illinois and Mills College.