464 Stories (Fall 2012)
The skill level of each student varies. Research. Organization. Audio Levels. Interviewing. Editing. Sound Design. Narration. Overall Creativity. At times, you might have to look past some of the technical issues in a particular piece, and focus on substance. In each documentary, there are moments of brilliance. Yet, other times, you will be thoroughly amazed at the level of excellence. The approaches to content and technique vary as does the topics. The audio software used primarily was Protools, and the field audio recording equipment varied, with some students having their own equipment. For most students, this course was their first attempt at documentary. Students were required to post their final project, but you might find that some have also included their midterm project.
A personal thank you to Honna Veercamp (MFA student) for all her help and guidance to the students (and myself) this semester. Honna and I were pleased with this semester's work, as we continue to build upon a tradition of online exhibition for audio documentaries.
The textbook was Reality Radio - and a major inspiration to the students.
Alicia Sheldon - "Tom Sheldon: The Voice of Southern Illinois"
Dallen Detamore - "The Magnificent Beard"
Sarah Gardner - "What is Music"
Ryan Madigan - "The Meaning Behind the Ink" (with Elliot Johnson)
Adam Fager - "Fager Military History, Part I"
Nick Ischer - "Finding the Meaning of Music: Nick Galardy
Thomas Marciniak - "The Importance of Patter"
Joel Dickerson - "Chiraq" (with Marius Burrell)
Husnia Ashiku - "Fracking"
Blake Bledsoe - "Overeducated and Underpaid"
Trent Sapp - "We like to Party" (with Durrell Grove)
http://siuculture.blogspot.com/ [Sound Cloud link, error]
You can also listen to the end of semester projects from Radio363, http://radio363.blogspot.com/