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Sound Seizing: Recording in the Real World

After a long day of taping in the field, have you ever felt that you failed to capture the true essence of your location?

After a long day of taping in the field, have you ever felt that you failed to capture the true essence of your location?

Imagine recording the ritual chanting and fires of a cramped sweatlodge nestled in the country hills; a Washington D.C. protest march at daybreak; or a quiet refuge of a noisy jailhouse. Listen in as Michael Johnson plays tape from these scenes and others, exploring how to create a sense of place and evoke mood though sound.


Featuring

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson has trained many producers and reporters in public radio in digital production through his years at Western Public Radio, and served on assignment in Managua, Nicaragua during the Contra/Sandinista Civil War. Johnson has also been a freelance producer/reporter for the BBC, a training consultant for NPR, and General Manager of KALW-FM, San Francisco.