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The Sounds Inside

In certain radio stories, sounds exist only in the mind of the storyteller and can't be physically recorded -- like dreams, memories, and predictions. How do you create a soundscape that brings "the sounds inside" to life?

In certain radio stories, sounds exist only in the mind of the storyteller and can't be physically recorded -- like dreams, memories, and predictions. How do you create a soundscape that brings "the sounds inside" to life?

When ambient tape or archival tape just won't do, it's time to employ your own production imagination. Kara Oehler and Ann Heppermann discuss using interviews and ambient sound as springboards for interpreting these supposedly "nonexistent sounds," while staying true to the story itself.


Featuring

Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler was a final-round judge for the 2008 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.