Dark & Funny, Like Your Life: Sound Design With Feeling

Block A: Friday (11am-12:15pm) / Saturday (2pm-3:15pm)

Block A: Friday (11am-12:15pm) / Saturday (2pm-3:15pm)

You know about reading between the lines, right? Well good sound design can make you dance between the lines. And when you’re talking about big, uncomfortable ideas -- sound can be a super powerful tool to have on hand.

Suicide often reminds us of those four magic words: "just ask for help." But Honor Eastly knows it’s not that simple. She’s been there and back, and has the receipts to prove it -- years of phone recordings and diary entries from the inside. From this mountain of source material, a podcast was born/emerged! That podcast: No Feeling Is Final.

In this session, Honor and executive producer Joel Werner break down how they took Honor’s life and turned it into a super-creative & sound-rich six-part series. They’ll discuss audio diary tape, and where/when to use it (and when/how to reconstruct scenes). They’ll talk about the power of a first person perspective, negotiating between a compelling narrative and life’s utter messiness, trust, shared taste, and how a sense of humour can shine a light in the darkest places.


Featuring

Honor Eastly

Honor Eastly (@Honor_Eastly) is a writer, podcaster and professional feeler of feelings. At the 2019 Third Coast Conference, Honor will be co-present a Breakout Session with Joel Werner about turning her dark & funny life into a sound-rich, creative serialized story with feeling.

Joel Werner

Joel Werner (@joelwerner) is the Audio Lead for ABC Science, and host of the podcast Sum of All Parts. At the 2019 Third Coast Conference, Joel will be co-present a Breakout Session with Honor Eastly about turning her dark & funny life into a sound-rich, creative serialized story with feeling.