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Making a Scene: The Use of Verite to Show, Not Tell, Your Story

A well-crafted scene, heard on the radio, opens a window onto a new world and allows the listener to fly right in. Claire Schoen explores the process of creating scenes -- showing real people living their lives -- for an audio documentary.

A well-crafted scene, heard on the radio, opens a window onto a new world and allows the listener to fly right in. Claire Schoen explores the process of creating scenes -- showing real people living their lives -- for an audio documentary.

Recording a single scene may require spending days with a subject. Back in the studio, bits and pieces of audio are layered in multiple tracks to reconstruct a place and time. The result is an experience that relays information on a visceral and emotional level.


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Claire Schoen

Claire Schoen is an audio producer, creating sound-rich, character driven, documentary-style stories.