Writing for the Ear to See

We make stories for the ear, but there’s no escaping the highly visual nature of the work we produce...

We make stories for the ear, but there’s no escaping the highly visual nature of the work we produce...

No other medium allows its audience to see as imaginatively, as privately, and as sensitively, as audio. But how do we go about accessing this visual capacity of audio? How do we find those ways of describing a scene, an object, a person, in a way that brings our audience the full Technicolor experience. Focusing on script, this session looks at we might think about our visual language. In the crispest, most economical ways, how do we use narration to allow our audience to see what they’re hearing?


Featuring

Sophie Townsend

Sophie Townsend is a senior producer and editor at the ABC’s Radio National, and her feature-making work is internationally recognized.