The Audio Interview as the heart of Story

Upcoming Sessions
Thursday November 2nd , 2017
6:30pm- 9:30pm (approximate)
Register for or request this session before October 26th by sending an email to
This workshop will take place at Ed Video, 404 York Road in Guelph.
$30 +HST for members/$60+HST for non-members 
Membership is easy! We offer three levels of membership that suit the various ways people interact with Ed Video. The process of becoming a member is as simple as completing a form and paying the membership fee.
Interdisciplinary artist and radio doc producer Dawn Matheson will discuss the theoretical side of "getting good tape," from drilling for story to digging deep in the interview to creating audio 'scenes.'
Dawn will impart her tips for finding and building an audio storyline in both radio and video... plus share a load of resources and inspiration.
Dawn will be inviting seasoned radio and podcast producer JP Davidsonto join via Skype to discuss markets for audio docs such as podcasts, as well as other practical possibilities for the end product. (i.e. - how to get an audience and make money!)
This workshop is offered for the audio documentary makers in mind, but the theory and creative content could also be relevant to those working in video documentary or digital storytelling.
PLEASE NOTE: Technical aspects of audio production, such as recording and editing, will not be the focus of this session and will only be discussed when relevant to the above content.
About the Instructors
Dawn Matheson has worked in video, audio, print and community art collaborations for too long to mention. She's been a CBC staffer as well as a freelancer, has run digital storytelling workshops and installed sound art in projects across Canada. Recently: Dawn produced a radio series called “Two-way: Kids and Seniors Conversations” which aired on CFRU this past spring, contributed to CBC Out in the Open this past summer, and her documentary "Allen" about a Guelph stranger and the stories everybody made up about him, kicked off CBC radio's 2015 summer programming.
JP Davidson is the founder of Pop Up Podcasting, an Ottawa-based podcast recording and production studio. Some of his clients include RBC Royal Bank, Citrix, Greenpeace, and The Globe and Mail. After studying radio documentary production at the Transom Story Workshop, he founded the Canadian Sound & Story Workshop, a community for independent radio and podcast producers.