Field Reporting for Audio Storytellers - Pineland Farms, Inc. Field Reporting for Audio Storytellers - Pineland Farms, Inc.

june, 2024

fri21jun(jun 21)5:00 pmmon24(jun 24)12:00 pmField Reporting for Audio Storytellers

Event Details

Field Reporting for Audio Storytellers with Nora Saks and Robert Smith
Date: June 21 – June 24 (Salt Session)
For Mid-career producers, editors and reporters.
It’s time to take your audio productions and reporting out of the studio and into the real world. Over the course of a three action-packed days, you’ll get a chance to experiment with a variety of field reporting and recording techniques and tools in a supportive, learn-by-doing environment.
Using the town of Monson, the Appalachian Trail nearby, and other surrounding areas as our classroom, you’ll learn how to capture vivid scenes, natural sounds, and create compelling action in the field to establish an authentic sense of place. As time and experience permit, we’ll help you turn the elements you gather in the field into a short produced piece. You’ll leave the workshop comfortable with a variety of field recording and mixing techniques, plus the ability to find and capture stories and characters anywhere you go.
This new experiential workshop is aimed at mid-level audio producers, reporters and editors who have basic audio reporting, recording and production skills. Please bring a field kit (deck, over-the-ear headphones, external mic, batteries, etc) you feel comfortable using. If you do not have your own kit, contact for options.
All participants need to bring over-the-ear headphones and AA batteries, and a laptop + DAW (Reaper, Hindenburg, Audition, Protools, Audacity, etc) of choice. This course is DAW agnostic, but basic proficiency with a DAW is required, as the course is focused on field recording, not post-production. A car is helpful, but not required, and we’ll organize local carpools as necessary!
This workshop is offered in collaboration with the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.


21 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 24 (Monday) 12:00 pm


Monson ArtsMonson Arts is a residency and workshop program in Monson, Maine. An initiative of Maine’s Libra Foundation, Monson Arts began programming in 2018. It was started as a way to spur economic development in Piscataquis County. Monson, the last town before the 100 Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail, was the home of photographer Berenice Abbott, painter Carl Sprinchorn, and was a center for slate quarrying and furniture making. Monson Arts’ mission is to provide time and space for creative work. This is done through a combination of residencies, workshops, community/school programs and initiatives, and exhibitions. 8 Greenville Rd. Monson, Maine