Wednesday, May 10, 2017
On this episode of HowSound, Rob Rosenthal chats with Rob Byers of NPR's Training Team about avoiding those pesky recording problems!
NPR also has a great guide for collecting good audio!
Be sure to visit transom.org for more great audio tips and tricks.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, February 9, 2015
"We all know the experience - listening to the radio or watching TV, a loud commercial jumps out, sending you grabbing for the volume control. Or conversely, your favorite program is too quiet leading you to crank up the volume, even though you know louder levels will startle you as the next program starts. Variations in program levels have been a problem for public radio stations, and now the public radio world is attempting to even out this difference by implementing a new loudness standard."
- Jeff Towne, Transom Tools Editor
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Friday, September 20, 2013
Radio Rookies at WNYC New York produced this video as part of their DIY Toolkit. It explains this thought process and gives some tips along the way.
HOW TO REPORT YOUR OWN STORY
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Here at ATMI, we know there are times when it is appropriate to ask permission to photograph people rather than just firing away. But there are also times when permission is not necessary at all! Know your rights and use your best judgement and you'll make the world a better place through the images you capture!
ATMI's Max Dan found an interview with photographer Shawn Nee about his experience with the Los Angeles Police Department, which he describes as unjust.
CAMERA VS. LAPD
There's also a pretty fun ACLU video that explains our rights. It was put together by Joseph Gordan-Levitt and The Gregory Brothers.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The site's founder, Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour recently resurrected his audio gathering tips for the site. Jay is also the founder of the Public Radio Exchange, where ATMI shares stories with people all over the world and he's a six-time Peabody Award winner. He has some insight that all radio producers can relate to.
"I usually begin by holding the mic casually, as though it’s unimportant. Sometimes I’ll rest it against my cheek to show it has no evil powers." - Jay Allison