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UK Trip: presenting at Macquarie University

Sept4: Venue TBC

As digital technology enables us to move in and out of audio on location, producers and artists are responding to the new ‘storied space’ in a variety of ways. Join Hamish Sewell, independent audio storyteller, podcaster and founder of the geo locative project, Soundtrails (http://soundtrails.com.au/), as he discusses his latest study trip to the UK. Here he explored some leading geo locative projects and met with leaders in the field. From ‘experience designers’ to slow journalism to ambient literature: Hamish will discuss his findings, the current trends, opportunities and roadblocks in this new and exciting field. Hamish Sewell is a location-based audio storyteller, an international award-winning radio documentary maker, a podcaster and the founder of the geo locative audio project, Soundtrails. The Soundtrails project spans 14 locations in northern NSW, operates on a commercial basis and is now moving into Queensland.


Podcast workshop, Old Ambulance Station, Nambour

July 15 & 29: 10am-2pm

Podcasts are exploding via digital media and streaming services. Thanks to digital streaming and an extraordinary range of different kinds of shows available, podcasts afford one of the most intimate listening environments today and a unique opportunity for organisations and businesses to showcase their stories. They can be listened to anytime and in a multitude of places and space: from planes and trains to automobiles. In Australia alone, according to the ABC, listeners are tuning in on average for 6.5hrs a week. Join international award winning radio veteran, locative audio storyteller and podcaster, Hamish Sewell, at the Media Makers Studio at the Old Ambo in Nambour for a two-part workshop on Podcasting. This is designed to clarify what’s going on in the world of podcasts and for you to learn the practical steps to getting started.  

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Workshop One, 15 of July. Laying the Ground, will cover the essential things you need to know: from a short study of podcasts, to developing your ideas, to essential equipment, audio production tools, to podcast hosting platforms and marketing.

Workshop Two, 29th of July. Developing Practical Skills, will take a hands-on first-steps approach to building your podcast. From drafting your scripts, to basic microphone and audio handling skills, to recording audio and using a multi-track editor


Nanango Soundtrail

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Launch date Sept 2019

In collaboration with the History Room and with the support of the Heritage Bank Nanango, we are building our newest Soundtrail in Nanango, South Burnett in Queensland. This is not only profile a rich mix of local stories, voices and found sounds, but it is also furthering Soundtrails into southern Queensland and helping to build our profile. Picture here outside Tara’s Hall are writer, journalist, James Rose (who’s working with Soundtrails), historian and writer, Liz Cafferty, and 93 year old, former mayor, Reg McCallum.