A plate of gritty determination and a side of optimism, please.
I’m an eager and energetic audio reporter trying to develop intimate stories with people I talk to. My interest encompasses forgotten chapters of history, art & cultural exploration, capturing simplistic times, evoking smiles and fond memories as touchstones to our past, informed public affairs, and offbeat stories of ordinary people going about their lives. Because audio storytelling is compulsive for me, I don’t just embrace it, I succumb to it. My role is to get to the story’s core. I squeeze all the juice I can out of the orange, and when I’m done, I squeeze more, to insinuate the story into the listener’s conscience. I write the middle of the story first, then add the corners of the story. I want to open a window to their soul.
I aim to create great audio storytelling that speaks to varied, real, human experiences, in a clear and captivating way to draw out emotion and narrative details and to learn about their feelings, reactions, and motivations. After all, human contact and that interaction is irreplaceable.
Much like a musical arrangement, I write the story after I’ve recorded all the parts of the story needed, then “arrange” the story as I write from the recording session. I see the story suddenly unfold as a pastoral soundscape is uncovered by listening for the emotion of the subject as they are speaking.
I have a fast metabolism for producing stories that reflect what’s happening as well as enterprise journalism that can get conversations going about the issues, to learn why the story needs to be told now.
I’m a creative storyteller who knows when and how to use voice. I can come up with story ideas and respond quickly to assignments.
I’m able to develop a wide variety of sources from diverse communities by being present and involved. I use social media to connect with and engage audiences.
Example of my inspiration for audio storytelling
by the late CBS reporter Charles Kuralt