Narrative Podcast Pilot Development Part I
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Develop your narrative podcast idea into a treatment and pilot episode you can use to pitch your series.
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
What you can learn.
- Explore established narrative podcasts to identify best practices
- Develop a story concept for your series and a pilot script
- Identify how to gather raw material and structure your material over several episodes
- Build materials to help you pitch your work to networks and broadcasters
About this course:The podcasting boom has created a slate of new opportunities for writers, journalists, and producers to create and host their own show. This course is designed to get you started. We focus on narrative nonfiction or documentary, the type you've grown familiar with listening to shows like This American Life, Slowburn, and Reply All, and a genre distinct from chat, interview, and fiction formats. You learn how to develop a story concept, interview and gather tape, write scripts, structure for the ear, and voice your material. The goal is to come away with a twenty-minute podcast pilot and show treatment–the essentials to getting noticed by agents and studios. This course is tailored to serve a variety of experience levels and backgrounds, whether you come from television, print journalism, or are a working audio producer wanting to flex your narrative writing muscles.
Winter 2021 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Annie Gilbertson
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
No refunds after January 20, 2021
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.