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Editing in Hindenburg with Josh Swartz and Sophie McKibben

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Anyone can learn to edit audio.

This workshop provides an introduction to editing in Hindenburg - audio editing software created for audio storytellers.

By the end, you'll know how to set up new sessions, use keyboard shortcuts, optimize editing tools, add music and effects, and export a finished product. In other words, you'll have a solid grasp on the basics of editing.

This is a practical, hands-on workshop for beginners that need to learn the basics or audio producers who want to expand their knowledge. During the workshop, you will work with recordings provided by the instructor - please do not bring your own project for troubleshooting or workshopping.

Students must bring a laptop and headphones. Note: While Hindenburg is available for both Macs and PCs, the class will be tailored for Macs.


The cost of this workshop is $50 for non-members and $40 for members of the Podcast Garage or members of the Harvard Ed Portal (i.e. any Allston-Brighton resident). Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here



Josh Swartz is a podcast producer at WBUR. He currently works on "Endless Thread," a show made from great stories found on Reddit. Previously, he was the series producer for LBJ’s War from PRI and a producer at PRX. Josh is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop and has a BA in Film & Media Studies and Sociology from Middlebury College. Hindenburg was the first audio editing tool Josh learned and still his go-to for all projects.


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Sophie McKibben is the series producer of The FRONTLINE Dispatch, a new podcast from PBS's investigative documentary series, FRONTLINE. Previously, Sophie taught radio storytelling at the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Sophie has worked with Rhode Island Public Radio, StoryCorps, and North Country Public Radio. She is also the co-founder and former managing editor of Now Here This, an online platform for student produced audio storytelling.

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