Crowded is a radio show made entirely from audio solicited from workers on the crowdsourcing website, Mechanical Turk. It was commissioned by Rhizome.org in 2009. Each episode will have a theme or a mechanism around which the crowdsourced samples are gathered. This first episode is meant to be a simple introduction to the MT workers - who they are, where they come from, and why they do what they do. (more information in the links section)
I need someone to take the collected files (link below) and edit it together into a 25-35 minute show. You will notice that a few of the samples are "intros". I would like to use some percentage of all of these intros. The rest of the clips can be edited and mixed together however you see fit. There are only 33 minutes of audio samples in total, but I imagine there will be some musical interludes.
If you think that there is simply not enough material to put together a 25 minute show, I am completely open to the possibility of gathering more material.
Please submit a 5-8 minute sample of how you would handle the editing of the show. A winner will be chosen from this sample and asked to complete the project. The deadline for submissions is February 15. This is supposed to be the January episode, so I am a bit behind on the deadline. If you have any questions or need more material, please contact me.
All submitters will get a link to their site on the Crowded.fm website. The winner will be featured on the site.
Payments can be made by PayPal or check.
I am looking for a cross between This American Life and Joe Frank. There should be soft instrumental background music through much of it, but not necessarily all of it. I also like the slightly experimental quality of Radiolab. But this should be subtle - keep the focus on the content, not the effects. (links below)
Information on the Rhizome commission:
A sample episode I edited myself as a proof of concept (I am not an audio editor, so forgive the roughness):
More information on Episode One
Information on Mechanical Turk
Joe Frank: http://www.joefrank.com/cast/
This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/
http://ccmixter.org/content/jefftimesten/jeffti... (all files zipped)
Background Music should be legally legit - please use either your own music, or something you find on one of these sites:
Prize: $400.00 - The prize has been prepaid to Minimum Noise.
License Model: Exclusive
The project owner will obtain an exclusive license to the audio material. Participants cannot submit material that is used elsewhere, and if they win, they cannot license the material to anybody else, on this site or elsewhere.
|Crowded - ep1 - source.zip