Sometimes called the most visual medium because of the way it taps directly into our imagination, audio media popularity has never waned. This session will consider audio as a medium for immersive storytelling, dissemination of news and information and interactivity in the form of meetings and networking. Each topic will reference activity — what’s being done now, innovation — how is it made possible and potential — what more can we do?
Dan Holland is one half of the creative brain behind Adventurous Audio, a new Highland based podcast production company set up during the pandemic. He’s an award-winning producer with over 20 years of audio production and storytelling experience from around the world. He has a highly regarded specialism for longer form crafted documentary production with a long list of BBC production credits including the long running and highly acclaimed science series Brainwaves, many stand-alone features as well as multi-episode documentaries.
With twenty five years of media and new media experience Thea Newcomb is a content creator, trainer and book publisher. With a passion for music, Thea got her start in college radio in California in the late 1980s. She landed her first commercial job at Q96 in Paisley in 1992 and has gone on to present shows at the local and regional level. She’s one of twenty Verified Global Canva Experts and trains businesses, charities and individuals how to use it, in person and online, worldwide. She’s currently working on the follow up to ‘This is Totally ‘80s Pop Quiz’ book with another one, ‘Brit Hits of the ‘80s’. Out in June, this new book will mark her thirty-year anniversary of living in Britain.
Owner, Inner Ear / XpoNorth Digital Sector Specialist
Dougal is a producer, director and consultant. His content company Inner Ear specialises in live programme making (including live streaming of cultural events and activities), feature and documentary production (podcasts, web video and some TV commissions) and creative industry consultancy. He is also chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association in which he helps shape vision and drive strategy. He is a member of the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Leadership Group and co-chairs a working group exploring how to increase creative industries resilience. Dougal is an XpoNorth sector specialist for digital media content with a particular interest in remote participation. In and out of work he loves listening to and making music, storytelling and media production.