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Learning from Erik Barnouw – Part 15 (and final)

Final Techniques Hi folks, I’m taking a final look this week at the advice offered by Erik Barnouw in his Handbook of Radio Writing (1947). This time the attention is focused on “simulating movement, manageing the climax, and closing” a radio drama. These techniques are common sense but nonetheless easy … Continue reading

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Learning from Erik Barnouw – Part 14

Scene Shifting (part 5) Hi folks, I’m taking another look this week at the advice offered by Erik Barnouw in his Handbook of Radio Writing (1947). This time the attention is focused on “shifting the scene” of a radio drama by combining the techniques discussed so far (or combination transition). … Continue reading


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Learning from Erik Barnau – Part 12

Hi folks, I’m taking another look this week at the advice offered by Erik Barnouw in his Handbook of Radio Writing (1947). This time the attention is focused on “shifting the scene” of a radio drama using a technique known as the “sound effect transition”. These techniques are common sense … Continue reading