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Audio vs. radio: Paolo Pietropaolo explains the difference

What's the difference between radio and audio? For Paolo Pietropaolo it's "elemental." Like gold, audio is something you can mold and craft. Radio is different: it's ephemeral, it's there and then gone. Watch and learn the power of knowing where you fall on this spectrum.

What's the difference between radio and audio? For Paolo Pietropaolo it's "elemental." Like gold, audio is something you can mold and craft. You mine for great audio then come home to hammer out a creation. You can return to it and admire it. 

Radio is different: it's ephemeral, it's there and then gone. According to Paolo this is where radio's power comes alive. Radio is of a moment. Watch and learn the power of knowing where you fall on this spectrum.

The full-length version of Paolo's talk — AuRa: The Chemistry of Sound — as well as dozens of additional editorial- and technical-based tutorials are available to watch on The Doc Project'sYouTube channel.

About

Paolo Pietropaolo
Paolo Pietropaolo is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, composer and writer based in Vancouver. Paolo's radio documentaries and productions have been awarded two Prix Italia and a Peabody Award – the highest accolades in broadcasting – as well as several other awards. Paolo's voice has been heard regularly on CBC Radio since 2001. He is currently the host of In Concert on CBC Radio 2.

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