- Oklahoma City, OK
- [email protected]
Dan is available forTape synchs, reporting assignments and partnerships, field recording and producing, editing, and writing projects, as well as voiceover jobs. Willing to travel anywhere in Oklahoma.
I'm a producer, writer, performer, and instructional designer currently based in Oklahoma City. I started my radio career as a DJ for San Diego's jazz station, KSDS, and it was there that I produced my first documentary features. In the San Francisco Bay Area I was a performer, sound designer, and Foley artist for a radio drama company called Pagliacci's Fools. During my years in Chicago, I was with CHIRP Radio, a community radio station. I held the positions of News Director and Production Co-Director. As News Director, I managed the development of a personal narrative series called Person of Interest. And I was the managing editor for a special six-month project on volunteerism produced for the Chicago Community Trust. I also produced and hosted a podcast series, Musecast, for the Art Institute of Chicago. And like most indies, I've done many, many tape synchs. My clients include On The Media, Marketplace, Weekend Edition, and the BBC. Being an indie is great. But I'm also interested in collaborations and partnerships. I'm trying to keep my focus as local as possible with subjects including community affairs, military and veterans issues, technology, the arts and sciences, and the oddities.
Oklahoma's Medical Marijuana Safety Relies On Testing
State-mandated testing is supposed to protect Oklahoma’s medical marijuana patients from tainted weed. By and large it’s effective, but it’s not perfect. And many question the validity of test results. Independent producer Dan Epstein looked into how testing is supposed to work, and how some orange worms got through. This story was produced for KOSU in Oklahoma City.
Chicago's Cajun Connoisseur Serves Deliciousness and Opportunity
This story was produced as part of a collaboration between CHIRP Radio and City Bureau, a Chicago journalism lab. City Bureau reporter Sarah Conway worked with CHIRP producer Dan Epstein to create this day-in-the life radio portrait as part of City Bureau's look at the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood's food desert.
Intense Seeing - The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams
If you’re into infographics, then you probably know about Edward Tufte. He’s arguably the world’s foremost expert in the visual presentation of data. When he’s not working on a new book or teaching his one-day course on presenting data and information, Tufte spends his time making sculptures. A collection of his sculptures is devoted to what Tufte himself calls “maybe the greatest data visualization ever done,” a way of graphically depicting sub-atomic particle behavior developed by physicist and Nobel laureate, Richard Feynman. This story was produced for CHIRP Radio in Chicago.
Standing on the Line Between Interrogation and Torture
As a former Army interrogator, independent producer Dan Epstein could not understand how the abuses of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison could have happened. It was made clear to him during his training that torture and violations of the Geneva Conventions regarding prisoners of war were strictly prohibited. Epstein spoke with former Army colleagues. And he spoke with Terry Karney, a former interrogation team leader in Iraq in 2003. This story was produced for NPR's Justice Talking.
- Tape Syncs
- Sound Design
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Field Recording
- Field Producing
- Sound Devices SD722 Recorder
- Tascam DR100MKII Recorder
- Shure VP88 Stereo microphone with Rycote shockmount and blimp
- Audio-Technica AT8035 Shotgun microphone with Rycote pistol grip mount and softie
- Electrovoice RE50 microphone