- Seattle, WA
- [email protected]
Jill is available forI am available for remote editing, interviewing, research, archival acquisition/licensing, and story consulting. When Covid-19 is contained, I will be available for tape syncs.
Jill Freidberg is a Seattle-based documentary filmmaker, oral historian, radio programmer, podcast editor / producer, public artist, and archivist. She has worked in these fields for over 25 years. Freidberg founded the Shelf Life Community Story Project (www.shelflifestories.com), an oral history project using podcasts, photography, and public art to interrupt the narratives of erasure that accompany gentrification and displacement in Seattle's historically redlined Central District. She is a programming veteran at community radio, KBCS 91.3 FM and has produced and/or reported for The National Radio Project, Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now, and One World Radio. She teaches audio storytelling, oral history, and documentary film production at the University of Washington Bothell. She is bilingual English / Spanish and produced documentary films in southern Mexico for 8 years.
The Shelf Life Community Story Project records oral histories with current and former residents of Seattle's Central District neighborhood. We believe community stories and neighborhood histories can change the way we think about community - what it means to have it and what it means to lose it. We hope the stories we're recording can influence conversations about change and shift the way this city imagines its future. The stories we record are shared with the public through community celebrations and installations, social media, community radio, the Shelf Life podcast, pop-up projection events, and the project website.
Sited in a 5th generation Black-owned home, Wa Na Wari is a center for Black art and stories. Wa Na Wari creates space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection. I operate the oral history studio at Wa Na Wari, and I am responsible for creating interactive exhibits that share sound and image archival materials with visitors. I'm also the grant writer for this project.
- Field Producing
- Field Recording
- Grant Writing
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Show Development
- Sound Design
- Story Editing
- Tape Syncs
- Adobe Audition, Hindenburg, Sennheiser Wireless and Shotgun Mics, Canon C100 camera and lenses, two Zoom H4Ns