- Indianapolis, IN
- [email protected]
Ken is available forI am looking for paid work including Tape Syncs. Interviews, Hosting, Story Development, Radio Drama, Voice Acting, Storytelling, Playwriting.
I am first and foremost a storyteller. In my family all of us were storytellers. The first thing a storyteller must learn is how to listen very carefully. I listened to folk and fairytales, myths and legends, and family history stories. I listened to stories read aloud from the hundreds of books in our home and the public library. I desperately wanted to read stories too, but I was dyslexic. Learning to read in a traditional school was almost impossible. When I was twelve my life changed. I was tutored over the summer and then taught for a year by an exceptional teacher. I learned "how I learn.” I discovered that my creativity was an essential survival skill. When you must find a different way of doing things you have to be creative! I studied Anthropology, Psychology, and Theater in college. I developed a passionate interest in how people communicate; especially with story. I earned a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. I devoted myself to working with children and their families in libraries, hospitals, museums, and most recently in a private school for students with dyslexia and other learning differences. I use creative storytelling to entertain, inspire, and teach. My creative toolbox has grown to include: photography, videography, digital audio & video editing, oral history recording, group facilitation, and brainstorming. I now love to write short stories, flash fiction, and screenplays. I write a blog about professional storytelling. My short creative films and documentaries are on YouTube, and I’ve recorded some of my original stories for SoundCloud. Since 2013 I’ve edited dozens of oral history interviews for the Life Stories Project in Indianapolis. I am currently looking for jobs sculpting stories for artistic collaborations, podcasts, and audio productions. I thrive on finding creative solutions to challenges. It is what I do. I've got my toolbox. I can help you find the story, script it, record it, edit it, and share it. Tell me what you would like to do. I will begin by listening.
The Life Stories Project - Indianapolis
The Life Stories Project is a collaborative effort of The Indiana Historical Society, WFYI Public Media, and Storytelling Arts of Indiana. Since 2013 the project has collected life story interviews with ordinary people living in Central Indiana. As the Digital Audio Editor I edit the interviews; selecting a sample to upload to the website. I listen carefully to the interview and establish meaningful subject tags for searching the database. I write a short description of the sample to generate listener interest. I produce CD copies for the participant and for the oral history achieve at the Indiana Historical Society.
Pathways To Employment Film Series - The Arc of Indiana.
Pathways to Employment, a series of short films, celebrates seven unique individuals who prove that hiring people with developmental disabilities is "Good for Business, Good for People & Good for the Economy." The films were produced for the The Arc of Indiana by filmmaker Ken Oguss, with support from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.
Ken Oguss, Radio Storyteller - SoundCloud Podcast
This episode of my podcast is a quick introduction to my storytelling, both written and traditional oral storytelling, and some of my character voices. Once there, please listen to my other story recordings!
- Voice Coaching
- Tape Syncs
- Story Editing
- Show Development
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Field Recording
- Audacity, Hindenburg, Pro Tools
- MacBook Pro
- Zoom H5 Digital Audio Recorder / field mixer.
- Sennheiser MKE 600 – 2 shot gun microphones, phantom powered.
- Sennheiser G2 100 - camcorder receiver and wireless lapel mic.
- AV-JEFE AVL630 Professional Featherweight Earhook Microphone for G2 100
- Assorted lapel & dynamic microphones. Field mixer. Tripods and monopod.
- Canon 70-D DSLR
- Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphones
- 2 mic stands with booms for COVID SAFE DISTANCE RECORDING.
- Zoom H4 Digital Audio Recorder