Subtitle: Create Compelling Audio Stories
Thinking about sound in a text-driven world
- Effective audio stories
- Seattle Habitat For Humanity stories
Effective audio stories
- Your stories (listen to Janelle for opening/integration of natural sound)
- TIP: Use audio when you have sounds that cannot easily be described in words.
- TIP: Use quotes when the way a person says something adds meaning (eg, emotion, pacing).
- TIP: Think about sound when shooting photos; an audio-driven story shapes an narrated slideshow
Listen to the four clips that “follow” you alphabetically – provide feedback on the your stories blog post, one comment per story. Feedback should focus on the story and how to improve it; these comments might relate to story focus, editing, ideas for natural sound.
- The Rise of Indy 3-D Cinema (NPR Interns – story is text, one photo, audio)
- Education Not Deportation (NPR Interns – story is text, narrated slide show)
- Commentary: The Server’s Dilemma (NPR Interns – story is text, illustrated narration includes infographic)
Seattle Habitat For Humanity : Story Ideas
Read the ideas; take notes. Small group discussion about possible themes, approaches. Each small group pitches two text/still and two audio/video stories to the group.
- Aaron, Fereshta, Janelle
- Brianna, Ganelle, Tom
- Brian, Gwen, Wilhelmina
- Emma, Krista, Nate
- Katie, Keala, Liz
- In preparation for final audio, assignment, blog post that (1) details what you’ve learned about audio stories (production, planning, etc) to-date and (2) contains a draft pitch for your final audio story: suggestion, think about Habitat for the story.
Final Audio Assignment
For Wednesday 28 April
2-3 minute audio story – New story or continue refining story number 1
(1) Every Monday and Friday
- Monday blog post starts on 26 April: people to follow on Twitter
- Friday : #FF (last Friday’s #FF — needs both #com466 and #ff hashtags not just #com466)
(2) Five tweets each week related to course material with #com466 hashtag