Subtitle: Create Compelling Audio Stories
- NewsU Tutorial Review
- Exercise: Interviewing Each Other (pairs or trios)
- Editing Audio : A Process
- Gradesheet : weeks 1-3
- Twitter Assignment Summary (weeks 2-3)
- NewsU Audio Tutorial : no reports from Ashley, Jeremy, JohnH, Kris, Preet
- Set up DropBox accounts – 2GB account is free (use -> http://db.tt/t6OHXZ7 to set up accounts)
NewsU Tutorial Review
- Paired Discussion
- Kathy’s key points for today
- Planning -> Know Your Environment (demo/reminder)
- In The Field -> Record Sound Sources (demo/reminder)
- Sound File Types : .wav, .aii, .mp4, .mp3 and Audacity Project Files
- Open ended questions!
- Pause … let there be silence (for editing, so that the other person may resume talking)
- Know that you can always re-record your questions, but if ambient sound is important, do so immediately after the interview, not when you are back ‘in the office’
Exercise: Interviewing Each Other
- Make sure each pair has a recorder
- Make sure each person has developed a set of questions
- Each interview should be 5-10 minutes long – record the entire thing!
Interview Pairs and Location
- Ashley : Shane -> Near the 3rd floor landing, main stairwell
- Bryden : Kanny -> CMU302
- Graham : Nicole -> Hall by the window
- Sarah : Ian -> Outside (if it’s not raining)
- John H : David -> Outside (if it’s not raining)
- Josh : John M -> CMU304
- Marci : Marcy -> Ladies restroom
- Mia : Reed -> CMU302
- Stephanie : Preet -> Stairwell by 302
Absent: Jeremy, Kris, Raanan, Rowdy, Sommer
- Figure out how to get the sound file off the recorder (whatever it is) and onto your computer. This will be different for each device.
- Upload your file to your Dropbox.
- Figure out what file format your recorder uses, if you don’t already know. If you need to convert the file to something Audacity can import, make friends with Zamzar.com.
- Start a new project in Audacity and import your file. Choose MAKE A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL. (See this tutorial overview on importing.)
- Plug in your headphones and develop a rough transcript (digital or by hand) of the interview. Note times and transitions, good soundbites.
- Identify at least two good clips. Write an intro and conclusion and transition. Record (not here!) before Wednesday.
- Find three good examples of audio stories — audio only (not video or slide shows). What makes them exemplary? Blog post due by noon. Be sure to link to each of the stories in your post!
- Have your transcript – come prepared to edit your interview into a 60-90 second story.