Presentation  Narration Don Weatherbee
So you want to add sound  to your awesome PPT
And you’ve decided to add a personal touch to your work
And only your velvet smooth voice will work
Well, grasshopper, there’ll be some costs Kung Fu 1972 - 1975 David Carradine 1936 - 2009
Costs ??
Ah, grasshopper, I see the confused look on your face
Let’s us see if the language of tables will help to show you the path
The Voice Equipment & Software In-House Free $50 to $1000 Professional $100/hr  2-5 hrs per  30 min of narration Free
In-House ??
Ah, yes, grasshopper, always better to do the task yourself
 
<ul><li>Tech Info  </li></ul><ul><li>Gear </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Narration Tips </li></ul>but there’...
Technology is hard
It is not our way grasshopper, but the world is changing, so we adapt
Adapt ??
A short history of sound, may help you see the way
<ul><li>Very Short </li></ul>A Short History of Sound
In the beginning
there was Sound
and it was fine FOOD!
then came Analog Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
and was hailed as good
so then Stereo came to us
and this was better
and so in the fullest of time
Digital was given on to us
and much rejoicing was had
but wonders did not cease
as mp3’s entered our world
and much sharing was had
and thus in the end,
it came on to us, to add sound
… to our presentations
thus greater understanding
… was had by all Warning Tech Stuff Incoming
So where to start ??? <ul><li>Helps to know more about sound </li></ul>
Analog vs. Digital <ul><li>When source is analog (tape, vinyl),  </li></ul><ul><li>quality is lost as you take it to digit...
Does Stereo Matter? <ul><li>Sure does -  with 2 ears & 2 sides of the brain, it just sounds better   </li></ul>
Stereo Perception <ul><li>It’s louder in the one ear compared to the other </li></ul><ul><li>(Volume differential) </li></ul>
<ul><li>It gets to one ear before the other  </li></ul><ul><li>(Time arrival delta)  </li></ul>Stereo Perception
So lets get small…
…  and into the wave we go… 228 sec This is a wave file
… to the great below… 3.8 sec
… and down …. 0.25 sec
… and down we go… 0.06 sec
..till we hit a data point 0.001 sec
Sound is Data How much, well that depends…
… on Sampling Rate… <ul><li>22  kHz – Radio </li></ul><ul><li>44.1  kHz – CD </li></ul><ul><li>96  kHz – DVD </li></ul>kHz...
…  and Bit Depth <ul><li>8 bit - Radio </li></ul><ul><li>16 bit - CD </li></ul><ul><li>32 bit - DVD </li></ul>Higher depth...
<ul><li>Carry the raw data as long as you can… </li></ul><ul><li>… then encode down as needed at the end </li></ul>Start H...
The nicer the… … the better the sound you want
<ul><li>But in the end, sound must just be good enough… </li></ul>
Record & edit as a Wav <ul><li>Save as an mp3 </li></ul>
Wav vs. mp3 <ul><li>You give up some quality,  </li></ul><ul><li>but get greatly reduced size </li></ul>
<ul><li>Wav = </li></ul><ul><li>Raw Sound </li></ul>What’s the Diff ? mp3 =  Zip Files for Sound Drop off after 16kHz
People only hear so much
<ul><li>Most speech is in the 2 to 4 kHz range </li></ul><ul><li>Losing 16 kHz + on the encoding, not a big deal </li></ul...
mp3 Encoding Engines =< 192 Kb/sec >= 192 Kb/sec Built into commercial sound engineering software Shareware, Open Source h...
File Size (mb) Bitrate (Kb/sec) 32 -Audible 64 - Vocals 192 - CD Lame FhG 356 - DVD Both good to 192
Bitrate (kb/sec) to use <ul><li>Uploading to  64 to 128 </li></ul><ul><li>Encoding to AVI  192 minimum </li></ul><ul><li>E...
Ok, enough Tech
Hardware ??
No, grasshopper, not hardware like the stone hammer. You make me laugh, you do.
Into the Computer > > Soundcard Soundchip
Into the Computer > > Soundcard Soundchip Really get one, it’s worth it
Types of Mics <ul><li>Dynamic / moving coil mics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheap  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Condenser mics </li><...
Pickup (or polar) pattern <ul><ul><li>Omni  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directional  (Cardioid) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Microphone Placement <ul><li>Close but not too close, Darth Vader breathing will not go over well </li></ul>
Stand & Echo Screen <ul><li>Softens the hard “p” and “b” </li></ul>Reduces noise due to vibration I use this.. and this..
USB Pre-Amp Instrument Input Gain Control Headphone  Out Headphone Volume Control Phantom Power Switch USB  Port Stereo Li...
The Wires XLR Cable USB Cable
Set Both
Pick This
Then This
And Then This
Hit OK
And finally… This defines how loud the mic will be Too high, overclipping (Very Bad) Too Low, too quiet (Not good either)
Soundcard
 
Microphone
 
USB PreAmp
 
XRL Cable
 
Windows Sound Figured Out PRICELESS  
Is narrating any easier ?
Yes, grasshopper, but you will have to talk for it to work. Here are some guidelines.
Be consistent with phrases “ Don’t” or “Do Not” Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
Avoid Slang <ul><li>Who is the audience ? </li></ul>So like this dude was totally not cool, as if….
Sound natural, don’t imitate another voice, use your own
Make a Script I do this always
Script Deviations <ul><li>Minimize, but do as needed to sound natural </li></ul>
Posture <ul><li>Get Comfortable… </li></ul>but not too…. Stand or Sit Straight – Let diaphragm expand fully
Avoid Noise
Sound Insulation http://voiceoveressentials.com/ Good for reducing noise in the recording
<ul><li>Morning, Noon or Night </li></ul>Our voices vary through the day
<ul><li>Just not a morning person when it comes to narration, or at least my voice isn’t ! </li></ul>I’m better in  the af...
<ul><li>You’ll sound better while you narrate – Really! </li></ul>Smile and Be Happy
<ul><li>Lubricate the vocal cords, you’ll be working them hard </li></ul><ul><li>Water >> Soda or Milk </li></ul>
Record in a one sitting After all we are not stage actors or professionals are we ?
<ul><li>Also voices will vary from day to day </li></ul>
Slide 5 Put 5 sec gaps in as you go Easier to see where to save out later
<ul><li>Aim for 10 to 60 sec of narration per slide </li></ul>
<ul><li>Stuff happens – pause for a few sec, and keep going </li></ul>I’m good at this! Can always cut out the mistake(s) ...
Recording with PPT Oxymoron
Use a real program for sound CoolEdit aka Adobe Audition
Settings In & Out <ul><li>Set these before recording </li></ul>USB PreAmp Soundcard
Start a New Recording My Settings
New Recording Pause Record Used mostly
Do a Sound Check
When recording  DO NOT allow the volume level to exceed these lines
Else you get overclipping,  and this is bad
Part 2 If overclipping, lower Windows sound input a bit and try again This control is sensitive and may take a few tries
One Mic – One Track - Mono Two Mic – Two Tracks - Stereo
But, but you said one mic I can’t afford two of them, I don’t even carry money! Dr. Who (10 th ) 2005 - 2010
No problem, grasshopper Follow these Simple Steps
Record the narration
Ctrl-A to Select Upper Track
Ctrl-C to Copy Upper Track
Select Lower Track
Ctrl-A to Select Lower Track
Ctrl-V to Copy to Lower Track
Look at that, Mono to Stereo (poor man’s style)
Save As Wav File
“ Post Production” …these terms seem alien to me, master
True, grasshopper, but nothing is ever prefect the first time
<ul><li>Narration always needs some fixing </li></ul>Clean Up on Aisle 4
Noise Reduction Highlight a section of a 5 sec gap
<ul><li>Get a profile from the 5 sec gap </li></ul>
<ul><li>Set the amount of Noise Reduction </li></ul>
<ul><li>And apply to the 5 sec gap </li></ul>
Then Select Entire Wave
<ul><li>Then apply the 5 sec profile to it </li></ul>
Careful, Grasshopper 40% Noise Reduction using 5 sec gap profile 40% Noise Reduction using entire wav profile
Silence Highlight a section And apply silence as needed
Click, Pop and Hiss Removal Usually this one
Overclipping This is bad  
Lots of Overclipping Lower the input and retry Spend time on the sound check to avoid this
Some Overclipping I use this Use sparingly
Save each slide out as an mp3
Use a Topic – SlideXX.mp3 naming scheme Easier to attach sound files later To set encoding I use this
Normalizing <ul><li>Do after you have all the mp3’s saved out </li></ul><ul><li>Use mp3Gain – makes all mp3 have same loud...
Add Files
Do Track Analysis
Results of Track Analysis
Apply Track Gain
Now all tracks have same volume
Danger,  Will Robinson, Danger <ul><li>Don’t over “clean” the WAV file </li></ul><ul><li>Been there, done that   </li></u...
So with this knowledge, I too may do YouTube, master
Perhaps, grasshopper, perhaps
PPT 2007 Sound
PPT 2003 Sound
Custom Animation <ul><li>But this is for a future presentation… </li></ul>Sound object on the time line
Go to Moving Pictures <ul><li>PPT with sound / custom timings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert to Flash (YouTube) </li></ul><...
PPT converted to Flash example http://tinyurl.com/bep8dh   I did this  
So grasshopper, what have you learned from this lesson today?
Patience in all things, master ??
Hmm, let’s review this lesson
 
Anyone can narrate and I mean anyone
But nothing is ….
So get the right gear with a decent soundcard
Plus the right software Any of these will do,  they all have the same basic capabilities And get ….
Go to town with your voice
Add some spice into your PPT
Ah, I see master, anyone can do narrations for their work
Yes, grasshopper, almost anyone, but I think your path lies elsewhere
So this show be done…
… and The Fat Lady has  NOT  left the building ! Ella Fitzgerald 1917 - 1996
Photo Credits Slide # Link Slide # Link 1 Source Unknown 79 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Soundcard_A...
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2nd in a series. This one covers what I know about narrating for presentations.

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  • Bag Of Tricks - Presentation Narration

    1. 1. Presentation Narration Don Weatherbee
    2. 2. So you want to add sound to your awesome PPT
    3. 3. And you’ve decided to add a personal touch to your work
    4. 4. And only your velvet smooth voice will work
    5. 5. Well, grasshopper, there’ll be some costs Kung Fu 1972 - 1975 David Carradine 1936 - 2009
    6. 6. Costs ??
    7. 7. Ah, grasshopper, I see the confused look on your face
    8. 8. Let’s us see if the language of tables will help to show you the path
    9. 9. The Voice Equipment & Software In-House Free $50 to $1000 Professional $100/hr 2-5 hrs per 30 min of narration Free
    10. 10. In-House ??
    11. 11. Ah, yes, grasshopper, always better to do the task yourself
    12. 13. <ul><li>Tech Info </li></ul><ul><li>Gear </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Narration Tips </li></ul>but there’ll be some learnin’ to do!
    13. 14. Technology is hard
    14. 15. It is not our way grasshopper, but the world is changing, so we adapt
    15. 16. Adapt ??
    16. 17. A short history of sound, may help you see the way
    17. 18. <ul><li>Very Short </li></ul>A Short History of Sound
    18. 19. In the beginning
    19. 20. there was Sound
    20. 21. and it was fine FOOD!
    21. 22. then came Analog Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
    22. 23. and was hailed as good
    23. 24. so then Stereo came to us
    24. 25. and this was better
    25. 26. and so in the fullest of time
    26. 27. Digital was given on to us
    27. 28. and much rejoicing was had
    28. 29. but wonders did not cease
    29. 30. as mp3’s entered our world
    30. 31. and much sharing was had
    31. 32. and thus in the end,
    32. 33. it came on to us, to add sound
    33. 34. … to our presentations
    34. 35. thus greater understanding
    35. 36. … was had by all Warning Tech Stuff Incoming
    36. 37. So where to start ??? <ul><li>Helps to know more about sound </li></ul>
    37. 38. Analog vs. Digital <ul><li>When source is analog (tape, vinyl), </li></ul><ul><li>quality is lost as you take it to digital (computer) </li></ul><ul><li>Start digital, no losses until you encode down </li></ul>Bloomingdales 1904
    38. 39. Does Stereo Matter? <ul><li>Sure does - with 2 ears & 2 sides of the brain, it just sounds better  </li></ul>
    39. 40. Stereo Perception <ul><li>It’s louder in the one ear compared to the other </li></ul><ul><li>(Volume differential) </li></ul>
    40. 41. <ul><li>It gets to one ear before the other </li></ul><ul><li>(Time arrival delta) </li></ul>Stereo Perception
    41. 42. So lets get small…
    42. 43. … and into the wave we go… 228 sec This is a wave file
    43. 44. … to the great below… 3.8 sec
    44. 45. … and down …. 0.25 sec
    45. 46. … and down we go… 0.06 sec
    46. 47. ..till we hit a data point 0.001 sec
    47. 48. Sound is Data How much, well that depends…
    48. 49. … on Sampling Rate… <ul><li>22 kHz – Radio </li></ul><ul><li>44.1 kHz – CD </li></ul><ul><li>96 kHz – DVD </li></ul>kHz = 1000 Samples per Second Higher rate, more data For voice..
    49. 50. … and Bit Depth <ul><li>8 bit - Radio </li></ul><ul><li>16 bit - CD </li></ul><ul><li>32 bit - DVD </li></ul>Higher depth, more data Establishes amplitude resolution I use this..
    50. 51. <ul><li>Carry the raw data as long as you can… </li></ul><ul><li>… then encode down as needed at the end </li></ul>Start High, End Low
    51. 52. The nicer the… … the better the sound you want
    52. 53. <ul><li>But in the end, sound must just be good enough… </li></ul>
    53. 54. Record & edit as a Wav <ul><li>Save as an mp3 </li></ul>
    54. 55. Wav vs. mp3 <ul><li>You give up some quality, </li></ul><ul><li>but get greatly reduced size </li></ul>
    55. 56. <ul><li>Wav = </li></ul><ul><li>Raw Sound </li></ul>What’s the Diff ? mp3 = Zip Files for Sound Drop off after 16kHz
    56. 57. People only hear so much
    57. 58. <ul><li>Most speech is in the 2 to 4 kHz range </li></ul><ul><li>Losing 16 kHz + on the encoding, not a big deal </li></ul>So people don’t miss it
    58. 59. mp3 Encoding Engines =< 192 Kb/sec >= 192 Kb/sec Built into commercial sound engineering software Shareware, Open Source http://lame.sourceforge.net/
    59. 60. File Size (mb) Bitrate (Kb/sec) 32 -Audible 64 - Vocals 192 - CD Lame FhG 356 - DVD Both good to 192
    60. 61. Bitrate (kb/sec) to use <ul><li>Uploading to 64 to 128 </li></ul><ul><li>Encoding to AVI 192 minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Encoding to FLV 96 to 128 </li></ul>Guidelines only
    61. 62. Ok, enough Tech
    62. 63. Hardware ??
    63. 64. No, grasshopper, not hardware like the stone hammer. You make me laugh, you do.
    64. 65. Into the Computer > > Soundcard Soundchip
    65. 66. Into the Computer > > Soundcard Soundchip Really get one, it’s worth it
    66. 67. Types of Mics <ul><li>Dynamic / moving coil mics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheap </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Condenser mics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More expensive and better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require power & preamp </li></ul></ul>Cyber Acoustics AC-850 AKG Perception 120 Mic My Mic 
    67. 68. Pickup (or polar) pattern <ul><ul><li>Omni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directional (Cardioid) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bi-directional </li></ul></ul>Preferred
    68. 69. Microphone Placement <ul><li>Close but not too close, Darth Vader breathing will not go over well </li></ul>
    69. 70. Stand & Echo Screen <ul><li>Softens the hard “p” and “b” </li></ul>Reduces noise due to vibration I use this.. and this..
    70. 71. USB Pre-Amp Instrument Input Gain Control Headphone Out Headphone Volume Control Phantom Power Switch USB Port Stereo Line Out Unbalanced Output Stereo Mic Input Instrument Input XLR Mic Input and this..
    71. 72. The Wires XLR Cable USB Cable
    72. 73. Set Both
    73. 74. Pick This
    74. 75. Then This
    75. 76. And Then This
    76. 77. Hit OK
    77. 78. And finally… This defines how loud the mic will be Too high, overclipping (Very Bad) Too Low, too quiet (Not good either)
    78. 79. Soundcard
    79. 81. Microphone
    80. 83. USB PreAmp
    81. 85. XRL Cable
    82. 87. Windows Sound Figured Out PRICELESS 
    83. 88. Is narrating any easier ?
    84. 89. Yes, grasshopper, but you will have to talk for it to work. Here are some guidelines.
    85. 90. Be consistent with phrases “ Don’t” or “Do Not” Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
    86. 91. Avoid Slang <ul><li>Who is the audience ? </li></ul>So like this dude was totally not cool, as if….
    87. 92. Sound natural, don’t imitate another voice, use your own
    88. 93. Make a Script I do this always
    89. 94. Script Deviations <ul><li>Minimize, but do as needed to sound natural </li></ul>
    90. 95. Posture <ul><li>Get Comfortable… </li></ul>but not too…. Stand or Sit Straight – Let diaphragm expand fully
    91. 96. Avoid Noise
    92. 97. Sound Insulation http://voiceoveressentials.com/ Good for reducing noise in the recording
    93. 98. <ul><li>Morning, Noon or Night </li></ul>Our voices vary through the day
    94. 99. <ul><li>Just not a morning person when it comes to narration, or at least my voice isn’t ! </li></ul>I’m better in the afternoon
    95. 100. <ul><li>You’ll sound better while you narrate – Really! </li></ul>Smile and Be Happy
    96. 101. <ul><li>Lubricate the vocal cords, you’ll be working them hard </li></ul><ul><li>Water >> Soda or Milk </li></ul>
    97. 102. Record in a one sitting After all we are not stage actors or professionals are we ?
    98. 103. <ul><li>Also voices will vary from day to day </li></ul>
    99. 104. Slide 5 Put 5 sec gaps in as you go Easier to see where to save out later
    100. 105. <ul><li>Aim for 10 to 60 sec of narration per slide </li></ul>
    101. 106. <ul><li>Stuff happens – pause for a few sec, and keep going </li></ul>I’m good at this! Can always cut out the mistake(s) later
    102. 107. Recording with PPT Oxymoron
    103. 108. Use a real program for sound CoolEdit aka Adobe Audition
    104. 109. Settings In & Out <ul><li>Set these before recording </li></ul>USB PreAmp Soundcard
    105. 110. Start a New Recording My Settings
    106. 111. New Recording Pause Record Used mostly
    107. 112. Do a Sound Check
    108. 113. When recording DO NOT allow the volume level to exceed these lines
    109. 114. Else you get overclipping, and this is bad
    110. 115. Part 2 If overclipping, lower Windows sound input a bit and try again This control is sensitive and may take a few tries
    111. 116. One Mic – One Track - Mono Two Mic – Two Tracks - Stereo
    112. 117. But, but you said one mic I can’t afford two of them, I don’t even carry money! Dr. Who (10 th ) 2005 - 2010
    113. 118. No problem, grasshopper Follow these Simple Steps
    114. 119. Record the narration
    115. 120. Ctrl-A to Select Upper Track
    116. 121. Ctrl-C to Copy Upper Track
    117. 122. Select Lower Track
    118. 123. Ctrl-A to Select Lower Track
    119. 124. Ctrl-V to Copy to Lower Track
    120. 125. Look at that, Mono to Stereo (poor man’s style)
    121. 126. Save As Wav File
    122. 127. “ Post Production” …these terms seem alien to me, master
    123. 128. True, grasshopper, but nothing is ever prefect the first time
    124. 129. <ul><li>Narration always needs some fixing </li></ul>Clean Up on Aisle 4
    125. 130. Noise Reduction Highlight a section of a 5 sec gap
    126. 131. <ul><li>Get a profile from the 5 sec gap </li></ul>
    127. 132. <ul><li>Set the amount of Noise Reduction </li></ul>
    128. 133. <ul><li>And apply to the 5 sec gap </li></ul>
    129. 134. Then Select Entire Wave
    130. 135. <ul><li>Then apply the 5 sec profile to it </li></ul>
    131. 136. Careful, Grasshopper 40% Noise Reduction using 5 sec gap profile 40% Noise Reduction using entire wav profile
    132. 137. Silence Highlight a section And apply silence as needed
    133. 138. Click, Pop and Hiss Removal Usually this one
    134. 139. Overclipping This is bad 
    135. 140. Lots of Overclipping Lower the input and retry Spend time on the sound check to avoid this
    136. 141. Some Overclipping I use this Use sparingly
    137. 142. Save each slide out as an mp3
    138. 143. Use a Topic – SlideXX.mp3 naming scheme Easier to attach sound files later To set encoding I use this
    139. 144. Normalizing <ul><li>Do after you have all the mp3’s saved out </li></ul><ul><li>Use mp3Gain – makes all mp3 have same loudness </li></ul>http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
    140. 145. Add Files
    141. 146. Do Track Analysis
    142. 147. Results of Track Analysis
    143. 148. Apply Track Gain
    144. 149. Now all tracks have same volume
    145. 150. Danger, Will Robinson, Danger <ul><li>Don’t over “clean” the WAV file </li></ul><ul><li>Been there, done that  </li></ul>Lost in Space 1965 - 1968
    146. 151. So with this knowledge, I too may do YouTube, master
    147. 152. Perhaps, grasshopper, perhaps
    148. 153. PPT 2007 Sound
    149. 154. PPT 2003 Sound
    150. 155. Custom Animation <ul><li>But this is for a future presentation… </li></ul>Sound object on the time line
    151. 156. Go to Moving Pictures <ul><li>PPT with sound / custom timings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert to Flash (YouTube) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert to Movie (AVI, DVD) </li></ul></ul>Camtasia ( www.techsmith.com )
    152. 157. PPT converted to Flash example http://tinyurl.com/bep8dh I did this 
    153. 158. So grasshopper, what have you learned from this lesson today?
    154. 159. Patience in all things, master ??
    155. 160. Hmm, let’s review this lesson
    156. 162. Anyone can narrate and I mean anyone
    157. 163. But nothing is ….
    158. 164. So get the right gear with a decent soundcard
    159. 165. Plus the right software Any of these will do, they all have the same basic capabilities And get ….
    160. 166. Go to town with your voice
    161. 167. Add some spice into your PPT
    162. 168. Ah, I see master, anyone can do narrations for their work
    163. 169. Yes, grasshopper, almost anyone, but I think your path lies elsewhere
    164. 170. So this show be done…
    165. 171. … and The Fat Lady has NOT left the building ! Ella Fitzgerald 1917 - 1996
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