Audio Voices EmotionPeople telling their own stories in their own words Allows audience to imagine visuals
AudioWHAT YOU NEED TO GATHER AUDIO:•Digital recorder or cell phone•Headphones (strongly preferred)•Microphone (optional, but bestway)•Way to get your audio to computer(USB, email, WiFi)
Getting Started with Recorder1. Turn it on.2. Find record, stop, playback, files etc.3. Plug in headphones and microphone.4. Press record.5. Listening on your headphones.6. Start talking. Listen for sound quality.Reposition mic.
Tips for Interviewing•Find a quiet place.•Get comfortable. Make your subjectcomfortable.• Ask a introductory question.
Tips for Interviewing•Encourage the subject to answer incomplete sentences by keeping yourquestions short and open ended.•Avoid “yes” or “no” questions.•Ask subject to repeat herself if necessary.
Tips for Interviewing•Do not move your hand or shake the device.•Do not say “uh huh” or talk while youinterview. Listen.•Maintain eye contact. Listen. Nod.•Get an ID: Name, age, occupation, location.
Tips for Interviewing•When you are done interviewing, let therecorder continue to run. Sometimes this iswhen you get the best stuff.•Make sure you have your ID.
Collect Other Sounds Room ToneThe background sound of the room. Turn on your recorder and let it run For 2 min.Use it to loop under your interview later.
Collect Other Sound Sound Effects Makes audio more vivid.Car doors slamming. Eggs frying. Dogsbarking. Birds chirping. Gavel pounding. Dentist drilling. Etc.
Editing AudioCommon Types of Audio Files You Should Be Able to Recognize .wma - windows media audio .wav - uncompressed .aiff - Mac and standard podcasting format .m4a -common cell phone audio file .mp3 - most universal audio format and what you want to post online
Editing Audio1. Plug your recorder into the USB or emailto yourself.2. Drag your audio file(s) onto yourdesktop.3. Make a copy. Ctrl and Click. Duplicate.4. Edit the copy, NOT the original.
Editing AudioSwitch Audio Converter A free downloadWorks on both Macs and PC Available in Boz 134Go>Applications>Switch
Editing Audio Switch Audio Converter1. Go>Applications>Switch2. Drag file in.3. Set Output to .aiff forGarageband or .wav for Audacity.4. Hit “Convert” button
Editing and Posting Audio •Edit your audio to desired length •Save and Export as .mp3 •Post .mp3 online •Soundcloud.com offers audio free hosting and a player that is compatible with Wordpress.com