Preparing a presentation for an online class 1. Script your presentation. Prepare Slides in Power Point or other program. Record narrative in small snippets – where each file with a piece of narrative corresponds to each visual (or slide). I usually script narrative, then create each slide with a corresponding narrative one by one. It is productive to save files with sound in the same folder and use meaningful titles, like narrative1. So that each number corresponds to the slide with the same number. 2. Save slides as JPEG images. File > Save as > JPEG; Choose to save the whole presentation in a separate folder, where each slide will become an image. Note down where you saved the folder.
Preparing a presentation for an online class 3. Open Movie Maker. This should be standard on your computer running Windows (for the Mac machine, use iMovie – the process of using iMovie is very similar to Movie Maker). 4. Add the images of the slides to the new project. Click “Add videos and Photos”, and browse for the files you saved (the images from the Power Point slides). You should see the images lining up on the editing pane. You can preview your movie if you click on the PLAY arrow in the viewing pane. The standard play time for every image is 7 seconds.
Preparing a presentation for an online class 5. To add the files with narrative, click on “add Music”, find the file and fine the file and open it. This is what you will get. Most likely the playtime for each image (standard preset 7 sec) will be shorter than your narrative or the narrative will be longer than the slide. You need to adjust the time for both the image and the voice file. 6. To adjust the voice file, double click on the green strip that shows the voice file. (It may be of different color). Modify the start time (= this is where the file starts playing in relation to the presentation). The first file will start at 0.00, the next starts at 10 or 50 depending on the length of the first slide. Adjust start point (this is where it starts playing in relation to itself), this should 0.00, or more if you want to snip off a few seconds from the beginning. Adjust end point (this is where the file stops playing in relation to itself), this should be as long as you need, and this time will correspond to the length of your narrative. My suggestion will ne not to go over 60 seconds; 20-‐50 seems to be the best. Optionally, you can change volume or add fading effects. Touch ENTER-‐key after every manipulation.
Preparing a presentation for an online class 7. Next adjust the length of the image playtime. Double click on the image, and modify duration. If the voice file is 10 sec long, then the playtime for the image is 10 sec too.
Preparing a presentation for an online class 8. Add the next voice file following the same steps. On this illustration, I added “Tape Delay” voice file. It is too long and needs adjustment. The image playtime needs changing as well. You can see how it will look after the adjustment. 9. Add titles and captions. You can preview the changes on the bigger screen to the left of the editing pane. 10. When you are done, Save the project File > Save as. 11. When you are confident with changes send it to Youtube. Click on the Youtube button right in the program.
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Uploading and sharing a voice file via SoundCloud Step 1: Upload the voice file to SoundCloud 1. Start with Opening an account at SoundCloud.com (www.soundcloud.com) 2. Record a voice file using a voice recorder, phone, or directly in soundcloud. For this example, I used iPhone voice memo function, and saved the file on the computer. 3. Click on Upload and Share button in Sound Cloud, and then Choose Files. 4. Browse for the file saved on the computer. Change the title, if necessary; and Save changes. 5. To see the track you uploaded, click on Dashboard.
Uploading and sharing a voice file via SoundCloud Step 2: Embed the player into a post in a forum 1. To copy non-‐HTML code: a. Click on Share, see the green box b. Uncheck the box next to “Use the HTML5 widget”, see the red arrow c. Copy the embed code, which starts with “object”, see the highlighted area 2. To embed the player: a. Click on Source button in the text editor and paste the code in the text box b. When you click on Source again or Save the post, the code will look like a green puzzle piece.