Audio<br />Good audio is the basis of multimedia.<br />
Audio<br />Voices<br />Emotion<br />People telling their own stories in their own words<br />Allows audience to imagine vi...
Audio<br />WHAT YOU NEED TO GATHER AUDIO:<br /><ul><li>Digital recorder (that saves as .wav, .wma or .mp3 format)
Headphones
Microphone
Cables
Backup batteries</li></li></ul><li>Getting Started with Recorder<br />1. Turn it on.<br />2. Find record, stop, playback, ...
Tips for Interviewing<br /><ul><li>Find a quiet place.
Record 2 min of room tone.
Get comfortable. Make your subject comfortable.
 Ask a introductory question.</li></li></ul><li>Tips for Interviewing<br /><ul><li>Encourage the subject to answer in comp...
Avoid “yes” or “no” questions.
Ask subject to repeat herself if necessary.</li></li></ul><li>Tips for Interviewing<br /><ul><li>Do not move your hand or ...
Do not say “uh huh” or talk while you interview. Listen.
Maintain eye contact. Listen. Nod.
Get an ID: Name, age, occupation, location.</li></li></ul><li>Tips for Interviewing<br /><ul><li>When you are done intervi...
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Simple Audio for Journalism Students: Gathering, Editing and Posting to the Web

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Simple Audio for Journalism Students: Gathering, Editing and Posting to the Web

  1. 1. Audio<br />Good audio is the basis of multimedia.<br />
  2. 2. Audio<br />Voices<br />Emotion<br />People telling their own stories in their own words<br />Allows audience to imagine visuals<br />
  3. 3. Audio<br />WHAT YOU NEED TO GATHER AUDIO:<br /><ul><li>Digital recorder (that saves as .wav, .wma or .mp3 format)
  4. 4. Headphones
  5. 5. Microphone
  6. 6. Cables
  7. 7. Backup batteries</li></li></ul><li>Getting Started with Recorder<br />1. Turn it on.<br />2. Find record, stop, playback, files etc.<br />3. Plug in headphones and microphone. <br />4. Press record.<br />5. Listening on your headphones.<br />6. Start talking. Listen for sound quality. Reposition mic.<br />
  8. 8. Tips for Interviewing<br /><ul><li>Find a quiet place.
  9. 9. Record 2 min of room tone.
  10. 10. Get comfortable. Make your subject comfortable.
  11. 11. Ask a introductory question.</li></li></ul><li>Tips for Interviewing<br /><ul><li>Encourage the subject to answer in complete sentences by keeping your questions short and open ended.
  12. 12. Avoid “yes” or “no” questions.
  13. 13. Ask subject to repeat herself if necessary.</li></li></ul><li>Tips for Interviewing<br /><ul><li>Do not move your hand or shake the device.
  14. 14. Do not say “uh huh” or talk while you interview. Listen.
  15. 15. Maintain eye contact. Listen. Nod.
  16. 16. Get an ID: Name, age, occupation, location.</li></li></ul><li>Tips for Interviewing<br /><ul><li>When you are done interviewing, let the recorder continue to run. Sometimes this is when you get the best stuff.
  17. 17. Make sure you have your ID.</li></li></ul><li>Collect Other Sounds<br />Room Tone<br />The background sound of the room. Turn on your recorder and let it run <br />For 2 min.<br />Use it to loop under your interview later.<br />
  18. 18. Collect Other Sound<br />Sound Effects<br />Makes audio more vivid.<br />Car doors slamming. Eggs frying. Dogs barking. Birds chirping. Gavel pounding. Dentist drilling. Etc.<br />
  19. 19. Editing Audio<br />Simple Audio Editing Programs<br />GarageBand (for Macs) <br />Audacity (for PCs and Macs) – Free download<br />
  20. 20. Editing Audio<br />Common Types of Audio Files You Should Be Able to Recognize<br />.wma (windows media audio)<br />.wav (uncompressed windows file)<br />.mp3 (most universal audio format)<br />.aiff (Mac and standard podcasting format)<br />
  21. 21. Editing Audio<br />1. Plug your recorder into the USB.<br />2. Drag your audio file(s) onto your desktop.<br />3. Make a copy. Ctrl and Click. Duplicate.<br />4. Edit the copy, NOT the original.<br />
  22. 22. Editing Audio<br />Switch Audio Converter<br />A free download<br />Works on both Macs and PC<br />Available in Boz 134<br />Go>Applications>Switch <br />
  23. 23. Editing Audio<br />Switch Audio Converter<br />Go>Applications>Switch<br />Drag file in<br />3. Output as .aiff for Garageband <br /> .wav for Audacity<br />4. Hit “Convert” button<br />
  24. 24. Editing and Posting Audio<br /><ul><li>Edit your audio to desired length
  25. 25. Save and Export as .mp3
  26. 26. Post .mp3 online
  27. 27. Soundcloud.com offers audio free hosting and a player that is compatible with Wordpress.com</li>

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