The goal of our two-part audio gathering/editing lab exercise is to produce a short audio clip of 30 to 45 seconds that tells a coherent story. Here’s an example from recent grad Laura Rowe, who visited an SMU isotope lab:
And just to show y’all that even old fogies can do this, here are two more example audio labs completed by two of your favorite professors:
Batsell — The Fountain on a Late Winter Day
Suhler — E-mailing: The Scourge of the 21st Century
When you’re ready to upload your nat sound, VO and interview clips from your Zoom recorder to your computer, here’s a YouTube tutorial that shows you exactly how to do it. Next week, you’ll use GarageBand to edit your three clips into an NPR-worthy masterpiece!
P.S. Looking for some tips on voiceovers? Here’s a great tutorial from the Knight Digital Media Center.