***SEE FULL ASSIGNMENT ON BLACKBOARD (under Assignments) – YOUR SOUNDCLOUD LINKS ARE DUE BY NOON MONDAY, 3/23***
The ultimate 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 Digital Journalism alum 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
Two more examples (to be explained further in class):
From these examples, you can see that you will need 1) NAT SOUND; 2) VO and 3) a short INTERVIEW describing the sound (preferably with someone you don’t know).
Save your three (SHORT) raw audio files on your computer or an external drive and post them individually to SoundCloud. Email them to me by noon Monday, March 23. On Tuesday, bring your raw files to class. 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.