Week 7 – Starting on Audio

After finishing up Unit 2 last week, we’re now halfway through the course and ready to begin Unit 3: Audio Editing and Adobe Audition. This is a big shift from the visual design we focused on during the first half of the semester — many students find audio storytelling to be more fun, but if you’re a visual learner (like me!) be prepared for a challenge.

Compared to the previous two units, there are fewer tools and techniques to learn in Audition. But that means it’s that much more important to collect high-quality audio and think about how to structure a story, and this week’s chapters provide important concepts, tips and examples. Take time this week to listen through some of the podcasts and radio segments recommended in the Introduction to Audio Storytelling chapter, and you’ll have much stronger ideas for your own audio project.

For this week’s assignment, note that for the third tutorial you’ll need to record several very brief interviews. I’d recommend reading the instructions right away so you can plan ahead for that part even if you don’t start the tutorials until later.

Week 9 Checklist

❑ Complete the Audition Tutorials assignment by Friday
❑ Read the Week 7 materials listed on the Course Schedule

Published by

D. E. Silva

David Silva: Human, male, age 26. Writes about what comes to mind, but doesn't publish hastily. While fame and fortune would be accepted, he mostly just wants to be a better thinker and writer. Married to the most wonderful girl in the world. Pursing a PhD in Communication Technology from Washington State University.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s