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Audio 1

For your audio, read Chapter 7 in Briggs. You should end up with a checklist of basic tips:

  • keep sentences and words simple; one idea per sentence
  • repeat ideas or questions if complicated
  • sound like you’re talking, not reading; be a performer
  • take note of where you’re recording
  • ideally, wear headphones
  • get some natural sound (“NATSON”) in 15-second chunks
  • tell your subject what you’re doing before you record them
  • when your subject is talking SHUT UP!!!! No sounds, “umms” grunts. Nothing.
  • test your equipment from CNM (Olympus) or Communication Center (H2)
  • take some notes (e.g. good quote at 2:35)
  • remember the rubric for audio stories; we’ll do the editing in Audacity next week. Go ahead and get a copy on your computer with the LAME encoder so you can export to MP3

For exemplars, try the Coney Island piece from NYU’s graduate Pavement Pieces site, and this from Prof.  Culver (from Poynter/Wisconsin) that intersperses narration with interview.

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Also take a look around this free course from the Poynter Institute’s NewsU site. You might want to practice a bit with it before you go into the filed.

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