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Audio Production pt. 2

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Class Agenda:

  1. Group Tech Presentation: Periscope
  2. Play with Audacity
  3. Review HW

Audio Workshop

Upload your homework audio to a class computer (or use your own computer if you prefer). Then open audacity (or your computer’s equivalent). Using the sounds from the resource links in the last post and/or the raw material you brought with you, practice splicing the audio by adding music, voice-overs, and sound effects, and attempt to polish the audio material into a more streamlined product. The goal of this exercise is for you to try new things and get comfortable with the software. See the previous blog post for more information on Audacity and resources for sound files.

Similar to last week, I want you to experiment with Audacity to see its affordances and constraints. You may use this time to play around with the technology or work toward your Long-Form Project. Attempt to make a commercial, podcast, narrative story, interview, etc. that is edited in a presentable form.


Audio homework check and class discussion:

Finish your audio piece over the weekend. On Tuesday, I will walk around and check that your audio homework is complete. Please have it ready for me to hear (save it to the cloud or a flashdrive and upload it so it is ready to play).

Next time, I will ask for 2-3 volunteers to play their audio pieces to the class through the class speakers so we can discuss the audio-production process and the effectiveness of the rhetorical choices. Be sure that your piece is either saved to a flashdrive or have it in the cloud in order to share with the class. I’d like to hear some spectacular failures as well as successes because we can learn a lot from a project gone wrong, and the point of this homework was to learn about the audio production process, not to create a masterpiece (sound familiar?).

Complete your 4th Web Page assignment–Due Tuesday!!!

Continue working on your Long-Form Project (the rough draft is due Nov. 29!)


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Course Information

CO302.002, Writing In Online Environments
Fall 2016

when and where
T/TR @ 9:30-10:45am
Eddy 4

Jeremy Proctor
Eddy 311
jeremy.proctor@colostate.edu or proctorj@rams.colostate.edu

office hours
1:00 to 2:15 TR
by appointment

Most English Department faculty no longer have office phones. This means that the only way to reach me outside of class is to physically come to office hours or to email. During the work week I check email several times a day between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Under normal circumstances I respond to email within 24 hours. If you email after 5:00 pm on a Friday (i.e., on the weekend) you might not receive a reply until Monday morning.

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