Pitch Assignment 2 here

In the comments section below, write out your story pitch for assignment 2. Format it using the X Y formula (“I’m doing a story about X, and it’s interesting Y.”). Pitch your story idea in one sentence, but make sure you explain your story and angle as well as you can.

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Week 5

In Class:
-Quiz on Chap 4, 8 and 11 on Monday, Sept. 29
-Audio Editing Review and in-class exercise
-Pitch story idea for Multimedia Profile on Wednesday. Frame it as “I’m doing a story about X and it’s interesting Y.”

Assignments:
-Assignment 2: Multimedia Profile due Mon., Oct 6 at the beginning of class
-Read Kobre Chap 5 – Camera Basics and browse http://www.kobreguide.com/content/videojournalism#chap5
-Read Kobre Chap 6 – Camera Exposure and Handling and browse http://www.kobreguide.com/content/videojournalism#chap6

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Week 4

Updated schedule:
-Quiz on Chap 4, 8 and 11 on Monday, Sept. 29
-Assignment 2: Multimedia Profile due Wed., Oct. 1 Mon., Oct 6

In Class:
-Tweet Review
-Interviewing and Audio Storytelling
-Exposition, Anecdote and Moment of Reflection
-Audio Gathering Review
-In Class Audio Assignment (Review)
-Audio Editing Review

Assignments:
-Read Kobre Chap 4 – Producing a Story and browse
http://kobreguide.com/videojournalism/#chap4
-Read Kobre Chap 8 – Recording Sound and browse http://www.kobreguide.com/content/videojournalism#chap8
-Read Kobre Chap 11 – Conducting an Interview and browse http://www.kobreguide.com/content/videojournalism#chap11

 

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Exposition, Anecdote and Moment of Reflection

Three building blocks of audio storytelling:

1. Exposition – The “Who? What? Where?” of a story. Name, age, occupation, activity, location. Note: This can often go in text.

2. Anecdote – The “How?” of a story. A brief story or memory/series of events. “This happened, then this happened…”

3. Moment of Reflection – The “Why?” of a story. Why are you telling us this? What is the point of the story?

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Audio Gathering Review

Here is an overview of some basic recording equipment and tips for avoiding common mistakes.
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Basic Audacity Editing Review

If you are new to Audacity’s sound editing software, here are some basic things you need to know.

If you are installing Audacity on your personal computer, follow steps 1 to 3. If you are using the computers in Bozorth 134, then skip to item 4. 

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Step-by-Step Audio: From your device to a WordPress.com blog

Here are the instructions for getting your audio file off of your device, edited with Audacity, and posted to Soundcloud.

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