Week 7

In Class:
-Pitch audio slide show idea
-Read your classmates’ audio slide show ideas
-Finish in-class audio slide show exercise (worth 15 quiz points). Make sure I see it.
-Revise Assignment 2 (if I ask you to)
-Meet with team to discuss audio slide show plans/reporting/schedules
-Look at examples of pro and student audio slide shows that are most closely related to your idea (i.e., art, religion, music, food, fashion, etc)
-Work on Assignment 3 (if you have audio to edit or photos to work with)
-Proofread NJSouthbound stories
-NJSouthbound group tasks (TBA)
-If there is a snowstorm on Thursday, tweet good photos and use #southjersey #snowday (2 extra credit quiz points)

Assignments:
-Next Quiz will be Monday, March 9 will cover:

  • Kobre Chap 5 – Camera Basics
  • Kobre Chap 6 – Camera Exposure and Handling
  • Kobre Chap 7 – Light and Color
  • Kobre Chap 9 – Combining Audio and Stills

-Working on Assignment 3: Audio Slide Show due before you leave for Spring Break  by Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. Monday, March 30 at end of class.

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Audio slide show ideas

Please pitch your audio slide show idea in the comments section below. Frame it in XY story formula. If you are in a team, only one pitch is needed. Please put a name with pitch so I know who is doing what.

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Advice for doing Audio Slide Show

Your advice:
-Start with a great soundbite
-Color vs. black and white – depends
-Get photos of person in audio
-Photos with people, action
-Good soundbites
-Photos and audio synch in content
-Get exposition in audio
-Get photos that convey the theme and the story
-Close-ups of items essential to story
-Quote and natural sound
-Natural sound has to work
-Pick a story that can be experience in this format
-Watch exposure, light, blur
-Shoot all photos horizontally
-Need great portraits of person — and lots of them
-Get lots of audio, but not too much
-Get as many photos as possible
-Anecdotes and moments of reflections
-Pauses in audio between anecdotes

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Week 6

Three weeks until Spring Break!

In Class:
-Unpacking Assignment 2
-Assignment 3: Audio Slide Show 

Assignments:
-Start hunting for ideas for Assignment 3
-Read Kobre Chap 5 – Camera Basics
-Read Kobre Chap 6 – Camera Exposure and Handling

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Assignment 3: Audio Slide Show

Story pitch due Monday, March 2

Finished project due before you leave for Spring Break (Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m.) Monday, March 30 at end of class.

(Worth 10 points/Late = deduction of 2 points)

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Week 5

In Class:
-Quiz on Chapters 4, 8 and 11 on Mon., Feb. 16
-Pitch Assignment 2 story (I’m doing a story about X and it’s interesting Y)
-Finish up in-class audio assignment (worth 10 quiz points)
-Assignment 2: Multimedia Profile due at end of class on Wed., Feb. 18 Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m.

Assignments:
-Review your classmates’ Assignment 2. Favorite three of them.

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Week 4

In Class:
-Bring audio recorders to class this week
-Example of interviewing and audio storytelling
-Breaking down a student assignment
-Exposition, Anecdote and Moment of Reflection
-Audio Gathering Review
-In Class Audio Assignment (worth 10 quiz points)
-Audio Editing Review

Assignment:
-Quiz on Chapters 4, 8 and 11 on Mon., Feb. 16
-Work on Assignment 2: Multimedia Profile due at end of class on Wed., Feb. 18

Reading:
-Read Kobre Chap 4 – Producing a Story
-Read Kobre Chap 8 – Recording Sound
-Read Kobre Chap 11 – Conducting an Interview

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