Audio



Creating Compelling Content (Online)
 

 

This course introduces students to the audio- and video-editing tools they need to become versatile multimedia producers and to create compelling content for clients or their online portfolios. Through a series of eight sessions, students will gain rigorous practice in industry-standard software tools, namely Adobe Audition, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. Virtual step-by-step tutorials will guide students through crafting an audio story and producing a video project made with a DSLR camera or smartphone. Through completing two multimedia lab projects as well as curating a final digital portfolio, students will learn how to keep audiences engaged by producing compelling narratives on multiple platforms, as well as what it means to tell stories with impact, intention, and authenticity.

There will be no class on 3/9/2020.



Summer Dunsmore is a documentary artist and filmmaker from San Diego, California. A recent graduate of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University, her portfolio includes producing multimedia content for Marketplace-APM, Duke University’s Campus Center, Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke, Consequence of Sound, Project Concern International, and more. In May 2018, Summer collaborated with other video artists, performers and faculty from Duke’s SLIPPAGE! Lab on an hour-long installation utilizing audio and video documentary, performance, and live-interfacing sound technologies for Durham’s Moogfest. She is currently a videographer and video editor at Marketplace, the business and economic news program featured on NPR, as well as a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.



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CONT100SP20
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Dunsmore 2/17 - 4/13 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $300.00 View

Hearing is Believing: An Audio Documentary Intensive
 


In this weeklong, morning-till-night immersion in making audio documentaries, you’ll learn hands-on skills in recording and digital audio mixing; discuss issues such as the ethics of documentary work; explore varied uses for audio documentaries; and hear accomplished producers play and talk about their work in evening presentations. During the week you’ll collaborate with a fellow student to produce and edit a short audio documentary, from the first interview and sound-gathering to the final mix. The intensive will be led by John Biewen, along with guest instructor Shea Shackelford and a guest lecturer to be announced later. Examples of last year's student projects can be found here. (40 hours)

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies. Besides teaching summer audio intensives and undergraduate courses, he produces documentaries and features for NPR, PRI, American Public Media, and other public radio audiences. Biewen has been making radio since 1983, including eight years spent producing documentaries for American RadioWorks. His work has won many honors, including two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, and the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s Radio Impact Award. In 2015 he launched CDS's biweekly podcast Scene on Radio.


Additional information:
Students will edit on desktop workstations using Hindenburg audio editing software. Students who have their own field recording equipment (recorder, microphone, and headphones) should bring it; equipment will be provided for those who don't. No experience in audio production is required.

The enrollment fee includes dinner the first night and all lunches during the week. Students are responsible for housing and transportation.

Hours for the intensive are:
Sunday, July 5: 1 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Friday, July 6–10: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, July 11: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The intensive concludes Saturday, with a public presentation of student work ending at 3 p.m.

See the course blog for a preliminary schedule, information on housing options, and more.

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AU525SU20
Center for Documentary Studies
CDS Auditorium
Biewen 7/5 - 7/11 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Varied $975.00 View

Making It Sing: An Audio Documentary Intensive
 

This intensive six-day workshop for producers with some experience—or a lot—gives you a chance to focus on a challenging project or to stretch and try something new. You’ve recorded interviews and gathered sound, and you’re ready to construct a six- to twelve-minute audio piece. You’ll bring your own recordings, logged, transcribed, and ready to go. You’ll get instructive sessions and personal, small-group guidance from seasoned radio producers (and from your peers) as you structure and script your story, record your narration tracks (if any), and mix your piece on CDS’s Hindenburg workstations—or, if you prefer, on your laptop with your own editing software. Saturday morning, we listen! The intensive will be led by John Biewen, along with a guest instructor. (35 hours)

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies. Besides teaching summer audio intensives and undergraduate courses, he produces documentaries and features for NPR, PRI, American Public Media, and other public radio audiences. Biewen has been making radio since 1983, including eight years spent producing documentaries for American RadioWorks. His work has won many honors, including two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, and the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s Radio Impact Award. In 2015 he launched CDS's biweekly podcast Scene on Radio.

Additional information:Please bring your own recordings to the intensive. Students can edit on their own laptops or on our desktop workstations, which have Hindenburg and Adobe Audition audio editing software.The enrollment fee includes dinner the first night and all lunches during the week. Students are responsible for housing and transportation.

Hours for the Intensive are:

Monday, July 20: 2 p.m.–9 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday, July 21–24: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, July 25: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The intensive concludes Saturday, with a public presentation of student work ending at 3 p.m. See the course blog for a preliminary schedule, information on housing options, and more.AIR stipend: Members of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) can claim one of five $100 stipends to attend Making It Sing. Recipients are asked to communicate to AIR's membership, via tweets or a post to AIRdaily, about their experience, and to write a short evaluation afterwards. Stipends are first-come, first served.

See the application form here, and contact [email protected] for more information.



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AU535SU20
Center for Documentary Studies
CDS Auditorium
Biewen 7/20 - 7/25 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Varied $950.00 View