Dive into audio production and storytelling with 2 fast-paced days of sound action.

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NOTE: This Course will be Held in an Online Format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets 10am-5pm EDT

This two-day workshop provides students with a taste of gathering field interviews. Using their collected sound, students will learn the basics of editing — including how to export their project into a final product / sound file.

Students will gain experience handling mics and recording sound while honing interview skills by interviewing subjects in the field. We’ll touch on editing using software and experiment with non-linear editing / storytelling and exporting. Class discussion will engage students in discovering what makes a good audio story. For best software instructor compatibility, OSX Mac computers are recommended — though PC users also will have access to the free software trial download.  While students can use their iPhones, a Zoom recorder, mic, XLR and SD card will allow them to explore the subject in a more advanced way.

 

Software / Apps

For Recording: Students will use the Hindenburg Field Recorder app which can be purchased or downloaded as a free trial to record audio. If not available for your smartphone, please try to locate and or download a free recording application. 

For Editing: We will use Hindenburg editing software on your computers (desktop or laptop). This is also available with a free trial for both Mac and PC platforms.  

NOTE:  Students may work with their own equipment (phone** or recorder), although the savings reduction in online tuition for this class will allow you to purchase or rent a Zoom recorder if you do not already have one.

** Using iPhones or other smart phones is completely fine for this class. Those students with their own or rented equipment can discuss 1:1 with instructor as necessary before and during the class.

Header Image:  Jasmine Quińones 

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Instructor: Suzi Pond

Suzi Pond is an awarding-winning digital journalist, producer and storyteller. She cut her journalism chops at Boston magazine as Online Editor and later at the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram as a multimedia producer specializing in audio and video production. In 2011, Suzi became Chief Storyteller at United Way of Greater Portland where she creates audio and video stories that aim to engage the community. In 2015, Suzi founded two audio and video storytelling companies – Redbird Media Group and revel+spark. Her audio work has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In 2011, she won two First-Place NEAPNEA awards. Her collaborative documentary film “Let’s Make a Deal” won First Place in the Portland Phoenix Short Film Festival.