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
Instructor: Suzi Pond
Suzi Pond is an awarding-winning digital journalist, producer and storyteller and the founder of Redbird Media Group, a Maine-based storytelling company dedicated to effecting positive social and environmental change. Suzi's audio work has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered" and recently at the Portland Museum of Art in the form of an audio guide for their 2021 Walker Evans exhibit. Redbird Media Group also edits and produces a number of podcasts. She cut her journalism chops at Boston magazine as Online Editor and later at the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram as multimedia producer. In 2011, she served as Chief Storyteller for the United Way of Greater Portland. A Skidmore graduate, Suzi also studied audio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She lives in Freeport, Maine with her family.