Week 6: Introduction to Audio
Here are resources for today’s class..
Sound in Radio and Film
War of the Worlds
A Prairie Home Companion: SFX/Rhubarb script, March 21, 2009
Fred Newman on Jane Pauley Show
Fred Newman ‘A Rumination’
Group Audio Challenge
Form groups of 3 to 4 people, each will review an assigned 30 second section of the clip below from a Charlie Chaplin silent film “The Lion’s Cage”. Mute the audio, and use any real world object (or your own voice) to create a sound effect. Each person in the group must make at least one sound.
Using example of story by RadioLab
Working With Audacity
- Download Audacity, a free open source audio editing software http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
- Download and install the plugin needed to save your Audacity sounds as mp3 files http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3
- Create an account on Sound Cloud, a site used for audio Daily Creates http://soundcloud.com (if you have a smart phone, you may want to also get the SoundCloud app for recording audio)
br />See also Using Sound Cloud for Daily Creates
- Create an account on Freesounds, a site for creative commons licensed sound effects http://www.freesound.org/
Sound Effects Story
We will work on this in class Wednesday, but between now and then, gather a few examples from Freesound or other recordings that you can use.
Sound Effects story
Sound Effect Story by gojoego
Making Myself at home
Radio Show Project
Ira Glass on storytelling