Creating an Audio Slide Show for the Web 1.Gathering and editing audio 2.Gathering and editing images 3.Integrating audio and photos in Soundslides Plus.

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Audio Slide Show

Creating an Audio Slide Show for the WebGathering and editing audio Gathering and editing imagesIntegrating audio and photos in Soundslides PlusPublish to the Web

AudioGood audio is the basis of multimedia.

AudioWHAT YOU NEED TO GATHER AUDIO:

Digital recorder (that saves as .wav, .wma or .mp3 format)HeadphonesMicrophoneCablesBackup batteriesAudio converter software (if your recorder doesnt save as .mp3)

Getting Started with Recorder1. Turn it on. 2. Find record, stop, playback, files etc.3. Plug in headphones and microphone. 4. Press record.5. Listening on your headphones.6. Start talking. Listen for sound quality. Reposition mic.

Tips for InterviewingFind a quiet place.

Encourage the subject to answer in complete sentences by keeping your questions short and open ended.

Avoid yes or no questions.

Tips for InterviewingDo not move your hand or shake the device.

Do not say uh huh or talk while you interview. Listen.

Maintain eye contact. Listen. Nod.

Get an ID: Name, age, occupation, location.Collect Other SoundAmbient Sound

The background sound of the room. Turn on your recorder and let it run for 3 minutes.Use it to layer under your interview later.Collect Other SoundSound Effects

Car doors slamming. Eggs frying. Dogs barking. Birds chirping. Gavel pounding. Dentist drilling. Etc.Editing AudioAudio Editing Programs

GarageBand (for Macs)

Audacity (for PCs and Macs) Free download

Editing AudioCommon Types of Audio Files You Should Be Able to Recognize

.wma (windows media audio).wav (uncompressed windows file).mp3 (most universal audio format the Soundslides format).aiff (Mac and standard podcasting format)

Editing Audio1. Plug your recorder into the USB.2. Drag your audio file(s) onto your desktop.3. Make a copy. 4. Edit the copy, NOT the original.

Editing AudioSwitch Audio Converter

A free downloadWorks on both Macs and PCAvailable in Boz 134Go>Applications>Switch

Editing AudioSwitch Audio ConverterGo>Applications>SwitchDrag file in.3. Set Output to .aiff for Garageband or .wav for Audacity.4. Hit Convert button

Editing AudioEdit your audio to desired lengthCut out the your questions, ums, weird noises, etc.Save and Export as .mp3Share>Export Song to Disk. Save as .mp3 in High Quality.

14PhotosMake a lot of photos: 100+You need 1 image for every five seconds of edited audio. (i.e. 90 sec of audio = 18 images)Wide, medium, close-ups.Action. Surroundings. People.

15Preparing PhotosSelect only the photos you want to useCropRotateMake color correctionsMake sure they are saved as .jpg High QualityPut them in a folder

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