Audio



Introduction to “Monumental” Audio Recording


This class will give students hands-on training with audio recording equipment, focusing on sound quality and presentation. We will listen to “good” and “bad” audio, and practice replicating the “good” in the field. Once students are proficient with their recorder, microphone, headphones, cables, and adaptors, they will focus on collecting natural sound and voices at Confederate monuments in the area, about which there is much national and local debate. This course will use Hindenburg audio editing software, a popular, inexpensive tool for podcasts and documentaries. (16 hours/Beginning)

Leoneda Inge is North Carolina Public Radio’s first-ever race and southern culture reporter. Her recent work includes the series When a Rural North Carolina Clinic Closes, produced in partnership with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism; “50 Years of the Ebony Fashion Fair”; “Race, Slavery & Monuments”; and “Rebuilding of Princeville.” Inge has won several awards, including regional Edward R. Murrow awards from RTDNA, Associated Press awards, and a group Alfred I. duPont Award from Columbia University for the series NC Voices: Understanding Poverty. In 2017, she was named Journalist of Distinction by the National Association of Black Journalists. Inge has spent several seasons teaching and mentoring students through NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University and Columbia University, where she earned her master's in journalism as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics.

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Make That Audio Doc

 
With the rise of podcasts and multimedia, documentary audio is no longer just about getting on the radio. Knowing how to record and edit audio creates multimedia opportunities for all kinds of documentary artists, and there are many new venues for sharing work. In this class, students will make short audio documentaries using their own recordings. We will begin with the basics of recording and end by learning to edit sound using Hindenburg digital editing software. (16 hours/Beginning)

Aaron Smithers is a folklorist living in Chapel Hill. He was chief audio engineer for the Austin Music Network before continuing his studies in folklore at UNC–Chapel Hill. Since 2002, Smithers has worked as an engineer and archivist on numerous digitization projects at the Southern Folklife Collection, and currently serves as assistant to the curator. He is the music editor for Southern Cultures, the journal for the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC.

Additional information:
Students must provide their own recorder (preferably digital), headphones, and microphone. They will also need to provide an external digital storage device (external hard drive or flash drive) to save their work. Students should have this equipment when the class begins.

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Make That Audio Doc (Online)
With the rise of podcasts and multimedia, documentary audio is no longer just about getting on the radio. Knowing how to record and edit audio creates opportunities for all kinds of documentary artists, and there are many venues for sharing work. In this class, students will make short audio documentaries using their own recordings. We will begin with the basics of recording and end by learning to edit sound using Hindenburg digital editing software. (12 hours/Beginner)

Please note: This course is offered in an online format and will not physically meet at CDS but will have regularly scheduled virtual sessions.

Meg Lindholm grew up in New York City, so being curious about people from all walks of life is in her DNA. After college, she was hired to produce the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC (still going strong after 25+ years). In 2002, she moved to Fargo, North Dakota, where she works as an independent documentary journalist. She has produced stories for NPR and multimedia projects for the regional Midwest public radio network. She has won awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalism Association and RTDNA/Murrow for radio documentaries she reported, wrote, and edited.

Additional Information:
The class will be conducted online. A late-model computer, fast internet connection, and built-in camera are recommended, though not required. Students with less than optimal hardware or internet connections are welcome to take the course, though it may be difficult to participate fully in virtual meetings.

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