CUT & EDIT

Brief summary of activity

Over three days participants will have access to digital editing software and will edit an audio recording

Aim of the activity

To teach the participants how to edit material

Expected Outcomes

To attain knowledge about hardware and software used in the process of cutting and editing.
To reach an understanding of working with audio-files on Computers in general

experience and skills required

Knowledge of the software being used for digital editing

infrastructure, setting, resources

Depending on the equipment available at a specific radio station, Samplitude Silvercloud as a freeware can be used (used during the test training), Wavelab for PC is also recommended and Audacity for Linux and Mac (freeware) is acceptable

Length

segments of 90 minutes per participant on three different days.

Materials

PCs, editing software

How the activity should take place

The participants will cut and edit any kind of recorded material (i.e. a recorded report).
The participants will cut and edit their previously recorded material concentrating on the content and the editing process (i.e. choosing the most important sentences in their recordings).
>Day 1: Every participant/pair is given 90 minutes activity time to cut and edit a 10- minute-long interview (a typical example of a non-radio phonic work with plenty of clutter selected from the archives by the instructors) to a maximum length of 5 minutes.
Day 2: Every participant/pair is given 90 minutes activity time to cut and edit in a logical sequence a 15-minute-long interview (picked from the archives by the instructors containing an even larger proportion of the material to be eventually discarded) to a maximum length of 4 minutes.
Day 3: The different results of previous cutting and editing activities of the same material will be discussed in a workshop attended by all the participants.

Recommended max. number of participants and trainees to trainers ratio

1 to 1

Risk and possible adaptation

Larger Keyboard and Signs on Screen might be necessary as well as special software for Blind People (http://audiacc.de for MAC and Infos here: http://www.delamar.de/allgemein/offener-brief-an-die-hersteller-von-musiksoftware-im-namen-blinder-musiker-10971 )

Tips for Trainers

Each participant must individually engage in the practical activity

Each participant must individually engage in the practical activity

Analysis and evaluation

The final editing will be listened by all participants and will feedback on structure and sound quality. Participants will also feedback on how the found the software they use and the editing process.

Scheduling

After interviewing and research
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