PART ONE 1. Download and set up Audacity. 2. Learn ‘how to podcast’. 3. Listen to a podcast. PART TWO 4. Type transcript 5. Add intro, bumper and outro / research any answers you require. Learning Goals
Each group member has a role • IT expert – download Audacity and set up ready for use. • Typist – have the transcript typed by end of period. • Researcher – find a podcast for the group to listen to. • Researcher – find music you could use. Find Indian names you could use. • ALL – take a tour on how to use Audacity. Research answers to questions. Add intro and outro to your transcript.
A journey from idea to production and Flashing 12 to Pro. How to Podcast? Podcast
A Flashing 12 is... a person with no technical inclinations – the name comes from the fact that when you walk into their house their VCR is Flashing 12:00, because they can not figure out how to program it.
A podcast is... An audio file published to the web along with a news feed, letting users subscribe to a series of shows and download them automatically. Podcasts are a collection of files, such as audio MP3 files or other media files, referenced in an RSS 2.0 news feed as enclosures.
A podcaster is... the process of publishing audio files, typically in MP3 format, along with news feeds so that listeners can download them and listen to them on their computer or portable digital audio player. The name comes from iPod and broadcasting. Podcasts took hold in August of 2004.
Uses of a podcast... • Talk Shows • Music Shows • Interviews • Story Telling • Tutorials • Directions • Virtual Audio Tours • Commentaries • Sportscasts • Sporting Events • Audio Walking Tours • Religious Sermons • Foreign Language Lessons • Board Meetings • Travel Promotions • Independent Artist Demos • Political Debates • Educational and Instructional Purposes • Books Aloud • SOURCE: http://www.feedforall.com and http://www.podcasting-tools.com/podcasting-uses.htm
You will contribute to a... SOURCE: http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredetails.aspx?productNo=19162753&pr=B&showbleed=false&colorNo=1&tab=1&Zoom=2
Each group will aim to... An intro A bumper An outro Sound effects Submit a group transcript. Save recording as an MP3. http://misswilson2010.wikispaces.com/Podcast%20assessment Produce a podcast including: DUE: Monday 20 September (back-up Tuesday 21 September
TYPIST: Transcript... Mr. Schiff: For nearly a century, the FBI has been fighting the hard fight. The Historian at the FBI is Dr. John Fox... Dr. Fox: "Congress, in 1908, stopped the Secret Service from doing investigations and the Department of Justice was left with a problem. It needed an investigative force and so Charles Bonaparte, the Attorney General, created one that summer." Mr. Schiff: It was July 26th, 1908. Dr. Fox says initially, the responsibilities of this new agency were varied... Dr. Fox: "You had a mix of criminal violations; there were some national security concerns." Mr. Schiff: Dr. Fox says the small force was authorized by Congress to cover about two dozen crimes...
IT EXPERT: Getting Started • Download Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows • Download LAME • Take tutorials on using Audacity • Listen to existing podcasts http://index.podcast.com/ • Group Practice • Save draft
Getting Started: Audacity Tutorials SOURCE: http://www.digitalpodcast.com/podcastnews/2006/05/19/five-steps-to-free-podcasting/ • Audacity 1.2 Tutorial by Dan Eliot – Learn how to open and edit a WAV file, and save the result in an MP3. • How to Setup Audacity – Video of how to set up Audacity • Editing tools in Audacity – Video introducing editing tools in Audacity • Basic Editing with Audacity – Video showing basic editing • Adjusting Sound Levels In Audacity – How to change the audio volume • Importing and combining audio files – How to combine two or more audio files in Audacity • How to save and export as MP3 – Video showing how to export in mp3 format for podcasting.
Audio Recording Tips • The location should relatively quiet. • Articulate words so listeners do not have to strain to hear you. • Provide accurate information. Do not ramble, get to the point. Include quality content. Short and snappy answers. • Length of podcast (suggest no more than 3 minutes) • Provide original content to attract listeners. • Think about ways that you can make your podcast unique and stand out from similarly themed podcasts. SOURCE: Sharon Housley of FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com/podcasting-tips.htm
Thursday • Last lesson to prepare and practice. • Record Podcast Monday 20 September Period One.
Possible Questions: Arranged Marriages • How did you become engaged? • Did you protest against your arranged marriage? Why or why not? • Do you think you/they are a good match? • Should marriages always be approved of by family and/or society? • Should marriages outwith your own caste be acceptable if you are in love? • Should life partners be chosen on their ability to move a bride up a caste? Or by the dowry offered? • What are your thoughts on love? Do you believe in love at first sight? If you had a choice what would you prefer? • Do you know how many love marriages there are in India? • Do you expect this marriage to last forever? Are there many ‘arranged marriage’ divorces? • If you were living in another country do you think you would maintain the same marriage values as your parents? Will you arrange a marriage for your children?
Possible Questions: Customs • What were your responsibilities in preparation/during the ceremony? • What did you enjoy most about the ceremony and why? • Many of our viewers have no doubt not attended an Indian wedding. What are some differences they could expect to see/hear?
Research • A place to start: • http://www.indiamarks.com/guide/The-Culture-of-Arranged-Marriages-in-India/961/ • http://erasmus-in-india.blogspot.com/2005/09/arranged-marriages.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marriages_in_India • http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/culture/features/11621/index2.html • http://www.english.emory.edu/Bahri/Arr.html • http://www.kamat.com/indica/culture/sub-cultures/