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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Uploading Your Audio to SoundCloud

Here I created a mini tutorial on how to upload your audio stories to SoundCloud, which is very, very easy. In the second part of this video you can see how to create the embedding code to use the audio file in WordPress.  

On Ira Glass and Radio Lab

These two articles discuss some of the techniques and ideas that Ira Glass brought to the world of radio and some of the innovations that Glass himself can see in Radio Lab. Please check out the first piece on Glass, listen to the two first profiles posted by Glass, and discuss what makes these profiles […]

Tutorials on How to Use the JVC GY 100s

Here are a few tutorials on how to use our video cameras, generously created and posted by JVC Professional Europe First video on the different components of the GY 100. Part two, on how to format media and set the camera up Part three, on how to charge, install and remove the battery. Setting recording […]

Creating an FTP Client Using Filezilla and Uploading Your Slideshow

Class, here is my tutorial on how to create an FTP client to upload your slideshows to our server using Filezilla. Please make sure you upload your slideshows to the right folder.  

Tips to Produce a Good Radio Story

1. Make your script as clear as you possibly can. What is the story about? How would you tell the same story to your mother, brother or your best friend? 2. Use your own words. You don’t need to sound affected . Use the PRESENT TENSE. 3. Tape your story in interesting places for a nice […]

Radio Exercise

Please listen to these two pieces of radio journalism (A Very Lucky Wind and The Bippolo Seed) and and answer the following questions: a- What are the structural elements in the story (narrator/interviewees/background sound/music) b- What element makes the story move forward? c- How does the reporter integrate his sources to the story? d- What are the […]

Working With Pro Tools: Creating a Radio Session, Importing Audio, Trimming, Fading and Crossfading

Here’s how I would suggest you create your first Pro Tools session to work on a radio project. Remember that for now we will not be using any effects but simple audio tracks.   And here you can see how to import an audio track to your Pro Tools session. This video shows you how […]

Creating and Saving Black Slides to Use in Soundslides

For those of you who needed them, here are two tutorials on how to create the black slides for your slideshow projects. In the first tutorial I show you how to set up your title, byline and copyright slides. In the second tutorial I show you how to save the slides so you can use […]

A Few Photo Tips: Framing and Shooting, Histograms, How to Best Use our Cannon 10Ds

As promised, here are a few links that you may find useful when producing and shooting your stories for a slideshow. Framing and Shooting 1- Here are some basic tips on how to frame, find angles and shoot your stills. These are recommendations compiled by prof Duy Linh Tu. –Horizontal shots are always preferable to […]

A Few Interesting Slideshows to Check Out

Here are four examples of good slideshows I’d like you to watch. The first three were shot and reported by Pulitzer Prize Winner Barbara Davidson. 1- The Ballad of Mateo 2-Frozen and Forgotten 3- Pool Party Here’s a link to Media Storm. They use both video and photography, but the basics of their storytelling is […]