Audacity: Let's sound good!

1) Download Audacity 3.1
https://tinyurl.com/Audacitynow


(as many as you want)
2)
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> select "English" as language
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3. What are your favorite podcasts,
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Slide 1: Mind map
DesignArts6-8 Grade

This lesson contains 35 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

time-iconLesson duration is: 120 min

Introduction

To complete this lesson, you’ll watch a film that explains biomimicry and gives you some examples of how designers and engineers have used biomimicry to solve problems. You’ll also learn why learning from nature is an important skills to have.

Items in this lesson

1) Download Audacity 3.1
https://tinyurl.com/Audacitynow


(as many as you want)
2)
> in browser, go to LessonUp.app
> select "English" as language
> enter the code below
3. What are your favorite podcasts,
radio shows, or audiobooks?

Slide 1 - Mind map

MODA virtual studio

Audacity 3.1 Sounds
good!

Slide 2 - Slide

Our Big Goal
Put together projects that can showcase the ideas/people/places/things
 we love AND our audio editing skills!

Slide 3 - Slide

Today we will
To
• Learn about each other +
  our goals

•  Explore Filmora X: tutorial +  
   ask questions

• Do the work: edit +
  share back

Slide 4 - Slide

Today's Schedule?
Intros + agreements

Examples:

Audacity: Tour + questions

Audacity: Demo +
you record + edit

Share-back

Wrap-up

Slide 5 - Slide

Ways to Engage

Zoom - video on
            - raise hand / react
            - chat window
            - unmute self to speak
Z
LessonUp - digest info
                   - respond to questions

IRL/Filmora - take notes
                      - EXPLORE/TRY + share back

Slide 6 - Slide

What is MODA?

We are the Museum of Design Atlanta
and we celebrate 
all things DESIGN!

Slide 7 - Slide

ABOUT ME
Ms. Michelle (she/they):

  • visual arts & digital media teaching artist since 2001
  • from Chicago, living in Atlanta since 2017
  • believe in each person's power for self-awareness + creativity
  • usually ready for a joke or pun ;D

Slide 8 - Slide

How about you?
What are your goals for audio editing?

Slide 9 - Open question

Video:
let's discuss

Slide 10 - Slide

Slide 11 - Video

What is Audacity?

+ free audio editing software for Windows + Mac

+ ideal for beginners

+ many tools, options and effects available!

- UI not as "sleek" as other DAWs
- not available on mobile

Slide 12 - Slide

IMPORT media into Audacity
EFFECTS to clean up Audio
TRIM / remove mistakes
Add backup AUDIO + set all volumes
SEQUENCE clips in timeline
After making sure MEDIA is on the computer, what is a logical ORDER of first editing steps?
1           2           3           4          5       

Slide 13 - Drag question

Typical Editing Steps
1. Put media on computer*                                                 9. Add titles or elements
2. Import media                                                                    10. Add video effects + transitions
3. Create timeline + add video clips                               11. Set audio volumes
4. Sync B-roll or external audio                                       12. Add audio effects
5. Scan + trim out unneeded parts                                13. Color grade/correct
6. Rearrange to match story/feel                                   14. Export* + review
7. Add audio / music                                                           15. Final changes + export to share
8. Review + Refine


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Typical Editing Steps
1. Put media on computer*                                                 9. Add titles or elements
2. Import media                                                                    10. Add video effects + transitions
3. Create timeline + add video clips                               11. Set audio volumes
4. Sync B-roll or external audio                                       12. Add audio effects
5. Scan + trim out unneeded parts                                13. Color grade/correct
6. Rearrange to match story/feel                                   14. Export* + review
7. Add audio / music                                                           15. Final changes + export to share
8. Review + Refine


*to do today           *Optional

Slide 15 - Slide

LET'S TAKE A TOUR!

Slide 16 - Slide

Slide 17 - Slide

• what is familiar?
• hover cursor over buttons to learn more
• view is customizable 

Slide 18 - Slide

What we'll
consider
with
Audio

Purpose
Setup
What we can add to help feel/story
Sound quality & how to improve and/or change it
 

Slide 19 - Slide

DEMO time!

Slide 20 - Slide

1. Record yourself
- make your environment as quiet as possible
- find + do not block your microphone
- leave 2-3 seconds blank at beginning!
- speak clearly and slowly  (whether knock-knocks or fun facts)
- do 3 takes in a row!

Slide 21 - Slide

2. Normalize + Noise-reduce
- Normalizing does what?
- Noise reducing does what?
- Let's compare and then apply these effects!

Slide 22 - Slide

3. TRIM + MOVE
- trim out unneeded silence and worst takes
- learn ways to clip, trim, delete, extend, etc.
- move clip to beginning

Slide 23 - Slide

5. Find audio online
- sites like https://mixkit.co/  have
             free-stock-music/
             free-sound-effects/
- will probably be in your Downloads folder after you click

Slide 24 - Slide

6. MUSIC / AUDIO
- Import, drag and drop
- test to find music (section) with the right feel
- normalize & mix volumes

Slide 25 - Slide

example: from not so way back

Slide 26 - Slide

Now that we've looked at the layout + some tools of
Audacity, you will now
record+edit your own audio.

Slide 27 - Slide

Slide 28 - Link

How will you know that your project is progressing ok?

- Clips are trimmed down to best parts
- waveforms do not go past top of frame

Slide 29 - Slide

example: from right now (share!)

Slide 30 - Slide

Do you have any
questions, wonderings
or suggestions?

Slide 31 - Mind map

Now let's wrap up...
We did it!

Slide 32 - Slide


Did you enjoy this lesson?
😒🙁😐🙂😃

Slide 33 - Poll

Thanks for
your hard work!
See you next week!
michelle@museumofdesign.org

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