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Audacity: Effects + Soundscapes

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. Where are your
favorite stories set?
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Slide 1: Woordweb
DesignArts6-8 Grade

In deze les zitten 36 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 1 video.

time-iconLesduur is: 120 min

Introductie

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.

Onderdelen in deze les

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. Where are your
favorite stories set?

Slide 1 - Woordweb

MODA virtual studio

Audacity 3.1 Feeling
EFFECTive!

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

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

•  Explore Filmora X: tutorial +  
   ask questions

• Do the work: edit +
  share back

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Today's Schedule?
Intros + agreements

Examples: Listen, describe

DEMO:  Soundbible + Audacity

YOU: gather sounds,  record + edit

Share-back

Wrap-up

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

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 - Tekstslide

What is MODA?

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

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

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 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 9 - Open vraag

Audio game:
sound =
setting?

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Slide 11 - Video

BRAINSTORM:
It was a typical day at/in/on...
• 1 Mars
• 2 middle / home school
• 3 Land of Oo
• 4 WWII France
• 5

(AMBIENT)

...when SUDDENLY!
  an alien chicken attacked
  a frog ding-donged the door
  my 15-lb cat knocked something off the shelf
D we ran out of baguettes
(SPOT effects)
 

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

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 - Sleepvraag

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


Slide 14 - Tekstslide

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 - Tekstslide

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 16 - Tekstslide

LET'S TAKE A TOUR!

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

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 20 - Tekstslide

DEMO time!

Slide 21 - Tekstslide

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  (what would a robot say?)
- do 3 takes in a row!

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

2. Normalize + Noise-reduce
- Normalize to amplify + even out levels
- Noise reduce to take out the air
- Let's review how!

Slide 23 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 24 - Tekstslide

5. Find audio online
- sites like https://soundbible.com  have free-sound-effects
- BUT beware the ads!
- will probably be in your Downloads folder after you click

Slide 25 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 26 - Tekstslide

example: from not so way back

Slide 27 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 28 - Tekstslide

Slide 29 - 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 30 - Tekstslide

example: from right now (share!)

Slide 31 - Tekstslide

Do you have any
questions, wonderings
or suggestions?

Slide 32 - Woordweb

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

Slide 33 - Tekstslide


Did you enjoy this lesson?
😒🙁😐🙂😃

Slide 34 - Poll

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

Slide 35 - Tekstslide

Slide 36 - Tekstslide