5 Tips for an Audio Interview #2150

This week in class we learned about audio, and specifically how to conduct audio interviews and make slideshows. Audio adds an important factor to a slideshow because it makes you feel like you’re there. So here are 5 tips to help you create a good audio interview or slideshow.

1. Record 30 secs of each ambient sound, and background noise. So if you were interviewing an employee at McDonalds you would record the sounds of the cash register, the fries being cooked, or someone taking an order for ambient sound. Then for background you would just record what is happening in the restaurant.

2. Do not use verbal feedback like “uh-huh” “right” “ok” when the other person is talking. Just nod your head to show that you understand what they are saying.

3. Try not to talk much at all during the interview besides asking questions because you will have to go back and edit those out in post production.

4. Ask double barreled questions that require more than a few words to answer.

5. If using a microphone, keep it no more than 6 inches away from the subject and to the side of their face to avoid plosives. Plosives are those hard p sounds that you make when you speak and come off harshly in audio.


Freebie Friday: Free mobile wallpaper download

I’ve been practicing my photoshop skills and have been making wallpapers for my electronic devices and I thought I would share them with you. Also, if you have any requests for a wallpaper (like if you have a favorite quote or a favorite color, leave it in the comments below.  The first one is the larger size, for larger phones, then the bottom one is for phones with smaller screens.

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Apple Does It Again: iPhone 6 release + how to download iOS 8 without deleting everything

After months of anticipation, Apple finally released not one but two new phones; the iPhone 6 (4.7 inches) and the iPhone 6 plus (5.5 inches).


photo from firstpost.com

photo from firstpost.com

Of course there has been much speculation in the months leading up to the release on how the phone will look, what features it will have, and if any other devices would be revealed. Now that the cat is finally out of the bag, we can discuss what features actually are on iOS 8, and how to download it without deleting everything on your device.

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#whyistayed: women share their domestic abuse situations

In February, video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens players Ray Rice dragging his then fiancee’- now wife, Janay, out of an elevator. No one was exactly sure what went down in the elevator, but it was speculated that the two got into an altercation that resulted in Janay being knocked unconscious. In July, the NFL decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games as punishment. Recently, TMZ posted a video that showed what happened inside of the elevator. It appears that they were having an argument, during which Ray punched Janay and she fell to the floor, unconscious. The release of the video has sparked a media frenzy and the NFL has suspended him indefinitely. Also, since Janay went on to marry him, this has inspired the #whyistayed where women who are/were victims of domestic abuse share the reasons why they stayed in those relationships.

Here are a few examples:

Also there have been memes making light of the situation, however I will not post those because I do not agree with making light of any abuse situation. Also, this just shows that the world we live in now is all about multimedia. No longer do you rely on the newspaper or the broadcast to get the news, but you can get on social media to get various opinions on it as well. That could be a good thing if people are contributing respectful things, however there are always people who say ignorant things for attention. I’ve never been in an abusive relationship but I did get a new viewpoint from these women’s experiences.
If you have anything (positive) to share, please do so below.

Learning Photography #2150U

This semester I am taking a multimedia class that I’m very excited about because I have a little (basic) experience working with photo and videography i’m looking forward to learning more and expanding my knowledge. Also, an assignment for the class is to blog on a weekly basis. So, if you see posts about any of those subjects, they’re for my class, and feel free to read them, hopefully you can learn something too. Keep reading for more.
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