Audio Story Final

I chose to make my audio story about a subject that I have experience in and am passionate about. I interviewed two of my fellow midshipmen in order to create this audio story about Naval ROTC. The two talked about their experiences thus far in the program, why they joined and what they have learned during their time in the program as my raw footage for the story. I started by cutting up their segments into parts that I thought I might want to add to my story. I then refined the segments into parts that I thought would actually go smoothly together. I found that one of the interviewees had given me a lot more to work with than the other but still tried to alternate information between the two. I also found that one of them had talked quieter so I raised the volume on all of his segments in order to fit the others. I then arranged the segments into an order that seemed to flow the best and make the most sense as a whole. I then added fades to try and make the transitions between voices flow more smoothly and seem more natural. After I had done what I could to make the segments of the other to ROTC midshipmen fit together in a systematic way I then recorded a short segment of myself to be the introduction to the clip. I tried to make an intro that could fit all of the topics discussed during my clips, seeing how there was a wide variety of topics throughout the story that I had created because of the difference in people interviewed. I then added the introduction clip to the begging of the story and faded it in and out. In addition I went through and cut any ums… or unnecessary pauses where the interviewees were thinking. When revising my draft to make the final story I first edited the intro so that it introduced the interviewees as Naval ROTC students and did not seem sudden at the begging and the end. I then heightened the more quite persons volume even more to try and match it with the others volume and tone. I then added small pauses in between the switching of between speakers.

Audio Story Draft

I chose to do my audio story project on my experiences, and my fellow midshipmen’s experiences in the Naval ROTC program because the program is something that I am passionate about and know a lot about. I had two of my Naval ROTC friends talk about their experiences in ROTC, why they joined and what they have learned during their time in the program and used that as my raw footage for the audio story. I started by cutting up their segments into parts that I thought I might want to add to my story. I then refined the segments into parts that I thought would actually go smoothly together. I found that one of the interviewees had given me a lot more to work with than the other but still tried to alternate information between the two. I also found that one of them had talked quieter so I raised the volume on all of his segments in order to fit the others. I then arranged the segments into an order that seemed to flow the best and make the most sense as a whole. I then added fades to try and make the transitions between voices flow more smoothly and seem more natural. After I had done what I could to make the segments of the other to ROTC midshipmen fit together in a systematic way I then recorded a short segment of myself to be the introduction to the clip. I tried to make an intro that could fit all of the topics discussed during my clips, seeing how there was a wide variety of topics throughout the story that I had created because of the difference in people interviewed. I then added the introduction clip to the begging of the story and faded it in and out. Finally I went back and checked for an ums… or unnecessary pauses in the story.