Blog #10

Both girls did a good job with their interviews. They both made it easy to understand the point of the interview and definitely took some time to carefully edit their audio.

Bridget did a great job with editing her audio. She truly made it sound like there wasn’t any editing done. The transitions were good and smooth. I would tell Bridget that the only thing she could really improve is the background buzzing noise. It was sort of distracting to me, but fairly subtle. I’m not quite sure if the noise was caused by the recorder, or maybe the environment they were recording in. Either way, that is the only complaint I have. Bridget’s Blog

Sarah’s interview was more quiet than Bridget’s. To me, I thought it was probably the recorder, which I understand that we all don’t have good one’s! The interview was good and interesting, however Megan seemed to talk really fast, she could have talked more slowly and clearer. The editing was good with this one as well, but again, there was some background white noise. Since I had to turn the volume up with the interview to hear Megan, that made the white noise louder. Just like Bridget’s blog, the only gripe I have with this interview would be to mute out the white noise in the background. Sarah’s Blog

In doing this assignment, I learned how to correctly edit a story to make the audience understand it better. Obviously I understood every aspect since I did the actual interview, but when the questions aren’t posted, the reader may have a more difficult time understanding it unless it’s edited in a friendly manner. I would definitely tell myself next time to ask questions differently, so that the interviewee doesn’t use filler words and such. That can really diminish an interview.

I do have one wish about changing my post, and that would be to eliminate the “uh’s” from John’s responses. Maybe better preparation could have helped, but I feel as if it was more real this way. I was also very surprised to how easy it was to edit the audio with the use of GarageBand. I definitely recommend that program if available.

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One thought on “Blog #10

  1. I agree with your assessments about sound quality in the students’ audio profiles. I also think that being both the interviewer and the interviewee will help you in future assignments; you will be a better interviewer and will know how to better interact with your interviewee.

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