Training

Week 8 — Audition Training

Start by downloading the training files and script.

Then watch Adobe Audition CC for Beginners — Getting Started.

HOWEVER: don’t just watch the video without opening  up Audition and trying to work along with what the narrator is talking about. If you don’t play with it, make mistakes and try it out, you’re going to struggle on your assignments.

After that, watch these videos on the Adobe site:
Import audio files and browse media
Manipulate and adjust audio levels manually

This Audition handout with some key shortcuts may also be helpful.

Now, it’s time to edit and create something. Using the script and audio clips you downloaded from the Google Drive, produce a 1:30-2:00 mp3 promoting the Law Enforcement Family Fund. Your piece will incorporate four voiceovers (recorded by you) and sound on tape (clips from the three recorded interviews). You can also bring in some music to give it some dramatic effect. You’ll need to trim the clips and adjust the volume to make it sound cohesive. After it’s finished, be sure to download an .mp3 of your story. (In the Google Drive, I included a version I made using only the same training you’ll be doing — if I can do it, so can you!)

When you’re done verify that you did the Audition training here — you’ll need to upload your .mp3 file to complete the form, so don’t forget to save it!

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Grammar and Style Training

WordPress Training

Ethics Module

Week 6 — Premiere Trainings

Start by downloading the exercise files — but don’t do the training here.

Watch these videos on the Adobe site:
Start your video editing project
Get to know the Premiere Pro interface
Learn five basic editing basics in Premiere Pro

HOWEVER: don’t just watch the videos without opening  up Premiere and trying to work along with what the narrator is talking about. If you don’t play with it, make mistakes and try it out, you’re going to struggle on your assignments.

Then watch Learn Premiere Pro in 20 minutes — again, be prepared to do the things along with the video. Just watching and listening isn’t enough. You should plan to spend about 90 minutes watching the videos and using Premiere — I did this myself and was able to make a basic video using the test files provided.

Verify you did the Premiere training here.

If you want to learn how to do more in Premiere, check out these additional resources:
21 Insanely Helpful Adobe Premiere Tutorials for Beginners
Written Tutorial from UC-Berkeley
Premiere keyboard shortcut cheat sheet

Week 7 — InDesign Training

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Additional Trainings

The guides below are not required training, but you may find them helpful, especially when researching and creating your individual story projects.

Screen Capture Training

Soundslides Training

Web Building Blocks

Searching with Lexis Nexis

Searching for Story Ideas

Searching for Statistics and Data

Portfolio Site Training

IS Training

  • Note: link to IS site used in tutorial here
  • Note that the IS Audio Slideshow assignment has changed.

Other Digital Media Resources

Here is a great set of trainings for a variety of useful skills including audio recording, interactive map making, and editing:

https://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/