Audacity for Podcasting - Master's Level
- 1 hour on-demand video
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Ramp up their audio editing skills to a professional level.
- Take on low-level audio editing jobs to make extra cash!
- Think wisely about audio editing in a way that is applicable to their editing efforts.
- Have Audacity installed on your computer.
- Have basic experience using Audacity (recommended that you take my Bachelor course first).
This course will ramp up your audio editing skills using the open-source (free) audio editing program, Audacity. You'll learn what makes a good edit (editing philosophy), how to listen for the right places to cut and paste in your editing, how to speed up your workflow, and how to professionally make edits that are invisible to the ear. You'll learn some tricks and tips for editing to make it a smoother, more professional process. By the end of this course, depending on how hard you've worked to develop your skill, you may be able to take on some audio editing work to supplement your income.
- FOR people who have basic skills using Audacity
- FOR people who have taken my "Audacity for Podcasting - Bachelor" course.
- NOT FOR people who have no experience using Audacity.
A quick description of what you'll find in this course - and why it's important.
You have an audio editing philosophy, even if you don't know that you do. It's the beliefs behind why and how you do your audio editing. In this session I'm going to give you some of the things that are behind the way I edit audio, to help you develop and think through your own editing philosophy. This is a key step to becoming a professional audio editor because it will guide everyting you do.
Headphones are an essential part of your audio editing toolbox. This quick video tells you why and makes some suggestions about how you should look at the use of headphones.
Understanding the way sound waves are represented visually in Audacity (the WAV form) is very important for professional editing. This video explains how.
One of the common sense ways to do anything well is to get closer to it, magnify it, look at it closely. The zoom function enables you to do that with sound waves so that you can make precise edits. Find out how to use the zoom function easily and effectively in this video.
Sometimes during editing you need to listen to ONLY one part of your project. Other times you need to listen to multiple tracks, but not all of them. Those are scenarios where the "solo" and "mute" buttons will come in very handy. You'll learn how to use them effectively in this video.
Sometimes you need to edit out a longer section of audio, but it's hard to keep track of where it begins and ends. This is a simple trick you can use to make that simple. Really simple.
For many people, when they think of "audio editing," they think of removing pauses, ummms, uhhhs. filler words, etc. This video explains how I think about those issues so you can have a foundation from which to decide how you're going to choose to think about them.
Some people don't like the thought of doing any "audio editing" because they think it will make the dialogue too stiff and wooden sounding. But a good editor, which YOU are becoming, knows how to edit in a way that keeps the conversation sounding natural - to the point you wouldn't even know an edit was ever done. Here's how you can begin learning this vital skill.