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Introduction to Audio Editing Workshop at the Vermont Folklife Center
On Friday September 20 and Saturday September 21, radio producer Erica
Heilman will offer a two-day introduction to digital audio editing at the
Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT.
Audio stories have the capacity to open a window into another world, and
they can be shared in a number of ways. They can be broadcast on the radio,
streamed online, combined with images to create audio slide shows, or used
to transform a standing exhibit. Recording audio is increasingly easy in the
digital world, and digital audio editing tools make it easy for individuals
and communities to create rich and provocative sound stories.
This two-day workshop offers participants an introduction to the techniques
of digital audio editing. On the first day, participants will receive a
quick course in recording technique and then hit the streets of Middlebury
to conduct short interviews. Back in the classroom, these recordings will be
used as raw material to edit together short audio pieces. By the end of two
days, attendees will have the skills to begin working on their own sound
stories at home.
This workshop is intended for students, community members, staff members of
non-profit cultural, community, and social-service agencies, as well as
professional researchers interested in learning more about digital audio
editing. No editing experience is required, but participants should be
confident computer users. Attendees are invited to bring their own laptop
computers, or we will provide Apple computers for use during the workshop.
The workshop will be taught using Hindenburg audio editing software.
Instructor Erica Heilman is an award-winning radio producer. Her work has
aired on NPR's Day to Day, Hearing Voices, KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston,
VPR, and other public radio affiliates nationwide. Erica also offers deep
experience incorporating audio editing and production within an educational
setting, having worked with high school students as a part of Vermont
Folklife Center's Youth Radio Vermont program.
This and other workshops in the Vermont Folklife Center's cultural
sustainability series draw on the organization's 25-year experience
with ethnographic field research and documentary production. Enrollment is
limited to 12 participants and the registration deadline is September 19.
The cost of this workshop is $120.00.
Registration forms and tuition information are available on line at
or by calling (802) 388-4964. All workshops are held in the Vermont Folklife
Center headquarters at 88 Main Street in downtown Middlebury.