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Vermont Folklife Center Offers Audio Field Recording Workshop
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5/17/2016 at 2:38:13 PM GMT
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Vermont Folklife Center Offers Audio Field Recording Workshop

The Vermont Folklife Center will host the following workshop:

Recording Audio for Ethnography, Oral History and Digital Storytelling Workshop
Saturday, May 21, 2016, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, VT

Audio is a powerful medium for capturing human experience and human expression. In the context of cultural sustainability efforts, audio is an extremely useful tool for documenting local knowledge, exploring values and perceptions, and building resources for understanding and supporting cultural practices.

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 audio recording options, this class will provide a basic introduction to the use of contemporary digital audio recording equipment in the context of ethnographic and oral history interviews.

Attendees will receive a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of digital audio, types of common field-recording microphones, and the use of digital audio recorders. The workshop includes hands-on exercises with equipment in an actual interview setting. We will use the TASCAM DR-40 and mobile devices for these exercises, but the fundamental skills demonstrated will be applicable to most currently available digital audio recorders. In addition to the use of this equipment, the workshop will also cover the selection and purchase of audio recording equipment and Android and iOS recording apps.

The workshop is taught by Vermont Folklife Center Co-Director and Archivist, Andy Kolovos.

Details on this and other workshops in the Vermont Folklife Center's Cultural Sustainability Institute Series are available at

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