Saturday, 2 July 2016

Week 6

Hello everyone. This week's activity is about arranging different multimedia elements in a video. It was Dr. Khalid's turn to give the lecture. He showed us two videos. We were asked to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the two by making comparisons. The first is a video with happy and upbeat music while the second is a travel video of Dr. Khalid and his family. Both were really nice videos, the second video despite slow-paced and the music not as exciting as the first is still great. It has a lasting memory of a person's vacation with his family. I would love to go on a trip to such place with my family someday.  

To make things more interesting, each group was to edit sounds by combining and tweaking them using a program called Audacity. I had used it for a different course but only to examine sound waves and pitch, thus did not explore much of the functions yet. So, everyone worked together to find the right audio. We thought the audio should be related to the topic of choice, 'Problems in Public Transport'. Halimatun, the group's sound editor was the most knowledgeable in the area. I observed a bit of her editing and learnt a good deal of editing skills. Each group presented the audio to the whole class. Everyone was really good at mixing audio. I especially like the one made by Wirda's group. I think I should try doing it again on my own sometime.

Here is what audio editing in Audacity looks like. It might look complex at first but once you get your hands on it, you will be surprised how much you'll like it. It would certainly be useful for preparing teaching activities. Thanks so much for introducing this to us.

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