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Fourth Six Weeks

Week 1 objectives
Understand the basic Audition interface
Record and edit original sounds in Audition

Week 1 vocabulary

Bit depth Sample rate Waveform preview Spectral frequency display

Tuesday & Wednesday- Welcome back! The first thing I want to work on today is audio editing. This semester will feature audio editing, animation and film editing, and to start that off correctly, I want to talk to you about bit depth and sample rate. After that discussion, we will start on a project wherein you will record audio, then mix your recording with an existing sound. Your first task in this project will be to open a word processor and write out an answer to one of the four following questions:

  • Who is your hero, and why?
  • What are your plans for the future?
  • If you were to explain Earth to an extraterrestrial visitor, what would you say?
  • If you could spend a day with one famous person (present or historical), who would it be, and what would you do?

You will need to write an answer of 100 words or more so you have a script of adequate length for your audio recording. Once your script is written, you will open Audition and use a microphone to record the words. We will work on editing the sound in Audition before getting to the business of mixing the sound with a song. That will take place next week.

If, for some reason, we are unable to access the correct application to make this happen, my alternative plan is to work on a portfolio of your work from the first semester. I will let you know if we have to exercise that option today based on the availability of Adobe Audition.

Thursday & Friday- Based on your script, you will open Audition today and record your audio file. If you do not wish to make your recording with your own voice, you can partner with a classmate and record for each other. You are also welcome to record on your phone or other device and send it to your computer through email or another method of transfer. Once you have made your recording, mix the file with another sound file. I will demonstrate how to do this, and I will help you obtain the songs from the shared drive.

In addition to that, I want to make sure we have our eleven minute protocol taken care of for this week.

teks: 6ae, 8ab

Week 2 objectives
Understand the basic Audition interface
Record and edit original sounds in Audition

Week 2 vocabulary

Bit depth Sample rate Waveform preview Spectral frequency display
Multitrack SESX WAV MP3

Monday & Tuesday- For starters, we will do our eleven minute protocol at the beginning of the week from here on in. Okay, last week, we had some issues with loading the necessary application on the computers. We should have what we need available in class today, and with that, we can begin looking at how to edit sounds in Audition. We can get into bit depth and sample rate and talk about how the Audition interface works. We'll practice recording sounds and opening files. After that, we will have time in class to record audio for your 100 word script. If you feel that you can not accomplish that task in class time, you are welcome to come in before school or do the recording outside of class time, as long as you have the audio file available in class on Wednesday or Thursday. In addition, if you haven't thought about what song you'd like to blend with your voice file, please make that determination today. I also want to show you how to remove background noise with Audition today. The lesson I have here is written for a previous version of the application, but the skills are the same. This is the file I used to do the lesson.

Wednesday & Thursday- During class today, we will edit the voice file you have recorded and blend it with your song. Make sure you use multitrack mode to blend the files and insert keyframes to fade the sounds in and out. When you complete the editing in multitrack mode, you will see that the file saves as a session. The file extension is SESX, but you need to export the session as a more universal file type. Make it a WAV or an MP3. I want to listen to your blended file for your first test grade of the six weeks.

Friday- I want to grade your blended audio file today in class. Your work will be assessed according to this rubric:

Points Requirement
10 Your script was at least 100 words, and provided an answer to one of the four questions
20 Your recorded voice file was corrected and free from errors
20 You mixed the voice with an appropriate song, making sure that both files were mixed at a proper volume
20 You cut the excess portion of the song off at the end of the file
20 You faded out the music at the end of the file
10 You saved the project as either a WAV or an MP3 file

teks: 6d, 10abcdef

Week 3 objectives
Understand the basic Animate interface
Move an object across the stage using a tween
Create a symbol and animate it on its own layer

Week 3 vocabulary

Frame Keyframe Tween Timeline
Stage Symbol Movie Clip Graphic

Tuesday & Wednesday- We'll take care of our eleven minute protocol during class today, then we will finish our last project. As promised, I will allot fifteen minutes of class time to the completion and grading of your Audition projects. Please complete and submit the work in this time. If you are already finished, I invite you to spend the time looking at the effects available in the application's effects rack. We will all move on to the next application, Adobe Animate. Our first task will be to make an ellipse shape move across the stage by using keyframes and a tween. If we finish that early, you'll take some time to draw the background for your first animation project, the sports scene.

Thursday & Friday- We will spend the day working on the sports animation. Here is the rubric I will use to grade your work:

Points Requirement
15 You created a sufficient background image on the stage of your Animate document (in the bottom layer of the timeline)
15 You locked the layer containing the background of the animation
15 Your ball is on a different layer from the background of the animation
15 Your ball has been converted to a symbol and save in the library
15 You have applied a classic tween to the ball so that it moves against the background
15 Your background and your ball are present in the timeline for the same number of frames (same amount of time)
10 You have published the animation in addition to saving the file in its native format

teks: 6d, 10abcdef, 11abc