Producing Historical Documentaries for RadioThe space is designed to provide a place where class members can listen to each others work prior to class discussions, share interesting sound files, and hear audio collected for group projects. Since there won't be time to discuss all the work in class in-depth, the HISTORYDOC-L list is a good place to share comments, suggestions, and reactions to these pieces. Class Assignments
HIS 390Z/530R ~ Spring 2000
The Listening Room
Schenectady NAACP/civil rights
ASSIGNMENTS ASSIGNMENT: Record and Mix
There are two parts to this assignment: a) Prepare short recordings (30-60 seconds each) of three components of a documentary (for the class documentary project, for your own documentary project, or for a hypothetical one): voice narration, relevant music, an actuality, ambient sound, an interview (select a segment from last week's assignment), and so on. Make sure the recordings are as clear and crisp as possible. b) Produce an audio mix on tape/ZIP disk/CD of the three recordings. Submit the recordings and the mix on CD, tape, or a Zip disk (or FTP them to your assigned directory/folder if one has been set up). You can also save them in compressed form onto a regular diskette. Civil Rights Civil War Chaplains The Lost Voice of Radio Beijing Birth Libby Reindeer Coltrane Aural Agriculture Father Malachi The Actress
ASSIGNMENT: Short-Form Documentary
Note re MP 3 files: If you are using Netscape's browser, right click on your mouse and download the MP3 file before playing unless your browser is prefigured to autoplay; if you are using Microsoft's browser and the RealMedia plug-in, the MP3 file should play when you click on the MP3 links.)
Dewey and Organized Crime:
The following are sound excerpts from several sources:
On black waiters.
Job Discrimination at GE. "The Red Circle."
Ralph Boyd Clips:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES Helen Quirini in-class interview (2-29-2000)
[One microphone setup. Cassette recorder, low-bias tape, dynamic cardiod microphone].
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