Audio Documentary
CMN 373
Department of Communication

Tentative Course Schedule

6 September In Class:
  • Course Introduction
  • Learning to Use Minidisc Recorders
  • Soundscape Recording

Internet Resources:

13 September In Class:
  • Film Screening: Paris, je t'aime
  • Listen to: Daniel Makagon, Bass/Super(sonic)structure
  • Listen to: Geoff Sheridan, Urban Monk

Recommended Reading:

  • Kurutz, “Not Quite Nudes...”
  • Richard Goldstein, "Gear"
Internet Resources:
20 September Required Reading: In Class:
  • Soundscape Editing
. Internet Resources:
Audio Documentary Proposals Due
27 September Recommended Reading:
  • Internet Resources listed on this schedule
In Class:
  • Trip to NPR's Humboldt Park office
4 October

Required Reading:

  • Sound Reporting (excerpts)
Internet Resources:
11 October Rough Tape Due
18 October

Required Reading:

  • Robin White, “Getting Good Ambient Sound”
In Class:
  • Editing with Pro Tools
  • Listen: Various Audio Documentaries
Internet Resources:
25 October In Class:
  • Guest Lecture: Dan from Vocalo
  • Listen: Various Audio Documentaries
1 November Required Reading:
  • Nieman Reports (excerpts)
Internet Resources:
Rough Draft of Script Due
8 November Production Day
15 November

No Class—National Communication Convention in Chicago

19 November Documentaries Due/Public Presentations

Last Update: 27 August 2007
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon