Audio Documentary
MCS 373
Spring 2010
College of Communication

Tentative Course Schedule


29 March
  • Course Introduction
  • Learning to Use Recorders
  • Record Soundscapes
Internet Resources:
5 April
Required Reading:
  • Sound Reporting (excerpts): Robert Siegel “Interviewing” and Robert Krulwich, “Conceiving Features”
Internet Resources:
Project Proposal Due
12 April
Required Reading:
  • Jessica Abel and Ira Glass, Radio: An Illustrated Guide
  • Pro Tools Guide (PT_Guide PDF file)

In Class:

  • Importing audio to Pro Tools
  • Soundscapes Editing and Burning

Internet Resources:

Project Proposal Due
19 April
Required Reading:
  • Sound Reporting (excerpts): Scott Simon, “Writing for the Ear”
  • Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann (Introduction and Ch. 1)”
Internet Resources:
26 April
Required Reading:
  • Robin White, “Getting Good Ambient Sound”
  • Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann, Recording Culture (Ch. 2)
Internet Resources:
3 May
Required Reading:
10 May
Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann, Recording Culture (Ch. 3)
Internet Resources:
Rough Tape Due
17 May
Required Reading:
24 May
Required Reading:
  • Production Day (bring sounds to edit)
Rough Draft of Script Due
31 May
NO CLASS--MEMORIAL DAY
7 June
Final Projects and Scripts Due by 6:00PM (Presentations Optional)

Last Update: 17 December 2008
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon