Hi There intrepid travelers. I bit off a bit more than I could chew with this whole posting of the notes thing.   It seems I am too much of a perfectionist to post the notes as they are so there is more post processing than I anticipated.

A Small aside, Drexel’s recording of the sessions are great and everything but there is not way to download the file to take with me. In short there is no way to podcast the PodCamp sessions. I wanted to download a couple of the sessions I missed, in order to learn while I took my lunchtime walk. I even tried sorting through the source code of the pages and got nothing. I think this needs to be addressed in some manner. Maybe I can find a way to rip the stream to a different format? Maybe someone else already did.

Mark Blevis again turned in a great lecture. I recorded some of it to see if it would work, just with the internal   mic on my mac, as it turns out I should have done so with everything. So these notes may expand, I can actually go back and work with the substance of the lecture here!

This was the very first session I took notes in, a Wonderful session about audio editing. I learned more about that topic in 45 minutes than i have in the past three years from any other source. However the notes stopped and started, Mark gave way more information than the pittance below.

Marc Blevis:

  • Clean Cut: Edit at the Zero Point. When the audio is at the median Line.   Match these points between beginning and ending sections of your cut. Different levels in audio, even slightly can disrupt a transition.
  • Original Editing on audio tape was done at 45 degree angle. Straight cuts produced pops, diagonals don’t?, because of the way they fed through the machine. Use this same technique when working with digital audio.
  • Possible fade in / out   : Crossfading Seamless Blending
  • Don’t do a perfect   fade in and fade out crossing at a mid point. Pull incoming audio levels up very quickly, fade old audio levels out more slowly.
  • Headphones are a must when editing.
  • Don’t remove the ums, or breaths. Silence is golden, Pause when needed.
    • A podcast without breathing in the noise, or pausing actually can cause the heartrate of the listener to rise, if you don’t breath other people might forget to.
  • The strongest part of your sentence is the beginning, Loudest. Breath beforehand and loud start.
    • Plan your edits accordingly.
  • Buried Edit: Shorten elongated sounds. Clean edit in the middle of the elongated sound. umms, ahhhhs ect