Dear Eco Radio Workshop participants,
We are excited to see you on Zoom
this Saturday, March 28th, 10AM
for the Eco Radio Workshop on COVID19 by
To feature your story in our collective Eco Radio project, and make it relevant & personal, please follow the Assignment below !
Recording an Audio Commentary
(Length of recording: 2 minutes):
An audio commentary is just that––recording someone or yourself expressing their point of view or opinion on the topic you have chosen.
In this case we are asking you the question; what are you doing to cope with COVID-19 and what advice do you have for other young people in a similar situation? How are you managing and handling self isolation?
Audio commentaries are used to allow people to express their thoughts and why they believe what they do, using a personal story to narrate their experience of a particular issue.
It is often written-out beforehand and read, but can also be talked through from a few bullet points on a page. This allows listeners to hear different opinions and points of view on your topic
Begin by introducing yourself and a quick description of place (e.g. Hello my name is Eunice
Schimdt and right now I am at home in the living room overlooking the Hudson river____).
Environment for recording:
Sit on a couch in a room with closed curtains and a carpet. This minimizes the empty sound you get in rooms. Set everything up the way you like it before you start. Check for interfering noise, like air conditioners, refrigerators, traffic, radios, or noisy crumpling of sweet wrappers in front of the microphone on your phone. Turn off noisy appliances, music, and move away from them if possible.
If music, TV or the radio is playing:
Ask for the music, TV or radio to be turned off for a few minutes
. If this is not possible, move away from them.
Any musical or talking background is very difficult to edit.
If a noisier environment is what you want because it expresses something
about where you are: Hold the mic close to the person speaking, and make sure to record 30-seconds
of the noise itself without any talking over it.
If people are being very noisy around you:
Always feel free to control the “people environment” around you.
Explain to them that you are recording, and politely ask them to be quiet if needed.
The Audio Commentary assignment given during the Workshop is due on
Sunday, March 29 by 11:59pm via WhatsApp to +1.347.606.5245.
For any questions, please email
See you on Saturday!
We will remind you on the Zoom call, but please remember to: