"Introduction to Audio and Video Editing" with Frank Horger

30 Jul 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm
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Part Three – Setting New Goals

Topics will include: file formats, workflow, planning and setting up a project, realistic timelines for editing, story telling theory, visual aids, and basic terminology. Participants will learn about stereo vs mono recording, codecs, color correction, titles, timeline, frame-rate, sync, resolution, compression, frequency response, and more.

Part One – Demystifying Audio and Video Recording | Tuesday, July 28

  • Introduction:  What is Recording?  Audio and Video in a digital world.
  • Terminology:  Wav files.  Bitrate.  Video Codec.  HD, SD, 4K.  Frame Rate.
  • Hardware:  From Phones to Microphones, using what is at hand.
  • Software:  Examples of Pro-Software, FreeWare, and a discussion.
  • Example:  Setting up a “Virtual Choir”
  • Questions, Next Steps 

Part Two – Pushing Forward | Wednesday, July 29

  • Assembling a Virtual Choir
  • Discussion of Individual Projects, addressing new-found concerns.
  • Theory:  Audio Mixing Theory – Placement, Depth, Volume, EQ, References
  • Example:  Setting up an Audio Mix
  • Discussion: Realistic Goals

Part Three – Setting New Goals | Thursday, July 30

  • Audio and Video Setbacks – Knowing the pitfalls to avoid
  • Time Constraints, milestones – There is no EASY button
  • Looking at Real World References
  • Walkthrough of example Virtual Choir Video – Illinois Song
  • Closing Questions

About the presenter:

Frank Horger is the senior recording engineer for the University of Illinois’ School of Music with 18 years of experience in the field.  He has been a member of the Recording Department for 14 years. Over the last 7 years he has developed the SOM’s video and media production capabilities, embracing modern technology and communication theory as useful tools in support of the School of Music’s core mission. Frank has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Brand Communications. He enjoys helping creative people push their visions forward through technical support and creative planning.

Throughout the month of July, the U of I School of Music presents Illinois Summer Music ONLINE! All sessions are presented free of charge, all you need is a computer and an internet connection. 

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