112 Did You Hear That? No Studio? No Problem!
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 24
Video & Media
St. Thomas A
Everyone knows that person who has a heavy footstep, a booming laugh, or talks way too loud, and it always seems to be magnified when recording audio. Often you’re working in less-than-ideal environments, trying to make the best of what you’ve got, and you don’t always have time or tools for editing. When you don’t have a professional studio to record audio, the struggle is very real.
Did you hear that? Didn’t think so. In this session, you will learn techniques to help turn a less-than-ideal recording situation into something more manageable. From setting up equipment to final publishing, a few simple steps can improve audio recording quality. On the other hand, if you are next to a busy road with sirens and horns going off almost hourly, editing is a must. Don’t feel pressured to re-record! With a few clicks, that wailing siren can be quieted or removed altogether—all without a recording studio.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to calibrate a microphone so it only records what you want it to
- How to address some of the most common recording challenges, like the “pop” you get at the “p” and “th” sounds
- Considerations in setting up your recording space
- How to edit audio and remove ambient noise
Designers, developers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Laptops, microphones, Adobe Audition, and Audacity.
Elisabeth Kozee is an instructional designer at Aflac. With over 13 years of instructional design experience, Elisabeth has seen and conquered a lot. She’s fearless when tackling projects that cause others to run for the hills. In Aflac’s national sales training department, she develops learning materials for over 70,000 sales associates. Prior to Aflac, Elisabeth held many roles in the banking/payment industry that gave her a powerful voice among her leaders and peers. Working with some of the top banks in the world, she developed content, facilitated training, and was involved with starting up several new call centers for clients globally.
Jose Parker is a bilingual instructional designer in the sales/training development department of Aflac. He is actively involved in the company’s diversity council and other company culture clubs. Jose has a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in Spanish. He worked in education and training for the US Army, supporting the SouthCom mission of democratic sustainment in Latin America. At Aflac, prior to the ID position, he held various bilingual internal ops positions. His experience is mostly self-taught and trial-and-error, with an approach of “adapt and overcome” when recording and editing audio in a noisy office environment.