Audio Package

Audio Averaged in with Quizzes
Tell a story in 45 seconds, using long, medium and detail sounds

Here is how you edit the audio using Adobe Premier Pro CC


The main thing you need to work on and that is a story. Here are some tips to help you recognize a good story and the parts you need.

Be sure you work also at recording some natural sounds as well.

The Story

You must really dig deep and know far more about the subject than you will ever tell in a story. We have heard the analogy used over and over, but the telling just the tip of the iceberg story is so important to make it an engaging story.

While facts are super important in a story it is the emotions that will connect and pull the audience into the story much more than facts.

I would say that the facts are the Queen of the story, but it is the emotions that are the King of the story.

There are basically two effective ways to capture the emotions: 1) Visuals & 2) Words.

I believe the most impactful visual is the still photo, because people need to pause on the image to absorb a truly emotional moment. Just as importantly I think it is the audio recording of the human voice that is the most powerful way to communicate emotions as well. In combination you can deliver that one-two-punch.

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”
― Mark Twain

The most powerful stories are well crafted and keep you on the edge of your seat. To do so takes a lot of time. Time to understand the audience, the subject and the skills of storytelling to craft a captivating story.

I use Chris Vogler’s storyline as a template that I keep in mind as I shoot.

Here is the 12 steps Hero’s Journey with quick video.

The Hero’s Journey from Iskander Krayenbosch on Vimeo.

Here is another resource Storytelling techniques for audio journalists.

Here are some samples of using Audio well to tell stories.

Story Corps