For this Adobe Audition project, I chose to cover the Lietenants (LTs) of Cobra Battery. There are 5 total LTs in the battery: 1 Executive Officer (Brendan Rhatican), 2 Platoon Leaders (Brian Sullivan and myself ,Luke Jean), and 2 Fire Direction Officers (Alec Stewart and Brianna Klein). Each LT has their own team that accomplishes a specific mission essential to the batteries success. In this audio story I wanted to cover what each LT did, and what made our relationship as LTs special to the battery.
For the content, I interviewed the 4 other LTs. Each of the interviews were about 5 minutes long. For the story, I wanted to make sure that I was able to use content from each of the interviewees so I edited the tracks by taking bits of the conversation to more clearly tell the story. I also chose to cut filler words from the dialogue. From there, I pieced together the general composition of the interviews with the order that I wanted to tell each portion. After I had the skeleton down, I recorded myself to introduce, explain, and conclude the overall piece. For some reason, the quality of my mic declined on my personal recording so in the final piece I hope to troubleshoot and rerecord my portions.
Since the piece was more informational that story, I decided to add a background track to fill in gaps and make the dialogue stand out more. I used “Dusk” by Unwritten Stories under a Creative Commons License.
I cut the from the beginning to around the 50-second mark out. I also chose to fade out the song at the end and cut the end portion of the song to fit the length of the dialogue.
There are still many things I would like to edit about my piece, and over the spring break I hope to play around using the program to further grasp the full capabilities of sound editing. Overall this project has been my favorite and I really enjoyed how the Adobe programisms I learned in Photoshop and Illustrator transferred over to Audition.
Your comments are greatly appreciated in making the piece stronger. Please give me your critiques.