Learners in the Audio Production and Management Pathway will develop technical skills with an emphasis on production. Learners will be able to explore potential audio production careers such as audio for radio and television broadcasting, audio for video and film, audio for animation and game design, music production and live sound, and additional entrepreneurial opportunities and skill sets. Creators would be prepared to earn their Ableton certification.
To make this video, I brought my camera to school everyday to get the shots I needed and I edited all the clips together to make one big sequence. One of the big choices I made was to base everything off of one of the audio students playing guitar. There were a few things in this video that I should’ve done better. One of them being that I filmed in front of a yellow wall. This made it super difficult to correct the coloring in post production. Another thing I should’ve been more aware of was that there were some boxes in the background of some of the shots. I should’ve been smart and moved them but I didn’t. So I think that those two things especially stuck out to me as things that I should be on the lookout for next time. Overall, I like the way the project turned out. I’m happy with it because I got some cool new shots that I’ve never really messed around with before and I also learned how cool it is to film musical instruments. One thing that I learned about myself is that I’m not the greatest director at times, so I need to figure some things out regarding that, and also when it comes to time management, I have to motivate myself a little bit more than I did to get things done early. I would say that I have grown in Audio Production because I learned a little bit more about the type of things that go into making music. And making this video helped me figure out some things I should be aware of. I used the tools of audio production to promote Audio Production. I made a video that shares the Audio Production class by using microphones and recorders that are used in the class.
One choice I made in the creation of my final project was putting transitions in between each instrumental. These transitions ease the listener into the next song and help make the project feel more cohesive. One mistake that I made was using a synth that had a lot of strange reverb effects that drowned out everything else. As much as I tried messing with the settings, the effects wouldn’t go away so I had to scrap the idea and try a different synth. This helped me learn that things won’t always go your way and it’s okay to try other options. I ended up finding a synth that sounded even better for the instrumental so it worked out for me. I would say the project was successful because I learned a lot about making dynamic sounds, making chords and melodies, and learning how to use my DAW. It also helped me learn that I am a lot more productive on a schedule, because I made more music than I ever had before in the period we had to work on it. When making music, I often start slowly and take a while to get into a productive mindset. I had to learn to adapt to this and motivate myself to start working by thinking of how cool the end product would be. I have grown to become more productive by identifying my struggles and finding ways to improve on them. Through our semester essential question, I have learned that expressing certain emotions is harder than you think. Oftentimes I tried to make a slower, melancholy instrumental but ending up making one with a positive mood and vice versa. Through trial and error in this project, I have better learned how to create an intended mood and portray my ideas through music.