For the time being, resource sharing volunteers should post ideas/offers/instructions as comments to this post. Thanks!
1. open garageband. (or alternatively, download audacity. it’s a pretty good audio editing software, and it’s FREE.🙂 )
2. when garageband opens, it will ask you what you would like to do. choose “new project.”
3. choose a name for your file, where you want to save it, the tempo, the time, and the key. for this DIY interview, it’s only important to choose the name of the file and where you save it. keep the rest of it as it is.
4. go to “track” at the top of your screen. (it should be in between “edit” and “control.”) then choose “new track.” another window will appear and choose “real instrument”, not “software instrument.”
5. also, make sure that the metronome is not on. an easy way to check this is to go to “control” at the top of your screen. (it should be in between “track” and “share”.) if there is a check mark next to the option “metronome”, please click on it again to uncheck it. (if you do not do this, you will hear a metronome once you start recording, and it’s super annoying.)
6. also, make sure that on your track, which will most likely be called “no effects”, that the button to the farthest left under the track name is highlighted. it should be red and look like a typical record button.
7. let’s test to see if it works! situate yourself close to the microphone. press the red record button at the bottom of the window, and talk into the mic. if you do not know what to say, usually saying “hello, my name is ______. i was born in ______.” just some basic information so that you can hear yourself.
8. once done recording yourself, press the red button again and then the play arrow button, both located at the bottom of the window. drag the red line to the beginning of your track (by clicking on the arrow directly above the red line) and then press the play arrow button. you have now successfully recorded yourself! woo!
9. open skype.
10. call your person. crank up the volume!
11. press the record button in garageband.
13. SAVE THE INTERVIEW!!! the way that you can do this is by clicking “share” at the top of the screen, then click on the option “send song to iTunes.” the file will be changed to an .aif file. if you would like to find it, if using a mac computer, search for it through spotlight at the top right of your screen. if you are using a windows-based computer, then press search in your windows start-up window at the bottom left of your screen.
14. if you would like to edit the interview to include music or the like, i strongly suggest using audacity. if you just want people to hear the message, move onto the next step please.🙂
15. finally, if you would like to upload so that everyone can listen to it, go to ourmedia.org and archive.org to set up a username and password. you must do it for both sites! once you receive email confirmation, you can start uploading your interviews.
i hope to hear them all.🙂
I am hoping to add subtitles to some videos from http://www.ourplanet-tv.org/ and would appreciate it if someone who has some experience could let me a good way to do so. Is there some software I could download? Thanks! -Matt
I find that the best way to add subtitles to a video is by using Aegisub (it’s free and you can find it here: http://www.aegisub.org/) I would reccommend using it on PC as it’s very buggy on a mac. I find it pretty easy to use to add basic subtitles.
Then there are several programs you can use to encode the subtitles onto the video so that it can be uploaded on youtube etc, like Virtualdub or VirtualdubMOD (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Virtualdub , http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VirtualdubMOD , both are free). It’s also not too difficult to find online tutorials on how to install and use them.
I hope it helps!
I am interested in contributing to your translation project: please contact me if you’d like assistance: skitsamma on gmail
Thanks, Julie! I’ll give it a shot…
NO MORE ADS!!! Mozilla Ad-Block:
This is the ad-block I use that works on Youtube videos and many other types of ads on regular websites as well. Up to now, I haven’t had problems with it, and I have been able to watch YT videos without the ads, so here goes:
This is a version for Mozilla Firefox. I don’t really know for any other web browsers though, sorry… All the installation instructions are on the site. Note that this cannot block ALL advertisement though (some ad being simply embedded with the site). But it does take care of most. Youtube being one of those sites🙂
Hope this helps!
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