Day 11: Time keeps moving

Photo by mohamed mahmoud hassan

THE CHALLENGE:

Make a timelapse video of something that you can see from your house.

When you’re done:

Upload to Youtube or Vimeo.

Embed the video in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image. (You can use a still from your video as the image.)

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #QuarantineChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure how to timelapse?

Start by playing around with the camera settings in your phone. If you need a guide, here’s one for Android and one for iPhone.

WATCH:

Look for the right subject – ideally you want something where part of the shot is still, and the other part moves or changes. Think clouds across the sky; cars passing; sun sets; make up tutorials; attaching your camera to your bike and going for a ride, or just watch some plants

Use a tripod or still surface. If you don’t have a tripod, find a way to keep your phone or camera still throughout the shot.

Have a go!
The quickest way to learn what works well is to try, watch, adjust, and try again.

Not sure about Youtube or Vimeo?

Youtube:

Vimeo:

Day 10: My favourite

Photo courtesy of someone in the Cert 4 class of Semester 1 2020 🙂

THE CHALLENGE:

By yourself, or with some classmates, produce a short radio segment:
“My favourite thing about TAFE”.

It must be suitable for a TAFE Radio audience, and definitely must be #safeforTAFE.

Keep it to 2 minutes or less.

When you’re done:

Upload to Soundcloud.

Embed the Soundcloud in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image. (Consider using a photo you’ve taken yourself.)

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #QuarantineChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Are you working with someone? By yourself?
If you’re looking for a collaborator – drop by the Zoom call for today, or post in the Facebook group, or message one of your classmates to talk them into doing the challenge for today.

Choose one key idea.
Have a key idea or theme to your radio segment.

Put some structure to it.
You don’t have to script every word before you record, but you do need to have a plan. Work out how you’ll start and finish the segment.

To record it…
You could set up a Zoom call with your collaborator/s.

Using headphones, chat on Zoom.
AT THE SAME TIME, record your voice to your phone.

Share the files using Google Drive.

Using Audition or Audacity (or other audio editing program), put the various voice tracks together so they make sense.

Export/mixdown and upload to Soundcloud.

Not sure about Soundcloud?

  1. Set up a free account.
  2. Upload your track.
  3. Then embed it on WordPress.

Day 9: Dear me

Photo Needpix

THE CHALLENGE:

Write a letter to your younger self.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #QuarantineChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

For this challenge – just start writing.
When you’re finished writing, edit.

If you’re stuck, choose a particular age for your younger self.
Think of one thing you wish you’d known at that age.

It can be silly or serious, superficial or profound – it’s all good!

Day 8: Meme it

Image Liannadavis

THE CHALLENGE:

What are the top non-Covid19 news stories of the day?

Make a meme about one of them.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #QuarantineChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure how to make a meme?

There are a lot of meme guides and generators.

Not sure what makes a good meme?

I found this article insightful.

Day 7: Good news!

Image by Leyla Arsan

THE CHALLENGE:

Write and record a positive news bulletin for TAFE Radio.

It should be no more than 2 min long, and include at least 3 different good news stories.

When you’re done:

Upload to Soundcloud.

Embed the Soundcloud in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #QuarantineChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure about Soundcloud?

  1. Set up a free account.
  2. Upload your track.
  3. Then embed it on WordPress.

Not sure about how to write a radio news bulletin?

Our friends at SYN have a great guide here.

Want more info? Here’s the BBC Guide, and the Radio Bulletin chapter from The News Manual.