Audio Portraits: Mobile Phone Story Telling

Ref: C3841551

The Audio Portrait course will examine photography and audio to produce short compelling stories all made on your mobile phone. We will be using a combination of photos, audio and info graphics. We will take our inspiration from Life in Motion, a joint exhibition at Tate Liverpool of American portrait photographer Francesca Woodman and Austrian painter Egon Schiele. This is a practical course which explores portraiture and story telling methods. A portrait could be an image of a hand, an object or a landscape. A fun and friendly creative six week course which makes the most out of your mobile phone.

Course aim

The Audio Portrait course will introduce basic principles of mobile phone photography and audio to produce short compelling stories all made on a mobile phone.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • How to take a good picture on your mobile phone.
  • How to record audio into your mobile phone.
  • How to combine images and audio to create an MP4.
  • How to edit images using mobile phone apps.
  • How to edit audio using mobile phone apps.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You need a mobile phone and phone headset/earphones which usually comes with your phone. You will need to down load several free mobile phone apps including KineMaster, SnapSeed and a mobile phone recording app.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Audio Portraits: Mobile Phone Story Telling

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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