Since the last post about beginning to gain recordings for my project, I’ve acquired about 75 recordings for my project, which is awesome!
The recording process was done over about 2-and-a-half weeks, and since gaining enough recordings, I have begun with the ‘audio-amalgamation’ and ‘phonetic transcription’ processes.
I spent about 1 week, splicing the audio recordings from all 75 people, into a more coherent body of work. At the end of this process, I finished with 5 x 5 minute-long tracks to present at my Honours assessment. Each 5 minute tracks, had excerpts from each person’s recordings, that once compiled together, formed a complete reading of the “Oh, the place’s you’ll go” poem (written by Dr. Seuss).
The categories I compiled the audio files into these groups as follows:
‘Northern Launceston Suburbs’
‘Eastern Launceston Suburbs’
‘Western Launceston Suburbs’
‘Southern Launceston Suburbs’
‘Launceston Central Business District and Broader Tasmania’
These 5 categories will be displayed on separate monitors in the installation work.
What I have been doing now, is beginning the long and arduous task of phonetically transcribing what each participant says in their recordings, into the phonetic symbols.
This process is taking a lot longer then what I had originally envisioned, but I am confident that it will be completed in time, to the best standard that I can possible accomplish.
The reason there has been a lack of blog posts lately, is because this process has been taking up all of my time.
Speaking of which, I have to get back to it – but here is a short time-lapse video of the time that it takes, just to do one person’s phonetic transcription.
I’ve sped up the video considerably, so that you’re not watching me look at a computer screen for 12 minutes haha.
Hope you enjoy!
Until next time….
TattleTaleTony – still with you all, but signing out for not! ^-^