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Audio is an incredibly powerful way of telling a story. You can help your listeners experience new places and meet new people as they imagine the story that you are depicting through sounds. Many people who are unaccustomed to being interviewed prefer audio to film too, it is easier to open up and be natural when you don’t have a video camera pointed at you!  With some social networks now dedicated purely to audio, you’ll have no shortage of listeners either.

Have a look at our guides and see how you can make the most of audio.

Minimum requirements for your digital record

At least 3 short audio interviews, 2 to 5 minutes long, recorded at intervals throughout the project detailing progress made, and including interviews with participants. Or at least 15 minutes of audio documenting key points in the journey of your project, including interviews with project participants

Accepted file types:

  • Waveform Audio Format (.wav)
  • Windows Media Audio (.wma)
  • MPEG (.mp3)
  • MPEG-4 (.mp4)

Don’t forget that you will also need to submit a short written account of your project detailing what you did and what you achieved.

Some inspiration

Bletchley Park is the historic site of secret British code-breaking activities during World War 2 and the birthplace of modern computing. They have created an Audioboo channel which hosts interviews of memories from former workers and updates on their restoration progress. Listen to the latest recording here – http://audioboo.fm/Bletchleypark.