Learning how to record and edit the promos is by far the most rewarding aspect of the internship so far. Creating promos is a process with a lot of steps. First, you must write the script and record everything you are going to say. Then, you must edit out all of the pauses and make sure the timing is correct. Once everything sounds correct, the final step is choosing a background to go with the message you are trying to portray. This is where it gets a little tricky. Once background music is chosen, the two pieces must be meshed together. This is by far the hardest part of creating promos, because the volumes of the two pieces have to be set to where the background music does not drown out the speaking. This is very time consuming and can be very frustrating when trying to get the timing of the volume shifts down.
To me this was a very rewarding experience. I started from scratch and had to put all the pieces together myself. I put in a lot of time and hard work and now the promo I created will be played at the campus station, WUMR to promote our show the Sports Desk. I really feel like I accomplished something, that will be very good experience for the future.