After five weeks of classes we've addressed technical issues that affect the artistic outcome of a project — encountered obstacles both technical and human — and finally, have explored production options using a simple song. The class goal is to prepare you for real world recording projects, so, while you've paid for this class, imagine having to pay for studio time and how that might affect your work ethic. That's the theme for your midterm assignment: to write about the topics below, in two parts, "business" and technical.
The paper is due on midterm exam day, Thursday, 11 November 2004. It must be typed and available as a file that can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on the week of midterms. It will count for 20% of your exam grade.
PRE-PRODUCTION: Planning a project
PRODUCTION: Project Mechanics