- You will need to select a photo for this assignment (or take your own photo or use one of your own).
- You want a photo with which you can associate many different sounds.
- You will create a soundscape for the photo.
- If you were in the location of the photo and closed your eyes, what would you hear?
Requirements for the Assignment
- Create a planning document that includes: brainstorming, classifying, and an outline of your Soundscape (your teacher should have a handout)
- Have at least two sounds that utilize Sound Panning (see resources below for more information)
- Use 12-15 different sounds (you can use the self produced sounds - Foley - you made in the previous assignment if they apply or sounds that were created by other students)
- You can use different online resources to obtain sounds. Make sure to use copyright friendly or free sites (see resources below)
- Make sure you have all the sounds you are going to use as separate files in a folder or saved on Google Drive
- You will use GarageBand to upload and edit the sounds and you will save this as a final "soundtrack" for your Soundscape.
- Your final soundtrack should be one minute and 30 seconds in length.
- Scroll down to the end of this blog post to see some examples that were created by other students.
- How to Use GarageBand: Check out the links to videos on the top header of this blog.
- Panning: Click here for guidelines and here for a video (GarageBand).
- Copyright friendly and copyright free sounds: Freesound and FreeSFX.
- We also have access to some sounds at AudioBlocks. Obtain the username and password from the teacher if you want to explore sound options on this site.
- There are more links below as well:
Planning your Soundscape
- Select or create an image
- Brainstorm potential sounds (12-15)
- Classify the sounds (constant, intermittent, single)
- Collect the sounds (sound files)
- Include Foley sounds if related to Soundscape
- Make an outline
- Mix and Edit (Using GarageBand)
- Go over the student checklist
- Perform any revisions
- Export and upload
- Share both the image and soundtrack in a blog post
- The image I selected is my own or is copyright friendly or copyright free.
- All of my sounds are copyright friendly or copyright free.
- I have included 12 or more sounds in my Soundscape.
- I prepared a planning document and included all the necessary information.
- At least two of my sounds use Sound Panning.
- I have my sounds available as separate files saved together in one space (folder/Google Drive).
- I edited and mixed all my sounds using GarageBand and exported the file.
- My Soundscape is of high quality and helps the audience connect the audio experience to the intended image.
- The Soundscape is one minute and 30 seconds in length.
- My Soundscape is uploaded to the appropriate site, and I embedded it on my blog with the selected image so others can view and listen to my SoundScape.