If you'd like to distribute your media beyond the classroom, you should search for content in the public domain or under Creative Commons.
The Media Libguide is a great resources summary. Scroll down a bit to get to the Audio section.
Audacity - Free, works on both Macs and Windows computers. A bit tricky to install, but worth it.
GarageBand - Mac only
These software allow you to edit multiple tracks. This means you can have one track with your voice, another with sound effects, and yet another with music. Layering sound can be an extremely effective way to immerse your listener in a story.
Podcasts and audio stories can be created in all sorts of styles. Which one you choose depends on your comfort, resources, and audience. Here are a few examples of some more commonly used styles - and don’t forget, you can always build a hybrid if it makes more sense for your project.
|I want to...||Use this...||with this...|
|Record myself clearly||
Headset with mic
|Record a single subject clearly||
Rode smartlav lapel mic
|Record many people at once or ambient noise||
|Record a single subject clearly / Record two people clearly||
Tascam Audio Recorders
A storyboard is the equivalent of an outline for a paper. When you create a media project, you start with a storyboard.
Storyboards serve the following purposes:
If you’re writing a full script out first, it shouldn’t be longer than 2 double-spaced pages or reading it will take longer than 3 to 4 minutes.
Reserve your equipment online
Microphones, Headsets, and dedicated Audio Recording Equipment are available at the Knapp Equipment Desk.
The equipment will probably be under
Laptops and iPads are available at the Computing Help Desk
Learn more about borrowing equipment and where to pick it up at the borrow equipment webpage.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-283-2369