Below are some points for discussion and teaching:
Listen to the above audio clip, and discuss (in order to better understand the structure and process):
What was the Question for the Exercise?
When was the Question asked?
What else do you hear?
REFLECT: At what point was the voiceover written? Why? (The audio was recorded, listened to and then the Voiceover was written.)
THE PROCESS or RECORD LIST (this can be done in any order- there is no right or wrong to the process of creation)
Record B-Roll sound
Surrounding areas: I recorded outside the house to draw contrast to what was in the house
Setting: I wanted to give the listener an idea of what it sounds like in the environment
3. Make sure to record different aspects of the setting: Even though it was just TV noise, I wanted a few different programs
1. Contextualize the project/Introductions: always make sure you are recording
2. Ask the question: be sure to be an active listener and pay attention to other sounds you may want to capture after the answer
3. Leave the interviewee any room to add anything they would like
3. Post Production/Editing
1. Label audio - this is huge, always rename and know where it is saved
2. Uploading to Google Drive can be a good way to save the file in the cloud and for group projects, a good way to share
3. Bring in other sounds - think if you want sound effects, cars going by, nature sounds, sound effects etc.
4. Pick your editing software (we recommend Soundtrap for Chromebook users or Audacity is another free software)
5. Know that you can Record Voice Over in most editing softwares
Now, just imagine, doing this with a group of students and then coming up with how to also visually depict the same process. It's a great way to get into storytelling.