Part of Lesson Plan: Aesops Flash Fable
Activity Overview / Details
Students are required to have at least two of the following audio components in this project:
- A voice narrative or dialogue that accompanies the animation and helps to tell the fable.
- Sound effects (animal sounds, wind blowing, etc.) that enhance the visual storytelling.
- Music soundtrack. The music should fit with the story and help to enhance the emotional impact of the story.
Students have several options for recording narration an sound effects in Audacity, GarageBand, SoundBooth, or any other audio program availble to you. Field recrdings can be made with digital recorders, laptops, cellphones, or portable tape machines. Use whichever method best suites the environment and resources.
A brief overview for recording in Audacity with links to additional resources is attached below.
For GarageBand, try the following sources:
An Introduction to Garageband:
For SoundBooth, recording in Adobe SoundBooth:
Files that are recorded by students can be imported into the Flash Timeline to be played in the Fable. See the attached video below: Adding Sounds and Audio to your Flash Fable.
If you have music and sound effects libraries to use, have students select sounds and music that fit their fable. Students can acquire royalty free sound effects and music by searching online. A few sample sites are listed below. 15 or 30 sec. clips are available from freeplaymusic.com. Also, try the following sites::