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Sunday, November 26

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    • Audacity Exit Skills (MAC and WIN) {Audacity Exit Skills.pdf}
    Performance Voice Tips
    [[media type=youtube key=5pFI9UuC_fc width="560" height="315" align="right"]]LetLet the emotional
    Knowing the connotation and meaning intended for the narrative words about to be spoken is critical! See Voice-Coaching Warm-ups below for a bit of practice before beginning digital recordings. However in both oral storytelling around campfires or in front of audiences and creating digital voiceovers - a key success feature of a well-told story is how it is paced.
    Pacing is considered by many to be the true secret of successful storytelling. View Ira Glass' Video sharing the art of any story being told with pacing to immerse your audience in even a trivial storyline. The rhythm of a story determines much of what sustains an audience's interests. A fast-paced story with many changes in a scene can suggest urgency and action. Conversely a slow pace will suggest contemplation, romanticism, relaxing, or suspense.
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    "If you connect with your own mind deep enough, it reverberates for everyone." (Natalie Goldberg)
    VoiceOvers are digitally recorded from the author’s written story script. Think of the voice recording as a “performance” emotionally connecting with the content rather than a reading that records the words. IF the author is not emotionally connected, how will the viewer be any more so? The author’s voice provides a conduit to connect viewers with meaning, context and a relationship with the message. VoiceOvers are the heart of the digital storytelling form and should thus be honored with a clear, quality technical recording without white noise or other distracting sounds. The following equipment, software, and tips will enable you to organize very cost-effective but high quality recordings for all ages.
    Equipment {Clear Sonic Sound Booth.JPG} ClearSonic's Sound Booth - So useful in our classrooms.
    • Logitech Noise Canceling Microphones
    • SpitGuards – Build Your Own @ $2.50 each
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    • Audacity Exit Skills (MAC and WIN) {Audacity Exit Skills.pdf}
    Performance Voice Tips
    Let[[media type=youtube key=5pFI9UuC_fc width="560" height="315" align="right"]]Let the emotional
    Knowing the connotation and meaning intended for the narrative words about to be spoken is critical! See Voice-Coaching Warm-ups below for a bit of practice before beginning digital recordings. However in both oral storytelling around campfires or in front of audiences and creating digital voiceovers - a key success feature of a well-told story is how it is paced.
    Pacing is considered by many to be the true secret of successful storytelling. View Ira Glass' Video sharing the art of any story being told with pacing to immerse your audience in even a trivial storyline. The rhythm of a story determines much of what sustains an audience's interests. A fast-paced story with many changes in a scene can suggest urgency and action. Conversely a slow pace will suggest contemplation, romanticism, relaxing, or suspense.
    Changing pace even in a short short little story, is very effective. A narrative can have starts and stops, pauses, and quickly spurted phrases or sentences. Good stories breath. They move along at an even pace but once in awhile they stop for the audience to catch up - soak - ponder or hold the feelings being created before moving on. Then take a deep breath and proceed. Or if the story calls for it, they walk a little faster, and faster until they are running, but sooner or later they have to run out of breath and stop and wheeze at the side of the road. Anything that feels mechanical (storyteller voices that are disconnected from the connotation - just delivering the words out of emotional context of the storyline) soon loses our interest.
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    Voice-Coaching Needs Warm-UPs ~ Try an Exercise in the Power of Voice Attitudes/Moods/Pacing
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    First, read a short paragraph of a story or poem, any one will do. If it is a group practice - use the same text for extra learning benefits. Keep your voice the same constant level. Don’t go high or low or loud or soft. Just say it flat without feeling or interest. Now count from one to ten (out loud or as a practice digital recording) in these different ways - use a partner to help coach you in delivering these moods:
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    5. DO check the voice levels for each voice recording session. This is done within the Audacity or other recording software. Now is the best time to ensure the voice quality will be clear and audible TECHNICALLY! Normalizing later will actually increase the white background buzz or humming noise if the voices are too low or soft when recording.
    6. Coach and rehearse the text-to-voice process before going to the microphone. Voices should be well -articulated (speedy, slurred or mumbled voice readings do not create quality listening for others) using well-delivered pauses, incorporating emotions, and overall encouraging the author to PERFORM the meaning NOT just say the text. Words that are simply read or even well recited do not create that important conduit for viewers to connect to the content and meaning of the message. If the author reveals a connection to their message through their voice delivery – then the opportunity to communicate meaning and impact is increased for the viewer. Performed voices are memorable!
    7. IF USING AUDACITY - When each
    8. Now you are ready to save using a file naming protocol. Unless you have taken time to install the mp3 plugin, export as a .wav file. Ready to go!
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Sunday, July 2

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Monday, September 12

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Friday, September 2

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    {Quartering ACT.PNG} "Intolerable" Quartering Act w Green Screen Background Note: Green Screen aka Chroma Key FilmMaking has never been easier! Prepare a special effect video clip or . . . create an entire film project! These are power tools to connect digital storytelling to content/curriculum areas by mixing authentic photo/video images while role-playing for DocuDramas that will make literature or historical events come alive! Have scientists act inside moving cells or hearts pumping as they tell their stories! Host debates - newscasts - and myth telling events with live, authentic backgrounds! Kids can also be part of their favorite storytelling books - or create their own drawings that become backgrounds for original stories!
    Consider reviving a historical art form with students engaged in creating "tableaux vivants" or "living pictures." These were well planned scenes using a group of human actors to silently hold a pose without moving 30-60 seconds representing meaningful events, messages or even a sequence of living pictures to tell a story - maybe while a poem was read or music played. [Click Here]
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    Green Screen Mobile Effects Look under iphone APPS [FREE sorta]
    GSMX app uses a special effect replacing a standard green screen with a variety of STILL images for stills on stills or video on stills. If you are ONLY using stills for backgrounds - this is the fastest, easiest, and friendliest green screen ever! The FREE version of this app is very very limited so you will want to unlock the ability to upload own photos as well as unlock having limitless time - cost $2.99. It's worth the money!!! And you will only need 1 or 2 iphones/ipads available for class projects. Let the curriculum connections begin!

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    Green Screen by Do Ink [$2.99]
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Tuesday, May 10

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    All Multi-Media is NOT Storytelling! Do you know the difference?
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    lies the secret to storytelling power! When
    Interesting Quotes to Consider . . .
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