They listen to various examples of soundscapes are asked questions like, What does the sound of footsteps on asphalt convey? "It tells us where we are." explains Joseline. "If the footsteps were walking on sand, we would have a different picture in our head as to where the story takes place."
For the third multimedia production workshop, students were asked to identify all the elements of sound and explain its purpose in the narrative. Then it was time for them to develop their own sound projects, combining recorded sounds like narration and dialogue that they generated with found sounds from GarageBand's library. The assignment had loose parameters as to the type of projects they could create. Some produced an audio representation of a personal memory; some made up stories; some went in a very abstract direction. Below are some of the results.
The Donut Shop by Belsy Hernandez & Luz Ramos
The Jungle by Marilyn Duarte & Wendy Quintero
Andrew's Scape by Andrew Poslusny & Erick Romo
Strange Times at Jack n the Box by Randall Hill & Rubie Magallanez
Homecoming by Alyssa Gasca
Paintball by Brian Zepeda & Jorge Sosa
Respects to the Dead by Damian Bautista, Kassandra Ody, & David Alvarado
How Did I Get My Green Eyes? by Eduardo Vasquez & Margarita Perez-Duarte
Finding Jesus by Terrence Rutledge & Christian Evans
Tune in or Tune Out by Jordan Stelly
Quick Story by Josef Gebre & Tomas Medina
Story About the Beach by Augusto Garcia & Laura Hernandez-Martinez
Tryouts by Eric Lopez & David Alvarez