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Learning task 8 - Sound and voice-over

Learning intention(s)

Students will be able to:

  • explain the effects of voiceover and sound effects they are using
  • explain how these develop and communicate meaning.

a) Voice-over can be an effective way to further develop the ideas in your text. You should consider which of your images need explanation or words to further enhance their effects and the meanings they communicate. You can make direct links with the images using voice-over or suggest links with them in a more subtle (sneakier) way.

Discuss how voice-over, sound effects and music were used in “Hinemoa’s Daughter” and “Entwined.”

How did the sound elements of these texts link to the ideas and add new ideas to the text?

b) Consider how you will use voice-over to further develop and communicate the ideas in your text. You could use voice-over:

  • story-style to narrate your text
  • commentary-style like a news report or documentary
  • journal-style as though someone is recording their thoughts
  • a combination of the above or something different.

Sound and mood

c) The mood of each panel can be developed using sound effects. Colour and other visual techniques can be used in combination with sound effects to create mood. You should also consider how the mood might change throughout your visual exposition.

Consider the use of sound effects to go with your panels to develop mood and to develop and communicate other ideas.

Check you have recorded which sound elements you will use on your storyboard (Word 30KB) .

Published on: 23 Aug 2011