Tutorials & Resources
The digital storytelling format provides for many different approaches to the sound as an aspect of constructing a digital story. In our online workshops we discuss three main methods of creating a soundscape:
- recording directly into WeVideo,
- recording on Zoom (especially good for interviews and incorporating other voices) and
- recording sound/voice on another device and uploading to WeVideo.
Tutorial: Recording Your Voiceover
Tutorial: Recording in Zoom
Tutorial: Adding Music and Sound Effects
As with all creative endeavours, the rules are there to be broken. Many storytellers choose not to have a script or speak at all. Instead they choose to tell their story with images, movement and music.
“Leaving Eustachian” explores the storyteller’s lived experience of sound. Sachse takes viewers through a multi-sensorial experience of the sound-and image-scapes of their daily life, from the piercing clamor of crowded subway trains running on squealing tracks to the quiet relief from noisy/nosey people and opinions. This story provides an alternate narrative about being hard of hearing, one that does not rely on problem or pathology-saturated framings and one that cannot be homogenized or universalized; rather their experience is particular, nuanced, contextual, fluid. (Rice et al., 2021 24-25)
This digital story illustrates the interesting use of sound effects to create a satirical game-show like feel to their homophobic and transphobic encounters in the game of everyday life.
Rice, C., Bailey, K. A., & Cook, K. (2021). Mobilizing Interference as Methodology and Metaphor in Disability Arts Inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778004211046249
- The Making Accessible Media website has more details about producing accessible audio and video