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Audio Project

Art Mini-Podcast

Title:________________ Producer:_______________________

Create an audio project that can be used to supplement student learning about the visual arts. This mini-podcast is to be creative, educational and well produced. Your script can be built as a dramatization, news interview, multiple voice script reading, etc.

RESEARCH:
. Select your focused area of study and get approval from instructor.
. Utilize a minimum of six sources. Three is the maximum number of web sources allowed. Consider utilizing interlibrary loan.

WRITE:
After your research build an interesting script. All material in your audio production must be original. You will submit your script, endnotes of all facts, and a bibliography.

PRODUCE:
. Test your audio equipment for functionality and audio level. Make sure the playback sounds professional.
. Recruit excellent voice talent. Consider multiple voices. As the producer you should not be one of the voice actors.
. Sound effects can be effective if not over used. They are available at the public library and online.
. If you use music or audio from other publications get copyright permission.
. Create as an MP3 audio file.
. Edit audio file. Over-editing the audio file will create distortions and lower the quality.
. The audio must be a minimum of 5 minutes, or 10 minutes if you are collaborating with another producer.

ALBUM COVER ART:
Make a 8 ½ x 11 collage that might include; Artwork, Maps, Photos, Cultural context.

ASSESSMENT:
Turn in script, artwork, and a CD of the audio project.

RUBRIC:
__ /20) Research: Bibliography and endnotes.
__ /20) Quality of script.
__ /20) Audio length/effort.
__ /20) Audio quality and creativity
__ /20) Image



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