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Bringing primary sources to life

  1. 1. Bringing Primary Sources to Life
  2. 2. Original Recording Script Version February 12, 1850 Narrator 1: February 12, 1850 To J. C. Fairchild and Family, Narrator 2: To J. C. Fairchild and Family, I think we are in the poorest diggings in the country and we have made as much this winter as any store in Madison can make in a year. About four weeks ago the river rose very high and drove us on the highest part of the bar where we supposed there was no gold of any consequence, but to our surprise we found it the richest part so we all took our ground and went to work, since that it has not rained and we have all done well. Ed & I have taken out over Twelve hundred dollars or over 2 ounces a day which is good wages… Narrator 3: I think we are in the poorest diggings in the country and we have made as much this winter as any store in Madison can make in a year. I remain Your affectionate Friend, Son, & Brother, Lucius Fairchild Narrator 1: About four weeks ago the river rose very high and drove us on the highest part of the bar where we supposed there was no gold of any consequence, Narrator 2: but to our surprise we found it the richest part so we all took our ground and went to work, Narrator 3: since that it has not rained and we have all done well. Ed & I have taken out over Twelve hundred dollars or over 2 ounces a day which is good wages… ALL: I remain Your affectionate Friend, Son, & Brother, Lucius Fairchild From California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900. The California Letters of Lucius Fairchild. Library of Congress’s American Memories Project retrieved January 4, 2006 from http://memory.loc.gov/ Pg. 23, Student Powered Podcasting
  3. 3. Foley Art Here are some examples of other Foley techniques: *Army Marching: Boots on wood, repeated and looped *Shovels: Spoons in sand or pebbles *pick ax: Pipes or metal spoons Applause: 2-3 People clapping, repeated and looped *Knocking on door: Knocking on desk or wood *Time bomb Ticking: Clock *Airplane Engine: Fan starting and running *Helicopter: Opening and closing an umbrella very fast *Bones breaking: cracking celery or carrots *Knight moving in armor: A set of keys moving *Walking in snow: patting corn starch *Dinosaur, monster, or large animal eating: Chewing Watermelon *Elevator door closing: closing a desk draw or filing cabinet *Boiling Water: Blowing bubbles with straw *Horses: paper coffee cups on table Short video on Foley Art http://youtu.be/UNvKhe2npMM
  4. 4. Garageband or Audacity or any other audio editing program Garageband or Audacity for Mac Audacity for Mac is here http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac GarageBand is on your Mac Audacity, any version, 1.2.6 is the ‘classic’ Audacity Download is here http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  5. 5. They all look something like this… 5 10 15 20 25 Track 1 Track 2 Generic video of audio editing 30
  6. 6. Start your program, get ready to record your voice. • Audacity (open and record) GarageBand (choose create new Podcast Episode and recrod)
  7. 7. Narration
  8. 8. Add Music Audacity p. 23 GarageBand p. 33
  9. 9. Project: Dramatizing Primary Sources Pick a Source • “Gold Rush” and follow along the step by step in the book • “Paul Revere” and improvise from the book instructions (handout) Record Narration • One person read • Create script with multiple readers Add Sound Effects • Use one from the ‘pack’ • Search, download and import a new one on soungle.com • Make Add Music • Choose and use one from the “pack” • Explore and download from megatrax.com http://is.gd/sanbmedia All Media Here
  10. 10. Megatrax.com
  11. 11. http://memory.loc.gov/
  12. 12. Soungle.com
  13. 13. Resources for Extensions • http://www.megatrax.com Source of music for projects. • http://memory.loc.gov Resource for primary sources in American history. • http://soungle.com Source for sound effects. • http://audacity.sourceforge.net • http://is.gd/sanbmedia
  14. 14. Other History Audio Projects
  15. 15. Remixing Primary Sources Page 93 http://podcourse.blogspot.com/primary-source.htm
  16. 16. Audio Tour Page 115 http://podcourse.blogspot.com/2008/11/audio-tour.html
  17. 17. Youth Radio Page 115 www.youthradio.org/environmental/061205_air.shtml
  18. 18. Historical Interview page 115 http://podcourse.blogspot.com/2008/04/historic-interview.html
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