Lab 10: Multimedia
The purpose of this lab is to give you some exposure to a program which
allows you to manipulate sound and to a second program which can be used to
add sound to a movie. It is also intended to give you experience in one way you
can create a web page with links and post it to your school website. The
instructions look long because I have written them in great detail
, so that hopefully
you will be able to follow them easily.
For this lab you can use GarageBand , or if you are familiar with another
program like IMovie, FinalCut Pro or Avid MediaComposer that you want to use,
you may use that. I will only describe how to do the project using GarageBand. The
basic assignment is to add sound to a video and to post it on your school website.
The finished video should be between 30 and 60 seconds long. The tools for
completing this lab are available in both the Music Lab in the Tech Center and in
Lab 1 in the basement of Rock Hall.
A second aspect of the assignment is that at least one sound you use should
have been manipulated in some way using a program, or created using a program.
That is, simply recording sound and video simultaneously and posting a link to it is
not sufficient. The sound which you add to your video should be manipulated in
some way using a program such as Audacity, Peak, Metasynth, or generated by a
sound synthesis program or by GarageBand using its software instruments. Either
follow my direct instructions on using Audacity (below) or use a piece of software
with which you are familiar.
There are a several ways you could go about making a video. You could
create your sound first, then edit the video to match the sound, or you could
create a video, then edit sound to match the video. You could also preplan both
the sound and the video, then create them in whatever order you wanted and then
put them together. This last method can take quite a bit more time, especially if
you are less familiar with the editing tools.
In the more detailed instructions for this lab, I will assume that the video is
already created and that you will be editing sound to fit the video. You may use
whatever method you would like to complete the lab. If you are already familiar
with applications with which you can complete the project, you may use those
programs. In that case, as long as you turn in a link to your school web page, which
has a link to a 30-60 second video including sound which you manipulated or
created, that is sufficient.
Note that this lab is not intended to consume large amounts of your time
learning to use an unfamiliar piece of software. We haven't had the time in class,
nor lab time together to look at working with specific applications, so I will be as
complete as possible in this lab, describing how to complete the lab using the
programs I have chosen to describe.
I am providing some files for you to work with, so you don't have to spend