Assignment: Soundscapes

Create a video using a piece of music as a soundscape.

 

This was created in association with an Oxfordshire school. Students start with the video and source appropriate music for it.

 

Suggested techniques

Tell a story to illustrate the music.

Use instrumental music rather than vocal music so the emotion comes from the sound rather than the lyrics.

John, from Oxford, suggests the following: "We're looking at music which suggests the seasons. I'm getting the students to create or score movies based on the themes of spring, summer, autumn and winter."

For teachers: benefits to students

  • This helps students understand the relationship between sound and vision.
  • This is an easy way to get students to engage with a piece of music.

Suitability

  • Ages 12+
  • Suitable for solo work
  • Music

Downloadable resources

Two template movies with a seasonal theme. The students can import their own ambient music reflecting the moods of each season.

Click the link to download a Moviestorm movie template.

cloud.moviestorm.co.uk/Lesson_Plans/Summer%20Soundscape.zip

File size: 762KB

cloud.moviestorm.co.uk/Lesson_Plans/Winter%20Soundscape.zip

File size: 1019KB

 

Installation instructions

Download the file and extract the zip folder to this location:

  • Vista, Windows 7, Macs: [Username]/Moviestorm/Movies
  • Windows XP: C:/Documents and Settings/[Username]/Moviestorm/Movies

Permission is granted to download, copy, and redistribute this page.

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