A radio play tells a story – but on auditory level only. Via monologs, dialogs, music and sounds, any plot may be presented without the need for any pictures.
- Sound recorder and headphones
- A Computer with speakers to run audio processing software
- Storage media, such as CDs or USB-Sticks (in order to take away the final radio play recording)
- Diverse things that may be utilized to produce sounds for the radio play (special effects)
- Plenty of imagination and creativity
Costs vary according to project complexity. Excluding technology, not more than 5€.
Duration varies according to project complexity and age/experience of participants.
About eight to ten sessions should be scheduled.
Mentors and tutors involved should learn to use the audio recorder and audio processing software beforehand. In general, mentoring efforts for this project are comparatively low, throughout the project’s course.
Most audio recorders operate in comparable manner and may easily be utilized, as soon as a participant knows how to start and stop recording, participants may proceed exploring on their own.
Useful or even mandatory is an initial explanation session, which is used to explain the basic function of the audio recorder. Moreover, participants should record their own voice and listen afterwards – just for loosing potential inhibitions of recording the own voice. Furthermore, this way, participants learn that each and every sound will be recorded and thus, for future recordings, they have to take care for having the recording environment completely silent.
Division of labor and teamwork. During the pre-production, participants should agree on a theme for the radio play. Afterwards individual dialogs may be written according to personal preferences – one group is in charge planning the scene, others anticipate the background sounds that will be needed for an authentic impression. During the actual production process, everyone should be involved in operating the audio recording device, in order to strengthen the basic understanding from the introductory session. However, postproduction requires an increased amount of mentoring. There are several software tools for audio processing, which are designed as simplistic as possible and which allow for combining and cutting audio tracks.
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