Audio Storytelling
Podcast Workshops

We are so excited to announce our newest workshop series, "Podcasting for Schools."  The program is designed to teach teachers how to build a podcast for their school from scratch.  The entire course is broken down into separate workshops so participants can choose where they want to focus their time and money. Also, "Podcasting for Schools" is built so your students can participate in the process too. So, you can choose between workshops for teachers only or with teachers and students participating together. Listen to sample stories that are featured on The Story Ships podcast here. Please call (912) 663-6320 for more information or email us. 

Here is a list with details about each workshop:

Workshop Descriptions

 

Session 1 - Story & Script Creation

Objective – Teachers will learn 2 methods for creating stories with students in the classroom. Participants will write a story script and become familiar with classroom procedures to apply the story creation with the students. These sessions are designed for one story per class with 5 contact sessions with the students to complete the project.

 

Duration

45 minutes to 1 Hour Session

 

Hardware & Software Needed

Computer or Mobile Device with Word Editing Software

 

Overview

Establishing Curriculum Connections

Simple Three Question Method

Hero’s Journey Method

Creating Characters with Depth

Making The Story Outline

Putting Action into Words Through Narration

Character Development Through Dialogue

Turning Your Story into a Script for Audio Recording

Final Text Edits

Classroom Applications

 

Price

$250 Teacher Training Session

$200 Sean In Class Session with Student Participation

 

 

Session 2 – Vocal and Acting Techniques Applied to Voice

Objective – Teachers will learn musical voice techniques, various acting exercises and apply them to the narration and character dialogue in their story.

 

Pre-requisites

Session 1 completed or a finished prepared story / script ready to read.

 

Duration

50 minutes to one hour

 

Overview

Participants will:

Learn musical vocal techniques to apply to character dialogue and narration

Learn Personification Techniques

Identifying Character Motivation

Choose actors, narrators, and foley artist (sound effects) and assign their parts

Do an initial read through

Rehearse the story / script polishing dialogue and narration

 

Price

$250 Teacher Training Session

$200 Sean In Class Session with Student Participation

 

 

Session 3 – Learning Audio Software Recording & Editing

Objective - Teachers will become familiar with audio software recording and editing workflow.

 

Pre-requisites

Desktop computer or tablet with microphone

GarageBand installed and running on an iPad or Mac desktop or laptop

Optional - DAW Digital Interface or USB Microphone Adapter

Optional - USB or XLR Voice Microphone

All devices must have Garage Band software / App installed and Microphone Working

(Individual support for hardware and software installation is available for $75 per hour)

 

Overview

Software Interface Walk Through

Creating Tracks

Recording Tracks

Adding Effects

Editing Wave Forms

Mixing - EQ & Compression

Final Output

 

Price

$250 Teacher Training Session

$200 Sean In Class Session with Student Participation

 

 

Session 4 – Recording the Story / Script Voice

Objective – Teachers will apply skills learned during session three to record narration and character voice parts

 

Pre-requisites

Story / script must be completed, students rehearsed and ready to begin recording. Recording hardware and software must be setup and fully functional.

Tape for floor marking students foot placement

 

Overview

Teachers will record the script with their audio workstation iPad while managing students during the recording session.

 

Duration

50 minutes to one hour

 

Cost:

$250 teacher training

$200 Sean in class with student participation

 

 

 

Session 5 – Recording Sound Effects

Objective – Teachers will learn and apply recording techniques for classroom setting to record sound effects

 

Pre-requisites & Items Needed

Students have identified action and ambient sounds during the story to record

Students have brought in objects to make the sounds

Tape for floor marking students foot placement

IOS Tablet with Garage Band or Android Tablet with Walk Band Installed

Stand for tablet

 

Duration

50 minutes to one hour

 

Overview

Participants will:

Learn the classroom recording logistics and student management

Learn proper microphone usage and placement for recording sound effects

Record sound effects and place them into the recording timeline at the proper time

 

Cost:

$250 teacher training

$200 Sean in class with student participation

 

 

Session 6 – Final Cut, Mixing, Mastering and Publishing (For Teachers Only)

Objective – Teachers will apply skills learned during session 3 to mix and master a final cut and publish the recording to their podcast, website or any other form of distribution.

 

Pre-requisites

Story / script must be recorded and ready for final editing and mastering. Podcast or website must be ready for posting.

 

Overview

Teachers will complete the project mastering and publishing the final cut of the recording.

 

Duration

50 minutes to one hour

 

Cost

$250 per session