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How to Make your own Audio Book

Excitement, humor, thrill or just a bunch of fun. How would your own audio story begin? What type of adventures or challenges would your hero have to face? Which music or sound effects would you choose to make your audio book more entertaining? Let’s dig into the world of sound bites, story lines, and your own fantasy and let’s create our very own audio books. You can bring or create your own story or pick a story you like.
By Torsten Klaus - Teacher

 

Description

Excitement, humor, thrill or just a bunch of fun. How would your own audio story begin? What type of adventures or challenges would your hero have to face? Which music or sound effects would you choose to make your audio book more entertaining? Let’s dig into the world of sound bites, story lines, and your own fantasy and let’s create our very own audio books. You can bring or create your own story or pick a story you like. Equipment: PC/laptop/Mac, external microphone would be beneficial

Goals

* Becoming familiar with audio apps like audacity and methods of sound creating
* Recording your own voice and sound effects
* Adding sound filters
* Mixing voice, music and sound effects
* Become a confident writer and speaker 

Plan per Weeks

Week 1:

* Basic concepts
* Students will talk about personal experiences and their expectations
* Overview of how to structure an audio book
* Introduction to audacity and equipment
* Getting started with personal or group projects

Week 2:

*Creating sound effects
*Adapting story lines
*Mixing audio

Week 3:

*Mixing audio
*Post production
*Upload options / Cover Image

Week 4:

*Previews and presentation 
*Q&A 
*Feedback
*Galileo Audiobook Library/YouTube channel

About the Facilitator

Torsten Klaus is a father to three wonderful homeschooled children. As a young boy he fell in love with a typewriter, a cassette recorder, glue stick and paper. The results were hand made newspapers and audiobook stories. His audience and family members were one in the same thing. A few years later Torsten turned his passion into a profession. He became a journalist (TV productions in Berlin) and learned all about editing, screen writing and interviewing people.

After moving to the UK, Torsten also started working in education with children and families (UK NVQ Level III). He has been working in education for settings in the UK, Austria and Portugal for about 15 years.

Torsten is also extremely passionate about outdoor learning fun! That’s why he founded the “Wild Dads UK” outdoor group and also facilitated outdoor learning sessions for the Permaculture Association UK.

Torsten was born in East Germany (GDR) and has since lived in seven countries. In 2015 he published his book “The Empathic Father” (OTF, London). He is writing for parenting magazines in the UK, Australia, NZ and the US. Torsten produces video and graphic content for companies in Austria, Spain and the UK and he runs Filmmaking and Debate Clubs for our global online platform, Galileo.

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