Creating a Soundtrack for a Cartoon
Urbana Middle School
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Garage Band, 30 second movie/cartoon clip
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Basic knowledge of Garage Band
MENC Standards Addressed:
MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.
MENC 8: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
MENC 9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture
Laptop Cart, Garage Band Software, CD’s or I-pods containing music for soundtracks.
Students will understand how movie/cartoon soundtracks are created Students will create a brief soundtrack to a cartoon clip integrating both music and sound effects.
This project should follow the lesson on Movie/Film production.
Review basic principles of production.
Show movie clip in Garage Band to entire class.
Ask for ideas of what sounds are needed within a five second time frame
Have volunteers input the sounds while reviewing the basics of Garage Band.
Explain assignment: Add sound effects and music that enhances the movie/cartoon.
Distribute laptops and have students open the file and get started.
Play each group’s project for the class at the end or during the next session.
Students will be graded using a rubric.
Record a longer segment Add sound and music to your own video.
Items to Purchase:
Acid for a laptop cart.
When budget should be submitted: