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Creative Technology Lending Collection

This guide details what equipment is available through the Creative Technology Lending Collection and provides additional resources to support the creative work of student and faculty.

Voice Over

Do you have a video or photo montage you want to add a voice over to? Perhaps you created some illustrations, a poetry collection, or short story and want to narrate or read them out loud while your audience views your artwork in the video. Using a small collection of creative technology and some basic audio and video software available to you through Tulane University Technology Services, you can bring your artwork to online audiences and friends.

For this project, you will need:

Find your inspiration:

There are examples nearly everywhere we turn. Here is an blog post describing several different examples:

  • Video Voice Over Examples. This article briefly describes and the shows several videos making successful use of voice over.
  • Story time and book voice overs are another wonder (and fun!) way to share your work. Here's one of our favorite examples:

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, story book voice over

How To:

How to Record a Voice Over (5'01"):This video provides several easy tips for recording your voice over from finding the right space to make the recording in, to scripting, and what to do if you make a mistake.

Need more?

How Actors Train Their Voices for Animated Movies (8'11"): interviews with the co-founders of SOVAS (Society of Voice Arts and Sciences)

Introduction to Audio Editing With Audacity: Task Explanation and Activities: This worksheet is used in the Introduction to Audio Editing with Audacity workshop and provides step by step, written instructions for basic tasks such as importing audio files, removing ambient noise, trimming and cutting audio, time shift, fading in and out, layering multiple audio tracks.This worksheet is text heavy and not ideal for the visually inclined. Those who prefer to see it in action can readily find a number of tutorials on YouTube.

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