#5 - Sound Track
Used appropriately music and sound effects can add depth to your visual images. Can you think of instances in movies where the sound track had you sitting on the edge of your seat as you waited for something scary to happen?
The sound track on your movie can help you make sense of the visual information in the movie. It can help you understand the mood of the story, and it can make the story seem more real (with the addition of appropriate sound effects). It can also add elements of surprise and humor.
As you create your digital stories you might want to consider using instrumental music rather than music with lyrics. Sometimes (especially with students) lyrics compete and conflict with narration or the purpose of the movie.
Example #1 Anuenue
(from Pacific Voices)
One other thing to consider when adding a soundtrack and sound effects is the issue of copyright. Be sure to follow copyright regulations when you use copyrighted music in your movies.