If you’re a digital storyteller or podcaster, you know the value of having sound clips in the middle of your creation.
They can work as a lead in, a seque between moments, a concluding bit, or just something to spice it up in the middle. Depending upon the program that you use, it may come with a good library of clips, a minimal selection of clips, or no clips at all. You’ll also want to check the copyright of any sound clips that you choose to use.
Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s the right thing to model for students.
My preference has always been to create your own but that’s not always possible or feasible. So, where to turn?
The internet, of course. But keep in mind the need to respect the copyright of the creators.
One site that is very friendly is SoundBible.
Culled from public domain and creative commons, look to this as a nice collection of sound media for your productions.
Playing Pool (.mp3, public domain)
Armed with these new resources, your podcasts will never be the same again. Sounds are available in .wav and .mp3 format. Make sure you properly attribute the resources licensed under Creative Commons.
- Free Sound Clips | SoundBible.com (cosasqueencuentroparaclase.wordpress.com)
- The 11 Worst Sounds in the World (mentalfloss.com)
Please share your thoughts here. I’d enjoy reading them.