Sound Effects

The Incredible Perception of Sound:  The Art and Science of Auditory Perception

Learn the basic physics of sound while exploring the intricacies of human perception. Discuss the use of sound effects in movies – what are you REALLY hearing?  In small groups, expand your creativity and experiment with a variety of found materials, such as cornstarch, tissue paper, wood blocks and more to make as many sounds as you can.  As a group, create the sound effects for a movie clip which has had the audio stripped out.  Different audio can turn a suspenseful film into a comedy!

Some comments from participants in the Sound Program:

- I think that you did great and you should keep doing this because I had a lot of fun.

-It was an excellent program as far as both entertainment and education goes.

- I loved it and it was fun!

Grade Span Expectations addressed include:
LS 4; PS 3; T 1-2; T 1-3; M 2-2
Class size: 12 to 25

Outreach programs are designed for students in grades 3-12. The cost of one 60 minute program is $160, but multiple programs are offered at a discounted rate – $140 for each additional program.

Requests for program information or scheduling should be directed to Juliette Casselman or 401-473-9174.