GS8 2023 Sound Information
Do yourself a favor and listen to this Transom broadcast before starting your sound work.
2023 Sound Guidelines
For 2023, we are asking participants to submit their completed film with their audio and film in one MP4 video file. There are numerous free software options you can use to sync your audio file with your completed film.
Need Help syncing Sound with your film?
Email us by August 12th at
What to Send
Please do not send a video file, just the sound file as a .wav or mp3. will be accepted.
You may send directions on where to start your sound. For example "please start sound on the first frame of the first image" or "please start sound at the very beginning of the video file." Remember that there is no perfect synchronized sound in GS8 so build your sound file with flexibility in mind.
Apps for Recording or Making Sound With Your Phone
Use a cell phone to capture sound
-use the voice memo function on an iphone or Android
-if you have an iphone, use the GarageBand app
-Wave Pad works on PC or Mac and laptop or cell phone. It has a 30 days free trial.
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-Dolby has created a very easy to use recorder app with a function that analyzes the ambient noise and reduces it
Creative Commons Sound You Can Download
Sound Resources and Information in Spanish
Robust Sound Editing Programs
Audacity- Mac, PC, and Linux
Wave Pad- Mac and PC including mobile for both
GarageBand- Mac Only
Getting a Digital File of Your Film
Send me a link to a drop box or google drive folder so I can send your film file to you:
Creating and Recording Sound- Theory and History
Sound from Different Microphones