For week number 5 we had to create all audio assignments, this week was really hard for me in general. I am just terrible with audio stuff and was really frustrating for me. My daily creates consisted of either drawing or putting a face in someone. I really liked the ones I picked an had fun drawing them. I also did audio storytelling which was really hard, it was really interesting but hard. I learned a lot about audio, and how it really is important because even I wouldn’t like a silent movie.
I enjoyed creating my own radio station to use in the future, it was a great way to incorporate my own creativity and voice. I thought moon graffiti was the coolest, and just really enjoyed listening to it. It was so neat, and a great way to show music and sounds and how tense it can get. As far as assignment banks, I picked the ones that interested me the most which was a few selection just because a lot didn’t interest me
A movie would be nothing without sound, most of us don’t realize how big of a difference a movie would make without sound. Not only just the actual language but the intensive sounds it goes along with it. Ira Glass suggest the antidote which follows one another, so one way to incorporate sound is by putting sounds together that could flow easily into a story. Even if it goes from a slow melody, to a quick one to a scary one. He even mentions that the most boring story could be turned into a really strong one with the sound of music.
Ira talking about sounds made me think of Stagecoach because while it was dragging to watch the movie, the sounds and different emotions really were the reason why I stayed put for the movie. The musicality in each of the roles voice made the movie. When a character was happy their voice would high pitch, when they’re angry their pitch would go faster. There is a lot of different techniques that could be put into making sound demos. I thought moon graffiti was a great representation of what music should sound like when embedded into talking. When the background is not too loud to hear the person talking but also quiet enough and suspenseful to go with the flow.
- I listened on Wednesday for the radio show, and heard my own voice! Which was really cool, but not really in my field. The story was dry and hard to understand but sometimes would catch my attention when the banging and gun stuff. I liked the commentary I left, I wanted to make it funny and exciting. I did feel really awkward when I misspelled the car name….whoops 🙂
*For this bumper assignment we had to create our own radio station. I named mine cowgirl digital storyteller, and I incorporated old western guitar melody in the background. I think its important to incorporate music so listeners don’t get tired of your voice, and they have a nice melody to listen to when you’re talking. So by incorporating a soft western melody it also reminds the listeners that they are hearing a western radio. I kind of just wanted to be on the spot, so I decided to go for it without thinking about it, I liked the way it turned out and the voice raises.
This Soundcloud audio is about people going to space or the moon. When I first listened to the podcast, I didn’t now what to expect. It started out really dramatic, and scary, the people were trying to land and you the effects of them going on and off created the suspense effect. Then the two guys crashed, and in the background there seemed to be sounds of crashing which clearly meant they crashed. The guy who talked had a sad tone of voice, which created a sad feeling to the podcast. The flow of it is really well made, there are no long or awkward pauses as they switch from storytelling to what actually happened. I like how they incorporated the real sounds from Buzz and Neil’s landing on the moon. The tone of the voices really set the storyline as well. I thought this was really well crafted.
*This assignment bank was created as if someone was walking through a graveyard. Here are the sounds I chose to make it sound super spooky! Enjoy!
*For my story I had to incorporate my western belle. So what I did was an alarm clock to have her be waken up, then she went on her horse to her boyfriends house. Was happy to see him so she started kissing him, but then laughed because in the back of her mind she knew that she wanted to kill him for cheating on her. Which is why the gun is in the end, and we are left hanging with what she’s gonna do afterward.
*For this Assignment Bank we had to quickly talk about our interests for 30 seconds. It was really hard to think on the spot what I had to say. But overall it was a cool idea! I incorporated a picture of Liam Hemsworth..because he’s my favorite