23 Sep

Week 4.. that’s a WRAP!

This week was really fun for me. I found out that I really don’t mind audio editing and found it pretty fun actually. Audacity was a lot easier to use than it seemed when I first opened it. I was very intimidated at first. I used the pitch editing a lot and deleted a lot of my awkward pauses from when I was recording too.

If you’d like to see what I created in audacity and follow my processes (some of them have step by step photos!), you can check them out here:

I made a 911 phone call with myself! Because sometimes when you’re face to face with a frog, you need outside forces to help. (with photos)


I had to have a phone conversation with myself (everyone’s dream until you HAVE to do it, then it becomes awkward) and edit the pitch so I sounded like 2 different people. It was somewhat challenging because I couldn’t get my inflection to change and felt like I still sounded like myself.

Late for work because of ds106!

My ds106 radio bumper.. Well, it speaks for itself. I explain the process here:

ds106, so hot it should be illegal.

And last but not least with audacity: A walk in the park. Which was my first and favorite assignment this week. Until I did my 911 call. But this was still really fun layering all of the sounds I picked out and adjusting them. (with photos)

A walk in the park..

This week I did a live tweet along! It was probably my favorite of the week and had me impatiently waiting for the next night so I could finish hearing the story and find out what happens. See my thoughts here:

Live tweet along?!

Sounds make or break a story. This week I had to reflect on how I feel sounds relates to a story. I did that here with examples of sound clips:

Reflections of Sounds.

We have a group radio show coming up? I really like my #3 idea. Brainstorming was harder than I thought it would be..

Random? You got it!

And the week isn’t complete without the daily creates. There’s a photo of an epic cat in there, so make sure you check them out here:

Tweet Tweet.. I’m a Birdie!


The best part of the week for me was getting insight of what life was like without having something to visually look at and see the story in front of you. It was really cool to imagine my own characters and settings based off of the sounds. Create my own scenarios instead of having them decided for me. Sounds are the back bone of the story. They can make it, or break it.

3 Sep

I survived my first week..

This week wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I started by creating a domain and getting my site set up. If that sounds hard to you, it wasn’t. Luckily I had some good instructions to read. Then finding out that I had to use wordpress instead of the original domain just stumped me. I couldn’t stop thinking “why did I have to do both of those?! Why couldn’t I skip the first few steps and jump here?!” Now it makes sense. My LEAST favorite part.. installing Hypothes.is. Most annoying step ever. I did it right but couldn’t for the life of me figure out if I did it right or if it didn’t work. Low and behold, IT DID! It was the most stressful day of my life dealing with that though. Oh and setting up the social media outlets?! There were so many I had never heard of. It took HOURS to do but it was worth it to discover what I had been missing out on (minus phenomenal.. I didn’t really like it that much). Compiling and embedding everything into one blog posting was pretty awesome and probably by far my favorite part. Finishing out my week with reading was less than desired BUT my favorite reading was “10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered: Lessons from my book ‘Show Your Work!’” It was a phenomenal article. I underestimated the amount of work and didn’t know about the daily create right away because it was a little overwhelming for a computer newbie. But, all and all I survived and it wasn’t as bad as it could have been!