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.
My ds106 radio bumper.. Well, it speaks for itself. I explain the process here:
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)
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:
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:
We have a group radio show coming up? I really like my #3 idea. Brainstorming was harder than I thought it would be..
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:
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.