Weekly Summary 4
This week the focus was on Audio. Our main tasks for the week were creating different kind of sound bites and merging together music clips. We also had to do 2 daily creates.
Daily Creates: So the 2 daily creates i did were The Sorry, and The Best Buddies. The Sorry was making some sort of meme kind of thing where you say sorry about something but still make some sort of insult. Seeing that i played high school baseball, I did mine about baseball and insulting the umpire. The Best buddies was about making some sort of soppy commercial. I decided to make a video of puppies playing with door stops, making it seem like a door stop commercial
This week we also had to do a tweet along to ds106 radio! Me and Brianna Martino had like a mini party in my room and tweeted along to the Killers and Moon Graffiti. I really liked moon graffiti, it was a really deep story about IF the apollo 11 mission crashed. Here is one of my many tweets from the night! Yes it is america, i love america.
AMERICA!!!!!! REP THE FLAG I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! #noir106
— Geoffry Berryman (@GeoffBerryman) February 6, 2015
Along with the tweet along we had to make a radio bumper!! I just used Centuries by Fall Out boy, remixed it a little with Audacity, and added in my own voice!
We also had to complete 8 stars worth of audio assignments, i did Your Theme Song, which was making your own theme song using sounds, music, and effects. You will have to listen to mine!!! i think it is pretty awesome!!! Another assignment i did was the Dramatic Reading. This one we had to record ourselves reading the lyrics from a song, then add background music to give the song a different feel than it had before. I’m keeping this one a surprise because I really enjoyed doing this one, it was fun to see how you can change music just like that! The required assignment this week was the Sound Effect Story. This one required us to think outside the box and create a story using only sound effects, and we had to relate it back to our noir character. I made a story about a double murder which is setting the scene for Geoffry Cunningham to investigate!
To start the week, we had to watch, compare, and analyze two opening clips from a noir film. They were the same clip, but had different sounds involved with them and it really opens your eyes as to how the sound can effect the scene. Check out my detailed analysis.
We also had to brainstorm some ideas for a radio show coming up later in the year! I have a couple different ideas and have separate post for each under my Thoughts & Ideas page!
I really liked doing the audio stuff this week. it was fun getting to use audacity. I have always liked trying to mix my own music and remix stuff and all that and after this week i feel like i have a better understanding of how to do that.