This week was focused on the format audio. I was a little nervous going into this week because I had experience in the other formats we have used in the past week, but not in this. It turned out that I had a lot of fun doing the assignments and got to be very creative in what I did. The first assignment I did was an audio reflection on my past experiences in using audio, which isn’t much. Then I listened to the audio file Moon Graffiti which I thought was awesome. It was based off of a speech for Richard Nixon in case the first astronauts on the Moon did not return home. I thought it was so cool how the music and sound effects help create the story and turn it into something really neat.
Throughout the week I completed three daily creates:
Monday through Thursday of this week there was a radio show we tuned in to and tweeted along with. I really enjoyed this because I feel like it created a sense of community and helped to bring the class together. The Limetown radio show had a dark edge to it but the tweets sort of brought a little light to it. Overall I think this was a great experience and I would love to do something like it again.
I created a short radio bumper for a radio station I made up called W-KAY. I think that this was a cool way to ease into the idea of combining narration and audio together and it also helped me get used to using Audacity.
Then I brainstormed an idea for a radio show for our class. I thought that in using our secret agent them that two agents could come together or go against each other to diffuse a situation:
Later in the week I did 12 stars worth of audio assignments from the assignment bank. The first one I did was called sound effects story where you create a story using only sound effects. I decided to make mine about a farmer who has to take cover from a tornado that comes through his town. I really liked this because I got to learn more about how to use Audacity:
The next one I did was worth 2.5 stars and was called good morning message. You basically made a message for the villagers to wake up to one morning. Mine was to tell the villagers that the black bears that had once been there were now gone:
I did a 3 star one after that called Real Housewives tag ling. Wheat you had to do was create a tag line for yourself as if you were on the show. Mine was “my heart may not be gold, but my credit card is platinum.” I thought it was a fun and light idea for an assignment and I love the Real Housewives shows so this was great:
The next one I did was worth 3.5 and was called reverse audio and you just reverse a song of your choosing and make some hints about what it is. Mine was Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better from Annie Get Your Gun. I really liked this because it was cool to hear a song backwards because I’d never heard it before like that:
The last one I did was worth 3 stars and it was called create your own ringtone. In this you make a 30 second ringtone. I combined two different guitar solos to make this and it turned out pretty well:
Throughout the week I was commenting on people’s posts and I really liked how a lot of their sound effects stories turned out.