The topic for this week was AUDIO. Audio is a powerful tool that can transmit a lot of information and emotions. Way before television we got the radio which was used to entertain people and to transmit information. During this week I got the opportunity to play around with Audacity. Audacity is an audio manipulation software which allow you to have multiples track open in the same window. It was very intuitive so by trial and error I got familiar with the software. I use Audacity to do all my assignment this week. One of the assignment this week that I choose was the Spooky sound which was a pretty easy task at the beginning. I had to put spooky sound, which could see easy but there were so many to choose from that I could not decided. Another assignment was Austin-My Version were I had to sing the song three times and them using a software integrate all three in one track. However, I had to make one normal, the other right and the other left. It sound it like a bad trio trying to sing country song. One of the assignment that everyone had to complete was to create a story using sound only. I call my French Soldier. This is a true story of my friend Repsag, my foolish friend fall in love with a French Soldier. Repsag was beginning to study the ability of a human to be immortal (foolishness), and because she felt in love with this soldier she tried to made him immortal. It actually worked it, he was alive but he was not the same. He was thirsty for human flesh….well continue reading the post for more information.
We were also prompted to listen to DS106 radio from 9 to 10 pm, It was really good. I listened to it on Wednesday and I got hooked and I also did on Thursday. If they are always narrating stories I will keep listening to it. I participated in a live tweet, I made quite a few put the one for Wednesday’s night. This story had everything you can ask for a horror movie. The story for Thursday’s night was even better we got a crazy pyro couple of a housewife and fire investigator.
As we were introduce to DS106 radio, which I believe it would be better to do it earlier because it is quite good. We were asked to made a radio bumper. I hate to speak in public but I guess is no so bad if nobody is in front of me. I made my radio bumper with some latino song , a bachata song. Why bachata? I was listening to it while doing my homework so why not. It can be so weird how your voice sound when is recorded. I can not imaging how bad it sound in karaoke.
Also, we were prompted to brainstorm ideas for a radio show. My idea for a horror radio show is to pick top 5 horror movies since 2000 and 5 worst horror movies since 2000. If we can fix more than 10 it will be amazing. I think that we also had to tell the audience why we believe that movie deserve to be in top or worst 5.
The Last Laugh, it was amazing (in a horrific way) it was pretty good, while I was reading it i keep the sound in my head. In this case, I choose the first page to made sound or to think about the sound. I decided that at the beginning while he is sitting a nice violin melody playing softly in the background and when he goes inside the examination room maybe a faster violin music. The reading this week was, I will apologize, boring… I am not a fan of Aliens or any of the movies that have a grotesque scene, it made them look unreal and gross. We also had to listen to Moon Graffiti is an audio of the men in the moon. It was pretty catchy and with a little bit of suspense because they did not know if they will be able to come back to earth. The part I like about this audio is the beep and how the astronaut describe the moon. It gave you a sense of being there because they describe it in details so we can imaging what it looks like. I took it as a narrating what were doing kind of what a pathology do when they are dissenting organs or object that came from the body. They were describing their experience, and we can get a feel of their emotion because of the intonation that they were using in the recording.
The daily creates this week were easier, faster and entertaining. Here are the daily create for the week:
Saturday This daily create was to create a block poem. I dedicated to the moon and choose that shape. It was quite easy to find a page that will do the shape for me.
Sunday We had to create a story using 5 photos. My story was a little bit to tragic because she died after running in the rain from pneumonia.
Monday I put stars to my hand….It put a lot of them with different colors and size using Paint.
Tuesday Merida takes a walk in Abbey Road. She was tired of the forest and she took a trip ….however, she did not left her bow at home….
Wednesday Elephant in my latte. This daily create made me remember that I did not have coffee that day which made it a crappy day. Why an elephant.? No idea I just decided that I need an elephant in my imaginary coffee.
Thursday I choose what it looks like a war-meeting between chinese and some soldiers. I decide to put a computer in the table because we had to put something modern in something old. I though that a laptop is because it can do a lot for warfare either in favor or against you.
Friday talking like pirate…I google some pick up lines for a pirate. I decide to put some background music of pirates. I will be a crappy pirate.