Recreate a Movie Using Only Sounds

So as always, I wanted to make sure I incorporated the radio show, my groups, been working on so I turned it into a radio game show!

Again, I actually don’t hate it and I’m getting the hang of the “radio announcer” voice. I really like the intro music I found too. The only thing I don’t like are the noises I picked. They were really weird after I listened to the show in whole and kind of vague, but I guess that was the point. I just wish I had found better noises.

Radio Show Intro

So for this audio assignment, we had to create a Radio Live Show which I tweaked a bit to work with my group’s Radio Show.

I actually had very little trouble putting this together and I really liked how it turned out. I explained the premise of the show, who I was, who my co-hosts (group members) were, and basically just introduced the show we want to put together.

I had a good time, not going to lie. I liked being a radio host. I felt a little silly at first, but after a while, I got into it.

Here’s hoping our radio show turns out great!

80s Product Commercial

For this assignment, I wanted to create a commercial that would work with my group’s radio show idea. Our idea was to talk about products, trends, and characters that made an impact at the time. So to create a commercial for straw fedora hats like the one Sam (Molly Ringwald) wore in Sixteen Candles.

When I was creating the scripts, I tried to pepper in some 80s slang, but it was much harder than I thought. It all sounds very forced so I’ll have to work on that.

One aspect I do like is that I found some cool, jazzy music that had an 80s vibe and I used it for the intro.

Overall, I like how it turned out. I do think there’s room for improvement, but I’m not too stressed about it. It was my first try and I think it’s pretty good for a first try!

Radio Bumper

My radio bumper was fun, but it didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted. I guess some more experimenting with Audacity is needed. I had to do a lot of searching for the background music and my voice is maybe too quiet, but overall it isn’t too bad.

It was a fun little project and I liked listening to other’s versions too.

Creating a City

So, for my first post of week 5, I had said somethings that I now regret. I was struggling to get used to working with sound effects and putting all that together and was not pleased with my progress. Now that I’ve played around and gotten used to it, it’s kind of fun. It’s still a bit more time consuming than other assignments, but I do like experimenting and creating things.

For this assignment, I decided to recreate the sounds of the city. I have a specific city in mind, but any city you can think of will do!

Let’s switch it up for this post. Here’s my cat:

Here, you see Chessie lying on my glasses.

Story of the Night

I have a lot of sleepless nights and I love listening to the outdoors. The nights are a lot more quite where I live now than when I was in Pennsylvania. There were a lot of trains where I used to live and I love that sound (it’s nostalgic almost), but it makes for a less peaceful night.

Currently, I live in a really wooded area right now. I hated living there at first. It reminds me of the type of houses that are in classic 80s scary movies where people always die. I had nightmares all the time at first, but as I got used to it, I noticed the sounds at night are soothing and peaceful.

I wanted to tell a different story of the night. One filled with animals going about their lives, the winds rustling through the trees, and some morning birds singing to signify that it’s their turn to rest.

Here’s the expected dog photo to end this post!

Max, Murdock, and their friend Bella! It was Bella’s birthday hike!