WEEKLY SUMMARY: Week 5

Sweet Sounds (Are Made Of This) https://soundcloud.com/giorgiomoroder/eurythmics-sweet-dreams-remix This week was all about audio as we explored how sound effects, music, and words can drive a story. We created a radio bumper, reflected on audio, and tweeted along to a dramatic story. This was a challenging week, as I think most us were new to creating and editing sound. But it got me thinking about how sound helps tell a story. Audio Storytelling What makes a good audio story? How can sound be used to create mood? This week, we reflected on audio by watching The Truth Podcast's, 'Moon Graffiti,' and listened…

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DAILY CREATE: Week 5

In the name of the Moon, I will punish you! This week, we came up with candle scent names and created an alphabet mess, we captioned the 80's and took movie quotes out of context, we went on a nature walk and we drew a fictional friend.It's hard to pick a favorite daily create because they're all fun to do. My favorite discovery was 'Sledgehammer,' because even though I had heard the song before, I had never seen the video (or didn't remember it). The stop motion is incredible, and must have taken a very long time to do! My…

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RADIO SHOW IDEAS

Brainstorming Session I created a rough list of radio show ideas, but I don't know how feasible some of these are. I'm a, "do by example" type of person, so it was really hard coming up with the examples! Here's my list so far: Weird News of the 1980s: Talk about unusual stories that happened during the 80’s such as that time that St. Louis changed the name of ‘Bus Stops’ to ‘Bus Starts.’ Speeches that almost happened: In the style of 'Moon Graffiti,' imagine a story around an alternate 80’s speech, such as what Queen Elizabeth II was going…

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THIS POST IS FOR THE BIRDS

Caw. Caw Caw.Birds This past Monday I tuned in to Ds106 radio's audio drama hour and heard a flighty tale from the Anthropocene broadcast. That's right, the story was Alfred Hitchcock's, 'The Birds.' As I listened to the soothing bird sounds, (j/k, the sounds were like listening to a record screeching), I had to tweet along my thoughts on Twitter. A fitting way to post about 'THE BIRDS.' Thank you, I'll see myself out.I didn't know what to expect for this live "tweet along," and I wasn't sure what the proper tweeting etiquette was. Do I spam the feed with…

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TALKING BACK IN TIME

♪ Gotta get back in timeGotta get back in timeGet back, get backGet back Marty BiffNo seriously, get back. ♪ Huey Lewis, Melody, And The News Great Scott! We've gotta go back Ds106! Back to the Future! For this Audio Assignment, Soundboard Conversation, we had to "create a conversation between yourself and your favorite movie character using an online soundboard! To find soundboard clips, check out http://www.soundboard.com/."I was originally inspired to try out this assignment after listening to the hilarious example, 'ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER DOES IT SUPPORT,' By Robert Grotans. I was cracking up at this faux convo and knew I needed to…

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SPEAKING FOR THE LONGEST TIME

♪ If you said goodbye to me tonightThere would still be music left to writeWhat else could I do -(HOLD UP, I get to post the actual song for this post! :- D ) THE LONGEST TIME! Aaaaaaaand post ~~~~> https://youtu.be/a_XgQhMPeEQ I'm takin' it back to some good ol' fashioned 80's Do-Wop music with Billy Joel's, 'The Longest Time.' This was for the assignment, Dramatic Reading Remix, which tasked bloggers to "take a song that you love, and record yourself doing a dramatic reading of the lyrics. Then take another piece of music (obviously without lyrics) and set your dramatic…

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THRILLER NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Ahahahahahahahaha.M.J. Melody Something evil's lurking from the dark in this Sound Effects Story! In this Audio Assignment, we had to "tell a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Use at least five different sounds that you find online. The story can be no longer than 90 seconds."This assignment was challenging to say the least! How do you tell a story with only sounds? I searched through the audio resources, http://freesound.org and BBC Sound Effects archive to formulate a plan. I conceptualized stories about being a hip young person in the 80's and ready…

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DS106: YOUR HIT MUSIC STATION

Radio Bumper After listening to the jams on Ds106 Radio, I tried my hand at making a radio bumper. I've made a fake TV bumper before, but not one for radio, so this was interesting. Although I have Adobe CC and could have used Audition, I opted for using Audacity, since the User Interface of it looked easy enough to learn within a short amount of time. (Adobe tends to have a steeper learning curve, comparatively). Once I familiarized myself with Audacity, I searched for a cool 80's synth beat in Soundcloud under Creative Commons. I chose 'SYNTH FUNK -…

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GRAFFITI ON THE MOON

♪ Now, ds106 did you hear about this one?Tell me, are you locked in the punch?Hey ds106, are you goofing on Elvis?Hey class, are we losing touch? ♪R.E.M Melody Audio Storytelling Ds106 is kicking off week 5 with some good old fashion radio storytelling. I'll admit that audio is probably my weakest link out of all the artistic modes of expression. I'm naturally a visual person, and my brain has a hard time keeping up with audio. If a professor speed talks through a lecture, I most likely did not process anything that was said (cough Data101 cough, excuse me).…

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Week 4

Take On Visual Media This week, our photography skills were put to the test as we did 12 stars worth of visual assignments, a photoblitz, a photo analysis, and a photo reflection. Phew! That's a lot of photo taking. I think I'll be gone in a day or two to decompress. https://imgur.com/gallery/TMbfP Photo Reflection: I kicked things off by reflecting on my current/previous experience with photography in my post, 'GOTTA GET THAT, THAT THAT (Picture).' I do have previous experience in photo taking from my time at George Mason, where I learned all about rule-of-thirds, foreground/background, lighting, etc. We also…

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