This week has been a pretty horrible week for me. I was extremely sick (and I am never sick, so I was not a happy camper) which made it very hard for me to get any of my work done this week, especially my ds106 work. Luckily, I was able to tune into ds106 radio towards the end of the week even though that was still a struggle. I am still under the weather, so I wasn’t able to give this week my all. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish all of my assignments, but I should have a radio bumper coming soon!
I am really curious to know what Professor Burtis was hiding from on Wednesday when she did her video.
I reflected on audio this week by reading, watching, and listening to different resources. I will definitely continue to utilize the Audio Resource page throughout the semester because there are some really helpful tips and I learned a lot from this page! I watched Touch of Evil Opening Shot and Orson Welles- Touch of Evil (1958) opening. When I watched Touch of Evil Opening Shot, the music and sounds were very intense, but the mood was very light because the music was very upbeat. The whole video was going smoothly and everyone was happy until the last five seconds when something really dramatic happened. It was very much so a touch of evil. After watching Orson Welles- Touch of Evil (1958) opening I realized how much sound effects and audio change something. The music was so upbeat that you suspect nothing the entire time and the entire mood changed once the same dramatic thing happened. Everyone went from composure to chaos in no time. I found it interesting how watching the same scene with different background music and sounds can completely change the scene. Audio is extremely important. All of the elements come together to make a scene.I read “The Ambience of Film Noir- Soundscapes, Design and Mood” by Helen Hanson. Concepts of noir are interwoven into audio storytelling. These concepts make up the structure of a scene of segment. Audio makes the scene dramatic or not. Audio is used to convey a point or many points. Audio has developed and changed over the years, but it is only progressing as technology progresses. Audio still has the same purpose. I really enjoyed reading this piece because it gave me a deeper insight on audio.
I listened to ds106 radio on Thursday evening and participated in a live “tweet-along” with my fellow ds106ers and professors. I really liked being interactive while listening to the ds106 radio. My favorite story was the moon story. There were so many sound effects which made it seem like I was actually there. I think that it was really cool to be able to see what my fellow ds106ers were thinking. I also really loved all of the bumpers. They were all unique and creative.
Here are a few of my tweets from the night, but I included more in my post:
This week, we were assigned to brainstorm ideas for group radio shows happening in the future. I thought of a few things and put them in a blog post.
I completed the “Over-Dramatic Reading” assignment which was super fun! I was nervous that I would cough while recording, but it went smoothly. I recorded a dramatic reading of Sam Smith’s song Stay With Me.
The Daily Creates:
The daily create assignment for 2-3-15 was to make a picture with the words “I’m sorry” on it. I was feeling super sassy, so I chose to say “sorry not sorry”.
The daily create assignment for 2-4-15 was to caption what the puppy was thinking. This is the puppy
Well this puppy is cute, but I think that my puppy is the cutest, so I broke the rules and decided to caption my cute puppy because I think that looking at my puppy screams “cute puppy alert”, but I am biased haha
Here is my puppy
I don’t know about you, but I think she’s just the absolute cutest!
This week’s posts by yours truly:
That’s all for now!