For one of my week four assignments, I chose to complete the Over-Dramtic Reading assignment that was submitted by Chris Randles.
The assignment is to, “Choose any written material (a song, poem, short book, excerpt from a novel, scene from a television show, news article, etc.) and record a dramatic reading. Read your selection in a way that alters the message of the original material (at an odd pace, overly excited, sad, etc. — be creative, make it your own). Make sure you mention what it is you are reading, and who the author of the material is.” The assignment is worth 1.5 points.
I chose to dramatically read Sam Smith’s song, Stay with Me. The song is very somber and sad and I made it very angry and mad. I recorded myself in Audacity and then saved the file as a .WAV. Once I was done, I uploaded it to my SoundCloud. Here it is…
I was a bit nervous while doing this assignment because I kept thinking I was going to cough and ruin everything. Luckily I was able to contain myself for the time being. I really liked this assignment because I found it kind of amusing. It really changes the meaning of the song without even changing the words. Kind of funny!