Finally, I chose this 3.5 assignment that said to convey an emotion using sounds. This assignment said to create an emotion using at least four sounds. I chose to base this more off of my superhero for this class. One of Weather Woman’s favorite things […]
For my first assignment this week I chose to alter the 4.5 star spooky sounds assignment to create a commercial for my groups radio show.
This assignment technically says create a spooky soundtrack using only sounds. However, I altered it slightly so that I could make a commercial out of it. I tried to use as little dialogue as possible in order to stick to the root of the assignment. I took sounds from freesounds,org and recording of my own voice to creat this commercial. Since it’s October I thought it would be fun to create a haunted house ad. I named the house after one of my group members character to try and draw it into the class topic as well. I also thought it was a nice twist in her character is based on Black Dahlia. I had one scary soundtrack throughout the whole commercial and added other layers. I included two evil laughs, one normal and one more clown-like in honor of It’s recent debut. Also, I think clown make most people at the very least uncomfortable if not outright scared. Towards the end I add a violin (as they can be very creepy) and a short pause to make people think it’s the end before scaring them with a scream. Then I added a quick audio file of the haunted house information to make it more like a commercial. I had some trouble to spacing I plan to work on next week to make it better for the actual radio show, but I think it sounds pretty creepy now.
This 4 star assignment said to record different sounds throughout your day and compile them into a soundtrack. So here is my typical Thursday this semester. I wasn’t able to record something from each step of my day, but my Thursdays are pretty repetitive so […]
This 3.5 star assignment said to create a story using only sounds.
For this assignment, I decided to go with something easy to guess, but more emotional impact. All sounds came from freesound.org and then complied using audacity. The sounds were: music, crash, ambulance, flat line, church bells. My story is of a car crashing and someone in the crash dying. I tried to play on the emotions with the different sound lengths. The crash was super quick, but the ambulance track that followed was much slower. The story its is just over 50 seconds so I tried to pack as much feeling as possible. I feel like its not uncommon to hear about crashes and you can become desensitized to it, but with just sounds and now newscaster to drown out the horror, the story has a much bigger impact.