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.