Summary of Week Seven:
I thought this week would be a lot of work since the radio station will be broadcasting within two weeks, but, it went very smoothly since our term members collaborated very well together. Also, the individual assignments are much less than the previous weeks. The audio assignments are pretty easy and also can contribute to our radio station which was nice to decrease the amount of work.
DS106 Radio Commercial (3.5 stars)
This commercial is special for DS 106 Radio Station. Since I proposed the commercial I am going to record it and use it during the broadcast. I feel pretty confident using Audacity to record the commercial, but I just want to make sure the length of the commercial and I am going to say is just right. Should I change the tone or speed of the voice? Finally, I started to record and I changed the pitch a little bit. I think it will sound good on the radio show with a little music.
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Create a DS 106 Radio Bumper (4.5 stars)
Our group decided that we would add one more general bumper to our radio station. I think it is a good idea to make another one for a backup bumper of our radio station. I wanted to create a general bumper for our radio station. First, I found a general sound from Soundbible and downloaded it to my computer; then, I uploaded the sound to Audacity. I really like the exciting and pumped sound for the radio bumper. I want to add the introduction of our radio station name since it is for ds 106 radio, so I recorded my voice to introduce the radio name. Then, I combined the two audios together into one, exported it, and saved it to my computer.
Progress of Edward Creeper Show
The Edward Creeper Show members: Scott Clower, Felicia Liu, Gussie Revercomb, & Ellen Windley. We formed a group on Monday and created a google document for everyone to share and input information. Everyone contributed ideas in the radio show. We had a meeting today talking about the idea and structure of the radio. We also decided that we are going to critique on seven movies and nailed down the list of all of the movies. Edward Creeper (Scott) will be the main host character for the radio show. Felicia and Ellen will be the movies critics, talking about the good and bad parts of these seven horror movies. I will contribute 2 radio bumpers to the group and we will all record individual parts separately at home and then upload these audio parts to Soundcloud so Gussie can download and edit the audio. Gussie will be the character, Red Reaper in the show. We are going to use three radio bumpers, three commercials and the theme of the radio show will match the theme of the class which is horror. The radio shows will last less than 30 minutes. The movies that we are going to critique on:
- Friday the 13th
- The Ring
- Paranormal Activity
- Bride of Frankenstein
Radio Commercial Poster
I have no idea of hosting a radio show, but designing a radio show poster is pretty easy. Since I proposed a commercial of Clown Show in our radio, I thought it would be a good idea to create a poster for the show that performs in a local theater. The Clown is perfect for the radio show since the theme is horror. I used the image that I downloaded last time when I created the radio bumper and uploaded it to the GIMP to edit it. I used the text tool to add the show time, location, and contact information in the poster.
Make it 800% Slower (3 stars)
I like the audio assignments since I am pretty familiar with the Audacity software after using it to finish my assignments. I am an old fashion person and like to listen to classical songs so I found this free music software, Ave Maia from Amazon. This reminds me of how I listened to my oldest daughter play the piano when she was little. How could a piece of music be so beautiful?! I downloaded it to my computer. Then, I used Audacity to open the song and cut a couple parts from the beginning and end of the song. I thought it would be too long if I used the whole song. After I changed the speed to 99% slower, the song stretched from 1minute and 35 seconds to 2 hours and 39 minutes. I only changed it to 100% slower and it took 30 minutes. I don’t know how the person who created the assignment did 800% slower! Then, I started to listen to the new stretched song; I was unable to learn anything from the first 15 minutes so I stopped it. I think I picked the wrong song to stretch. Instead I picked a slow and soft song instead of a fast beat song. But I didn’t want to give up so I undid the change speed and set up a new speed of 45% slower. The song was turning out great. I am glad I tried one more time. Lesson learned!
10/7/2015 #dtc 1368
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