This week was mostly spent on the radio show project. Most everything I would have to say about the project was already covered in my radio project week 2 blog post (found here: http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/radio-show-week-2/). The radio show itself will be linked as soon as the group member who said they were going to upload it uploads it. Edit: The radio show went live (https://soundcloud.com/yjang/radio-show-final) Besides that, my two daily creates are as follows. @ds106dc #ds106 I find seasonal change zen so I made a season clock. pic.twitter.com/twJM2n5h8g — Igtherion Crossek (@Igtherion) March 13, 2017 @ds106dc #ds106 pic.twitter.com/s1mbAuLaVk — Igtherion Crossek
Week 2 was much more productive than week one. People put their heads to it and wrote a script. The voicing felt a bit late in the process, but I hope it came out decently. I would say I did not have as much fun with this project as I thought I would. Proper communication was the largest hurdle to overcome during this project. People’s schedules clashed so much it was difficult to get together to write the script together all at once, or even have multiple people together to bounce ideas off of. Script writing aside it was confusing
This week was a return to audio techniques in preparation for the radio show project we will have to be doing. All in all I feel like the assignments gave me more experience in audacity which is pretty nice since it is a pretty useful program. The biggest downside of the week was just trying to get in touch with the group to communicate. While some communicated it was not everyone, and even then communication felt a bit static instead of a dynamic back and forth. http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/row-row-polyphony/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/sound-effects/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/favorite-song/ @ds106dc #ds106 pic.twitter.com/q118T4aRsi — Igtherion Crossek (@Igtherion) February 27, 2017 @ds106dc
This week had us looking at elements of design. Of all the things we have looked at so far I must say that this one was the strangest feeling since design seemed much like base photography for a bit, however design focuses much more on the principles of what makes it aesthetically pleasing and efficient. Ultimately when it came to the assignments I was not that engaged compared to prior weeks, however, the reading “Vignelli Canon” was highly interesting and I am really glad I read it. In fact, I am really tempted to re-read it. http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/design-thoughtsideas/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/advertising-using-a-cartoon-character/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/minimalist-tvmovie-poster/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/motivational-poster/
The totality of this weeks assignments can be found with the following links: http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/ds106-radio-final-impressions/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/ds106-radio-tweet-along-impressions-213/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/radio-show-ideas/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/audio-reflection/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/ds106-radio-bumper/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/sound-effect-story/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/fictional-radio-ad/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/have-a-phone-conversation-with-yourself/ @ds106dc #ds106 Sam is reflecting on his life choices. It was easy to open a restaurant but he truly desired to be a clown since childhood. — Igtherion Crossek (@Igtherion) February 12, 2017 @ds106dc #ds106 pic.twitter.com/h110Ofw2WN — Igtherion Crossek (@Igtherion) February 12, 2017 @ds106dc @Cali4beach #tdc1864 #ds106 pic.twitter.com/HyUkf0bZ2g — Igtherion Crossek (@Igtherion) February 14, 2017 This week there were a bunch of assignments that involved audio manipulation. Audio manipulation, while it is something I have messed with in
The show ended up having way more depth than I had ever expected, both in plot and given the sheer amount of expertly used sound effects. My favorite aspect was probably the sheer potency that came from how they would weave sound effects in between dialogue in a way that constantly brings in audience attention. The amount of engagement that could happen despite there effectively being one less sensory perception was simply astounding. I don’t know what else I can say to be honest.
Overall I would have to say that I really enjoyed the radio show as it was full of far more drama and suspense than I would have expected. I had a few minor issues with some of the audio but I cannot even put them into words so ultimately I would say that they don’t matter all that much. It is going to sound odd, but the slamming noises were amazing. At no point did they sound like a bunch of awkward people hitting a desk or something of the sort. It all sounded fairly professional. I feel like its
I suppose the thing that I would find the most interesting for a radio show would be some sort of interactive telling of a strange fantastical world. From what I have heard, “Welcome to Nightvale” is something along this idea, however I have not listened to it to know. The other thing that would interest me a lot would be the equivalent to intergalactic TMZ. I find how swept up in strangers lives those people get hilariously sad, and an intergalactic setting allows for so much outside of the normal. I also feel that with that sort of setting people
I must say, I have never really listened to all that many radio shows of this sort. However, the sound effects really tied me into the narrative of what might as well of been a documentary. The “what if” scenario of the piece felt so real in a way that I feel like film could not convey. I feel that way because in film, or most visual media, it is so easy to get caught up in the visual spectacle (or lack there of) so much so that it can detract from the work itself. This piece kept me constantly
This was based on the assignment found here (http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/creat-a-ds106-radio-bumper/). Royalty free music found here (http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/straight). This assignment taught me how to import background music and edit it in ways that it did not overpower my quiet voice. I also had to look into fair use rules and royalty free music, which was interesting to learn about.