Again, while this post may seem really early coming out on a Wednesday evening, it’s because I’m headed out of state this weekend, and wanted to do this right, and do it early.
The group started out this week by writing a script. I went ahead and wrote a general outline for the script in a google doc where my group members could fill in the blanks with their parts and audio files.
— Tiffany Yowell (@tyowell29) February 23, 2015
It’s been working pretty well. The girls have been slowly adding in their stuff, so I think it’s running smoothly. I also went ahead and created my ad for the show- it’s a lipstick commercial called, “Kiss and Tell”. I used a jazz youtube video and put it into Audacity then spoke over it… here is the jazz video I used. All other sounds were by me.
Here is the audio file and the poster I made for it….with the poster I tried veering away from classic noir. I’m not sure if I like this poster, so I may have to edit it a bit.
We seemed to have a little trouble communicating. There was always an element of uncertainty of what other people were doing for the show… I think if we had created a Facebook group it would have been easier than communicating via google doc. We also tried to meet but our schedules are so different that organizing a time proved to be a HUGE ordeal.
Either way, we worked through it and got it done.
For my segment of the show, I used the song, La Dispute and La Valise from the Amelie soundtrack as the background of my monologue. I’ve been using this soundtrack all semester because of it’s interesting sound, and the fact that it is French, and my character is of French blood. It took me awhile to figure out how to edit everything. I wanted it to be as interesting as possible without being overwhelming. I also used youtube videos for sounds for the clicking of a clock as well as the gunshots and liquid pouring into a glass. It took me awhile to read through and minimize the mistakes. I think I still stumbled once or twice, but not so badly that I had to re-do my entire take.
I used these links:
I know our point was to make something funny and absurd, and I’m not exactly sure if I got to that point. I like my take, and I think it’s good, but I’m wondering whether or not it changed from our original idea.
Although, it would appear that my group members seem to like what I’ve created!
— Stephanie White (@stephwhite_umw) February 25, 2015
— July Laszakovits (@JuLaszakovits) February 25, 2015
which, really, is all that I can really aim for in a group project. : )
Here is the audio I did for my portion of the project:
The final radio show edit will come out later when it is all compiled and ready. Stay tuned!