So we finally finished our broadcast! Yayyyyy! 🙂
We put a lot of hard work into it, especially since none of us were really experienced in working with audio. It was a learning experience for all of us I think.
Despite the issues we had run into with recording the previous week, we met on Wednesday and was able to record all of our scripts. This was actually a lot of fun for me especially since we weren’t really confident in our acting skills. I think though that we were all really happy with how the recordings turned out.
We had decided it would be easier if we all sat down together to do the recording and editing instead of trying to split things up and do them separately. I think, in the end, this was the best plan since some of the group members didn’t really have any experience with Audacity and editing the audio to such a degree.
Then we met on Sunday to do the editing. Unfortunately, one of our group members Casey was unable to do this part with us since she had a family emergency to attend to. She was the keeper of the flashdrive though, so she came to meet us at the beginning so that we could still work on the project that day.
The editing took a very long time to do – about 4 hours – but we got it all put together, done, and turned in before 3 in the afternoon on Sunday. We opened up our file and started adding static, the news jingle, and the songs in. From there we were able to add in some background sounds like screaming, zombies, hanging up the phone, etc. We also ended up editing Geoff’s voice for the farmer to be deeper. This was so that it would sound like a different person. This was a difficult part, but it ended up being good and we were happy with it.
Unfortunately, I have an issue with wanting to be in control of projects like this because of my anxiety and my need for things to be perfect, so I have to admit that I did take over the editing on Sunday. I did make sure to always ask their input for things and they were always right there with me listening through things and helping to decide on all aspects of the editing. We all made decisions, I just physically did the editing myself. My group was great though, and I’m really happy with who I got in my group and how helpful they all were. I would love to do another project like this with them in the future. 🙂
Overall, this was a really fun project/assignment, and I am suuuuper happy with how it turned out!
Now I can’t wait to hear other groups’ radio broadcasts!! It’s going to be so much fun!!
Question of the Week:
If the apocalypse were to happen, and you had to become something. . .else. Which kind of something would you want to be and why?
This was such a hard question for me. I had to think it over for the entire 3 weeks we had to work on the radio broadcast project because I just couldn’t think of what I would want to be. For the most part, I would just want to be myself, but that’s not what’s being asked. If I had to choose, I would probably go with either a supernatural being or a time traveler. Honestly, I chose these because they were the closest to me still being myself. If I were to be a supernatural being, I would want it to be more of me just suddenly gaining some magical power that would – hopefully – help me in the apocalypse. I would prefer this over the time traveler since, as a time traveler who is trying to fix mistakes of the past, I would have to keep reliving some of my mistakes if I can’t fix them. I think this would get depressing fairly quickly.
So I guess my answer is actually a supernatural (human)being 🙂
So that’s The End of this week and The End of our radio broadcast.
“Mic drop” 🙂