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Call to Sanghwa

For one of my Audio Assignments I decided to do the Call Me, Beep Me assignment. This assignment involved choosing a character from a story I have read, watched, or heard during this class so far. I decided to do a call from Seong-kyeong to Sanghwa after she arrived in Busan with Su-an (Train to Busan). I know people who have dealt with loss sometimes like to call that person’s cellphone to hear their voice, so I made this going off of that. At this point she has had their baby that he named before he died – Su Yun. I added the name at the end to add a little emotion to it. I’m not a great actor, so this was really weird to do for me, but it was a lot of fun to do.

For this recording I had done my voice recording for the call (unfortunately, I don’t speak Korean, so this was in English). I also added Korean voices in the background. These voices were left purposefully loud since they are supposedly in a military base with survivors of a zombie apocalypse – I doubt it’s quiet there. I also added the sounds of a baby babbling towards the end of the call to add some more emotion to the end of the call. I figure if the deceased Sanghwa heard the call, it would have meant a lot to him to be able to hear his baby.

I chose the character Seong-kyeong to do since I related to her the most in the movie. While I am not a mother, I can relate to the feeling of wanting to protect. I can’t really relate to the feeling of helplessness she probably felt as a pregnant woman running for her life during a zombie apocalypse, but I did feel a great amount of sympathy for her. This is why I chose her character. I felt bad for her to have lost her husband that way and it was overall very sad for her. I wanted to have some sort of personal closure for her and her husband through the call.

One Comment

  1. this is another great audio assignment! The babbling baby at the end is very effective. You seem to have an affinity for audio!

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