Category Archives: Audio

1 Comment on Wire Buyers: The Final Cut

We did it.  Our first group project, and my first experience with making a radio show.  Never thought I’d be doing any sound editing, much less participating in producing a show for airing on radio.  How cool is that?  I have a new appreciation for how much work goes into taking sound and making more sound out of it.  What learning experience this has been!

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1 Comment on Chicken in the Joint

This is my commercial spot for Kentucky Fried Chicken in our radio show project “Wire Buyers”, featuring product placement in “The Wire”.   You’ll hear Homer Simpson, Peter Griffon, Jason Alexander in addition to Wee-Bey, Avon, and D’Angelo discussing KFC’s finest virtues.  I went for funny, with segues that follow the verbal queues such as “moist towelette” leading into “soggy and limp”...

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1 Comment on Mimsy Borogoves

“All Me In The Scene” was a fun audio assignment where you do all the voices.  In this poem by the great nonsense writer Lewis Carroll, I was the narrator as well as the old man congratulating our hero on a job well done.  I attempted to add some drama, however, it’s not really my strong suit and not having an appropriate British accent leaves the whole thing a bit off, in my opinion.

I have loved Carroll since I was a kid and memorized this poem just for fun w...

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2 Comments on Something Wicked This Way Comes

“Spooky Sounds” – This was the best audio assignment EVER!  Perfect for upcoming Halloween.  I had my 7-year-olds listen as I kept making it spookier and scarier.  They totally loved helping and offering criticisms along the way.  This time I wanted to have background music, based on a suggestion from Jim Groom when I created a story sound file earlier. Here’s the result:

Sounds came from freesound.org from the following folks:

Dark Ambient Music 3 – Xan...

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3 Comments on “Their Finest Hour”

This is my rendition of the audio assignment “Remix A Song With Some Speech”.

I love old westerns, particularly the ones that Elmer Bernstein scored, so I knew I’d use one of my favorites which is the theme he wrote for “The Magnificent Seven”.  It’s a rousing, heroic piece so I needed an inspiring speech to pair with it.  I went with Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour” speech which is strikingly similar to Shakespeare’s St. Crispin Day speech from Henry V...

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4 Comments on Java Jive

The morning sounds of a really good java being made:

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Credits to the following folks whose Freesound files were used in the making of this brew:

Beans pouring: juskiddink

Beans grinding: madumcc

Coffee brewing: jpkweli

Coffee pouring: superex1110

Coffee...

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1 Comment on Audio Quiz – Which Movie Character Has This Theme In Reverse?

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Hints:

1. He was portrayed by many different actors in several films.

2. His personal story is ultimately about redemption.

3. He is not your father.

 

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1 Comment on It’s All In the Sound, Yo

Thoughts on the Jen Ralston Interview with Jim Groom and Paul Bond

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How lucky we were to have instructors able to land such a great interview!  I really like the honesty of Jen Ralston’s comments regarding how sound editing is under-appreciated and she ...

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