Another week in the record books and Thejota.com is continuing to grow. This week focused on the audio aspect of storytelling and noir which is now well known to be a crucial aspect of any storytelling piece. As always, I have been blogging my assignments and just like last week, I went into greater detail of the assignment and how I did in the actual blog post in comparison to here where this post brings it all together neatly. So lets get started!
Think about Audio Storytelling: http://www.thejota.com/ds106/audio-reflection/
I went against what I said in the beginning of the semester… I waited till the last minuted to do this particular assignment and Im going to try my hardest to not do that again. We had to watch two opening clips of the same movie with different background audio and compare the two. We also had to reflect on a reading we chose out of two choices and we also had to live tweet ds106 radio for one hour for one night.
Complete 2 Daily Creates: http://www.thejota.com/ds106/creating-daily-creates-daily-pt-3/
I wasn’t much of a fan of the daily creates this week :/ Oh well, i’m looking forward to them this coming week. On February 4th, I captioned a photo of a puppy sitting in the grass and on February 7th, I participated in International Dot Day.
Create a Radio Bumper: http://www.thejota.com/ds106/bumpin/
This was my favorite assignment all week because
- I knew how to operate audacity fairly well at this point.
- It was featured on the ds106 radio!
- It cam out better than any other of my other audacity projects for the week.
Complete 8 Stars of Audio Assignments: http://www.thejota.com/ds106/what-is-jota-doing/ (Sound effect story), http://www.thejota.com/ds106/all-hail-jota/ (Jota’s new theme song), and http://www.thejota.com/ds106/my-self-reflection/ (DS106 self-reflection)
The sound effect story was my first audacity project EVER and it took me forEVER to do it. Freesound.org was super useful creating this story made of sound effects. it came out better than I thought it would but Im one to believe there is always room for improvement.
Brainstorm Radio Show Ideas: http://www.thejota.com/ds106/a-storm-be-brewin/
This radio show is not until down the road but it cant hurt to start planning now. It was neat to read everyones ideas and Im looking forward to this assignment. I went with the Jimmy Fallon style of a late night interview. comical approach with students characters was my recommendation.
As always, I got into WAY more detail in each of these assignments in their respective blog post. Im really happy I learned about the audacity tool. It wont only be useful in this class as I can see my self using it after school for personal projects!
In other news… Better Call Saul premier on AMC tonight. IM STOKED for it. Its based off the character Saul from Breaking Bad, my all time favorite tv show, who is a lawyer who finds himself in unbelievable situations!
Anyways, Its been a pleasure,