What Did I Do During Week 3?

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What Did I Do During Week 3?


This week was really hectic for me, I am in the process of finishing three other classes I have been taking simultaneously, which is why some of my work is published at the last second. Regardless, I had a lot of fun with the audio theme and assignments overall, but as always, lets start with my Daily Creates this week:

How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

I believe that I completed all of the assignments for the week to the best of my ability.

What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?

I would say that the audio assignment about the 80’s commercial gave me the most trouble. It was hard to find the right audio for each part. It took me a while to find a alternative to using my voice. Luckily, I found an alternative, but you’ll have to look at my Audio Assignments for week 3 (wink). Even though it was defiantly the hardest part of the week, I would also say that I had the most fun with that project too. Even though it took hours, I barely even noticed it in the grand scheme of my day.

I learned about using Audacity when I listened to the Lo Down podcast. It is hard to believe sometimes that learning something new might be easier than doing what you are used to. That was the case for me when looking at Premier Pro vs. Audacity. I also learned a good deal about storytelling with audio only. The Moon Graffiti story provided an excellent example of what I should be shooting for whenever I do an audio assignment.

Looking at all the other sources available taught me about good techniques, styles, and mediums to use auditory storytelling. The Ira Glass and Ted Radio Hour podcasts were essential for the week, I don’t know what I would have done without them.

Overall, I still have a lot to learn about editing and disseminating audio, but I think this was an excellent start.

What would you do differently? What questions to you have?

One thing I would have done differently would be to do my work over the span of the week instead of two days. This week was super hectic because of my other classes, but it should be all over by Monday.

When looking at the class, I wish I heeded the advice from the class website, and used audacity. From the little work I have done using it, it looks a lot easier to use than Premier Pro, even though I have more experience with it.

The only question I have is: what is the market for audio storytelling? Is its main use in podcasts/radio shows, or is there a larger market somewhere I am not seeing? For example, what other jobs are associated with the industry as a whole, or is it just another part of video storytelling?

Here are the links to my other work this week!


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