Radical Weekly Summary (2-14-20)

This week has been really fun learning the in-and-outs of Audacity, iMovie, and GarageBand as well as listening to Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and his insights on what makes storytelling via radio so compelling.

Moon Graffiti was a very interesting podcast on SoundCloud. The idea of preparing for a disaster is always fascinating to me. The voice acting paired with the superb sound effects created an excellent atmosphere to tell the story of the moon landing.

Creating the radio show bumper was unique. Using Audacity to add a couple soundbites into and create a nice 14 second clip was simple and fun.

The DS106 Radio Show Live Tweet session on Twitter was a fun time. Deciphering and analyzing the use of word imagery and the sound effects used was an engaging way to learn about the material.

For the audio assignment “Song Played in Another Room”, I used audacity to edit Dan Fogelberg’s Same Auld Lang Syne. I went to Effects and used the Low Pass Filter effect to add a reverb and dissonance to the entire song.

Overall it was a great week and I am looking forward to the group projects!

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