Posted on March 19, 2018
Radio Ga Ga Radio Goo Goo
Hello everybody! It feels like a millennium since I have written a blog post. Since my last post, my group, Alt-F4 has completed our radio show. Below is our radio show.
Behind the Process
We had somewhat of a slow start with our radio show. We met before Spring Break to decide our group name and start outlining our show. After we got the outline down, we met after Spring Break to start writing the script. That next night we recorded the audio. We really pushed to have our audio recorded early on so that we could use the majority of our time editing our audio. We did ended up having to record more audio later because we were short, but that wasn’t too big of a deal.
Editing on Audacity did take a lot longer than I anticipated. I have to say that this was difficult part of this assignment. One of our edited episodes that Katie and Chris did COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED.
It was really frustrating and we spent forever trying to find this file. I ended up re-editing the episode just because it would have taken us a long while to have redone it with the scraps we found.
On the other hand, this long editing process taught me a lot of different audio effects. I learned how to Normalize and get a Noise Profile to reduce the background noise. Shout out to Chris and Katie being patient with me during this editing process because they are MASTER PROS at editing and I AM NOT.
Something I found easy in this assignment was recording the audio. Even though we had to tinker with a couple of the mic settings, we managed to get really nice, crisp audio. I think that this is something we did well as our audio quality is really superb.
Something I want to improve is how under our radio show was. We were supposed to have 20 minutes, but we only got 14 minutes and a half. If I could go back and do this assignment again, I would have written more text so we made the 20 minutes. We did decide that adding 5 minutes after we wrote everything would mess up our story so we stuck with our strong 14 minute radio show.
I really did like this assignment because I got to play cool characters and mess around with audio. It was a lot of fun to hang with our Alt-F4 crew and bang out this project. If I had a choice, I would do this assignment again because it really did expand my audio horizons.
Well, that’s it for now folks. I’ll catch you on the flipside.