Week 3 Summary

At the beginning of Week 3 my radio show group began sharing our emails and ideas for our radio show. By Wednesday, we had divided all parts and on Wednesday, a couple of us met at Mary Washington and recorded our show. Our show was going to be a retelling of the Twilight Zone episode, “Eye of the Beholder”. I played the voice of the doctor as well as Rod Serling’s voice. We changed the script by making the doctor a woman ( trying to modernize) so therefore we did not change my voice. However, for Rod Serling’s voice we changed the pitch of my voice to sound lower and creepier. We also wanted to be able to clearly distinguish the two voices, so listeners wouldn’t be confused. To modernize it more, we changed the words of the script. I also did a commercial for the radio show. My commercial was a travel commercial for the city of “Homewood”, which is referencing the same “Homewood” from the Twilight Zone episode, “Walking Distance”. The commercial mentions some things you would find in the Homewood from the Twilight Zone episode, such as riding the merry-go-round and going to the malt shop.

DS106 RADIO SHOW

 

This is our completed Radio Show :

 

I used the same commercial I had made for the Radio show for the Audio Assignment, “Radio Commercial” which was worth 3 stars.

AUDIO ASSIGNMENTS: DS106 RADIO COMMERCIAL- 3 STARS

 

For another assignment I did the Teezee Reference Audio Assignment which was worth 2 stars. I liked this assignment. You had to find a reference made about the Twilight Zone in a movie or a TV show that is completely independent from the Twilight Zone. I chose an audio snippet from the cartoon TV series Family Guy. This was a perfect example of a reference made to the Twilight Zone episode, “Time Enough At Last”, and it’s really funny. I found a clip of the episode on YouTube.com, then I used www.youtube-mp3.org to convert it to just an audio file. I then uploaded the file onto Soundcloud and then embedded it on my blog.

AUDIO ASSIGNMENTS: TEEZEE REFERENCE- 2 STARS

I didn’t get to finish all my daily creates this week. I had a pretty busy week but I did do two out of the four required. One was to write a love poem from one character in the Twilight Zone to another. I thought that the Doctor and Janet would make a good match because in a weird way I think he was trying to help her.

DAILY CREATE: 518
Love poem from the doctor to Janet in “Eye of the Beholder.”

Even though your face is whack,
I’ll always have your back.
Your beauty is on the inside,
About that, I have never lied.
I tried to fix your face many times,
but that’s not why I call you mine.
You are mine because you are sweet,
that is why our love is so neat.

 

 

For the other Daily Create, we were supposed to take a photograph of what we would do if we were Henry Bemis, a man with all the time in the world to do what he loved. I took a photograph of painting supplies, colored pencils, and loads of snacks. If I had all the time in the world I would try to make a lot of beautiful art, because arts and crafts make me happy and less lonely. I would also eat so that I could survive.

DAILY CREATE: 516

IF I WAS HENRY BEMIS, AND I HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, I WOULD EAT AND DO ARTS AND CRAFTS.

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For the rest of my required stars I did AUDIO ASSIGNMENTS- MUSIC TAG – 3 STARS and

AUDIO ASSIGNMENTS- AUDIO DREAM STORIES- 2 STARS.

For music tag I used five songs,

Haddaway – What is love
Nazareth – Love Hurts
Three Days Grace – Pain
KC and the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
The Beatles – All You Need is Love

I used Audacity to trim and line up the songs. I think this flows pretty well.

For Audio Dream Stories I also used audacity to trim the clips I found on Freesound.org. I used the sound clips and sound effects:

ohrpilot__static-noise-several-different-ones.aiff
rutgermuller__radio-noise.wav
loopbasedmusic__rain-medium-thunders.aiff

These were all from the Freesound website. For this Assignment, I decided to go with a dream someone might have if they left the radio or television on while they went to sleep. Don’t worry, you can’t hear any words, just static. Also, you can hear rain in the background. The audio dream could be interpreted as someone dreaming that they are in Zombie Apocalypse faintly hearing the reports of a zombie outbreak.

Comments I made:

Rochelle Lockridge – Self- Reflection – You have a really nice voice, you should be on the radio. I like the music you integrated into this, it flows really nicely. I like your story, really draws people in.

krisavball08 – Ds106 Advice – Very informative. “Something you think may take 10 minutes can take 5 hours…” very important.

@hellobrittanyy – Brittany Dray- Are you there world, It’s me Taylor. – This is really awesome, and there is so much detail. Your gifs are really cool and I love the postcard designs you made. I also thought that the map pictures were a nice touch. Super detailed. Great job!

@RitaLogorrhea – This is so cool. Did you do this in photoshop? I like the crackle effect.

@BenRimes – Great idea for a hospitality suite for talky tina! That rooms probably bigger than her house! Nice editing of the picture, she really does look like she’s behind bars!