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On the Road with the Despicables!

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The Despicables

Quality of audio sound -e.g. is the volume appropriate? are the levels even? Is the sound clear, and free of noises not needed (e.g. mouse clicks, background)

Some the the volume levels were off. I noticed that it kept getting louder and softer. Most of the sound was pretty clear, I did notice it becoming muffled or static at times though. I also noticed a few clicking sounds. I’m sure some of it was inevitable though.

Quality of audio editing – use of effects, transitions, are the edits clean?

The effects were good, I wish there were more of them though. The edits were pretty good I heard a few mouse clicks and the volume could have been more consistent. Other than that the editing was good, I know its not easy; it takes a lot of patience!

Use of sound effects- how are they used? Is it effective?

I liked the sound effects! I think the volume was a little off for some (too loud or not loud enough). I really liked the cat sound effect it was unexpected. And the Halloween and Fall effects were awesome I loved how thematic it was.

Use of music- how is it used? Is it effective or distracting?

I liked how songs were played it made it feel more realistic! There was one song about half way through they was awful though I had to fast forward a little because it was seriously painful to listen to. Other than that one song (if it can even be considered a song), the music choices were great!
Does the show have a structure? Is it cohesive or does it feel stitched together?

The shows structure seemed to be callers being interviewed about fall/Halloween. They did a good job with the structure you could tell they put thought into it. I think the sound issues disrupted the flow of it though. It reminded me of an early morning show.

Does it tell a story effectively? Is there a sense of drama, unknown?

It tells multiple stories that all stick to one main theme. I didn’t really feel any sense of drama, the callers and hosts didn’t seem to enthusiastic about the show and at times it sounded like they were reading a script. It could have been dramatic with more enthusiasm.

If you would star this radio show, how many stars out of five would you give to the show?

I give it 3 stars. The sound issues really bugged me and it was hard to enjoy the show because I was constantly adjusting my volume. This show struggled to keep my attention.

I am not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings! I know it was a difficult assignment, I am just trying to give my honest opinion.

 

 

 RoadTrip Radio!

Quality of audio sound -e.g. is the volume appropriate? are the levels even? Is the sound clear, and free of noises not needed (e.g. mouse clicks, background)?

I think that there were a few times the sound got a little quieter but for the most part I think the volume was pretty even! Also, the sound is clear it is easy to make out what everyone is saying.

 

Quality of audio editing – use of effects, transitions, are the edits clean?

There were a good amount of sound effects and there was  usually a bumper or a transition tone in between “scenes”

Use of sound effects- how are they used? Is it effective?

Although it didn’t really sound like we were actually in the places we said we were (IMPOSSIBLE). I think the sound effects definitely show a fair effort and gets the point of where we are/what we are doing across nicely.  The sound effects were a lot of fun to choose! We tried to add in plenty so that it felt more realistic. I think they were effective!

Use of music- how is it used? Is it effective or distracting?

We only used music in the bumper, commercial, and a few times as a transition. I do not think we overdid it. The music in the commercial helped set a hillbilly mood for Bill’s auto shop, the commercial in the bumper sounded AWESOME, and the transition music was only a second or two each time. Overall, I think it was very effective!
Does the show have a structure? Is it cohesive or does it feel stitched together?

Yes, I think the individual inside stories and thoughts of the characters really helped to pull our show together and added more structure. I really like the extra detail it added that would not have been present with just the dialogue. I am sure there is more we could have done to bring it together a little more, but I am happy with the way it turned out.

Does it tell a story effectively? Is there a sense of drama, unknown?

Again, I think that the use of dialogue as well as the individual monologues really came together to tell an effective story. The monologues added a dramatic effect in my opinion.

If you would star this radio show, how many stars out of five would you give to the show?

I give it 4 stars. There is always room for improvement, but we are only amateurs at the radio shows.

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