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Weekly Summary#9

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Radio Show Evaluation: SpiritXpress- Autumn

  • 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)?

A: I found myself adjusting my volume a couple times, but I feel like people probably did the same with our show. And the only time I heard mouse clicks was when she was going through the article she was discussing.

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

A: It was pretty fluid, they introduced each segment and I only heard one “mid-word cutoff” in the whole show.

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

A: Because of the format of their show, there really wasn’t a lot of opportunity to use sound effects.

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

A: Once again, since it was more of a “talk radio” show their wasn’t a whole lot of music.

  • Does the show have a structure? Is it cohesive or does it feel stitched together?

A: I would say the show has a pretty cohesive structure.

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

A: Because of the talk show format, there isn’t so much a “story”  and I wouldn’t say there was really a sense of drama or unknown either.

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

A: Not to be unkind but I would give them 2 stars. Firstly, from a male perspective, I don’t think they really produced an entertaining show. I think there were some bright points, they all seemed comfortable and were easy to understand, but it just seemed to lack excitement.

Radio Show Self-Evaluation

  • 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)?

A: I think our group shined here pretty well, the equipment I had from my failed podcasting dream made our voices pretty clear.

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

A: I think we had a few mistakes in this department, if given time to go back I might introduce segments a little better.

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

A: I think we used them pretty effectively, we always had something quiet and unobtrusive going on the background.

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

A: I think our use of music was effective and fit the theme well.

  • Does the show have a structure? Is it cohesive or does it feel stitched together?

A: There could be an argument made that our show might be “stitched together” but I think that is the nature of the soundscape format in some ways, and I think our theme was the glue that made it less scattered.

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

A: I think that within the confines of the format it tells the story effectively.

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

A: I would give our show 4 out of 5 stars. I think that we successfully communicated the theme through the format and the general feedback we received seemed to indicate it wasn’t too painful to listen to.

Storytelling within the Web

below you will find my edited website, I picked the drudge report because of its simple format and turned a headline concerning the hurricane into…

DRUDGE REPORT BREAKING NEWS

I also changed some of the ones below to reflect this new revelation. Here is the original site: http://drudgereport.com/ Definitely easier than I expected, the software was great.

Additional Web Assignments

Theodore Roosevelt Esquire

Forward to the Past

Daily Creates

TDC289: “Take a picture of rocks”

Man Discovers Tools

I am not entirely sure where I found this rock, but I thought it cool since it fits in my hand. It would make a good bludgeoning device in a pinch.

TDC293: “Take a photograph of the thing you own of which you are most proud of”

Man Discovers Electronics

This laptop was my high school graduation present and has served me well in my college years. It still keeps up with my gaming and processing needs with limited hiccups (except when I am trying to be interviewed on ds106radio). My car is another option but that’s still technically in my dads name, so I don’t “own” it.

TDC294: “Favorite Series – favorite pen, favorite wooden spoon, favorite mug, favorite whatever”

Man Discovers Machinery

I’ve never been much of a watch person but its a lot less obtrusive than reaching into your pocket to check your phone for the time and I recently got it as a gift, so I would say its my favorite accessory.

Daily Create Story:

(play this while you review the following)

Man Discovers Tools

Man Discovers Tools

Man Discovers Machinery

Man Discovers Machinery

Man Discovers Electronics

Man Discovers Electronics

 

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