1. ctwilker

    Tell me a story about Chicago, Mr River.


    For my next thought on something in the real world that could use a story I was reminded how fun it is to have a friend play tour guide when you are in a city. This past week I was in Chicago and a friend was taking me around the …

  2. ctwilker

    Making sounds is hard!


    Write a blog post that includes an embedded version of your foley recording. Include your list of brainstormed sounds and the objects or methods used to create the sounds. What was the experience like?

    So this assignment really sounds fun to create the sound effects for a film. I have …

  3. LRo

    Wedding Bells


    My sister is getting married in about 6 weeks. So, wedding bells and relationships are hot topics within my family. One of the comments that everyone keeps telling my sister is how fast the wedding day actually will go. They then usually proceed to ask my sister when she’s planning …

  4. kkarras2014

    Lions, and Wizards, and Sounds, O My!


    It was a beautiful week in DC which ended with a beautiful Easter weekend.

    In completing this week’s assignments, I began by revisiting my SoundCloud account that I had previously only used to listen to other people’s audio posts. I read a quote from Victor Hugo that a friend had …

  5. chronicwndrlst

    Sounds Like an Adventure


    The story I created is from the point of view of my loyal travel companion, Becki the backpack (see photos). Becki and I have been traveling together for a decade. This story is a forty-five second snapshot of a day in the life of Becki.

    …I sit patiently, and empty, …

  6. kkarras2014

    Dig Deeper


    Back in March, I wrote a post about a potential final project idea I had on a video about recent baptisms at my church. The baptisms happened back in early April. It was a beautiful day, and we were able to capture the whole thing on camera, but the …

  7. kkarras2014

    Playoff Sound Off


    Since basketball has infiltrated our house once more this spring in the realm of the NBA playoffs, I decided to dedicate my second audio assignment of the week to the Washington Wizards who, though by a thread, are a part of the playoffs this year.

    I interviewed Randy Wittman about …

  8. cbedross1

    Weekly Summary – Week 5


    Very hectic week, a lot to learn and keep up with. However, the assignments were interesting and I feel like the tools we learned and practiced with will be useful in the future. This week started out with creating a SoundCloud account then recording your first audio file. I created …

  9. youblueit

    Relax and enjoy



    Another hectic week with no time time to relax. I clearly remember the days when I was able to fit work, family, me-time and sleep into a typical day. That was before I had a laptop and the convenience of internet access at home. This week I spent time …

  10. bcodelson

    A Missed Connection


    In one of my many first jobs out of college, I worked in a local jewelry store in a resort town. During the off-season, the days were painfully slow and I often kept myself entertained by checking out the missed connections section of Craigslist.  It’s a pretty interesting little …

  11. cbedross1

    Storifying – Take 5!


    For this week I have chosen my 1994 Acura Integra. A car, really? At first I didn’t think it would apply, but taking a deeper look, I realized it’s filled with stories and elements that could carve its own story. What made me think of it was the fact that …

  12. kkarras2014

    Hear Sally Run


    To complete this first assignment for the week, I decided to start with the story before exploring the sounds. I thought about a story that I wanted to convey through sound, and wanted to incorporate something that everyone could relate to. I thought about how I am often running from …

  13. cbedross1

    Chaplin Foley – ROARing Lion!


    Foley sound, which is defined by Wikipedia as the reproduction of everyday sound effects, was the basis for this assignment – creating sound effects completely on our own to mirror a section of a Charlie Chaplin film. The section of the film that I was responsible for was from marker …

  14. kkarras2014

    More of a Consumer


    I actually already had a SoundCloud account before this assignment, but have never uploaded anything to my account. I had created it a while ago to listen to some of my friend’s music, but never really felt like I had much to contribute to that world.

    I changed my avatar …