The main basic of my idea was to create something that is emotion invoking, therefore I play around the idea of an argument. After searching youtube of good quality audio of argument, I found an extended clip of an argument from the movie Bridesmaids.
I felt this clip was suitable for use because the use of swearing has a big impact for the listener. their variation of tones also have impact on the listeners perception of the characters in the narrative.
From my iTunes, I found a classical music song called I love music by Ahmad Jamal. The song goes through a series of contrasting piano notes in an aggressive and soft way. I thought this was fitting because the argument in bridesmaids flows in an identical way.
I then found some sound effects on youtube of ; car unlocking, door opening and closing, walking, crying, car interior, car crash.
These sound effects helped me to construct a series of sounds that describe in sound, a woman who gets fired and then gets into a car crash.
When the woman in my narrative is angry after her argument and getting fired, she cries to her car in the car park, plays some music in her car and gets involved in a car crash.
I chose to include the song by Kanye west called On Sight because I think that the song expresses anger in an overt way as well as having a fast pace. The song has synthetic instruments that makes the listener feel on edge.
After the car crash, I placed the song Timeless by Illa J, over the sound of the ambulance and police rushing to the accident site.
Youtube played a huge role in assisting me in looking for the appropriate sounds for my narrative, however, the website youtube2mp3 played an even bigger role . The website helped me to convert the youtube videos into mp3 files by pasting the url into the generator and clicking the download button.
The notes above are every sound I’d estimated would be suitable for the narrative, vaguely going in order of sequence
From the printscreen above we can see that there are volume bars along each track, which is necessary if you want to get a realistic and and appropriate volume levels.
The scissors tool made it easy to cut each individual track according to its appropriate length and the fade tool gives the effect of audio going into a distance as well as the audio coming closer and closer.
The mute tool stops a track from being heard in the sequence and the space bar is used to play audio on the timeline.
Using the drag and drop function to bring in mp3 files from my downloads file, as well as songs from my iTunes library. The sequencing tool enabled me to overlap audio track as well as accurately place the audio along the timescale
Logic is a software I learnt how to use in my spare tie. I Use logic to sequence instrumentals for a variety of music genre’s however, I used this software to complete this project because I find that the program has appropriate tools to make an mp3 file fitting the specifications of my project.
Create a short dramatic audio journey embedded in a small website. Use the interactivity of the website as a way to explore some aspect of the possibilities of alternate endings, dead ends and different routes through the narrative. Either use found (downloaded) audio or a recorded interview with a person / people as your raw material. Avoid ‘acting and actors’. Your audio should be mixed and treated to create atmosphere and drama. Use music sparingly, if at all. You might choose to focus on an event that happened to someone you know, or some aspect of current affairs, or perhaps something that relates to your other modules. Make a map of the structure of your narrative as part of the planning, with sketches / assemblages of paper (include images of your map in your submission on your blog).
The notes above are the planning notes which I made, in order to have a sequence of events that make sense.