Idea development/Research

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.

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Youtube & Youtube2mp3

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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.

 

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Sequencing audio 2

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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.

 

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Software

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.logic logo

Brief

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).