This is the bumper I made for our radio show. I used Audacity to make and edit the bumper.
I first recorded the audio of myself talking.
Next, I found the sound effect clip I wanted to use. I found it on this website. I imported the sound clip to audacity so I could layer the audio together.
After this, all that was left to do was to cut the audio of the music to make sure it was the right length then I had to lower the volume of it so it could still be heard over the voice. The final step was to export the audio and upload it to Soundcloud.
Tuesday, October 13: One Word
“Find a favorite quote or poem. Pull one word out of it. Create a new poem with just that word”
The quote I used for inspiration is this one and the word I pulled out of it was flaws.
Wednesday, October 14: Bad habits are good for you
“What is one bad habit you have? Depict that habit in a positive way in a short video.”
Thursday, October 15: Lucky, Lucky, Lucky
“What would your luckiest day in the world look like? Tell us what happens in a story.”
The story of my lucky day is a very short and simple one.
Saturday, October 17: The Eighth Day
“If the week had an 8th day, what would it be called? Why? What would it be known for?”
This assignment worth 2 stars was one of the most fun assignments I’ve done so far. I first had to find a Craigslist ad that would be the basis of my audio recording. Browsing through the different ads posted on Craigslist was a very interesting process. The ad I chose was about gaining success on YouTube.
I started by recording myself reading the text of the Craigslist advertisement.
Next, I went to Google to find jazzy music to add to it, since that’s what the assignment required.
Once I found the one I wanted to use, I saved it to my computer and imported it into Audacity. This is the jazz track I decided to use and to save it to my computer I used a YouTube-MP3 converter, found here.
Adding in the second audio file created another layer so I muted the first one so I could edit the background track by itself. I changed the Gain to -36dB, which made it softer so that the voice recording audio could still be heard over it.
I played around with some of the effects for the background track and decided to have the beginning of it fade in. After that I used the time shift tool to move to audio recording so that it was at the end of the faded out portion of jazz. The final step was to cut out the rest of the jazz music since it would have made the rest of the track just music with no talking.
After that I just had to upload to Soundcloud and it was done.
1: TV Show theme song
2: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Ross
3: Central Perk
For this audio assignment, worth 3 stars, we had to reverse the music for an audio file. I started by finding the audio clip on YouTube and downloading it. I then uploaded the clip onto Audicity so I could do the editing.
The next step was to select the entire audio file to have the affect applied to it.
After selecting it all, I went into the effects menu and clicked the reverse option.
After that, the process was done. The audio was reversed and the file was exported to be uploaded onto Soundcloud.
This week’s daily creates were fun and I talk all about them here.
The design assignments I did were creating a business card, designing a license plate, a DS106 PostSecret card, the required suspect board, and I made a movie trading card.
The design assignments were all generally easy and when I did have difficulties it didn’t take long to figure out what I was doing. For all of them I used Pixlr.com because it is so similar to Photoshop and I don’t have Photoshop so it’s nice to have the same editing capabilities with a free program.
Love At First Shot
For this assignment I had to first start with a photo of a couple in love. The photo editing software I used was Pixlr.com and the whole process is explained in this post.
The design blitz was probably the toughest assignment this week but once I better understood the concepts I got it done.
- How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?
I feel like I did very well in completing this week’s assignments. I gave myself to get them all done and do them correctly.
- What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?
The design blitz gave me the most trouble this week. It was a little difficult to understand the different design concepts and then to find things to accurately convey the concept. The assignments I enjoyed the most were the 5 design assignments we had to do. They were all really fun and I liked being able to put my own twist on things.
Reading The Vignelli Canon gave me new insight and knowledge into the world of design and the essential elements to it. He starts by talking about the three most important design aspects to him which are semantics, syntactic and pragmatic. He goes through and explains why each one of these aspects is important and I find this to be very helpful in understanding what each of these mean and their relevance to design. He continues by explaining all the other aspects to design and why they’re significant. The inclusion of photos and other visual aids help to make it easier to understand these different design concepts.
Apart from the sticker on the cover, the colors catch your attention. There are a lot of colors but they all go together and the title of the book, “Macroeconomics” is written in a thin black font to stand out from the other colors on the cover.
This canvas has more than one font. Part of it is written in cursive, others in a bold, block font and the rest in different variations of fonts. The spacing of the words isn’t uniform, some of the words are closer than others and the layout of the words is almost scattered.
The words at the top are dominant in comparison to the rest of the bottle. It’s centered in the middle of the bottle and the words are in two different fonts, making them stand out more. When you look at the bottle your eyes are first drawn to “Country Chic” before you look down to realize the other words printed on the bottle.
The design of the box as well as the insert that holds the watch is very simple, both a shade of brown. The minimalism of the box allows the watch to be the focal point and even the design of the watch is very minimal. Just a plain gold face with lines to represent the numbers inside. The box is more of a demonstration of minimalism because no matter what the watch looks like, it’ll always be the focus when contrasted with the box.
March 19, 2012
We were celebrating 4 years of being together. He planned an extravagant cruise ship getaway for just the two of us. After lunch we walked out onto the bow of the ship where there was no one else around so we could be alone. He held my hand and little did I know he’d gotten someone to take pictures of the entire moment. We got to the edge of the ship, he got down on one knee and that was the moment I knew this is who I would spend forever with.
How I Did It
For this assignment we had to use photo editing software to change something significant about a photo. I used pixlr.com to add one photo to another. I first had to make the background of the photo of the silhouettes transparent so I could add it to the photo of the ship. From that point I just had to layer the two and flatten them into one image.
This week’s group work on our radio show consisted of us creating a logo for our show. The name we chose was Wacky History and Rachel created a logo.
The kind of show we decided to do was to each have a separate segment talking about a specific item.
Having to design a movie trading card (4 stars) I decided to use inspiration from one of my favorite movies, Forrest Gump.
I started by gathering my images from Google. First I got a template of a blank Pokemon card and found the picture from the movie that I wanted to use. I put all the images in Pixlr then added the text to the card and that was all I had to do to create my own movie playing card!