My Radio Transmission From Cape Town, Africa!!!! Frequency 2156

 

As a digital story I feel this website Frequency 2156  nailed the digital story aspect.  The multiple different audio files from numerous amounts of individuals help to paint a picture of what is going on within the individuals and what is going on around them.  Each audio file from different parts of the world show a different story going on, each file is not the same and I think this is what makes this type of storytelling different than others I have listened to or seen before.  I feel the crowd sourcing audio helps bring a different aspect to this genre.  People are able to be creative and have fun with this, because they are not following any structure in their audio works.  The only thing I would do different with this story is to make the uploads of audio not take so long, other than that I wouldn’t change a thing.  The visuals are amazing, the multi layers of the website keep the viewer’s attention, and the aspect of crowd-sourcing for the audio is an awesome idea to make it more realistic.

I tried to upload my voice recording to the Frequency 2156 website but was unsuccessful in doing so.  After bring it to Professor Burtis attention she stated to go ahead and record a voice transmission.  So I used audacity to merge my sounds together that I had gotten from the Free Sound Website .  I used two different sounds in the making of my clip, bunker sounds with a constant drip in the background and bombs hitting the bunker in the distance.  I think I am somewhat getting the hang of audacity and I quite enjoyed making my transmission from Cape Town Africa, in which my transmission was meant to reach others who were survivors like me.  As you can tell from my transmission my survival may depend on if I can find other survivors or not.

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So when I did my contribution to the Frequency 2156 site, I had to record my clip multiple times.  The first few times I didn’t like the way I came across, but once I got my clip where I wanted it I played around with the settings to give it the apocalyptic feel.  Out of all things to use to record my voice for the clip, I ended up using my XBOX headphones to give my voice a little bit better quality of audio.  I did use a script of sorts that I created in Microsoft Word so that way I knew what I was going to say, so I didn’t fumble and bumble my audio clip.  Overall I enjoyed being creative with my audio file being able to contribute to the overall story being told.

My Xbox Headset worked wonders!!!!

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