Week 5 and I’m Staying Alive

Alrighty so I finished week 5.. Yay me.

This week was pretty challenging to say the least because I have never ever used audio apps before so definitely a first for me. But it I think Audacity is a pretty cool app and I cant wait to use it again. I am really glad I took this class because I am being introduced to computer programs I never knew even existed. The Frequency Radio is so cool who would of even come up with that sort of idea. Still low key mad my creepy song did not upload but oh well. I loved the tweet along DS radio because we were all on slack joking around about what was happening it made it a little less creepy haha.

Now for the question of the week, I am doing alright. Like with school work I don’t feel overwhelmed at all. I am a senior just taken lower level classes to get credits so im not stressed. But being a senior this year I am the captain of the UMW softball team and I know to you guys its not alot of work but it can be pretty stressful. There are 23 of us on the team and I have to take a personal interest in all of them, and deal with what problems they have. And with 23 young women that can be often. So me not ever being put in a leadership role I have to try and deal with it the best way I can. And we have such a young team this year with alot of talent just they need to grow a bit. And out first game is this weekend home and 12 and 2 if yall wanna stop by. So yeah thats me for this week over and out.

Papa Needs help

For this assignment I decided to be the little boy from ” The Road”. He finds a house and the phone is working so he dials 911 and requests help because Papa is dead on the beach and he does not know what to do.  You can listen here.

I thought the little boy would be perfect for this assignment its a little short but it seems fine to me. I did a 2nd recording to add some background to the kids character in the movie. Click here to listen.

 

What the Freak Frequency Radio

I thought Frequency 2156 was very interesting. I listened to alot of deep radio stations and lite hearted ones. One i listened to sounded pretty similar to the tweet along audio we listened to earlier in the week. But i did think ones were pretty creepy, one of our classmates had one where they were yelling for help, it sounded extremely believable.

When it came to the assignment to upload my own audio to Frequency 2156 it didnt work out and  was pretty upset because i uploaded the song “Its the end of the world as we know it” and i edited on Frequency to make it sound creepy and mysterious but it didnt load. I waited 2 hours. So if you want to hear what i tried to upload to the Frequency Radio its Here.

Radio Shack

So after listening to Jad Abumrad I really enjoyed what he had to say about the radio. He started to tell a story and focusing on how that even though radio lacks pictures that its strength as well. He said “I just painted you a picture but you were the paint brush.” People do say radio is dead but sometime when im in the car listening i do feel as if they are talking to me. Especially when i am back home in Norfolk when i hear the local radio stations, i can really relate to them.  I feel the radio can connect us as community.

In the 2nd video he discusses how radio is almost ancient storytelling and i can agree with that the radio was invented before the TV and that’s how alot of people got their information besides the newpapers. Jad has a very interesting perspective on the radio.

I personally do not have alot of experience with audio apps. But i did download SoundCloud so that a star. And the other day when i listened to the DS106 Radio i thought that was pretty cool. Hopefully ill have a chang to play with those other apps as well.

Movies and Gifs

 

Ok Ok Now!! So I figured out how to make a GIF thanks to Jen you rock. So let get this started with La Jette, that movie definitely gave me the creeps a bit. I thought the pictures would start moving and pop out and scare me. But for the time it was made it had some pretty far out concepts about the apocalypse. The whole higher power see into the future thing was pretty crazy. But even with the subtitles it was hard to follow but the pictures were amazing. The film took advantage of using contrast a lot in the pictures for sure.

Now onto The Road, I thought it was a great movie. But it made me sad at times, when the boy wanted to talk about his mom but the dad sadi just forget it. It broke my heart. I almost had a heart attack when they were in that house where the people were chained up to be eaten and the owners came back. I said to myself “if this little boy gets eaten im done forever with this movie” Throughout the movie the father narrates the movie talking about how the boy wants to meet other children and all, but little did they know a super nice family was following them the whole time! Towards the end of the movies the fathers dies, then the little boy is confronted by a man with 2 kids a wife and a dog. So that movie gave me hope that the world will be ok.

Below I attached a gif from my favorite scene! The boy is trying a soda for the first time, and he love its and say wow its so bubbly. Reminded me of me when i was kid drinking soda thinking how great life is.

 

Week 4 and how I Crawled my way through it

Wow end of week for and it totally kicked my ass, but my favorite part was watching the movies for sure. I am not really into taking pictures and all. BUt i did learn how to make a gif so I guess that is something. So i am pretty happy about that.

So one take away from the Campbell Narrative is that “the event is not what happens. The event is that which can be narrated” It kinda like if a tree falls in the woods, does it make it sound. Alot of pictures and events need to be narrated to get the full effect of it.

The visual assignment werent that bad i hope i did well with them.

I am so glad this week is done and over with and also for the question of the week, absolutely a gif can tell a story, they say a picture is worth a 1000 words so what about a moving one?

5 Frames Then The End

It was a typical winter everything was peaceful , it was the night before christmas and we were all excited for the new year. But on Christmas morning all the snow and ice melted away overnight. The weather man didn’t say this would he said it would be below 30 degrees. But now it feels like the 70’s.

So we took joy in the unseasonably warm weather, we all went swimming at the beach it was great best unexpected Christmas surprise yet. Or so we thought it kept getting hotter and hotter and hotter. Wildfires started out of nowhere we didn’t know what this happened.

The fires kept growing and growing we had to get out of there.

So we hopped in the RV and hit the road for the caverns to escape the rising heat. We didn’t know if we were going to make it intime we just kept driving on the back roads to avoid the madness. And to avoid all the deaths that were happening.

It keeps getting hotter and hotter and i don’t think Ill make it I dont think I can stand this heat any longer or that terrible smell that comes with it. Oh my god that terrible smell is me ouch ouch im getting burned from the air I just want to..