For my audio assignment I decided to focus in on interviewing and sports. Recently I was admitted for training with the Pac 12 Network so I decided that I should get started with my experience in sports interviewing to get ahead of the game. I chose to interview Marcellus Pippins, a cornerback on the Washington State Cougars Football team, for the focus of this assignment. This past weekend they had an amazing blowout against Oregon State and I had a great time at my first cougar football game so I thought it would be fun to report on it.
I had 2 major issues with the completion of this draft. 1 all of the footage from the football game that I had posted on snapchat was deleted after it’s 24 hours of being online. This left me with no ambient sounds to add into my recording. I searched the internet for hours looking for something similar to the type of footage that I had. I came across a youtube video of when the cougars beat USC and the excitement and joy sounded the same as the video I had posted to my snap timeline. I quickly got into stalker mode and tracked down the creator of the video and asked them for permission to use the audio off of their youtube video. Problem Solved.
My second issue with putting this project together was finding somewhere quiet enough to do all of the audio recordings. I did my recordings in 2 separate places and didn’t realize the difference in sounds of the room until I had already recorded both of them and left. After I started editing the project into one file I noticed how different the backgrounds sounded. I plan on adding some kind of background music relevant to the story but not too energetic. I hope that this added in audio will drown out the background noise difference in the two locations and make all of the audio flow more smoothly.
I have a few more things that I want to tweak on this recording.. I may even do the audio recording of myself over again with a new background to solve the problem. This is frustrating.