Final Audio Project

This project was a fun one to capture and to edit. Again, I didn’t receive a lot of feedback saying the things that I should change other than raising some of the audio levels and adding in more audio. I think my interview would have been a lot more interesting and fun to listen to if I could have my project be longer than 2 minutes. So unfortunately I couldn’t take my classmates advice and add in an outro. It was already so hard trying to narrow down what had to go and what got to stay, that I couldn’t possibly add in more audio. I also wanted to use the WSU fight song but I didn’t know if there would be any type of copyright issues with the lyrics so I just went without it.

For my audio, I used an audio recorder I downloaded on my cell phone. This works as an advantage because you don’t need to purchase an extra mic or lug around any extra equipment.Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 6.30.17 PM

All of the footage that I recorded at the game and put on snapchat erased after 24 hours so I was left with no additional audio to play with. I searched the internet and found a video online of crazed fans screaming ” go cougs” after a WSU VS. USC game. So I tracked down the author to get their permission to use it in my video.

One of my biggest issues with this project was trying to find a space that I could record good audio in. I live in a noisy apartment complex that has music playing at all hours of the day and night. Another complication that I had with recording at my place was that I have hardwood floors and the sound would bounce off of the floors and walls, giving me a lot of feedback in my recordings.

Aside from turning the audio up I faded the crowd in and out as well as took out a many of the “Um’s” that I could without ruining the audio. It’s also pretty obvious that I cut the interview down so I could make the 2 minute limit.

Being honest, this isn’t my best work… and I’m happy to admit that. I don’t really like the way this sounds and I know that I can produce better audio work than this. Unfortunately, due to my school load right now I didn’t have the time to go back and re-record the audio. So I had to make due with what I had. A few years ago one of my teachers told me “ A true editor can take the crappiest footage and turn it into gold”. I’m hoping this is at least bronze. :-p

Link to Audio Final

I love editing video so I can’t wait to start working on the next unit! 🙂

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