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! 🙂

Narrative Graphic Collage Draft

Previously I posted pictures of objects that I would like to edit into one single photo but after working on the draft, I realized the idea that I came up with is actually a lot
harder to bring to life than I thought it would be. Although I would still like to do this for a project, I decided to put that one on hold and focus on one that was a bit more within my skill range… which is pretty novice at the moment.

I then started going through my SD cards and found the photos I took at my cousins wedding. It was very short and rushed but I snapped the photos that I could. I thought this would be a great opportunity to use the skills I’m acquiring in school to edit their wedding photos for them.

I started by using google to find collages and came up with a few wedding examples but I didn’t have those types of photos. I watched a few youtube tutorial’s showing how to use key shortcuts, the ruler and additionally I combined this tutorial with other
skills I picked up as I searched across on the internet.

I created this collage by creating square shapes with the rectangle tool. After I used the clipping mask feature to shape the photograph under the shapes creates with the rectangle tool.
In this photo I have only placed text over the photos but I would like to make it a bit more appealing to the eye in the final project. I definitely plan on changing up the shape and possibly putting the text in front of the photos using the clipping mask.

The hardest part of this project was finding photos that would work because I didn’t get the chance to take a lot of staged photos and the ones I did were rushed. Because i’m not satisfied with this either I will probably end up changing the project again. Really, I just turned in this copy of the draft so I would receive credit for doing it… not because I am happy with the work that I’ve done.

Source Tutorial Video link:

Photoshop Tutorials

Remember when I said I would be using my site for assignments? Well… Here is my first one. It was to digitally edit these photos  by instruction. I am going to post these Backwards…  after and then Before



Here are the photos before I edited them