Scott Brinkmann’s hotel can be very scary at night! Here are some sounds you might hear while walking around the hotel. You could hear anything from footsteps, screams, and the howling wind to even ghosts! I thought this assignment would be good for my character’s hotel because hotels are notorious for being haunted. This also goes along nicely with the noir theme. I used Audacity and Freesound.org to create this audio. I used a ominous background noise and then overlapped it with individual creepy sounds. I had to delete sections out of the individual sounds to make them sound right. I also had to increase and decrease the level of sound for each audio to make them mesh well. I think the outcome was generally successful.
Sounds I Used:
This is “Girl Inform Me” by the Shins, it is Scott Brinkmann’s favorite song. It might be a little hard to recognize because it is slowed down 800%. To do this I took a song off of my iTunes and put it into Audacity. I then used the effect Paulstretch to slow it down. This effect allows you to change the pitch along with the speed. After it has been slowed down it sounds like it takes forever just to change sounds in the song.
These are the objects you would find in my character’s bag on a regular basis.
This is Scott’s guest book for his hotel, he always likes to know who is in his hotel and what rooms are occupied, so the guest book helps him keep track of this.
Scott carries Ibuprofen with him because he often gets headaches from the stress of running his hotel business. He spends long hours organizing and planning for his guests and this causes him to become stressed out.
You can bet that there will always be a Coke in Scott’s bag, given that this is his favorite drink he always has one on hand.
These are Scott’s keys, he must keep them with him at all times because they lock and unlock all of the entrances to his hotel, they also have a master key that opens every room door, and of course they have the keys to his own house.
Scott keeps this planner in his bag so he always knows what he has scheduled for the day. He is a very organized man and does not like to be late or miss events, therefore he never leaves his planner behind.
Scott always keeps cash on him incase a customer needs change and for his lunch that he buys everyday at the deli down the street.
Finally, Scott always carries his aviator sunglasses with him for style and for utility.
I want to start by telling my wife Jane how much I love her and how happy she has made me over the years. I would like to leave the hotel, all our belongings, and earnings to her, I know she will continue the legacy and take care of the hotel. I wish we had the chance to have children but at least I know that a child will not have to grow up without their father. I hope to be remembered as a successful husband and business owner. I also hope that my guests have all been satisfied with my hotel and services and that they remember me as honest, fair, and friendly. I hope that my father would be proud of me and how I have continued the family business. Perhaps I will meet him on the other side and I will get to see him once more. I hope that everyone I leave behind lives a fulfilling, gratified life, and that my wife will one day be able to move on.
Scott Brinkmann is a 26 year old man with brown hair and eyes. He is tall, attractive, determined, and adventurous. He was born in Oklahoma and has lived there his whole life. He is a hotel owner, his father used to own the hotel, and after he passed Scott became the owner. He has a wife named Jane and their dog’s name is Dakota. Dakota wanders around the hotel and greets the guests. While working in the hotel business, Scott encounters many different people from many different places, many of them are very strange people. Scott’s favorite food is pasta, his favorite drink is Coke, and his favorite color is Blue. His favorite book and movie is the Great Gatsby and Star Wars. His favorite possession is the watch that his father left behind for him. Last, his personal motto is “Always remain focused on what it is that you are trying to accomplish.”