Tonight I listened to the radio shows NOIR At Night and Silk Road. Silk Road was my favorite of the two so I will talk about that one. It was a really good show, listening to it was suspenseful and had some comedy in it that made it entertaining. They had sound effects like typing, telephone rings, cars, and gun shots that really brought the story to life. The sound effects helped the listener to understand what was going on in the story better and also helped to visualize the scene. I think the best part about the show was its quality. The voices were very clear and the story and sounds flowed together nicely. The commercials were also done very well, and had a lot of creativity put into them. The only criticism I have about the show was that it was really short and the story moved very fast, you had to really pay attention to keep up. However they only had two people in their group so this is understandable. Overall it was a really well done show and showed what noir is all about.
Listening to our show live was different then listing to it while we made it. I could see how it all flowed together and what sounded good and bad. Getting feedback from people on twitter was my favorite part. People seemed to like it for the most part and it was fun to play along with the jokes in our show. One of the only criticisms we got was that conversation sometimes seemed unnatural if we tried to jump into the conversation too fast. If I could change something I think it would be to fix that problem, also I would change my character to a woman so I didn’t have to avoid the question of why my male character has a female voice. I enjoyed the process of recording the most during this project. I think doing the interviews without a script was a really good way to go and it was really funny to hear what people made up on the spot. We were all laughing throughout the interviews so that’s why it was a really fun part of the project. The hardest part about this project was time management and getting everyone together around their schedules. I would advise future students to use the sound booth in the convergence center because that helped us have a lot of clarity in our show, while it was a little tough to understand people in other shows who didn’t use a studio or a good microphone.
I listened to the radio show Noir D&D. I was very confused at first but I think I started to catch on a little bit by the end. It was a little hard to follow what they were talking about because I have no idea what the game D&D is or how it is played. The most predominant sound elements were the calm and battle background music, and the rolling of dice. Good things in the show were they had a really good narrator, he sounded very natural and flowed nicely, his voice was also clear and he was funny. They also had very good bumpers and commercials that sounded very realistic. Not so good things were that it was very hard for people who don’t have experience with the game to follow. I think they could have explained a little more in advance. The voices were also a little unbalanced, the narrator’s voice was a good volume, but some of the other characters were harder to hear. I also think they could have developed their characters a little bit more. In all the show was very excited and eventful. It was entertaining to listen to and the people sounded like they were having a lot of fun making it and playing the game.
“Inside Talking” is our talk show on the radio featuring our five noir guests and our host Lena Meyers. During the show we get to know more about each of the characters and hear some of our commercials.
So far we have made a lot of progress on our radio show. We met last night in the audio booth in the convergence center and worked until 1:00am on the show so we have gotten a good amount done. So far we have put together the intro, commercials, bumpers, and interviews for the show. What we need to finish up is the added sound effects, background music, host sign off, and editing. Luckily our group member Brian had a professional microphone for us to use in the studio which helped a bunch! It turned out to be pretty fun to record the show. At first we thought we were going to have a script but we then realized that it would sound much better if we just improvised as we went. So we just went off of the questions for the quests and did the rest on the spot. The interviews turned out to be very funny because we did them without a script. One problem we ran into with my character was that I made my character a male and I am a female so we had to get creative to make that work. We also had problems when the interview became too funny and we all burst out laughing in the middle of recording so we had to edit out our laughing. We plan to meet again in the audio booth tomorrow night to finish the show and hopefully it will be a hit!
This is the logo for our show “Inside Talking.” Brian made this awesome logo and got us off to a great start with our show. We have much more work to come from each of our group members. As I said in my summary our show will be in the style of a talk show. Christine, aka Lena Meyers will be the host. Each of our guests, Johnny “Corner Pocket” McCormick, Sterling James, Scott Brinkmann, and El Jota will come on as hosts.