This assignment is titled “Dramatic Reading Remix” and is worth 3 and a half stars. Here’s the link to the assignment: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/dramatic-reading-remix/
I completed this assignment from the viewpoint of Lena.
For this assignment I decided that it would be fun practicing dramatic readings since I am one of the least dramatic people I know. What better way to practice than doing this? I began by picking a song that would be able to be dramatized. I didn’t have a specific emotion in mind (happy, sad, angry, angsty, etc.) so I just started by scrolling through my iTunes library. I decided on the song “Flowers In Your Hair” by The Lumineers. It’s not too long of a song and it would be easy to make it sound really happy. The next step was to find some background music that could be put with a happy set of lyrics. So naturally, I turned to YouTube. Here’s the music I decided to use:
I then imported that song into Audacity. Next I recorded my reading of the lyrics and overlapped it with the music in Audacity. I trimmed the music to the length of time it took for me to read it and then I was basically done. The last thing was to export the file from Audacity and install onto my soundcloud account. The original song by The Lumineers and my remix of it are both below:
Here’s the original song by The Lumineers:
And here’s my dramatic reading (please don’t laugh):