Radio Show Listen & Tweet Along

This week I listened to the radio shows that aired Thursday night. They were “Dinner Party At 6″ and “The Noir Buzz.”

“Dinner Party At 6″
This show was based off of the idea of the game and the movie “Clue.” As soon as I figured out that it was, I was instantly excited to listen to it because Clue was one of my favorite games growing up.
This group did a phenomenal job with sounds effects and background noises. They kept a consist rain sound throughout the entire show which was impressive. Another effect that really contributed to the dinner party idea was the sound of silverware in the background while their characters were talking.
The plot built consistently and then at the end it just got really good. Although it left us on a cliffhanger, I still really loved this show…I just wanna know what happened next!!

“The Noir Buzz”
This show was a change of pace from the other shows I have heard. This group used a lot of commercials that were really well done!! The sounds were great and the context of the commercials themselves created an eerie and creepy vibe.
It was a little hard for me to follow this story, however, it built really well and finished (as always) even better.
I also really liked how this group was on the call after their show to give a bit of clarity. It’s really beneficial to hear the ideas behind it and have the professors ask some of the questions that the audience was curious about.

Overall, these were two really great shows. Good job everyone!

DS106 Radio Listen Along

On Thursday, I listened to DS106 Radio and it was awesome! The two groups that were on were “NOIR not the father” and “NOIRTalk.”

I’ll start off with “NOIRTalk.” This show was intriguing in a totally different way. This group changed the pace of the radio shows by bringing in a different perspective and slowing it down a little bit. Not saying that their show wasn’t exciting, but it was a slow, building kind of excitement.
I was fairly thrown off during the show because I wasn’t sure what was going on, however, it all started to come together towards the end. I liked that the characters were total opposites but started to have the same mindset in the end. All of the characters developed really well even with a slower pace compared to some of the other shows. Overall, I love how this group switched it up and put together a great show!

The other show that was on Thursday night was “NOIR Not The Father.” Okay, right off the bat, this show was hilarious. It modeled a modern day Maury show and provided a lot of laughs. I loved how they incorporated the theme of noir with such a modern form of entertainment.
Something that worked really well for them was the background noises of crowds freaking out, laughing, clapping, etc. I tweeted and asked if the sounds were from an actual Maury show and I Philip (a member of the group) confirmed that they were. I really appreciate the thought and effort that this group put into their show to make it authentic but also make it 100% their own.

Overall, these were two really great radio shows and I’m so glad that I listened on Thursday night. Good job everybody!

What Week Was This?

But actually, I don’t remember what week this was…

Oh well, all I know is that I now have a week off.

This week was a lot of work, but pretty fun! The Radio Show was obviously the biggest part of this week, but it was a good project. Like most sane people, I usually hate doing group projects and end up feeling like good ole Leslie here.

So, coming into this project I wasn’t very optimistic. Let me just tell you about how wrong I was. My group was awesome!! Everyone contributed and made it work for all of us to be able to meet up and get it all done.

Anyway, here’s my blog post summarizing this week’s process for the radio show:
And here’s the final product:

Another aspect of this week was to once again comment on 10 other posts. Here are all of the places I commented:

The final task of the week was to do 3 Daily Creates! Here are the one’s I did this week:

1. Here’s the blog post about it. And here’s my drawing:

DS106 SpaceShip

2. Here’s my blog post. And here’s my photo:

Heel Concept

3. My final Daily Create for the week was pretty tough. Here’s my blog post about it. And here’s my trailer:

Well DS106-ers, I hope everyone gets to relax after this week and that everyone has a great “spring” break!!

But despite the snow that’s still outside, I think we could all use a good break…

Week 2 Process & Final Radio Show

This week, “That Group” had to finish up our radio show. On Tuesday, we spent 5 hours in the audio studio in the ITCC… yes, I correctly typed a 5 there. We knew that this project would take a lot of time to do, but I don’t think we expected to do 5 hours consecutively. But within those 5 glorious hours, we finished pretty much all of our recordings!!
After we got all of the big recordings finished, Brian took the time to put them in order and just make a general frame for our project. The next step after that was to find where we needed better transitions, more time on certain parts, or where to add sound effects. So, we met on Thursday night and started to fill in the cracks. We got all of the additional recordings done and called it a night. Jack took the reigns on finishing up the editing. He did an awesome job finishing it up over the weekend (after spring break had already started for him…thank you!) and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it! So, without further ado… Here’s the Special Edition of Inside Talking: A Night of Noir: