Weekly Summary

Reading Movies

Reading Movies

How to Read a Movie by Roger Ebert I think that Ebert’s basic visual strategy is very interesting. I do not watch a lot of movies or television so I am not grounded on the intricacies of videography the way he is. However, as someone […]

Look, Listen, Analyze

Look, Listen, Analyze

The Good The Bad and the Ugly (Cemetery Scene) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZHEu7HusG4&list=PLRxOxWTx2sTWXlPjwkcXN-tREmsQWd-Sc&index=12 It truly is amazing what your eyes see without sound and what you hear when you are not visually distracted. This was a unique experience. By turning off the sound and watching the visual effects […]

G W Zimmerman Week 3 Audio Story Telling

G W Zimmerman Week 3 Audio Story Telling

This was the week that was!!!! In the midst of everything else the wifi on my computer crashed. I’m now hooked up to an ether net connection that is less than optimal. Talk about old school…at least it isn’t a dial-up connection…that would be rich. […]

Talking to Myself – Having a Phone Conversation with Myself

Talking to Myself – Having a Phone Conversation with Myself

This 4 1/2 star assignment was actually relatively straight forward and fun. The most difficult part was writing out a quick script and then recording it using Audacity. I decided that there was no point in doing two separate tracks since the natural flow of […]

Welcome to McDonald’s – May I take your Order

Welcome to McDonald’s – May I take your Order

This 1 1/2 star assignment was fun as well as eye opening. My two resources were the online McDonald’s menu and Audacity. After going to the McDonald’s website and picking out three items I would never order, I decided to change the order around. My […]

Do You Hear What I Hear – A Day in My Life

Do You Hear What I Hear – A Day in My Life

To make this sound bite I use my iPhone’s voice memo application. I played the various recordings into the microphone I have attached my computer and then manipulated each of the recordings using my new best friend, Audacity. This recording starts with my daily 6 […]

Sound Effects Story: Trip to the Grocery

Sound Effects Story: Trip to the Grocery

This 3 1/2 star sign assignment provided me with the opportunity to take an imaginary round trip excursion to the grocery store in my Land Rover. In preparation for my excursion I spent a few hours getting familiar with Audacity. One of the hints given […]

Thoughts on Audio Storytelling

Thoughts on Audio Storytelling

I just completed listening to “Moon Graffiti”. Wow, what a powerful story. Shutting my eyes and allowing my sense of hearing to take over, I was transported back to that event in July 1969. For me this event was real. My parents and I were […]

Ted and ScottLo

Ted and ScottLo

Wow! This was well worth the time to listen to. I really appreciated ScottLo in Saudi Arabia. Having spent a significant portion of my life there and having listened to more than one call to prayer it was nice to hear the call of the […]

About Audio Story Telling

About Audio Story Telling

Ira Glass opined that the building blocks of storytelling are: 1) Anecdote – a sequence of actions in which one action leads onto another. He noted that in good anecdotes the storyteller uses bait to constantly raise questions that the storyteller answers, which raises more […]