Grumpy Desperado’s Reflection

The beginning the speaker sounds very mellow, doesn’t sound very interested at all. The background music is very loud and different, doesn’t sound like it goes with the show very well. I can;t really hear him at all.

The first commercial sounded very Halloween like and scary I enjoyed it!

The Second story I thought that there was to many background noises and hard to hear. It was cool how they told the story together though. Sound effects I thought were creepy an put in at good times.

Third Story was to hard to hear and understand. I wish the speaker had opened up their vocal cords a little more! It was still fine though.

The ending the music was too loud, and didn’t go with the story much at all. For this scary radio show they chose a very upbeat pop song I thought was weird. Overall I give them a 3.2 out of 5 because they worked really well together and had a nice creepy show.


Digital Storyfellers Reflection

This radio reflection is on my own group, “The Digital Storyfellers”, I actually thought that ours wasn’t to bad at all for guys that never worked together before.

The beginning Caleb I thought spoke very clearly and was easy to understand. There wasn’t isn’t background noise. Playing the music in between the two segments was a great idea I think. I liked the way that he introduced myself (James Baylor) to the show. I didn’t notice until after I had turned my audio way up you can hear some background noise of the TV coming from down the hall. Other than that I had to read off a page so that I wouldn’t mess up my lines. I could have sounded more enthusiastic, but I was more focused on the story than anything. My mic that I was using was the best that I had, everything else sounded much worse.

The transition to Chris’s commercial sounded fine. Very clear and easy to hear. Background music added a nice touch to it. On to my bumper that once again sounded pretty bad because of the mic issues.

Chris’s story I thought it was pretty cool how he was creative enough to change his voice. It sounds different, and kind of slows up compared to the rest of the show, but its the end so I think it brought our show to a close perfectly.


Find a Digital Tool

old1The online digital tool that I chose to review is called, it is a simple tool where you can upload funny pictures, simply convert video files to Gifs, or even make funny memes and share with others. All you have to do to upload pictures and create memes is click the “Upload Photos” button and pick the file from your computer which you want to use. To convert videos to Gifs you just have to find the video link you want to use, you can get it from YouTube or any other site with videos. Copy it and paste it into where it says paste, then it will take a sec and download it. From there you can choose which part of the video where you want it to start and finish. Once you’ve selected you can simply either save your creation or share it with your friends all over social media. This has been the best digital tool for me to use because it is so simple.

How it all began!

road-363265_640-350x350This basketball team came together over many years, they had all went to different school districts, but somehow they all knew of one another. One of them a captain he was a natural born leader, taken his high school team to states over and everyone knew him. The next member was a knock down shooter, he could make shots from all around the court. On the other side of town they all knew of this little short guard that could handle the ball like no other, nobody was taking it from him. To finish up the 5 there was these two brothers that could rebound and block shots with the best of them, both weighing in at 6’8 245, made them unstoppable in the paint. A old high school coach noticed all of their talent and decided to create and AAU team to travel all around the US playing against top talent. So the coach contacted them all and of course each one of them was down for it. Quickly they mashed together and built chemistry, becoming good friends would help them out on the court a great deal. Over the summer of their AAU season they were undefeated, getting all the way to the championship game and winning it their very first year as an organization. Each one of the 5 players earned Division 1 scholarships by the end of the summer. They owed everything to the old coach that had gotten them together.

Weekly Summary 7&8

For this weekly summary we were supposed to do only one for the two weeks because we had a group project to create a radio show! Very fun assignment I can imagine that it was something new for all of us to experience together. Over the semester working with audio has gotten easier and easier as we go, I can’t say that it is something that I have grown to really love to do thought because , I don’t like to speak over microphones, one reason is because I’m a very shy person and I tend to stutter sometime and the other reason is I think that my voice sounds weird when its being played back to me. Weird yea tell me about it! But my view of audio has changed some and it is for the better. I still enjoy photography and design much more because I can be more creative with it.

When I started this class I thought it was going to be a breeze, much like other online classes that I have taken. But I quickly learned that you have to put a lot of work into this class. I found that I am spending most of my homework time for ds106! I joined the class a few days late so I really didn’t have any expectations for it, I actually didn’t really even know what the class was about. In the end I am happy I signed up for it, its fun and interactive.

Daily Creates:

Daily Create #1

Daily Create #2

Daily Create #3

Daily Create #4

Daily Create #5

Daily Create #6

Assignments and Radio Show Pieces:

Radio Commercial

Radio Show Reflection

Radio Sports Story

Digital Storyfellers Radio Bump

So and So’s Greatest Hits

Do you hear what I hear?


Radio Commercial

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My radio commercial I created using a YouTube clip and Audacity.