Creating a radio show was something that I never thought I would be doing. I’m a pretty shy person and don’t really speak out unless I know you well, and I have to admit I was nervous once I seen that we would have to do this. But after doing it, I can say it wasn’t that bad at all! Contacting all of my team members was simple they were all on top of things like they were supposed to be. We aimed to do a show focused on story telling (hence the name “The Digital Storyfellers), so each of us took a topic and talked about it. I’m satisfied with our work, and thought that we all worked together well and accordingly. Each team member held up their end and did what they were supposed to do, and our finished product can reflect that.
We chose to use email, google and text in a group chat about our project. Having each others number made it much easier, because if we had a question we would just shoot a text over the group chat and within a couple minutes you could have your answer. The hardest part about working in a group is just putting it all together its not just one persons project we all have to worry about each other but it worked out fine. I think that our show stayed within the boundaries that we wanted, we chose a format of what we wanted to do and stayed with it. Whoever listens to it I feel will enjoy it because they are getting multiple stories.
For my part I used a mic that is built into my “Dre Beats headphones”, I tried to use my computers integrated mic but it sounded terrible. At first when I started recording I was messing up over and over again whether it was stuttering or forgetting what to say, every time something happened! So I thought to myself, I needed to write it down so I could get it down pat. I took the time to write everything down that I wanted to say and rehearsed it a few times, after a couple takes I finally got through without messing up.
My section was sports, so the story that I decided to talk about was Lamar Odom. Odom has been going through a lot and has been in the news heavy the last few days because of an overdose he suffered in Nevada. So I spoke about him and his struggles over the last few years, because there is many people in the world that wouldn’t have gotten through half of what he has…
After finishing I mixed it all together in Audacity and emailed it over to one of my teammates to put together for the final product!