Here is the link to my groups Traveling Gal’s Radio Show! You can read about the creation of the radio show in my radio show progress blog post. Hope you guys enjoy!
This week was a ton of fun! It was great finally getting together with my team members to record our radio show. There was the idea to have everyone record their segments separately, but I’m glad we chose to have a show where each of us are able to interact with each other as our characters. It allows for something different.
We reserved a room in Simpson library where we brainstormed and then recorded our show. We each tried to add our own western accents to our characters, which resulted in us cracking each other up and requiring us to record multiple takes.
We initially recorded our “host” (Maria with a her voice edited to be deeper) just asking questions and then recorded our characters answering the hosts questions and interacting with each other. After we were satisfied with what we had produced, I cut out any mistakes and spliced the two takes together along with adding in each of our DS106 radio bumpers. Then is was off to Kelly who added in music along with commercials. All in all I enjoyed this project and the laughs that came out of it!
Once again I used freephototool.com to create my image! I simply overlaid text onto a background image of some western travelers. I loved the background image I found due to its simplicity and natural color tones. I really liked the idea of a “coming soon” poster, as since our radio show is still in production I wanted to share that process with the audience/viewer.
It has been difficult. I wasn’t able to give my full attention to the group and the ideas that everyone had. I’m really excited for the outcome but I think this assignment just fell on a bad week (I know, excuses, excuses).
It’s difficult working with other people and not being physically present to share ideas and gauge reactions. That’s mainly because I’m not used to it at all! It’s hard because you don’t quite know what everyone is expecting, which is essential to establish in order for a successful product at the end. I am confident though that we will get there. Maybe we need to meet in person for my own clarifications.
So far we have come up with a plan for our radio show, traveling to different western places! I need to figure out how to work in my outlaw character since (because she’s running from the law) towns might not be the best places for her to be. That’s something I’ll need to brainstorm for!