What’s Their Damage?

Hey everyone, I hope you’re staying healthy and safe! I’m really excited about the radio show my group put together. After meeting in person the week before spring break, we came up with a plan about how we were going to tackle the show. Most of our work was done in Google Docs (such as gathering the information on the criminals we’d be covering, figuring out what type of commercials and design elements we’d make). We all made our own logos/stickers/posters in Canva (mine is shown above) and we created our own bumpers and commercials for the show as well. I created a bumper about self-defense classes since and advertised for self- defense against criminals like the ones we discuss! For all the audio I created, I used Audacity (which by this project I finally feel very comfortable with). Since we, unfortunately, got sent home, we weren’t able to meet in person and record the show together as we had originally planned. Instead, I recorded my main part of the project (the information about Jeffrey Dahmer) at home, using my sister’s high tech microphone (she likes to sing/record music so that’s why she has it). Here’s a picture of it if you’re curious to see what it looks like! It looks pretty simple, but it was very sensitive and picked up so much background […]

week seven

Happy Spring Break everyone! This week feels like the calm before the storm because I know when we get back from spring break everything is going to start picking up speed, not even just in this class but my other classes as well.  This week consisted of making progress with my radio show group, creating some audio clips for it and a poster as well. I had the most fun creating the poster because I love designing things. I think creating the audio assignments this week for the show will make the workload a lot less for when we come back and actually start recording (which I am a bit nervous about because I’ve never done something like this before) but I think it will be a great learning experience.  My favorite audio assignment I did was the radio commercial, which talked about signing up for self-defense classes. The only trouble I had this week with the audio assignments was finding free music that I think really fit the audio; that’s what I spent the most time on. I think the Spotify playlist will also come in handy when we want to add music to our show as well. My favorite daily create I did this week was the first one from Sunday:  this made me think of a quote from John Green's book […]

audio for our show!

  Hey everyone! So I chose to create a radio bumper, a commercial and a mixtape for this week’s audio assignments. Both the bumper and commercial were created through Audacity. I used music from Youtube’s Free Sound and I wrote the script for what I said in each audio on a Google Doc, practiced what I wanted to say a few times and then read off that script as I recorded (I’m still not happy with how my voice sounds in these but oh well, I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied with how my voice sounds on audio!). I decided to create a Spotify playlist because I love creating playlists and finding new music. The music I chose ranges from artists that are popular today such as Billie Eillish, to artists that were more popular a while back, such as Elvis, so it’s an hour-long playlist with a wide range of songs. Most of the songs talk about crime or are generally “darker” themed songs. I think my favorite ones on this playlist are: “Jailhouse Rock”, “Bellyache” and “I Fought the Law”. I hope you guys enjoy what I found! Here’s the link to the playlist if you want to check it out. Also, free feel to check out my personal playlists as well. I know that I’m always looking for new music […]

radio show poster

Here’s the poster I made for our radio show: “What’s Their Damage?”, where we’ll be talking about 80’s Crime! I originally was going to try and make a poster that had footprints on it, but I didn’t find a sticker I liked on Canva, so I decided to go with the caution tape scene instead. I found the blood splatter image on Google, but everything else was done through Canva. I chose the text named “Creeper” because it definitely fits the mood and theme of the whole show.

radio show progress

Hey everyone! So here’s a bit of progress update on my group’s radio show. We met in the HCC on Wednesday to discuss who would be doing what for the show. Everyone is making their own bumper, Connor is in charge of the commercials for the show and the rest of us (Yulemi, Karsen, Lauren and I) are going to be gathering research over spring break on the criminals and their cases that we’ll be discussing!  We’ll be covering: Jeffery Dahmer, Pablo Escobar, Henry Lee Lucas, and Richard Ramirez. I’m super excited about this show because it’s something that interests me and I get to learn from it as well! I’ve only heard of Dahmer and Escobar, but the latter two I know nothing about so I’m looking forward to learning about them and what they did.  I hope everyone has a great spring break!