For this assignment I created a spooky/scary beat or song, however you want to describe it. For this I used some at home recordings as well as some audio clips from freesound.org and plugged them into audacity where I edited and trimmed the files into one whole recording. The process was really fun as I had to try and come up with creepy sounds and noises in order to make the best spooky song I could. The process was not to difficult and I really didn’t need to much inspiration as Halloween is right around the corner. Overall I am very happy with how it turned out and happy early Halloween.
For this assignment I was tasked with creating a “sick beat”. For this I wanted to tie it to my radio program project so I created a intro type song for our upcoming radio show. I used audacity and freesound.org to create and mash together audio to produce this medieval intro. I had a really fun time with this assignment because I love creating and producing new rap instrumentals on my free time and I found this as the perfect opportunity to do an assignment on something I already enjoy doing. The process overall was really simple as I am familiar with the software and I already knew what sound I was looking for. I am overall happy with eh way the sound turned out and I hope to maybe use it for our programs intro.
This weeks daily creates involved creating memes, photo shopping images and looking at some of the worst jobs imaginable. The process of creating and producing these creates this week was fairly simple and quick. Unlike last weeks creates I found these to be a little less design based and more or less entertaining in my opinion. However I always have a short amount of fun each day creating these creates and this week was no different.
Daily Create 1: The first daily create I participated in this week involved me adding to an already ever changing image. The starter image was given to the class in which we were then instructed to add or alter the image. This was a chain effect as each person was to add to the image previously altered by the person before them. When the image got to me I added Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson to the image because why not.
— Kyle Faulconer (@FaulconerKyle) October 11, 2018
Daily Create 2: the second daily created I did was basically a research type of assignment in which I had to post the worst job in the world, fictional or non, and describe the process of the job. For this I looked up some pretty awful jobs and settled on one that I didn’t even no existed which is a animal food taster. Even as I am writing this I still cant believe that this is a real occupation.
@ds106dc #tdc2465 My response for Today's #ds106 Daily Create is a job I would certainly call bad. This job involves eating and tasting animal food. The annual pay is 40k and I’m certain this job is performed all around the world. Food poisoning and the taste are def the worst. pic.twitter.com/UWqAMrBH0t
— Kyle Faulconer (@FaulconerKyle) October 11, 2018
Daily Create 3: The last daily create I produced this week was a meme revolving around what appears to be a depressed clown. As soon as I saw the image I thought of the famous clown from Stephen Kings It, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, however I saw a lot of posts involving this character and wanted to do something unique. I settled on a meme revolving around alcoholism and I think the meme fits perfectly with the image.
— Kyle Faulconer (@FaulconerKyle) October 12, 2018
In the creative process of designing and producing a radio show there needs to be emphasis on marketing and image. Whenever you think or discuss shows, be it television or radio, most individuals think or correspond the name with the shows logo or brand mark. For instance Nike, whenever I think about the company Nike the swoosh trademark instantly becomes forefront in my mind. So with that in mind I have created a radio show logo for our upcoming production. I wanted the logo to be eye catching but not over the top. I wanted something that seemed modern and had a warm tone. For the design I used a great website, Canva.com, which allows you to create many different designs and images that can constructed to create posters and logos alike. The process didn’t take to long mostly because I already had an idea of what I wanted to create. The site was very easy to use and navigate and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in designing posters and/or logos. Overall I am happy with my logos look and design and I look forward to seeing the designs my fellow group members created.
Over the course of the next two weeks my group has been tasked with organizing and producing our very radio show. So far this first week has been mostly organizing and brainstorming potential ideas and scheduling times for the recording which will be recorded next week. Originally I had the idea of speaking on something we are all passionate about and in doing that incorporating our created characters along the way. After discussing this idea with the group a few of us felt this was a good route to take with a few others offering other suggestions. It seems like the availability for everyone is good as were all available around noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For the next few days our group will further generate ideas and hopefully by the beginning of the weekend have something cemented and planned. Until then I will be designing and brainstorming different commercial ideas and designs for our program. The experience should go smooth and the overall production should be engaging and entertaining.