Radio Show

Radio Show Reflection

On Tuesday night, I listened to the Smooth and Spooky Variety Show. Their show focused primarily on zombies, and varied from tips on how to survive the zombie apocalypse, to the best zombie video games.

The experience of listening to the radio shows live with other people was a very cool experience. Not only did we get to hear our own radio show being broadcast to the public, but also it was interesting to listen to other people’s ideas and how they incorporated the horror theme intro their own respective shows. Regarding the Smooth and Spooky Variety Show, the show itself was very well put together, and definitely kept my interest up throughout. The sound effects for the show consisted mostly of sound clips pulled off the internet, and these worked very well to help tie their show together. I thought that their commercials were also a very strong point in their show, as the way they recorded them made them sound very realistic and believable. Each person in the show seemed to have a similar amount of spoken lines, and everyone spoke loudly and clearly enough to be heard. I thought that their topic was a good one, and I had no complaints whatsoever.

The Edward Creeper Show Progress Update #2

This week, my teammates and I were hard at work creating the Edward Creeper Show. The show is run by my character Edward Creeper, and we will be discussing different horror movies. My group members will be movie critics, and will be discussing the good, bad, and ugly of each movie. I believe that this idea relates very well to the overall theme of the course, and should make for a very entertaining show.

After our discussions and progress last week, our main goal this week was to create a script and record the lines. We relied heavily on Google Docs to have everything organized, and for our script to be finalized. Since this project fell over our break, we each recorded our lines separately, before sending them to a group member to be combined and edited. Each person in our group had the task of recording lines for the show itself, along with creating either a radio bumper or a commercial. By the middle of this week, our lines had been recorded and sent off for editing. At this point in time, finishing touches are being put on our show. Overall, I found the radio show an interesting and fun project to work on, and I was very pleased with my group members and the ideas that we came up with. I am definitely looking forward to hearing our show live on ds106 radio, along with the shows from other groups!

The Edward Creeper Show Promo

For this assignment, we had to create some kind of design for our radio show. I decided to create a promo logo/poster for the Edward Creeper Show.

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To complete this assignment, I found the website logomakr.com that allows you to add your own text to their selection of photos. After I did this, I opened the design in Photoshop to make a few tweaks, before uploading it to WordPress. I think this design is effective for our radio show, as the image and text used help convey that our show will include horror elements.

The Edward Creeper Show Progress Update

This week, our group got together to talk about our radio show that we will be producing for ds106. It was a little difficult, as there are many things that we have to incorporate, and we had to try to narrow down our ideas so that we could begin work over the break. After some discussion, we decided to produce a show that focuses on reviewing horror movies, with a ‘good, bad, and ugly’ analysis of each movie. We had to incorporate our characters into this as well, so my character (Edward Creeper) will be the radio host, while the other group members will be the movie critics.

So far, our main form of communication has been a Google Doc, where we have compiled all of our thoughts and ideas. Over the break, we will each have to work on writing and recording lines for our characters, so that they can be uploaded and combined into Audacity for the final product. Beyond the movie reviews, we also have to create bumpers that announce both ds106 radio, and our specific show name. Finally, we have to work on 3 commercials that will help break up our show some. All of these concepts together should allow our show to run for anywhere from 20-30 minutes.

We will be recording our lines on our laptops, before sending it to a group member who will import all of the files into Audacity. If all goes well, we will be done with the show by the middle of next week. At this point, our progress has been good and I believe that our idea will provide for an effective and fun radio show. It should be informative enough that people will want to listen, and should have entertainment value as well. All in all, I am pleased with our progress thus far, and am excited to see what our finished product will sound like!