IDEA AND INSPIRATION
To get an idea for what I wanted to do with the audio story, I went back and looked at my previous projects just as I had done during the logo project. I saw my graphic design and the tagline I had used there about keeping calm and driving stick and I started to think about driving experiences I had.
I instantly remembered a time where I very nearly almost got in a nasty crash and I had to do some maneuvering to save myself. I decided that adding sound effects to a narration of this story could work as my audio story.
Using ambient noise I thought would help propel the narration I recorded. Sound effects can help put an audience into the environment of a story. I wanted to capture the environment that I was in when this event happened to me so using ambient noises of rain and traffic would help me accomplish this goal.
The first thing I did was record my narration of retelling the event. I’ll have to rerecord this for the final draft because I noticed while I was editing that my neighbors were playing their music very loudly.
Then, I found audio clips I could use of rain and traffic ambience. I downloaded them and put them into audition so I could use them whenever I wanted.
I recorded my own narration myself, all the other ambient noises I got were from freesound.org.
In Audition, the first thing I did was edit my narration. From there, I could build upon it with the other sound effects. The razor tool was definitely the most beneficial to me. In the ambient noises I found, there were certain parts of the recordings I wanted to use in different parts of my narration. The razor tool helped me move all the pieces to where I wanted them to be. Other than that, I just had to make sure that the volumes of each sound effect mixed well and nothing was overbearing.
SOURCES AND MATERIALS
Rain ambient noise
Traffic ambient noise
Both these sounds are used under a Creative Commons 0 license