Month: September 2016

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Daily Create #1726

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Week 4 Summary

This was a fun week. I really learned a lot about audio editing and how sound really effects a story that we tell.

Audio Storytelling

These were my thoughts on Audio Storytelling. I really thought that the audio part was going to be harder than it thought it was.  Though overlaying sounds in Audacity is a bit time consuming but I felt like It worked out well.

Not A Normal Monday

I also had a wonderful time doing the Radio Bumper and thought that since this a a digital story telling class that it would be could to have a bumper that reflected the creativity.

Radio Bumper

Another assignment I had a fun time with was the Rooty Tooty talk of the West. I read one of my own poems that I thought lent it’s self well to the speech. It was also brought to my attention by Professor Bond that it might also be interesting with sound effects or music in the background.

Rooty Tooty Speech of the West

The Assignment for can’t get it out of my head was fun also. Though it did end up making my throat hurt from trying to whistle the song right. And it also seems to be having some difficulties loading right on the blog when I posted it my soundcloud post came up but I went back to check it and it blogged the blog post with no soundcloud piece in it. I’ll mess around with it and see if i can’t figure it out.

Can’t Get It Out Of My Head

Another assignment I did was what a song means to me. The song I choose is very close to me, and I sometimes use it as my stress relief anthem.

“Looking Too Closely”

The daily creates were also fun to do this week. Though I don’t think that I completely understood what a ClickBaitSyllabus was even after looking up many examples.

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The Brainstorming Ideas for a radio show was probably the most difficult for me I sorta totally blanked and couldn’t think of ideas though I did manage to come up with three.


So over all a pretty engaging week. Looking forward to next weeks adventures in Digital Storytelling.

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I few ideas I have for a radio:

  1. A short open mic type thing were people can share a short piece.
  2. Or have a section where we share a few six or ten word stories.
  3. Or share interesting blog posts from the week.

The first two would take a little work because we would have to go though an create a space where we could collect these or have people send them to us at a certain place.

The third one wouldn’t be as hard to collect the post because they would be on the blog.

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“Looking Too Closely”

This is the assignment about what a song means to you. I choose “Looking too Closely” by Fink.

And here is my soundcloud speech about what it means to me.


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Rooty Tooty Speech of the West

I’m going to to a reading of one of my own poems that I wrote. It lends itself to the speech well with some of the similes that are used. Though I think that it might have come across more southern in my recording than Western but I’ve always felt like those two are really close in dialects.  Here is the poem that I wrote.


By: Kim Sealock

I can tell you it didn’t hurt

as much as I thought it would.


What hurt was when the doc

plunged his forceps deep into my shoulder.

The laudanum didn’t

dull the pain.

I could feel the cold forceps

fumbling and shaking deep

inside my fevered body;

never quite grasping the bullet.

Until finally with luck

the doc gripped the bullet

and tugged it up, with the same force

as an eager child tugs on the rope,

when trying to win a game of Tug-of War.


I screamed as the iron slug

tore its way out

the same way it had entered.

I wasn’t the only one screaming

there in that tent.

Billy Joe Williamson

is screaming as a needle binds his skin together.

Bobby Johnson

is screaming as the saw makes its way through his bone,

with the sound of nails on a chalkboard.

Patrick Smith

is screaming because he sees the light

and can’t remember how many Hail Mary’s he was supposed to say.

There were many others screaming

from our regiment.


My screaming stopped briefly

once the slug had been freed

from the muscled home

it had made itself.

The doc set my skin on fire

with whiskey in my open wound,

it hurt like a thousand tiny devils

trying to rip every nerve in two.


The doc bandaged me up

I shrugged on my grey jacket

grabbed my musket

and wobbled out of the tent.

The doc yelled at me to take it easy.

I buttoned my Virginia buttons

and told him colonels never quit.



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Can you guess this song?’t-get-out-of-my-head 


This was a fun assignment to do. I got to whistle one of my favorite songs and people get to guess what song it is. I choose this song because it’s one of my favorites that always gets stuck in my head and also I use it to get other songs that might get stuck in my head that might be annoying out of my head and it works great. I have a friend who this whole week was determined to get .”I Feel Pretty” stuck in my head but I would go into singing this song and “I Feel Pretty” would be out of my head.

This is an update I had tried to embed it before and it looked like it worked at first then it just showed that I embedded the post itself I’m not sure what happened I will still try to embed it here again. but any way there is a link to the clip above.

Can you guess this song?


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Not A Normal Monday

This is my sound effects story.

My thought process for this one was what would make the best story and I was going to do a break up scene but then I decided to show a women going about her daily routine before she got into a car crash.

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Radio Bumper

The Radio Bumper assignment was fun to do. Made me think that it would be kinda cool to be apart of a radio show. I recorded the bumper in Audacity then uploaded it to sound cloud. Well here it is.


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Audio Storytelling

My very first thought about audio storytelling was kinda odd, and something that I hadn’t really thought about before then I started thinking that audio storytelling is actually the oldest form of story telling. Though now with all the technological advances we have it’s a bit more interesting than a someone just sitting and telling an audience a story with the limited sound effects. Now there is no limit to the sound effects that can be used to create an image though sound. In “Moon Graffiti” I noticed myself listening to the silence in between their talking at 12:20-13:15. Not only did it create a sense of peace as they are getting ready to come up to the end of their lives it also makes it feel realistic because there is no sound in space so having the only sound be them talking makes it seem way more realistic. There is also music around 5:03-6:18 that creates a eerie feeling and gives the listener a sense that they are about to enter the unknown.

Also in the “Limetown” story the sound effects help create the suspense in the show.  Some of my tweets in the live tweet along were mostly about how the sounds were used.

I also notice when the sounds wasn’t quite in sync with the story for instance when she was talking to the first survivor and they were suppose to be in a hotel room the way it sounded seem more like a kitchen and living room in a house instead of a hotel room.

I have found audio storytelling really interesting this week because it’s also something that I hadn’t really thought of as a mode to tell stories even though it is the first mode that we tell stories by. So it was interesting to me to see how much can go into audio storytelling from just someone speaking a story to having it be like you’re watching a movie but with your eyes closed because you can hear whats going on then picture it in your minds eye. I ended up for both stories either closing my eyes or just staring out into space to be able to see the images that were being presented though sound.


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