It’s ALLIVVEE it’s aliiivvee the poem is alive!

This project which I’m doing is once again from the DS106 assignment bank. ThisĀ Onomatopoeia assignment asked us to tell a joke, or a skit or anything similar that included as much onomatopoeias as possible so that we could add sound effects to the sound words. Words such as “boom”, “blast”, or “thud.”

So as I looking around for material to use I came across a site named Funny Poems For Free. Here I was able to find some good poems and the one I decided to use is by Denise Rodgers, who has been reading and writing poetry since she was 14.

The poem is a short poem entitled “Kaboom” from Rodgers’ book Great Lakes Rhythm and Rhyme. I chose it for it’s size and the action words it contained. I believed that it would give enough of a challenge to find the sounds that were appropriate enough to match the words.

I was lucky enough to find this great tutorial above here on how to record a voice over using Audition. As simple as it sounds, it is really easy to forget that you have to include things such as both input and output for audio, and overall his tutorial really simplified the basics of recording with Audition. I again used the MXL USB .008 Condenser Microphone. I decided to use this microphone again out of control I could have in recording directly into the computer and I honestly wanted to try recording on it again for a voice over since I last used it in the How to Catch The Busiest Cat in Action post. So here are the lyrics, from the poem:

KABOOM!
Kaboom!
Ka-blast
Way in the past
the miners mined for ore.
They searched for copper, iron and salt,
for that and much, much more.

Kaboom!
The bite
of dynamite
cut deep inside the earth.
The charge explodes revealing lodes
of minerals of worth.

Kaboom!
The dust,
the air so mussed
went swirling through the sky.
It was a sight, the dynamite
that made the mountains fly.

Kaboom!
The earth
was filled with mirth
so tickled by the boom.
The miner’s pleasure,
each newfound treasure
that followed each
Kaboom!

by Denise Rodgers
I also hope that hearing the sound effects makes it seem as if you were in some sort of mine, even though that is hard to imagine if you have never seen or been in a real one before. However I encourage you to close your eyes and use your imagination more when listening to the project.

3 thoughts on “It’s ALLIVVEE it’s aliiivvee the poem is alive!

  1. Wow. First off I loved the sound effects. It added so much detail to the recording. They sounded well organized and not bunched together or mixing into each other. The sounds were well separated. It would’ve been more entertaining with additional sound if it were possible. But nice project though.

  2. Honestly, I really like the way you mix. It’s very clear and smooth. And I mean this in all your projects. You have a real refined sense of editing. And in this project especially, the sounds never mesh in an ugly way and your voice is matched up with the sounds very nicely.

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