Alicia has created many different blog posts. For my post, I would be critiquing one of her post entitled Never Stop, Never Rest until Your Good Gets Better & Your Better gets BEST! The reason why I chose this post was because I’ve personally seen how much time and effort she has put into this assignment. I like how in the beginning of her post she includes what her assignment was. It was also a good idea including the message that she was trying to come across in her mash-up. However, while listening to her audio piece, after listening to the mash-up, there’s a long silence that just kept playing. Maybe if there was some type of way to edit that part out, it would be great. With the long silence I felt as though there was something missing that I wasn’t able to hear and it left me wondering for quite some time.
Another thing that she should have included was more information on Pro-Tools. It would have been a great idea if she went more in depth about the different steps she took in Pro-Tools which resulted in the mash-up and explain more about any specific difficulties she may have been faced with. Besides the fact that her post could have been a little more detailed, I think she did an amazing job on her song mash-up. It was a great idea including each song into the blog post, as well as talking about the messages behind each song that she choose. Great Job!
For Melvin, I was going through his blog posts and came across another mashup that he created. The name of his blog post was 2 Song Music Mashup. His mashup consisted of two songs by the artist Pharrell. The two songs were “Happy” and “Get Lucky.” What I loved about this mashup was that he included two songs by the same artist. It made it a little more interested to listen to so that I can hear how well he put the two songs together. Melvin did an outstanding job mashing the songs together because they both went well together. However, I think it would been a little cool if he switched back and forth with the songs more because I felt like I was listening to one of the songs for a while before it switched over to the next song. Another thing was maybe he could have included a little more information in his blog post explaining his step by step process in completing the mashup, it would give the viewers an idea of what he went through while doing the mashup. Other than that, I believe Melvin did a great job.
For Alicia and Melvin’s project, they both did an excellent job in their mashups. Both used ProTools to complete their mashups. While Alicia took a different route and mashed a few songs together, Melvin just did two songs. They both said that it was a little difficult doing the mashup, however they both did a great job!
First of Kwesi’s sound project was rather funny. The dialogue was funny sketch comedy esq and the delivery was pretty well done. I liked the slight jab he made at people who are waaaay too into their animals. The frantic tone of the woman calling 911 and what she said was actually pretty believable in terms of what an actual pet-obsessed person would say in a call like that. I would of liked to know exactly who you got to do those voices though. Also, I think you missed an opportunity in your blog post to really get in detail on how you actually made this project. For example, you say ” I used Adobe Audition to do all the editing and this time it was a little more interesting” but you don’t say what tools you use in the program to get the sounds you wanted. However you do state the progress you’ve made from our own project to this one.
Overall while I did like this project, your blog post left me wanting more in terms of the “how two’s” of what you actually did. Not that you need to say every little detail, but just a little more exposition would of been nice.
This is a Critique Blog Post. At first I did not know who to choose to do the Critique Blog on..I was searching until I came across these two blog post. I am not sure if I can do any periods but it is time to evaluate theloniusly and dannyn36
I am going to start with theloniusly. First I would like to say is welcome back (lol). I think you did a pretty good job on your post. The sound effects in the background was pretty nice, it did go well with the showdown. I like how you explain what you did just to make the audio good. As you said in your post at end which I agree with, you should have taken away the last air swipe. I think you should have taken away the air swipe and after the person scream and the other person put there sword back you should have stop there. In addition, if you have taken the air/wind part out and keep the water it would have been better. I doubt you was able to get a picture of the two people fighting but if you did it would have been great along with this picture. Also, remember to tell us which audio post you are doing, post a link to it. Overall, you did a good job, I can’t wait to see what is next on your list.
Now dannyn36 I like how you combined Nas and Desire songs it was good. I like how use the acapella version of Nas dong to be mutal to Desire song. I am not going to lie I thought you used reverb on Desire song but I do not think you did. At the end of the song while it was fading and you do not hear the song no more, you should have stop it right there. Also, when you doing an audio project you need to explain what the assignment is about. In general, your project was great and I look forward to your audio projects. Remember, to link the audio Projects you are doing and also, to add pictures to the blog post or the link of the two songs.
This is God speaking and it’s time to judge the two of you (Lisa and Tshauna). Just kidding, but lets take a deeper look into both of your blog posts. First lets look at Lisa’s project. You chose to do the audio project “Make em Laugh” via level 3 blog post. For the technical aspects the recording of your voice was nice and clear. There were a couple of peaks here and there for example when you said “papa papa regarder”. Your voice went up slightly but I know it was to add more of an effect and effort for the joke. I really liked the background music that was playing. It added a certain feel to the recording, like a cultural connection. The quality of the music was good. There was a short pause in the beginning before the actual joke began. I think you could’ve edited out those two seconds of delay. Finally we come to the ending of the recording. I really like how you incorporated laughter to make it more realistic. I think you could’ve done a better job with editing the audio for this portion of the recording. For example, the laughter could’ve began to start off before the end of the joke like around “22 seconds”. You also made the volume of the music rise suddenly and that created a little harsh effect, loudness. I think if you lowered the volume of your voice, start the laughter earlier, and left the music volume at the same level it would’ve been even better
For the content of your blog post I think it was acceptable. You explained the purpose of the project. You included pictures to show the application you used. The link for the original assignment was included and you also provided links to the actual joke that you copied. What I would say is that you could’ve had a lot more detail if you explained the process on how you went about doing the project. You could’ve mentioned specific step by step description of how you did it. That would make a big difference for this post. I like the pictures that you added and the video tutorials of how to edit the audio was a plus in my eyes.
Now onto tshauna’s post which was a level one blog post. I think you did a good job meeting the requirements for the post. There’s one huge problem I must address which is the technical aspect of the project. The audio recording had a few distracting elements such as the sound of movement from the mic and the Hall effect from where you recorded your voice. I’m not too sure as to what your goals were for the recording effects but I would advise you to be careful with recording unwanted noise. It can ruin a good project. The content of the post was good enough. I really liked the quote that you used which was inspired by Bob Marley. Overall I think both post from Lisa and Tshauna were successful at meeting the level of each blog post. You both have room for improvements on your audio editing skills. I look forward to seeing more work from both of you. Good job and keep it up!