I always wanted to know how to edit audio and visual videos, but was overwhelmed by the amount of buttons and switches and whatnot on the sites. My roommates have used garageband and Audacity before so they were helpful when I asked how to use the program to its most basic form, literally like how to upload a file. After a few clicks and undo’s, I got the hang of what I needed to do for this assignment. My roommate has a podcast microphone so I hooked that up and used it to record my introduction.
Picking the songs was the easy part. Since the songs could be used to describe me, the author, I just thought of who I am as a person now. Stuck between growing up and wanting to just live life and have fun. My song titles are “Growing Up” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” so obviously I didn’t have to look far. It was fairly easy to know when the make the volume lower for my narration about my blog because of the natural break in the songs. What was more difficult was when to switch from the first song to the next because every time I tried it sounded unnatural. I was able to find a good spot to transition the songs and I cut the second song so it started closer to the chorus where the song had more relevance to my post.
I didn’t have a soundcloud before this project but making one was easy since you can set it up with facebook. I uploaded it there and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was easy compared to all the confusing uploading and editing of the header and audio assignments. So, check out my finished commercial for my blog! Woo!