Would-Be Podcast

The hardest part of the audio editing assignment had to be—without a doubt—listening to my own voice. After hearing my recording, I had to resist the urge to apologize to everyone I’ve ever spoken to. Aside from that, simply coming up with something to say was a challenge. I mean, how was I supposed to portray my wit and charm in only a few seconds? Clearly, the time limit stifled my opportunity to showcase my humor, and deprived you all of my angelic radio voice—oh, the Audacity! Using the program itself wasn’t that complicated (even though I’m a PC user and, therefore, was stuck with the “much harder” Audacity); granted, making a fake 1-2 minute introduction to a podcast is much easier than having to record a full-length 10-15 minute one—which I’ve had to do. So, overall, the assignment wasn’t that difficult. I guess I can add “audio editing master” on my ever-expanding list of things I’m great at, right under “image editing god.”

I watched the first video I found on Channel Awesome: Bubblegum Crash—Anime Abandon. The video is a review of an anime, Bubblegum Crash, the sequel to Bubblegum Crisis; the host gives some background information on the making of it and then proceeds to go into more detail about the show itself. There only appears to be one camera angle on the host—he’s just sitting in a chair, talking. Then, there are clips from the show he’s reviewing that appear, with him talking over them (probably to compensate for his lack of movement and to show the audience what scene he’s referring to in that moment). Other than inserting these clips, I don’t see other examples of editing (besides the video’s introduction and probable editing to fix any mistakes). He borrowed the anime clips from the show, while his commentary is completely original. As for recording the audio, I’m going to assume he has a microphone set up somewhere off-camera—the sound quality wouldn’t be as good if he used his computer’s microphone.



5 thoughts on “Would-Be Podcast

  1. alexanderlatouche February 26, 2017 / 12:15 am

    I can empathize with you on the hardest being hearing your own voice because i felt the same exact way. Besides that, I liked your song choice, and the transition was very clean. Also the music while you were talking was at a perfect volume because i can hear u clearly, so great job!


  2. sarahalaskar February 26, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Nice job! The vocal portion of your podcast was very clear and full of content. I really enjoyed listening to your piece!


  3. jessicabajwa February 27, 2017 / 2:45 am

    I can completely relate to your struggle, I hate hearing the sound of my own voice especially when I have to hear it over and over again while editing my work but I think you did a great job and I don’t think your voice is annoying at all


  4. jdelgado1217 February 27, 2017 / 3:49 am

    Awesome podcast. I like how you gave a story to your podcast. That pickles and peanut butter bit was very humorous. The music choice was good and it worked really well with the type of podcast you were going for.


  5. afc89 February 27, 2017 / 4:37 am

    Very nice transition. Your voice also sounded very clear over the music bed. I agree that listening to your own voice can be jarring at first. It almost never sounds like what you think you should sound like. I also liked your topic, interesting and strange at the same time.


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