I wanted to overlap the two to create a wire Business Segment theme thus resulting in this. This is also the cover for my sound cloud clip
The individual segment which I completed for my Radio show was entitled The Business Wire News segment.
There were various stages to this product and a lot of use of sound cloud! I had to records each clip individually then upload it to sound cloud. Just take a look at the sample below:
I found this easier as I had to rerecord certain audio clips that I had to then download and then add to audacity in order to edit this.
Once in audacity I toned down each clip with the amplify effect, by decreasing some of the feedback and volume. There after, I clipped and highlighted each piece that would go best with the audio interviews that I wanted to simulate.
In doing so I recorded brief responses of me asking questions and acknowledging questions from the interviewees Stringer Bell and Frank Sobotka.
For the Stringer Bell segment, I used clips between Stringer Bell and his economics Professor from Season 2, Episode 5 entitled “Undertow,” to simulate a phone conversation segment.
I also used several different clips from the first episode in Season 3 of The Wire for a segment on Stringer Bell’s responses in regards to his struggles with product. I then pieced together my audio after listening to each clip to see where it better fit into the actual presentation in regards to how it played out on audio.
I also visited our old friend, Free Sound for the ringing of the telephone in this segment as well as the clicking sound (which I copied and posted twice) to simulate someone picking up the phone.
The sound of the professors voice picking up and saying “hello,” was actually something I recorded myself as I found that I had a hard time finding a little snippet of this.
I tried to make this news segment an urban yet informative one based on the thematic elements of The Wire.
I also used the Season 3 episode 5 audio from Stringer Bell discussing a union with prop Joe.
To hash out the dynamic between doing various business transactions with different characters from the show.
The clips I used was of Frank Sobtka’s speech from The Wire Season 2, episode 11 entitled “Bad Dreams,” when Frank gives his speech about how we used to Build Sh*t in this country.
I tried to think of a creative way to introduce this, and based on some of the frustration in his voice I decided to have this at the end of the segment as a frustrated caller who was calling in to add his comments in regards to production and business.
Commercials At the End:
Commercial #1- I became inspired to do a real estate commercial based on this weeks episode for Season 3, # 4 entitled Hamsterdam.
While searching for audio clips, I took a clear audio of the Police Chief saying the word Hamsterdam and there after I found a real estate clip by Zillow and edited that audio clip in there.
I thought to add a comedic element to this by editing in Teamster, as if it was some potential gem of real estate hidden in the city of Baltimore.
I recorded using sound cloud the mp3 and instrumental for Inner Circle’s “Bad Boys,” song.
I then took a clip of Officer Burrell’s “The God’s Will Not Save You,” quote from Season 3, Episode entitled “Dead Soldiers,” and I then recorded an audio clip that said, “Baltimore’s Finest, Taking IT One Day at a Time,” and modified it into a chipmunk voice.
I decided to put the audio clips at the end. Thus giving me the entire Business Wire segment below.
Although I did not get to comment as much as I would have liked to, I saw several commercials by Imran on his blog that was especially exceptional. His blog Update #2 displayed an infomercial to stop gun violence. I liked how he put it together with audio background from the wire and his choice of music by the Jon Legend theme was also appropriate.
was really creative and entertaining. Which I also commented on
Feelings On Assignment
This assignment required my third ear to be open, yes I said third ear not third eye. It was important because I had to comb through a lot of audio as well as a significant amount of episodes. I knew that I would have to pinpoint where things would go appropriately and it required an extensive involvement with the audacity software. Overall I wouldn’t mind working with it again, and I was overall satisfied with the overall product.