The Mission of Semester 106

a digital storytelling adventure

Sound Effect Story

Sound Effect Story this 3 1/2 star assignment was our mandatory one for the set of assignments for the week. Honestly though that was cool with me because it was pretty awesome. I decided to make mine within the secret agent theme and along with my character.

I decided to play into strong tropes of running and stealing things, you know classic spy concepts. So for my story I used Audacity and 7 different sounds from Free Sound. I layered the breathing sounds with the paper sounds because I felt like the paper alone sounded to unrealistic and removed.

I am happy with how it turned out but when I was searching for breathing sounds I found most of them were for men not women which with breathing sounds like a silly distinction. However there would have been too much of a shift in vocal ranges from the breathing to the gasp so I had to really hunt for some clear ones.

2 Comments

  1. I’d never really thought of how breathing could sound gendered, but that is some good attention to detail. If the sound is a little off, it can ruin the illusion of the scene.

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      February 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      I never really put much thought into it either but I found that most of the breathing sounds were deep in octave and playing around with them I just could not get something in the right range that sounded like it could match up with the other sounds my character was supposed to be making.

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