The process of creating this project was really fun! Ideas came easily with such a creative group to work with. That being said, it took much longer than I thought it would. Audio editing certainly takes a lot of time. I’m glad we decided to do the faux listener call-ins by recording over the actual phone. Trying to put an effect on all the voices in post production would have taken ages. We all did our fair share of the work and I’m happy with the product.
Looking back, I wish we had incorporated the more of the evidence into the project, and more seamlessly. Evidence was conjured out of the air by the show’s listeners which worked, but didn’t exactly help to create a complex storyline. I don’t know, perhaps it was best to keep it simple?
Also, we didn’t hit our mark of the audio lasting 20 minutes, but we figured having 15 minutes of solid content was better than trying to stretch out the story or put in filler audio. I was actually surprised that the other two radio shows I heard played full songs as commercials. Though upon reflecting, I think it made sense for their style of radio show. Ours was literally called the “Talk Shit Show,” hence the content was mainly comprised of us talking. Speaking of which, shout out to the Alt-F4 team for becoming temporary voice actors and Foley artists – we were able to fill a lot of different roles in order to make this story a reality.
This project was awesome to listen to! The speaker’s voice was on-point – he really sounded like he could be a radio host. I was hooked with the suggestion of extraterrestrial involvement in the disappearances, and the announcement that he would have the survivalist expert(?) as a guest speaker kept me hooked through the first commercial.
Commenting on the other commercials, it was fun to listen to the choice in song of the second commercial. I can’t remember what it was, but it was alien-related. The only downside is that full songs were played. I wanted to hear more of the story!
Lastly, the audio effect that was implemented for the alien voice was pretty cool. When the audio cut out and fizzled, it actually startled me, which was a good lead-in to the extra-terrestrial speaking. I only wish I could have heard more projects this week. I’ll have to hunt for my peers’ radio project posts!