Audio Assignment: Car Chase Commentary (3 and 1/2pts)- “The Heroic Cone.”

Making this video was probably one of the most exciting things of my night (and that is not even sarcasm). I searched for “most boring video” on YouTube and found a video of a cone placed on the sidewalk with no movement or action whatsoever. I did the audio narration first by just watching the video of the cone intently and after a while, I truly believed that this was an interesting story. Afterwards, I wanted to make it look more like a breaking news broadcast on television, so I downloaded the “breaking news” intro and recorded myself talking on the webcam to show that I am the anchor. I also had a reporter on the scene, my bear Lil Wayne (not the rapper. Like Bruce Wayne, but little :D). I wanted to make this comedic and fun since for me it was fun to make (minus the threat of a virus when downloading the cone video). I ended the video by inserting the soundtrack of “Hymn of the Sea” from Titanic since it would add a dramatic effect. I really had a lot of fun with this.

I wonder if I could make a good news anchor or actress. Let me know your thoughts on the matter xD

Audio Assignment: Remix a Song with Some Speech (4pts). Steve Jobs and “I Lived”

Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford in 2005 is probably one of my favorite speeches. I have a few quotes from this speech saved on my computer and whenever I read them, I am put in a better mood and feel more determined to make my dreams reality. I heard the remix of “I Lived” by One Republic during my winter break and put it on repeat for a while. When I was looking for a song to add with this speech, that was the first song I thought of. In the lyrics, the song encourages each and every one of us to go out and fully live our lives since we don’t know when it will be our last day. The same goes for Jobs’ speech, which is why they work well together. I tried to have certain parts of the speech coincide with certain lyrics of the songs. For example, Job’s says “you’ve got to find what you love” with the lyrics “I hope that you fall in love.” Some of these were coincidental and when they spoke back to each other, it was honestly magical for me.

Audio Assignment: Line Remix (3 pts.) Graduation Speech

My line remix contains lines from the following films (in this order): Grease, Forrest Gump, The King’s Speech, Jack, and Titanic. In doing this assignment, I started out with the first line from the scene in Grease where the principal is wishing the seniors at Rydell High best wishes for their future. I felt that the quote from Forrest Gump could relate to this because the speech is meant to be a sending-off or best wishes after graduation speech, and this could be a metaphor that relates how life can be unexpected. The line from The King’s Speech was initially in the final speech of the film where King George VI addresses his country, warning them of dark days ahead in the time of war, yet tells them not to lose faith and stay strong. In a graduation-type speech, this would make sense since in life, there were be dark days ahead and we are told to be prepared to face them. The middle section is from a graduation speech Robin Williams performs in the film Jack. It is very inspiring and gives hope for the intended audience about moving forward in life to make it something great and your own. The final line is famous from the film Titanic when Leonardo DiCaprio is at the front of the ship and yells “I’m the king of the world!” I chose to close with this line after the Jack line because it ends with “Make your life spectacular. I know I did” and this leads into the Titanic line as a way to suggest that the speaker is proud of the life they’ve lived and wants the same for his/her audience. This remix is meant to inspire us to push through the troublesome times in our lives and try to make the most of the time we have here on Earth.