Weekly Summary#3 …My Journey through Audio and Audacity. GOD HELP ME!!

How well do you feel you completed this week’s assignments?

This week with audio was a struggle. I found myself very frustrated trying to figure our Audacity, This was a huge learning process this week, and my work is a representation of that. I feel that I did an excellent job figuring out the audio software and understanding the techniques used for audio storytelling. My daily creates were fun; the audio assignments that I created were a struggle at first and then became easier. I now have a much better understanding of what is required for each task and how they should be set up and blogged. I feel that I did an excellent job on my work even though I struggled through learning audacity and creating audio, I also found that clearing my mind of the distractions and chaos around me gave me a chance to really listen and enjoy the stories.

What gave me trouble?

Audacity gave me trouble, lots of trouble. I watched several videos on YouTube to understand the application. I think I have it figured out as I was able to splice different sounds and mash them up, along with overlaying sounds to create one complete sound. I had the most difficulty figuring out how to delete audio, but after an hour and figuring out how easy it was to do, I was able to calm down and get my assignments done.

What would you do differently?

I would re-do my first assignment, which was the 90-second audio story. Now that I know how to do it better, that is the one that I would have changed. It was a struggle to create it, but now that I know how to do it, I would like to create a new one and do a better job the next time. I want to keep it as part of my assignment because I feel that it is important because of the time I spent learning to merge different sounds and the tears that it caused while doing so. I don’t have any questions for this week as I spoke to Professor Polack on Friday to answer my questions. Thank you for your time and for helping me understand how to complete the tutorial correctly. I hope I got it right this time.

What are some issues surrounding this weeks work?

This week for me was hard. I had final exams and some family emergencies that came up. So with my husband in quarantine for the next two weeks at a different location and me home with the kids and working this should be interesting. COVID SUCKS and I am so ready for it to go away! Its been a rough week.

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