For my second audio assignment, I did the “Car Chase Commentary” assignment. I knew I had to do something that incorporated my superhero character, and I knew that was going to be a stretch, because none of the audio assignments really lent themselves to that. So, when I came across this one, I decided to change it up a bit.
I was tasked with finding a boring video and giving it a color commentary. I found a video of a snail crawling, which, it doesn’t get much better than that. I wanted to do the commentary in-character as Little Rascal, which gave me the idea to have her be doing surveillance on this snail, which may or may not be a shape-shifting super-villain.
My video ended up as:
I watched the video a couple times, and then I went into audacity and recorded a rambling commentary (which evolved into more of a complaint) as Little Rascal, sarcastically describing the threat posed by this snail. I exported the audio, put the video and the audio into movie maker, and edited both until I got the timing right. I did record more audio than I needed because I misread the length of the video, so I had to find a natural stopping place in the audio before the end of the video, and trim the video to match the new length of the audio.
This assignment wasn’t too bad. I have experience with both movie maker and audacity, so the biggest challenge really was content creation.