For my final Audition piece, I made a mock news story. I really enjoyed my time at the Oregon vs Washington State game, so I thought why not make my own news story. To create an authentic atmosphere I downloaded a few sound effects such as “mountain lion roar”, “news introduction”, and “football crowd”. These sound effects were either really loud or really quite. I had to tinker with the volume levels of each one to make sure that voices could be heard over the cheers and so that the lion wasn’t piercing the listener’s ears. Another edit I had to utilize was the length of the crowd cheering, the sound effect was maybe five seconds long, so I had to copy and paste and then overlay the effects to make it sound like a never ending cheer. I placed the effect behind both the interviewer and the interviewee, which made it sound like I was reporting live from the very game. One other touch I added was the cougar roar at the end of the bit, this was to make it seem like I was reporting for a local news station and showed my school pride. I wish I could’ve used the actual cougar noise played at the game, but I couldn’t for obvious reasons!
It was hard to make revisions on my piece because I had a hard time uploading my draft audio, for this reason I only had one feedback submission. The feedback was basically telling me that there was nothing to give feedback on. However in my draft, I knew that I needed sound effects and a catchy news jingle. I made sure that I provided both in my final audio.
All of my sound effects came from http://soundbible.com this website allowed me download all of my sound effects free and copyright free as well.