“Moon Graffiti”

This podcast is a first I have heard of this kind. I had to watch it a few times to pick up on the different sound effects and figure out that it was supposed to be there. The sounds are helping to create the picture and the heaving breathing, the static, and noises make it possible to envision what is going on. Sound makes the stories the way they are supposed to be. They become the picture everything else paints. The sounds and noises are the ones that make the viewer or listener understand what is going on and where in the story they are. The sounds we hear impact what we know about the story and where it is. The sound will be what makes the life of the story come alive. The music and noise will tell the listener what is going on and the pitch of voice helps with what kind of mood they are making. They are creating the mood by breathing into the microphone and it sounds like they actually have air tanks on. They are also using beeping and different emergency noises to signal the crash that they made happen. They use the noise for the scenes of the story while creating the mood and describing where they are the atmosphere. The listener can hear them running out of air and finding it harder to breathe when they are on the moon, he is able to snap out of it and becomes okay because of the sounds we know that. The final voice at the end sounds so assertive and empathetic to the people who listen about their trip to the moon.

As Jad Abumrad states that radio lacks the pictures that people want. They want to be able to see what is going on, with radio they are using their imagination and more descriptive words to describe what is going on. It allows the listener to come up with with the story is going to look like and everyone is different when it comes to creativity.

he states, “I am painting a picture, but you are holding the paint brush”

The listener is the one in charge with the imagination of the images. The radio host and listener are the ones connecting on a personal level over the sound of the radio. The listener is the one who feels like they are the only one the radio host is talking to.

The old fashioned storytelling is never going to die according to Jad Abumrad. The storyteller needs to creative the dream state for listeners to come up with a combination of creativity. The state is going to be where shy people can still make their voice be heard even if they are afraid of getting on stage. He also said that landscapes can come from the voice of people who get stretched to sound like waves or the ocean.

I am starting to think that audio storytelling is an under appreciated method of sharing media. I used to think only old people listened to stories on the radio but then I had to analyze this podcast above and I was really trying to look into the sounds and how they edited them to work together to create the story. I think that this is going to be a hard week but fun as well. I am not used to all this sound editing and software but it should be interesting to learn.

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