COMM 329 – Sound Design

The Sound Design course allows students to explore the art of sound design by assigning students tasks that involve all different types of sound and software.  For the podcast project, I completed a podcast with another individual.  I created a mock situation and we acted as reporters for an exciting football game.  The podcast lasted for several minutes and encapsulated the last several minutes of the game, with the winning touchdown in the last few seconds.  The podcast follows the written script provided.  After recording the podcast, I worked with different software to maintain sound levels and add special effects, like music at the beginning and the crowd cheering after the miraculous touchdown.

A: And we’re back, Minnesota set to receive the kickoff after Greg Jennings touchdown put the Packers up 21-16 with 14 seconds left to play and only 1 timeout.

R: Well, Ashley it was a beautiful throw from Aaron Rogers to put this game out of reach.

A: Well, baring a miracle, it looks like the Vikings will be left home from the playoffs.

R: But the Vikings do have 14 seconds and the very dangerous Percy Harvin back to receive the kick.

A:  And Crosby set up to kick off and kicks it deep.  He booms it out of the end zone.

R: Well that kind of squashes any hope of Percy Harvin returning the kick but they still have 14 seconds to get something done from their own 20.

A:  Luckily for the Packers that Crosby has such a strong leg that Harvin couldn’t even touch the ball.  Here comes Christain Ponder and the Minnesota offense.

R: They are lining up in an empty set with 5 wide receivers with Percy Harvin out wide to the right.  Ponder in the shotgun takes the snap.  He fires an out pattern to Jerome Simpson and he steps out of bounds at the 33 yard line, a gain of 13 on the play.

A: Well that was quick, only 4 seconds off the clock.  It’s good to see that most of the crowd is still in their seats.  Looks like nobody has left to go home yet.  Vikings fans really have some faith in their team.

R: Well, they do have some electrifying weapons with Percy Harvin and Jerome Simpson so this game isn’t over until there are 3 zeros on the clock.

A: Now Minnesota has a first and ten at there own 33, they line up again in the 5 wide set.

R:  With 10 seconds left and 1 time out Minnesota is probably going to try to get farther down the field to then heave one into the end zone.  And the Packers have their sub package on the field with 7 defensive backs to counter this 5-receiver set.

A: Ponder in the shotgun again, takes the snap.  The Packers bring a 3-man rush and Ponder fires a dart down the seam to Kyle Rudolph and is tackled at their own 47-yard line for a 14-yard gain.  And there’s the time out with 2 seconds remaining.

R: Well, the Vikings got themselves into a position now to heave one into the end zone.  This is where the height of Jerome Simpson and Michael Jenkins can be an advantage over the Packer’s shorter defensive backs.

A: Yeah Ryan, the Vikings have a chance with a jump ball but if you’re the Packers you need to try to knock this ball down because crazy things can happen.

R: Well, the Vikings really could use Randy Moss right now.  The Packers have 6 defenders back shadowing their own goal line, fully expecting a Hail Mary.

A: Ponder in the 5 wide set again takes the snap out of the shotgun.  The Vikings only shot is to go to the end zone.

R: The Packers only rush 2, Ponder scrambling around trying to buy time and he steps into it and heaves it down the field.  His receivers are down there and it is deflected and caught by Michael Jenkins!!!!  Oh my God, how did he catch it?!?!?

A: Michael Jenkins caught it!  It’s a miracle; it’s a miracle in the metro dome!!!!  There are no flags!  Minnesota is going to the playoffs!!!  Jenkins is being mobbed in the end zone; the Viking players and fans are going wild!

R: What a finish!  Vikings will welcome Atlanta for the wild-card playoffs next Sunday.  Can you believe that?

A: For Ryan, I’m Ashley.  We will see you here next week for the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Minnesota Vikings.  Stay tune for the post game show with Johnny Lison.








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