Audio piece reflection(3W, Soundwalk)

After the experience of three weeks of collaboration and opinion from other teams, I learned that the importance of language for communication. For working as a team, we had to share the same goal and understanding about it. To achieve it, sophisticated communication is an essential part.

I tried to deliver my opinion but my boundary of words are small so far, I felt difficulty in it. It gives me felt like I miss many chances to learn around me.  But our team members were the really good listener(Thank you for Tee and Veronica), and tried to understand my thought.

After all of the final walks, I had learned the introduction is significant. Detailed info can improve the understanding of the audiences about the project. It makes them fall into the story and expand their experience.

Lost(2w_Soundwalk)

Lost, 4:20

Recorded and produced by Jaekook, Tawania, Veronica
Credits list is on Soundcloud.
1-3 Week, Soundwalk Project, Video and Sound, ITP Fall 2018

Lost is the based on what’s behind the doors(the 1week idea)

We use our door sounds to make a story that getting lost in some floor at 721 Broadway. The building is the Tisch School of The Arts, so we thought we don’t know what’s behind the doors on each floor because it’s an art school. Every door has their sound behind it. And we wanted the audiences to feel some curiosity, nervous, anxious, and relief during the find out the exit(or going back to the ITP).

The audiences started from the elevator in the lobby of the building and waiting stranger. And the elevator door is open, then Soundwalk start. Take into the elevator and follow the stranger’s floor and getting lost.

After the first week, we(me, Tawania, Veronica) had meetings to give the shape a plan and make it really based on ou recorded sounds of the doors, steps, and people’s.  So, we

  1. Made a structure of the narrative
  2. Arranged the sources based on the #1
  3. Went to the 1st test with the first draft
  4. Figure out what we need(Sound FX, more detail in the Sound for the arc)
  5. Found and gathered Sound FX on the web
  6. Added layers on the track to make Soundwalk richer and mixing and editing.
  7. Went to the 2nd test with the second draft with our earphones. (want to check how it works on normal earphones)
  8. Measured the time of each floor
  9. Made Introduction of the Soundwalk(Regular and Braille version)
  10. Mixed and edited
  11. Went to the 3rd test with Aida and Jordan(Thank you for helping)
  12. Finalized the file

And, we separate our roles for the efficiency.
Veronica arranged the sources on the track and designed the introduction.
Tawania found soundFX and print the introduction for regular and braille version. And I mixed and edited the tracks.

 

 

Sketch 1
Sketch 2

 

 

 

Sketch 3
Basic Structure
Mixing and editing 1
Mixing and editing 2
Mixing and editing 3
Mixing and editing 4
Regular Introduction
Braille Introduction
Teamwork 3
Teamwork 2
Teamwork 1
Test / Aida and Jordan
Test / Aida and Jordan
Test / Aida and Jordan

 

 

 

 

What’s behind the doors?(1w_Soundwalk)

Our team(Me, Tawania, Veronica) collect the sounds of the doors in 721 Broadway for introducing 721 Broadway.

Door sounds link:
https://soundcloud.com/user-764887191/sets/doors-in-721-broadway

This is the idea that I had shared with our team. (We keep trying to build up this idea)

I thought our subject goal is an introduction to the people about 721 Broadway building through the doors. (It’s also following the footstep of every department’s student). So we focus on the elevator door, and I think we have to start at the front door of the building, the main entrance. And every transition to another floor always uses elevator sound. (Never using stairs)
So, start from
Entrance ->1F elevator ->2F->3F~~~>12F->and final step is basement(I thought most of the people who come to this building are students who have their own department floor. So I think to introduce the department is the first thing we have to do. Also, we record all the sound while we move to the other floor using the elevator, so at the last moment, there will be really long recording from 12F to Basement.

And each floor we record the room sound of each departments lobby plus our verbal introduction like, at the front door “We are now starting our journey to 721 Broadway building the Tisch School of The Arts, What’s behind this door?” And I want to show this really slowly and relax mood.


Our first record is September 6, Thursday.
When we met for the first time, we review the how to use Zoom recorder and after that went to exploration to 721 Broadway for checking what is in this building. We had started from the 12th floor, and it felt like we sneak around the building. The idea, “What’s behind the door” started from that. During the exploration, we lost in the building(seriously, the building is a maze!) and finally got out to the Gallatin School side. Unfortunately, we couldn’t record at that moment.


The hard part of collecting sounds was to get clean sounds and control the sensitivity of mic.