The Hobbit was originally written as a children’s book by JRR Tolkien, and for me that is what it started as. My Dad first read The Hobbit to me when I was about 6 or 7, and from then on I have been in love with the story. I have read the book at least twenty times, and can recall much of it from memory. When Mel introduced this project I knew that I would read section from this book almost immediately. I took a small excerpt from Gandalf and Bilbos first interaction, combined it with a couple of sound effects, and a light ambients track. I hope you enjoy
Making this project was a lot of fun. I took AUD 120 last term, so I have access to many of the great microphones we have here at Lane. I used that mic to record myself reading the same few minutes a couple times over. Then I brought my recorded files into ProTools where I pasted together the best bits from each take. I added a couple pauses where I needed them, and shortened others. Next I took my bounced file from Pro-Tools and took it into audition where I added my sound effects and ambient sounds that I found through freesound. Finally applied some changes to the my ambient track. I took out many of the lower end frequencies in my ambient track to remove some unwanted car noises. While working on this project I feel like I helped re-solidify my knowledge of Audition and ProTools, as well as learn a few new tricks I hadn’t used before. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my project, I hope it was a pleasant listen.
- Edam51 – freesound – country atmos