My goal for this audio story was to make the listener feel like they’re going skydiving. The narration is based on my own experience when I went skydiving for the first time with my best friend (I hope to go again someday). Since it was such an amazing time for me, I wanted to see if I could find a way to sort of recreate part of that adventure to share with others. I’ve done a little bit of audio editing before this class, but not a whole lot. I’m definitely not used to recording dialogue that I’ve written, I tried really hard to keep it at the three minute mark, but it’s actually four minutes. I tend to get really self critical and I had a really clear idea of what I wanted the finished result to sound like, so there was a LOT of self doubt during the final stages of the project. I did a little bit of Foley production (footsteps, and wind), but I didn’t end up doing as much as I would’ve liked to because I ran out of time, I might end up adding in some more of my own created sounds later to keep improving on this project on my personal time. Overall, I feel really happy with this project, and it reminds me of a really happy moment in my life.
By Miya Ott