For assignment P4, I decided to create a radio advertisement selling/hyping a video game, specifically Super Castlevania IV on the SNES. Elements of the file came together fairly quickly; I had a base idea/general direction, and as I explored free music/sfx sites the details filled in. I saved whatever I came across that could work, ensuring I’d have a decent pool to work with. I recorded my VO, tweaking the pitch/tone/bass and experimenting with lots of stuff (most of which I undid immediately). I had a simple marching track, evil laugh, two different game-y bloop-y sounds, a whip and a great BGM track- the music is the only thing I didn’t mess with. I also recorded a few different *ting* and *punch*-y sounds (made with my mouth) to tweak, and ended up with an interesting sound after “Super CV 4″ is spoken. Protip: If you can figure out the wah-wah feature, you can do some cool stuff; I stumbled into some really unique sounds.
My name isn’t Hov, its Adam Poole. But I’m sure you knew that much. I hail from Rhode Island, born and raised. Spent 4 years in the Army Infantry, stationed in Germany for most of it and a brief stint in Kansas. Germany was cool, but you can imagine Kansas, not so much. Upon release into the civilian world, I set off to earn a degree. Entered the video/audio production program at the New England Institute of Technology (mouthful); after 2 years and a divorce I earned an AS in “Video and Audio Production Technology”. Fancy.
Work opportunities on the East Coast are few and far between, especially in New England in the media field. You’ve got a couple big markets, and more often than not they want years of experience on top of a Bachelor’s. While working menial jobs, sending my resume all over the place, I was asked to help someone move cross-country to Eugene. Being a bit of a driver, I took it as an opportunity and a challenge. Made the trip towing a u-haul trailer in 3 days (56 hours on the road). Not too shabby. Once I recovered and got some real sleep we headed to the Saturday market and I got a chance to take in the town’s (this can’t be a city..) charm. It was October and the weather was phenomenal. Needless to say, I was enamored. The scenery a short drive away and the overall vibe here really compelled me to take a chance.
When I got back to the ‘real’ world I started researching schools in the area. Being a veteran qualified for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, I figured I could take advantage of my remaining benefits while looking for work in larger West Coast markets- Denver, Seattle, Portland, maybe even L.A. Just about a year ago, I packed up all my stuff- mostly computer/electronics jazz- and headed for literal/figurative greener pastures. Since then I’ve been taking a handful of classes at LCC, still looking for work in the industry. I have my own equipment, though most of it barely prosumer- t5i, decent iMac, a couple mics and random older video cameras.
Will work for sizzle (reel).