Category Archives: FALL 2021

P5 assignment

by: Allisa Olsen

Pets, most of us have at least one, I have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a hamster but someone didn’t make the cut due to the assignment being in numbers of 5. Don’t worry the older dog will be shown in a later assignment. For this assignment, I picked the pets with the most prominent personalities to rate them on a scale of 1-10. For example, my cat Mushu is beautiful and intelligent but he’s so smart he gets bored fast and creates chaos. Balancing out the pros and cons of my pets will determine an accurate rating. My mother would also agree with the ratings too, as most of the things that are destroyed by the pets are her belongings, unfortunately. In the video, I have presented as I said before the pets with the most personalities.

The video includes Jett the purebred black lab, yes I said purebred because no one believes it, because of his size but he is just a gentle giant. The 2nd animal featured will be the animal I used in the example above, Mushu he doesn’t need an introduction he’s just chaotic. The 3rd animal would be the lovely Sulley, there’s nothing past those blue eyes, no thought process at all. And the 4th animal is another cat, Miso which is the first cat we adopted. If you want to know the 5th animal you are going to have to watch the video he’s the best pet in the house.

P4 Audio

By: Kaysha Cockrell

For this project, I chose to make an audiobook of Aesop’s “The Fox and the Grapes.” my main goal was to practice more with audacity in general as I am familiar with the software. I usually use it for voice acting, but this time was when I really dipped my feet into the water, as I had to learn more; how to move the audio around the timeline, learn the difference between mono and stereo tracks, and import sound effects in their own tracks.

This audiobook also includes practice in Foley; a way to make sound effects for certain things without actually recording it. One example of this I like is in the comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail when they used coconuts to make the sound of a horse galloping, even though it’s actually shown as the setup of a joke. For my recording, I hit the sleeves of my sweater together to try and make the muffled footsteps of the fox.

P4 Audio

In this audio, I was trying to get a simple soothing bedtime story. I had a lot of trouble with audible and had to use a lot of different systems to get it to work. I wanted some calm music for the background and I think it is pretty good. I could not get any sound effects I wanted. This was my first time working with audio and I learned a lot of new things and found out some ideas for the next time I will be using audio. It took me about six hours to edit all of it. I could not find a good website that had all the things I needed but I still think I did well. Also at the end, the sound gets really loud. I tried to fix it but could not find out how. 

P4 Interview -Violet

(hopefully the link works)

In this interview, I sat down with Gerald the Giraffe (played by my dad, “Dad” the Human) to talk about his daily life as a giraffe. It was an opportunity I was very lucky to have, it’s not everyday that you get to talk to a creature with such a tall, spotted neck. 

You may start out like me before I had the honor of hosting this interview, clueless about how a giraffe would spend his day. If that sounds like you, then, come with me as I learn about his disdain for the birds that nest in the branches he plucks the leaves from, what in the world an ossicone is, and how to really appreciate the beauty of standing quietly in a plateau for hours. This interview is there for everyone with a thirst for knowledge of what it really means to be a giraffe.

This assignment was very entertaining to work on! I originally ended up with around 30 minutes of audio of my father and I just goofing around, so I really had to prune through that to get the final product. I hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed making and editing it.

Link to Credits

P4 by: Allisa Olsen

The story means everything and more to me. My father was a bull rider and my younger sister was and still is doing barrel racing. doing rodeos I learned so much about myself, and made lifelong friends on the way cheering me on from the practice area while still on horseback. Rodeo tested me in ways that my other sports didn’t. It’s not just a sport but it’s also your body language with your horse and bonding with an animal to a point to make you successful, you don’t get that in any other sport where a live animal is your tool. In the rodeo community, you will find people willing to help you even if you just met them second, the bonding people share with each other and animals ita amazing how it can bring people together. It’s also the most competitive sport I’ve ever done. I’m so excited to share a lifelong passion of mine with an audience that might not understand this sport or the work that goes into it. If you have any questions whatsoever about rodeo or the animals that play a part feel free to ask and I will answer to the best of my ability.


by: Allisa Olsen

A recruiter approached Aaron, and he was asked if he would like to join, with his answer being “Absolutely not.” He didn’t like Law Enforcement at all; he expressed this to the recruiter. The recruiter said, “ Why don’t you join and change that.” So he did. I’m joining Law Enforcement because I love helping others, and want to protect them. The way I relate to Aaron is that I would like to join to now only protect and serve but also change the way law enforcement is viewed by providing the community with properly enforcing the law. I think having a lot of patience as I do will help others better respect law enforcement when that same respect is given to civilians. 

The Audio Project

What I was trying to accomplish with my audio project is something scary. Not something that is just Halloween style but more of an actual scary thing that has happened. So what I was looking for was something that has happened back in the day in real life. I read many dark things online and came across a cult boarding school, a school that was open from the 1970s all the way throughout 2010, shutting down in 2011. I could talk about this “school” here but would rather keep it out to keep the feel of immersion, the name of the school is said in the audio so those of you who are interested, have at it.

The program I used was FL Studio, I bought the full program but had very little experience on it, so making this was rather tough. I have spent 8 hours on this audio file mainly due to almost half the time, I’m trying to figure out how something works. Overall I am happy with what I was able to accomplish with almost no audio production experience. Although I think I would have made a much nicer product if I was in full control of what I was doing, being able to make my own sound effects instead of having to find them online. Sorry about my audio being over 3 minutes long. When I saw that my audio was 4 minutes long, it was already 3am and I wanted to sleep. My future audio projects will most likely be way better than this one now that thanks to this assignment I got a new found motivation to learn FL Studio!


P2: Riddles – Tristan Daniluk

What has arms and legs, but no head? A Chair!
What can’t be burned in a fire nor drowned in water? Ice Ice Baby!
I have a big mouth and I’m quite a load. I’m not gossip, but I get involved in everyone’s dirty business. What am I? A Vacuum!
Stepping out? Wear me first! I’ll protect your feet from the worst. Shoes!
Tall and strong, I stay outside. The sun, the rain, they’re by my side. I give birds homes and help you breathe. I even give you fruit to eat. A Tree!
Here I come and there I go. I move really fast, anywhere I go. That’s why you take me when you’re in a hurry. When I zoom by, I might look blurry. A Car!
Kick up your feet, if you will. I’ll keep you company through Netflix and chill. Though you might not notice, I’m always here, to hold your zines, your snacks, and beer. A Table!
You say we’re pals, that we’re best friends. But only until the morning ends. You say I give you fuel for the day. And when we’re done, you’re gone away.  A Coffee Machine!
Don’t frown at me, I made it clear. Won’t make a difference if you’re near. Just stand in front and I’ll show you exactly how the world will know you. A Mirror!