Moon Graffiti: Time In Space

Moon Graffiti: Time In Space

I’m gonna be honest. I do not enjoy listening to podcasts and audio storytelling (apart from music) in general. I tend to become very bored very fast. I also get distracted very quickly and realize I don’t really know what is going on. I’m more of a visual person and and I understand the story better. However, the sound effects in this podcast was amazing and the transitioning from the different sound effects was very smooth. Sound effects and music plays a critical role in changing the audience’s mood and what they should expect. For example, loud chord music in horror films may give the audience a clue that a jump scare is about to happen. This podcast was mainly about two people having a conversation with each other rather than the narrator explaining the entire story. There were only narrators in the beginning and the end. Sounds are used to indicate mood and can evoke emotional responses from the audience.

The film Joker (2019) won an Oscar for best original music. The music in the bathroom dance scene left me in awe. I felt like the soundtrack flooded my soul. I was so moved by all the emotions of this dark sorrowful melody. The score of this film played a key role for this movie becoming successful. The composer is excellent and the score is just outstanding. The music and sound effects were the main factors that stood out to me. The score fits very well with every scene, especially the bathroom scene. Overall, the music sets the tone for the film. Also, the cinematography was beautiful, but a one time watch for me lol. So, rather than watching the movie again, just sit back listen to the music and sound affects.😌

The ideas from Abumrad’s videos relates to audio storytelling because he believes that radio is empowered by the absence of pictures. He describes a day about how the sun looked like a peachy color, and the connection of the audience imagining the sun. So, in a sense he explains that radio is unique because of what it lacks. He is painting something and we are holding the paintbrush. Essentially, radio works the same way. Radio does not have pictures and the the people having the conversation connect to fill the gap of “picturelessness.” There is co-imagining occurring behind the scenes which pulls the audience in.


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