Weeks Seven & Eight Goals
The next three weeks will be a bit of a change from what you’ve been doing so far in the class. We’ll be returning to audio, but you’ll mostly be mostly working on one large assignment, in your groups. Each group is going to be producing a radio show (all the details are below) and we will be broadcasting those shows on ds106 radio the week of March 19th. There are a few other smaller assignments you need to complete during this time, but your main focus will be on planning, producing, and editing your show.
Daily Creates & Books
Assignment: Daily Creates
- All group members should contribute to the final radio show. I recommend setting up a Slack channel for your group. If you invite me to join it, I can offer advice and feedback.
- The total show should be a total of at least 5 minutes per group member (A 3 member group must produce at least 15 minutes; a six member group must produce at least 30 minutes.) That doesn’t mean, however, that each group member must be “on the air” for 5 minutes or each member must plan,produce, and edit indvidual 5 minute blocks. You should divy up responsibilities and roles based on everyone’s preferences and experstise.
- The show should include at least 3 ds106 radio bumpers (they can be specific to the show or general bumpers for ds106radio) that are produced by group members.
- The show should incorporate your characters and the theme of this class (if possible, you should try and tie in the emerging evidence.)
- Please blog about your process and progress! I would like to see at least one substantive post per week from each member about how the show is going.
- Each group member should do at least one promo poster/bumper sticker/logo etc. for their show during the first week — a little splash of design work. You can include this in your radio show post for the week.
- Keep me appraised of your progress, particularly if you have problems or questions. You can Slack me, send me a Twitter message, etc.
- Consider what a fully produced show should sound like. There needs to be an opening and a closing. You may need transitional elements. You will need to do audio production, including editing sections together, layering in background sounds, incorporating music, etc. It should not be just a recording of a conversation or a show of just music.
- Remember to refer to the Audio Resources page for useful info and links!
- The format/content of your radioshow is up to you. You can do a radio drama, an interview or talk show, a soundscape, a game show, an investigative report about things that have happened in the class. These are just some ideas, feel free to be creative when coming up with your own show idea.
Assignment: Radio Show Project
Question of the Week
If the apocalypse were to happen, and you had to become something. . .else. Which kind of something would you want to be and why?
- Some kind of mutant, like a zombie, vampire, or werewolf?
- A cyborg who looks like a human but is actually operating from an artifical intelligence?
- A being from someplace other than Earth?
- A supernatural being, capable of feats no human could even begin to comprehend?
- A time-traveler with the ability to potentially travel back and forth in time to change the outcome of the apocalypse?
- Something else?
Assignment: Weekly Post
- Complete 4 Daily Creates, including on Tuesday, February 27 and Tuesday, March 13.
- Choose your radio show format with your group and plan, record, and edit it. Divide tasks up fairly among the group members!
- Each member, complete at least one design project tied into your show (a poster, bumer sticker, log, etc.)
- Each member, blog at least once a week during the radio show project about how it is going.
- Turn in your final MP3 to me via Slack by Monday, March 19th.
- Finish your novel.
- Write a weekly post at the end of the project (you only need to do one for the two weeks).