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Uninteresting story

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Katie’s Story

I wasn’t really sure what to do to make this story more interesting than it already was, so I added in some sound effects. I think it’s somewhat difficult to find someone who will tell you an uninteresting story because whenever we do tell an uninteresting story, we don’t get the feedback we get from an interesting story. The sarcastic remarks are enough to keep us from telling a story that we might think is uninteresting.

Uninteresting Audio Story

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Roommate’s Story

This is my one of my roommate’s story about why she chose to go to UMW. Two of my roommate’s are on the equestrian team so I thought I would record this story. It actually became more of an interview than just her telling a story, but I’m hoping this turned out alright.

This took a few tries on audacity because we started bursting out in laughter during a few of the takes. This is a result of the 4th attempt are recording her story.


Beginning Race

Horse Whinnying


Dun dun dun

Car Start


Uninteresting Story – Automobile history

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Audacity has become the most hated program I have ever used – it crashes about every two and a half minutes, and I have started saving my work after literally every single change I make. UGH. As such, I didn’t edit it as much as I would have liked and it probably isn’t that interesting still.

Anyway, here is my uninteresting story. It’s a sixth grade lesson plan my boyfriend Christopher taught in his practicum a few days ago. Sounds come from timtube, mich3d, Kibben, fonogeno, and the background song is from the Harry Potter 5 soundtrack. =]

automobiles in twentieth century

A Pirate’s Life for Me….

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Interview with Kelley

He apparently had a Huck Finn adventure on the Occoquan…. and learned a lot from mistakes made that day. Though probably not what you expect someone to learn…


  • Klaus Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack
    • Fog Bound
    • Will and Elizabeth
    • One Last Shot
  • Hans Zimmer- Pirates of the Caribbean- Dead Man’s Chest Soundtrack
    • Two Hornpipes


Sound Effects:
Party Sounds

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Never-ending Tree

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

After a haggle with trying to figure audio out on my own, I went to Professor Groom and figured out how to upload my story. I got really frustrated using Audacity because everytime I added a new file something would happen to my previous files and I had to start all over. It’s also really confusing when I tried to split the audio in several places it would end up only having one split and wouldn’t let me do anything with it unless I copied and pasted it somewhere else. I ended up doing this project twice and spent much more time on it than I expected I would have to. I’ve used audio editing software before, but Audacity is by far the most irritating and isn’t as easy as I would have hoped. I can’t remember what audio program I used before (it was back in high school when I went to Governor’s School) when making a 30 second commercial project. Needless to say, I got it accomplished and then my issues with uploading and figuring out how to add the links to the other sounds I used. Needless to say, I’m ok working with computers…but when it comes to using the web, applications and plug-ins…I’m useless.
Austin told me this story about a painting job he and his partner did for a woman who used to attend Lee’s (his partner’s) church. I ended up having to cut a lot out of the story because it ended up being quite long and some of the information was not needed to get to the point of the story. I definitely prefer the point of the story rather than all the un-needed details, but I got it all. Hopefully I did a decent job making this story more interesting.

Never-ending Tree

1. Running by bevangoldswain

2. Spray Can by markusablizel

Audio Story (hopefully not too uninteresting)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Click dsProject to hear the story! Hope you enjoy it.

My Sister’s Story

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

This story was with my sister and it deals with her experience in her job.

Berry Farm

Sorry, I was sick this week, so there a couple of sniffles in it.


melancholic burble in F# major by Connum/

A Short Story Told By My Mom and Produced By Me

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I know that this is getting posted late but I had the hardest time trying to add this audio story that I made. To be very honest it took me about two days to figure out how to post it. No that its up, I hope that you all enjoy it.

About a week ago, my professor, inspired by the segment “Stories Told By Our Parents” on Ira Glass’s radio broadcast “This American Life,” challenged our class to record a story told by a friend or family member and to make it interesting by adding our own commentary. My story was recorded while my mom and I were folding clothes so you may hear me laughing as my mom tells the story. It can be found attached to this post. Tell me what you think!?

Oscar’s Tail

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Dad’s Oscar Story

Head’s Up! My Dad had JUST taken a Benadryl right before I asked him to tell me stories, so if he sounds a litte out of it, he is. Plus, little fun fact, this was recorded on the drive back to school. So if you hear what might be described as “traffic sounds” you’d be correct!


P.S. Just thought you might want a visual, haha!

“Carlie, Where Are Your Ears?”

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

So here is my sister’s tale of our younger years.  I hope I did an ok job!  I’m really beginning to think that I am not good at this whole audio editing thing, haha.  Cassie and Carlie.

Some sounds were used from Freesounds. But to be more specific, One was from there, and two I had on file from my old computer, so I could not tell you what website, but the owners of the original material are from the Simpsons one liner and the sign off for the Looney Tunes.