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“Moon Graffiti”

I really enjoyed listening to the “Moon Graffiti” audio. I thought it was very interesting to hear what actually happened during their time on the moon. The audio begins with sounds of space and radio communication automatically picturing NASA and all those people watching and communicating to the men on the moon. Throughout the whole audio the tone and audio changes due to what is going on. When something bad or not planned occurs the audio gets louder and sounds of alarms and crashes behind to be heard. This allows you to picture that something bad is occurring and I was able to almost picture what was happening in my head, as if I was watching it on TV.   When the narrator would talk there would be no background sounds, just the narrators voice would be heard allowing you to indicate that this is a serious topic he is speaking about and allows you to focus solely on what he is saying. This audio was done very well because I was able to picture every action that happened almost like I was there watching it for myself.

Audio Storytelling

I believe audio plays a huge role in the movie and television industry. The music or background sounds is used to tell you how to feel about a scene. Every time I watch a romantic or drama filled love story I end up crying… this is mainly due to the sad music that plays in the background when a tragedy strikes because it is telling you that this is the part you are suppose to be sad at.. or if you are like me… cry at. This is the same when watching horror movies, when the creepy man jumps out we don’t just jump or scream due to his action but the loud background sound that plays at that exact moment. The audio in movies bring emotion and more description to a scene in a movie… keeping the audience engaged and attached to what is going on.

The last scene of the movie, The Notebook, honestly gets me crying every time. The music in the background is soft and smooth allowing you to feel calm but able to feel your emotions and become more engaged in the scene itself. (almost started crying watching it)