The beginning part of this week I learned a lot of new information on audio. All of its uses as well as the different ways that audio can be told.
Audio is used today to tell the news, stories, or even sports if the person is unable to watch. Audio can be found in many different forms, but the most popular is on the radio. Radio has been thought to be a lost form of art that no one will continue to use, but with all of the increases in technology radio has still been around. One of the likely reasons for radio sticking around all of these years without really changing is because it tells a different story to each viewer. When you’re watching a movie everyone sees the same thing on the screen, but when listening to the radio it is up to the listener to create their own perspective and image based on what the speaker is saying.
Before I came into this class I had a semi-limited experience with audio. I took one class during college that helped me learn how audio was created, as well as transmitted through different audio systems. Audio has always been important to me, and a major part of my life. It started when I was a little kid and listened to books on tape. They were nothing serious, usually just a kids story, but got me to experience creating my own imagery based off of what the narrator was saying. As I got older most of my audio experience turned into music, which didn’t to much to help me, but was a cool way to experience audio that I’m sure just about everyone uses today. As I have gotten older I have started to listen to audio books, which is a better way to help increase my abilities in digital storytelling. I still don’t know too much about audio, but I am excited to learn more!