The format of the audio walks is similar to that of an audioguide. You are given a CD player or Ipod and told to stand or sit in a particular spot and press play. On the CD you hear my voice giving directions, like “turn left here” or “go through this gateway”, layered on a background of sounds: the sound of my footsteps, traffic, birds, and miscellaneous sound effects that have been pre-recorded on the same site as they are being heard. This is the important part of the recording. The virtual recorded soundscape has to mimic the real physical one in order to create a new world as a seamless combination of the two. My voice gives directions but also relates thoughts and narrative elements, which instills in the listener a desire to continue and finish the walk.
All of my walks are recorded in binaural audio with multi-layers of sound effects, music, and voices (sometimes as many as 18 tracks) added to the main walking track to create a 3D sphere of sound. Binaural audio is a technique that uses miniature microphones placed in the ears of a person. The result is an incredibly lifelike 3D reproduction of sound. Played back on a headset, it is almost as if the recorded events were taking place live.
Here is a handy tool for generating random words. Click here. This set of ideas is taken from mindtools.com Step 1: Prepare the Group First, set up a comfortable meeting environment for the session. Make sure that the room is well-lit and that you have the tools, resources, and refreshments that you need. How much information or […]
Here I have collected a big set of various Illustration tutorials for inspiration on the illustration assignment. Have a look! Try something new! Here’s the big disclaimer. All of these tutorials focus only on the technical aspects of creating the work, with only #2 referring to ideas, planning and sketching. This is not the way to create good work. […]
Elements of design Space Positive and negative space 2-dimensional space is the area provided for a particular purpose. It may have two dimensions (length and width), such as a floor, or it may have three dimensions (length, width, and height). Space in a two-dimensional drawing or painting refers to the arrangement of objects on […]
This is a guide to using the Pen tool in Illustrator. It was orginally posted on VectorTuts. 1. Functions Pen tool : Click on artboard to create paths with straight segments, click and drag to create paths with Bezier curves. Add anchor point tool : Click on a path segment to add anchor points. Delete […]
Adjustment layers allow you to alter layers without changing the actual image data in them. This means you can always go back and fix errors at any point. They also allow you to take advantage of all the benefits of layer masks, which you can read about in the layer masks post. This tutorial is […]
This is a fantastic article about different selection techniques in Photoshop. Some are simple, some are quite involved, and all of them have potential uses. The article is originally from Tuts Plus. Have you ever had difficulties making selections and thought there was a better way? Let’s review both quick solutions, and on the other […]