Part 5: Rounding the Troops

In the second to last installment of Winnie’s great adventure we see him visiting some old friends before his final confrontation with the bees. For this assignment, I re-completed a project that I had done earlier this semester in the form of audio. Many may remember the Sound Effects Story which was a personal favorite of mine, so I was happy to give it another shot.

In this short audio story we hear Winnie walking through the tall grass towards his friend, Christopher Robin’s house. Once making his way through the gravel driveway, he hear him open up the loud creaky door. Inside, he hear some commotion but quickly listen to some greetings from his closest friends. First, there is Piglet who lets out a few oinks. Then, a couple growls from Tigger and hoots from Owl. Lastly, we hear Roo the Kangaroo bouncing around. Sadly, Eeyore decided the plan was a little too daring for him and decided to sit this one out.

In completing this assignment, I used Audacity and Freesound.org. I found a couple sound effects for walking through grass ad gravel and added them first. Then came the creaky door which there were plenty of examples for. I knew I wanted to bring some commotion into the fold so eventually I found a sound clip from a small gathering which worked well. Then came the animal sound effects. The effects for Tigger and Roo were relatively easy and they came from the cartoon show itself. However, Piglet and Owl were authentic animal noises which didn’t sound too overwhelming and fit the narrative.

I simply imported these sounds to Audacity and used the time-move tool and cut/paste to edit them into their correct positions.

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