Week Five

Moon Landing

Moon by Paul§

I am a little embarrassed to admit I had to look up the July 20, 1969 moon landing to convince myself that Moon Graffiti was just a story. Matt Evans and Ed Herbstman used different aspects of sound to create a very realistic dialect between Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. At the beginning they used sound effects to depict the ship landing on the moon. It was loud with lots of rumbling and turbulence to make it sound like a crash. Once they got onto the moon, you can hear the stress in their voice and the panic. I was very moving hearing the storytellers talk about sending a message to their loved-ones and leaving their mark on the moon. They also did a great job of editing the audio that made it sound like taking though a radio or walkie-talkie. It added to the atmosphere and I was able to envision them on the moon.

In Abumrad’s videos he talked about how radio isn’t going to die. I do not know if I agree if he is referring to public radio but I definitely thing podcasts and talk shows will not die. There is something different about just listening to something and allowing yourself to envision it. It leaves so much more room for creativity in the mind. Albumrad also talked about how storytelling is very old. It is a art that uses sound to create a moving story. There are so many different sounds you can play around with and layer that will depict different environments.