Interview with Dr. Emma Rodero

Dr. Emma Rodero agreed to do an interview about audiobooks for a feature article assignment for my Multimedia Writing/Reporting class at Palomar College.  The feature article was posted on the blog as “We’re All Ears for Full-Cast Audiobooks.” She has graciously agreed to allow me to post her full interview from April 22, 2019.  …

Interview with William Dufris

William Dufris agreed to do an interview about audiobooks for a feature article assignment for my Multimedia Writing/Reporting class at Palomar College.  The feature article was posted on the blog as “We’re All Ears for Full-Cast Audiobooks.” He has graciously agreed to allow me to post his full interview from April 24, 2019 here.  …

Interview with Michele Cobb

Michele Cobb, Executive Director of the Audiobook Publishers Association, agreed to do an interview about audiobooks for a feature article assignment for my Multimedia Writing/Reporting class at Palomar College. The feature article was posted on the s2m blog as “We’re All Ears for Full-Cast Audiobooks.”  She has graciously agreed to allow me to post her…

Thank you, Mr. Foley!

“Jack Donovan Foley was born in Yorkville, New York, on April 12, 1891. He was a grandson of Irish immigrants and grew up in the Seagate section of Coney Island,” according to Martin Chalakoski. Little did he know that he would invent a method of sound effects creation that is still used today. According to Media…

Where’s the Music?

By now, it should be clear that stories2music audio stories would not be what they are without the film music.  It is an integral part of the storytelling.  Part of this has to do with the type of music being used.  The short, orchestral film music somehow works perfectly with the stories.  But where did…

Can Music Guide a Story?

Since 2011, when I created my first stories2music story, I have watched my production process evolve.  When I first started out, I was teaching myself how to use the sound editing software, Audacity, so there was a lot of trial and error and experimentation.  The one constant, however, was the uncanny “coincidence” of how the…

Adventures in Sound

How many of you recognize this radio broadcast? On Halloween in 1938, radio listeners experienced the scare of their lives when they heard that Martians had landed on Earth.  The broadcast of Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds supposedly caused a mass panic because it was presented as a news broadcast, so listeners believed it…

Experimenting With Sound

In an audio story, does the inclusion of orchestra film music and sound effects enhance the vividness of the images created in the participants’ imaginations? To answer that question, I created a sound experiment and a survey to test the above research question.   One of my stories2music stories—Aurora’s Secret—has music and  sound effects, so I used that…

Imagine This!

The bird flew. When you read those words, your imagination probably conjured up an image of a bird flying.  You pictured a bird from your memory, and you saw the image of how the bird was flying—soaring, flapping wings, swooping, etc.  This sentence gave your imagination complete freedom to determine the bird and its flight.…

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