The Audio Package assignment proved to be difficult at first. I had never put together a podcast-like assignment and was nervous to take on the task. I love comedy, so this was a fun assignment for me. I figured out ways that really helped me with this assignment. I recorded everything on my phone as well as the recording device so when one failed, I was able to use the other. Also, when it was my turn to record myself, I found it easier to record myself on my phone and make separate recordings, so I didn’t have to spend so much time editing the piece on Adobe. Overall, I thought the piece came together nicely because I did spend a lot of time on it. With that, there are definitely ways to improve. Next time, I will focus on not having net sound when I’m talking and work on playing with the volume so the sound is consistent throughout the whole audio package.
The University of Illinois is laughing up a storm with campus’ very own improv group Spicy Clamato. Spicy Clamato is U-Of-I’s longest running short form improv troupe that performs every other Friday night at the Courtyard Cafe in the Union.
The troupe consists of 12 members ranging from freshmen to seniors. Improv is a form of comedy theater performance where the scenes are created at the moment it is performed. Spicy Clamato performs short form which means they play games and get suggestions from the audience to inspire the scene. Spicy Clamato always has a sizeable audience including members of other improv troupes on campus for support. To check out the feature story on this hilarious group, click here.
You can get more information about Spicy Clamato including upcoming shows and video footage here.
Comedy at a Club near You
Campus Comedy Night at the Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois brought to the stage many local acts, which I was lucky enough to film and put together a multimedia event essay of the comical evening.
After finishing assignment one, I was feeling pretty confident with my camera and I was looking forward to telling a story with my photos and in assignments two and three. At first I did not have much of an idea of what I was going to shoot, but one of my friends invited me to his stand-up comedy act at the Canopy Club and I knew this was the perfect opportunity.