Finis Bus Ad

I scrolled through many audio assignments that had at least three stars until I found one that caught my eye: a fictional radio ad. I was immediately drawn to it because of the picture of Charlie Brown, and I loved the video! I decided to go with the theme of Magic School Bus, and the only thing left to do was to tie it in with a story I have read for the class.

I initially wanted to connect it with The Road since that was my favorite story from this class, but I found that Finis tied in easier. I attached the concept of the end of the world by a new sun into selling an apocabus that would save the buyer from any form of the apocalypse. I tied in a few quotes, such as “the last dawn human eyes will see,” and mentioned the avoidance of going down with Eastwood and Alice.

Once I decided on what I would do my advertisement on, I found this project fairly easy. I am getting used to the Audacity interface, and I just used a YouTube video for the video itself, which I combined with my audio on iMovie. I would do this assignment again, although I wish it was 5 stars instead of 4.5 so I would meet the five star requirement in one post!

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  1. Katie Hartraft - February 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm Reply

    I love how you tied Magic School Bus into the apocalypse! Also “Is $100,000,000 worth your life? … We think it is!” had me actually busting a gut. I’ll take twenty APOCUBUSes, please!

  2. Martha - February 26, 2018 at 9:45 pm Reply

    Very creative assignment! One thing to keep in mind — whenever you’re working with audio or video, it’s better to rely on SoundCloud or YouTube to host your media. They’re designed to provide streaming media services, while Domain of One’s Own isn’t. (Which causes your video to pause/buffer a lot.) Once they’re on SoundCloud or YouTube, it’s easy to embed them in WordPress.

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