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Noir Not the Father: The Reunion (2nd week progress)

This week my friends from the radio show Noir Not the Father got together to shoot our video show of Noir Not the Father: The Reunion. Making this video was definitely an experience. We got together in the DKC studio and filmed our show in front of a green screen. Honestly I had no idea using a green screen was so easy. It made me think how overpaid some of the film artists are in Hollywood. Although, shooting the show was a mess. I almost fought Billy Steel AGAIN. He just drives me up a wall. Blair gets in the middle of things like she loves to do. Jack was pretty funny on the show. It has been a blast getting wasted with him at BARbarians. After the show we all had to get together and edit it. This took a very long time but i’ll give props to Blair for doing most of the editing work on the main video while the rest of us made commercials and intro’s and such. The video is not completely up yet but it will be soon!

Here are some tweets during shooting.


Week 1 of Noir Not the Father: The Reunion

This week I met with the same group of people that I did my radio show with. We decided to make a video show of the same concept as Noir Not the Father. After discussing for a little bit we decided to make a show about our characters getting back together for a reunion after the epic radio show that Billy Steel confessed to the murder and Jack was the baby daddy. So this video show will be what are characters have been up too since. After we decided this we all started working on our trailers. Check my trailer out below!


Final Noir Not the Father Reflection

Listening to Noir Not the Father live on ds106radio was an awesome experience! I enjoyed it because my group put in so much effort and it was nice hearing our finished product. I also liked being on twitter when our show was being aired and seeing everyone’s thoughts on what was going on. There was no bad criticism I saw so that showed me that we did a good job. It was funny seeing tweets about people wondering what was happening because I knew they were going to be stunned at the twists! If I had to make any changes to our shows I would probably spend a little more time putting sound affects into it that sounded like they belong. The other groups I listened to were very good and I would like to get some advice on how they mixed them in so well. I enjoyed meeting and collaborating with a group the best about this project because that makes working a whole lot easier. The hardest thing about this project would be the planning. It took a lot of time getting all of our thoughts together and coming up with a good script. For future ds106ers I would say to not underestimate how much time it takes to make a good show!

If you missed our show listen to it below!


Get A Clue Review

This was a very well put together radio show.  Every characters dialogue was amazing. They each told there stories so well and the background music for each person made it much more interesting to listen too. I really like how this show brought me in and made me think about who killed Lawrence by the things they said about him. If you check out my twitter account (@Cuyler_Matteson) you will see I thought almost every person that talked committed the crime.

There are not many parts of this show that would make me believe this is not a professional radio show, besides some hiccups while talking, but other then that I was entertained the entire time.

Lastly I liked how almost ever action that happened a sound effect came with it. For example when Lawrence died and when the police came. That adds tons of effect to the show.

Noir Not the Father Ready to Air

This week my group and I finished up our radio show called Noir Not the Father. We had two very productive meetings this week where we wrote our script and made our recording. For the show my part is the character I have created Micheal “Ol Mick” Bretton. I play my character on the show and you are going to have to tune in to find out what happens.

When my group (Mia Boleis, Kelsey Roach, Brian Burns, and Phillip Dorch) met this week we sat around a table to create a script. We spit balled ideas and basically just kept typing, on a google docs document, the entire time we were meeting. After we made the script we ran into the challenge of recording.  We all did a really good job talking into the microphone but where we ran into road blocks is when someone messed up or a funny line appeared. We figured out how to work through these challenges and finally got the recording done. After we recorded we all put sound effects into the recording and made them work with us speaking. I had a great time working with my group and I am looking forward to working with groups in the future.

Here is our final recording encase you can not tune in.

Another job of mine during the making of this radio show was to create a radio bumper. I made my bumper with the James Bond sound track because I feel it fits right in with the concept of noir.


Noir Not the Father. Tune In!

Noir Not the Father

Creating this poster was kind of a challenge. First off I could not download GIMP so I used an online poster maker. I was happy to find out that the site I used was actually a pretty good design tool. To start I had to think of the concept of the Maury show. I thought of how there is a lot of anger and fighting so that is what I looked up. What came up was the picture on the right of the poster and I thought it was a perfect mix in between Maury and a noir concept. The picture on the left is what I see as Stella Vaughn preparing for the show. I picked this photo because it is the kind of picture I would suspect would be on a poster for a show like Maury.  Lastly I put the title at the top with a interesting faunt that would catch a viewers eye, then I threw in a little subtext that will make viewers want to listen to the show because it explains that something interesting will happen.

Noir Not the Father Progress

After meeting with my group at the convergence center we have come up with the name for our radio talk show which is called Noir Not the Farther. It is going to be a talk show based off of the hit show Maury. We have not talked about the specifics of what is going to happen on our talk show but we are all going to be to be our own characters and have events happen to them that have to do with the personalities of our characters. We have discussed some possible occurrences and it involves a cheating wife and murder plots so expect it to be very noir.

We have also spit up the tasks of radio bumpers and commercials. Tomorrow we have to have the bumpers done which is mine, Brian’s, and Phillips job, and we will try to finish the show by Thursday I believe. Mia and Kelsey will be making the commercials for the show. One will be an alcoholics anonymous commercial. We chose this one because both my and Brian’s characters are alcoholics and we believe that would add some humor to the show. Another commercial will be for a dating site which we got the idea from all the dating site commercials that you see on television now a days. For the last commercial we are in between a carpet cleaning service and a lost cat commercial.

I look forward to recording and putting the entire show together because I really enjoyed the tweet along’s and I think it is cool that I get to be the author of one of these talk shows.