The Daily Grind

This monologue came out of an assignment that had you read something overdramatically. In order to do this, I looked through an archive of monologues and found this one from “The Chocolate Affair” by Stephanie Alison Walker. It sounded like something I could really get into, so I went ahead and gave it a try.

I recorded myself with Audacity about a hundred times before I thought I sounded over-the-top enough. (I’m no actor, so it took a lot of practice to just sound dramatic in general.) Afterward, to kick it up a notch, I thought I would support each narrated action with sound effects. You know, because that’s pretty overdramatic. So I downloaded a bunch of audio clips from Freesound and compiled them all in Audacity.

I think of all my audio projects this week, this one turned out best. I let loose a little to really get into character, so it was fun to just flail about. Adding sounds for extra flair made this sound into something different from the others, too, although organizing all that audio was a bit of a hassle. Still, I’m proud of how it turned out.

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