We had to critique 3 different Soundslides projects. Critiquing is never an easy thing, but I always enjoy some constructive feedback. I was also interested in viewing the other Soundslides projects. It was really interesting to hear a lot of the stories and to view other students’ work.
Zach Greubel & Peter Stevens
I really liked the fact that you did your project on The Library. I love going to eat or get a drink at The Library, and it was very interesting to hear how they make the beer. I have never tried that Honey Ale, but I think I might the next time I am in there.
As far as the audio goes, it was a little difficult to hear everything clearly. I could not hear the interview of Pete Hegg very well so I did not get a lot out of that. Hearing the machinery in the background also made it difficult to hear Mitch Kunce. Also, the editing wasn’t as clean as it could be and I could tell where the clip was made.
I really liked your photos. I thought they were timed very well and went well with the interview. I thought you could have gotten a little more creative, since The Library has a lot of character but overall I really enjoyed looking at all of your photos.
Your story was really great. You had a great consistency with all of your quotes and it flowed really well.
Marie Smith & Caleb Tillapaugh
I thought your profile on two of Laramie’s artists was very interesting. I have noticed a lot of art around Laramie, but I feel as if it is not broadcasted enough around town, so I think your profile on these two artists was very exciting and intriguing.
The audio flowed really smoothly and you did a really great job editing. I found listening to your interviews very calming in a way. There was no background or white noise which I thought was really nice and added a calming effect to your project. The only thing I would critique when it comes to your audio be that during Travis Ivey’s interview, there were parts that were easy to hear and other parts that were softer than others which made it difficult to understand what he was saying.
The photos you took were really nice. They flowed with the audio really well, and were very aesthetically pleasing. I loved the photo of the shoe painting hanging in Maddie Costigan’s apartment, as well as all of the photos of the street art in downtown Laramie.
As far as the story telling aspect, I thought you did a good job of profiling two Laramie artists. Your story was really interesting and very well done. It did not have the 5 second ambient noise, which might have added something interesting to the audio, but overall I really enjoyed listening and viewing the photos.
Alex Edwards & Ashlee Oslund
I really liked your profile of the Geological Museum here on campus. I have never been inside of it, but I have definitely partaken in throwing pinecones inside the dinosaur’s mouth.
Your audio flowed really well, and you did a really great job of editing. I like the different ambient noise and music inserts through out the audio. I think the interviews did a really great job of explaining the museum itself as well as how it is unique to Wyoming and the University.
The photos were also really great. I had no idea about “Big Al” so it was great that you were able to incorporate an image of him within your project to show the size of him as well as his importance. The photos flowed well with the audio and the timing was on point.
Your story as a whole was really interesting. As I said before, I have never been inside the museum, so it was nice to get to hear a little about it and to realize how interesting it must be. Your profile of the museum did a good job of showing something unique to UW as well as the Laramie community.