2010年4月19日星期一

Freesound Project Presentation

Freesound Website Design Project


To include explanations on:
1. What is your project about
2. Why it is important
3. Who it is for
4. Where it should be used.
5. When would it be needed
6. How would it be made
7. Future Plans
1. This project aims to give a general idea about design a website which is used for uploading and downloading a wild range different piece of sound by users in Ireland. The name of this website will be www.freesound.ie. This website should be a digital library of sounds. It also could be an acoustic historical archive as well as place to conduct acoustic research, and what are most commonly used for are sounds that fall under the Creative Commons license.
2. Sound effects could impact our emotion; even could change our views about the frame or picture. If we use two different kinds of sound effects in the same film, we could get totally different feelings about it. Say if you listen to the sound effects in a movie without watching the frame, usually, you will think that you get more information from acoustically rather than from visually. Sound effects can be the basic of telling and helping expanding the story, supplying information. It has special functionalities, cause attention, explain space, confirm site, create surroundings, describe identity, make humorous, etc.
3. browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license interact with fellow sound-artists!
4. In the TV programme, Advertising, movies, games, music,
7. Plans:
a. website design
Technical Support
Considering the basic show form of this project is a website, I need to make a list of relevant tools.
1. Dreamweaver.
2. JavaScript.
3. PHP scripting
4. Photoshop
5. Flash
I learnt a little website design skills by using Dreamweaver, Photoshop and JavaScript in this semester’s personal website design. I know it is way too far to design a professional website for freesound.ie, but the difficult is not a reason to give up this project. During this summer I’m going to read more books about the software above and also put them into practice as much as I can; hopefully I will make some progress before the due.
b. recording
For this job I need to go outside to collect all kinds of sound samples. Therefore, I need to borrow a sound recording machine a headphone and a mic for the best quality. Maybe when you are sleeping in your bed I’ll be right beside you quietly recording your snore.
Question for the class: unique point for my project—freesound.ie. What’s the different can I make this from other freesound websites?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsftv5U8-4U --top10 websites
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODI5OTk5MjQ=.html --resident evil
http://amazingsounds.iespana.es/en/ ---games on class

2010年2月8日星期一

Some Great Works

The World Soundscape Project

The World Soundscape Project (WSP) was established as an educational and research group by R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It grew out of Schafer's initial attempt to draw attention to the sonic environment through a course in noise pollution, as well as from his personal distaste for the more raucous aspects of Vancouver's rapidly changing soundscape. This work resulted in two small educational booklets, The New Soundscape and The Book of Noise, plus a compendium of Canadian noise bylaws. However, the negative approach that noise pollution inevitably fosters suggested that a more positive approach had to be found, the first attempt being an extended essay by Schafer (in 1973) called 'The Music of the Environment,' in which he describes examples of acoustic design, good and bad, drawing largely on examples from literature. Schafer's call for the establishment of the WSP was answered by a group of highly motivated young composers and students, and, supported by The Donner Canadian Foundation, the group embarked first on a detailed study of the immediate locale, published as The Vancouver Soundscape, and in 1973, on a cross-Canada recording tour by Bruce Davis and Peter Huse, the recordings from which formed the basis of the CBC Ideas radio series Soundscapes of Canada. In 1975, Schafer led a larger group on a European tour that included lectures and workshops in several major cities, and a research project that made detailed investigations of the soundscape of five villages, one in each of Sweden, Germany, Italy, France and Scotland. The tour completed the WSP's analogue tape library which includes more than 300 tapes recorded in Canada and Europe with a stereo Nagra. The work also produced two publications, a narrative account of the trip called European Sound Diary and a detailed soundscape analysis called Five Village Soundscapes. Schafer's definitive soundscape text, The Tuning of the World published in 1977, and Barry Truax's reference work for acoustic and soundscape terminology, the Handbook for Acoustic Ecology published in 1978, completed the publication phase of the original project.

Final Project--Freesound.ie

Freesound Website Design Project

Abstract

This project aims to give a general idea about design a website which is used for uploading and downloading a wild range different piece of sound by users in Ireland. The name of this website will be www.freesound.ie. This website should be a digital library of sounds. It also could be an acoustic historical archive as well as place to conduct acoustic research, and what are most commonly used for are sounds that fall under the Creative Commons license. Spain has already been ahead doing a project named as The Freesound Project. It is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs. It aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps … released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.