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Someone Just Left

This is the required sound effects story assignment, worth 3 1/2 points.

I’ve never done anything like this before, and I don’t think I realized just how far one can push a story with sound effects alone. The hardest part was determining a topic. I struggled for a while and didn’t know where to begin. I decided to listen to a random effect on freesound and build a narrative with that as my starting off point. The sound I landed on was a car driving away. I decided to create a subtle, melancholy story where a man watches someone important drive off while he’s left to himself. He sighs, listens to the chimes outside as the car slowly drifts off. Then he goes inside, sits down in his rocker with a big exhale and turns on the television. It’s simple and perhaps not as ambitious as it could have been, but there’s a remarkable amount of content going on here, even as simple as it is.

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