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Over-Dramatic Reading [remixed]

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

This is a remix of the reading of Kittens, Kittens, Kittens submitted by Ben Rimes and read by his wife. The original assignment was to Choose any written material (a song, poem, short book, excerpt from a novel, scene from a television show, news article, etc.) and record a dramatic reading. Read your selection in a way that alters the message of the original material (at an odd pace, overly excited, sad, etc. — be creative, make it your own). Make sure you mention what it is you are reading, and who the author of the material is. and then the remix part of the assignment was to Take an assignment and alter it very slightly. Make one small change or multiple changes. Just make sure they aren’t too obvious. Think about those “side-by-side photos in magazines, can you spot the 10 differences between the two?” type deal. Think about letting your audience know how many changes there are so they can look for them all. You’d be amazed at what people notice and what they subconsciously choose to overlook!

I decided to upload the audio file to audacity and add an echo effect, it was just subtle enough as to not take away from the reader and the emphasis she placed on the story during her dramatic reading.