I experimented a little with creating this narrative excerpt of the short story I wrote in my previous post, “Look On The Bright Side”.
Aside from providing the narration as an information structure, I also used ambient street sounds to set the space, time, and situation. I also used clips of an exaggerated laughter sound effect from Freesound.org to create more of a dramatic tension in this moment of the story.
As for establishing the overall mood, I decided to use a small clip of the song, “Lionheart” by Emancipator. I actually had this song playing on repeat as I wrote the first draft of the story. I found that it had a brooding, yet kind of soft melancholy tone which helped put me in the moment of the plot and get inside of the protagonist’s mind.
I’m still a novice at sound editing, but with practice, I might expand this project in the future as a way to hone my skills and to tell the rest of Andy’s story.