Buffalocheeks Commercial!

Hi there folks. I’ve finally made a commercial for this fancy blog here. You can check it out on the bottom of this post, or wherever WordPress allows me to post it. So, how did it go? Not as well as I expected. I used to play around with the 2008 version of GarageBand, which was fun and easy to use. I felt that every feature (like sound clips, vocal effects, pitch control, etc) was given to the user on a silver platter. I had the time of my life working with that version.

But for this project, I used the newest version of GarageBand, which by the way, STINKS ON ICE. It’s very disorganized, and I couldn’t find vocal effects, pitch effects, or any other effects for that matter. Not even after 5.5 hours of messing around with the application. Perhaps it’s because it’s the free, amateur version from the App Store that lacks too many features, but I don’t know. All I know is that it stinks.

Anyway, I had a frustrating experience making this commercial, but in hindsight, it wasn’t too bad. I took two songs from my iTunes library (‘Psychic Chasms’ and ‘Ephemeral Artery’, both by Neon Indian), spliced them up a bit, and made a decent music bed. Then I recorded myself reading some words — most of which were taken from my “Meet the Editor” and “What’s This All About?” pages. I think the finished product doesn’t sound too bad… it gives my blog more of a vintage feel, and it feels more interactive because you get to hear my voice, which I don’t particularly enjoy listening to. I don’t really think anyone enjoys listening to recordings of their own voice. It’s totally natural to feel disgusted.

Well that just about wraps up this experience. I’ll keep you posted on anything else that I feel is noteworthy.

—Buffalocheeks

Here’s the commercial. Enjoy!

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More Than A Welcome

Well hello. This is José, or Buffalocheeks, writing to let you know that I have finally set up a blog. I’m just a college student that writes things about sports, school, comedy, peanut butter, sandwiches, and some interesting or awkward experiences that I’ve been a part of. It’ll be fun for you hopefully. That’s enough introducing myself… Let’s get this blog in gear!

I really thought this blog-making thing would be extremely frustrating and time consuming, much like building a house on a scorching hot day in July.

“I’m doing this ’cause I love you…”  (image from blog.apphappening.com)

But it turns out that building this blog is as fun and simple as riding a bike downhill.

This blog may go downhill pretty quickly, but as long as I don’t smash my face on the way down, then it’s all good. (image from gaby.fachrul.com)

I am basically letting you know that I just made a fancy blog that has reply boxes, which you are more than welcome to comment on. What does “more than welcome” even mean? Well, I guess it means you can totally let me know what you’re thinking at the moment. Like, totally.

That being said… Hello to all of you. I hope you enjoy this blog and I hope you’re doing alright.

—Buffalocheeks