Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies: The Creation of a Sound Design

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CONFERENCE: Humanities and Creative Projects

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Haspel, Laura K
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The fictional tale Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies by Jackson Miller and Chris Forrer culminated the collaborative research project Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City, involving the Pacific City Dorymen’s Association, the Pacific City Arts Association, the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts at Linfield College, the Jereld R. Nicholson Library, and the Linfield Center for the Northwest. Drawing from interviews conducted by students and faculty members, professor Jackson Miller and senior Chris Forrer penned a playscript exemplifying the lifestyle of Pacific City dory fishers. The design concept for the theatre production was to deliver the community’s tales in a realistic environment. Themes of the production include strength in community, history of the Oregon Coast, and fishing as a business. As the sound designer, I achieved the concept and conveyed the themes by building cues with effects collected in field recordings at Pacific City. This project details the creative process from concept to finished sound cues within the production.