For my very first ASMR video, I played around with different types of paper by tearing, crumpling, folding, and many more!
As a university student who is an avid book reader, I own several storybooks at home and lecture materials from school. It was always a thrill for me to flip open the fresh pages of a new storybook and hear the rustling of every single page.
Every single book feels different; a lecture pad is completely clean and smooth, inviting me to scribble all the ideas I have onto its surface, while a storybook usually feels older, slightly more textured, and thus it warms me up reading the rows and rows of texts.
And so, the brilliant idea of using different texted papers for my ASMR video has begun!
Since it was my first time making a video for ASMR, I scripted exactly how was I going to record my video. I chose to follow a sequence to obtain different sounds, by first flipping the paper, then tapping the paper from all angles and with a variant speed of tapping. Next, I decided to tear the paper, with either a ruler or freehand and then followed by crushing bits of paper up. Last but not least, I decided to fold some paper stars with the remaining long strips of paper I tore, which just so happened to be my childhood enjoyment too!
That very day, I quickly went to the nearest stationery shop to purchase several different textured papers to start my filming. I waited till it was past midnight, where my family members and the rest of the world were deep in sleep to carry out my silent mission to capture paper noises. I tried several ways of playing with the papers, following the steps I planned from flipping to tearing and cutting. Much to my amazement, every movement I made triggered unique intonations that I wouldn’t have heard, had I been just taking these papers for daily use. I am glad to have ventured on this journey, ‘No talking, just sounds’ of paper crafts.
Prior to this video, I would never have imagined that I would be able to spend an hour playing with papers, but I enjoyed it so much that I didn’t want to stop!
Spending roughly 10 minutes for each piece of paper to go through every individual step, to feature the various sounds that paper can make. I was extremely pleased to hear the different sounds of paper throughout the whole filming process, it was melody to my ears and triggered my happiness. I actually couldn’t stop smiling behind the camera.
It was truly a fun time I had, creating all kinds of sounds from paper and I hope that everyone who watches it will enjoy it too! Do catch the second part of my Paper ASMR here, where I found my favorite pieces of paper for ASMR!
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