Monday, April 14, 2008

Audio Blues

Audio is always the killer. First shoot, good visuals, good audio. Now, a bit of a hiss. A friend who's still in the biz will check my cheap Chinese wireless mic to make sure the gain isn't too high. I'm used to the old tape days where you could see a level.

I also lost the tiny little clip that keeps the mic away from clothes on the body. Amazing what a difference that tiny little clip makes. Mics love picking up things the human ear can't hear or filter out.

I decided to create a CD that will go out with the third edition of my book, A Story is a Promise and Deep Characterization. I'll speak five minutes about the concepts in each section.

I'm expecting the book tomorrow or Tuesday.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Oregon Writers Speak

I've started a new site on YouTube called Oregon Writers Speak. So far I've created three videos of authors talking about their work. I did industrial and some corporate video many years ago (writing and directing). This on-line editing is an all new world for me. So far the videos are mostly meat and potatoes, authors in a chair talking, with a few inserts. As I get the basics of editing, I'll do some more interesting work.