The video of of me talking about my writing life and reading a passage from The Sciell is ready. Well... it's shareable. Sort of.
I mentioned I was editing the video from my author talk. My camera recorded a lot of crowd noise, which drowned out my voice. I had to find some way to lower the crowd volume without touching my voice.
It was harder than I thought. All the forums on Adobe Audition told me it was impossible to reduce crowd noise. I was getting more than a little frustrated. Several times I had to step away from this nightmare because I wanted to break something.
After awhile, I knew enough about the noise reduction process in Audition to play with it myself. I couldn't remove the crowd noise or other background noises altogether, but I fixed it so you can at least hear me. This is only 6 minutes of the author talk. I have other videos of the talk, which need some help. I'll see what I can do with those.
Well, I learned something new in the process. I owned but never touched Adobe Audition and Premiere. Now, I have a basic understanding of them. I now I know my awesome computer can handle running two even three Adobe products at one time. Adobe is expensive, but if you can afford Adobe Creative Suite. I highly recommend it.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Author Talk [Video]
Auden is a dark fantasy author. As a kid, she created her own books by folding several construction papers in half and stapling them down the middle, adding her own illustrations. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get away from writing. Darkness and dark thing have always fascinated her.