2021-07-30 (F) Weekly Summary

I plan to build a couple of cameras from salvaged Wii remotes, but I ordered a commercial version earlier. I connected it with a couple of examples and discovered that I could only detect IR sources, like LEDs, flames, and lasers, but I couldn't see a laser reflection on a wall. If I can't detect reflections, this project won't work.
Infrared laser as seen by two cameras

Gravy Shock hasn't seen much attention lately, but it has been in the back of my mind. My editor and I sat down and finished our first pass at book one. We added a short sequence where the port authority adds a ship to the light rail, and later when something similar happens, Jerry freaks out because it looks like the start of an attack.
End of book one

I made a new edit of chapter one, where I combined the description-heavy dialogue of the radio play with the streamlined comic version. Most of the action stayed the same, so I didn't have to worry about veering far off story-wise.
Comic description and radio play

I wanted to add a soundtrack to this recording for a couple of reasons. It should help smooth over the business-like way I speak, and I have a device explicitly meant to generate soundtracks. They won't be the best, but I don't have to pay royalties, and it is another portion I can do myself. I worked out three soundscapes on an older version of the sound generator and wrote down the necessary settings.

My recording space needed some changes—namely a smaller desk. I loaded the chapter one script into Evernote, but my recording laptop used Linux, so I decided to view it on my phone. In the end, I could only record a few sentences, but I got a lot of problems out of the way.
Recording space with a smaller desk

I recorded chapter one from the beginning, but all the voices sounded terrible until I relaxed and acted them out instead of just trying to read in their voices.
Raw recording

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
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Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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