2016-04-07 (Th) Charged: DesertIrish

Since the story was going to be read aloud for the sake of editing it seemed reasonable to read into a microphone and create an audio book. Normally, when reading aloud for editing purposes a quick pass is all that is necessary but when reading to be recorded an extra level of care has been taken. This was noted from a series of YouTube videos which were narrated while read from a teleprompter

A slew of audio and video equipment was on hand but remembering which was useful and which was unnecessary was not easy. It took an evening of testing to cobble together the correct parts.

 A small sample of on-hand quipment

An inexpensive amplified shotgun microphone and a homemade shock mount were combined on a camera tripod. The first version of this shock mount was made almost exactly two years ago. The room was hardly ideal. It was a hardwood floored room with bare walls.

 Shotgun mic, shock mount, camera tripod and bare walls

After finding an acceptable recording device it became apparent that it would be necessary to get some sound isolating headphones so a gaming headset was purchased. The headset was not high quality but had a simple inline switch for the microphone which could presumably be an asset if the included microphone was good enough quality. Spoiler; it wasn't.

 Cheap gaming headset

After the camera tripod was arranged it was clear it was too awkwardly placed so a weighted camera base, used for small top-down shots, was substituted. This camera mount was actually a scrapped piece of Point Of Sale equipment from ten years ago when I worked at radio shack. It had been modified to hold a camera instead of a product scanner. The microphone base was placed on a shock pad and the keyboard was placed on a nearby stool so vibrations wouldn't transfer to the microphone.

Battle station

To do:
  • Read part 1 out loud to find errors 
  • Show how Shana knew Motor and Heather were a new couple.
  • Reduce overuse of the word "power."
  • Describe a reality TV show which demonstrates the powers of contestants.
  • Describe a trial where a Charged person sues for the right to have a second identity but the case turns against him into a vilification of vigilantism
Total word count: 27 240 + 60 228 + 83 897 = 171 365 words

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2016-03-02 (Sa)