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Twenty/Zero: There's Always One (Audio) - The Zotmeister

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May. 17th, 2006

11:49 pm - Twenty/Zero: There's Always One (Audio)

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My story is not hard to read. Here, I'll prove it to you:

Twenty/Zero:"There's Always One" in MP3 format (about 11 minutes and 5MB)
[EDIT: presently not available for download, but will be emailed on request]

Now before someone asks, no, I didn't do this because I like the sound of my own voice. This was an experiment, essentially - in that regard, much like, well, everything else I've created for my journal. Yes, that's my voice for the entire reading, and yes, my accents are pathethic. I didn't get every line the way I'd want to hear it in, say, a movie - I didn't rehearse, and it pretty much shows - but for the most part, I'm happy with the result. I'd love to be a voice actor; I happen to think I'm pretty good for someone with no formal acting experience or voice training. (Feel free to tell me otherwise, natch.)

The vast majority of this was done in one take; interrupting myself with different voices was interesting, to say the least. My brother the audio guru didn't have much post-recording work to do; I would have left it as it was were it not for me messing up one word. Since I needed to re-record that line to fix it, I re-recorded some others as well, and a few odd swallowing pauses were removed (I'm not used to talking for eleven minutes straight - I'm not used to talking for two minutes straight). ...Okay, so I messed up two words, and due to my not being the only one working on this, it wasn't fixed. Maybe you won't notice.

It's not perfect, but for a one-night job, I'm rather pleased with it. Your mileage may of course vary; let me know what you think of this, and be specific. - ZM

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