Friday, September 23, 2011

38. That's it. That's all I'm doing right now.

Yesterday I recorded 38. Today, all day, I've been editing the audio. I hate my recording technique so much sometimes, but for me, there's absolutely no other way of doing it. When I record, if I even the slightest doubt about the authenticity of a line I've read, I repeat it, trying to get it more exact, more authentic. This isn't just dialogue, it's everything. Which means I often wind up with about 3, 4, 5 or 6 takes of hundreds of sentences. So when it comes to the editing down, I have to listen to all the takes and compare them before selecting the right one.

I absolutely have to stop doing this. I've been stuck in this office all day and I've managed to finish twenty minutes of audio. My arse aches from sitting, my index finger aches from clicking, and my brain aches from hearing nothing but myself all day saying the same things over and over and over and over and over again. I notice a lot of other podcasters just read it and that's it; first take is in the can. And then I try and do it that way, and I can't. Underwood, Flinch and everybody else in it has to sound real, or there's no show at all. All or nothing, baby!


  1. Dear Mike,
    You suffer for your art and that is why your podcasts are masterpieces!!! While you are editing down your multiple takes, finding just the right one, please know your fans love you for it!

  2. Thanks Anonymous. Very kind of you to say so.


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