I can’t believe how quickly time passes! A year ago I posted some thoughts on the experience of making this webserial and all of that’s still true today (although my issues with not counting early morning Wednesday as part of Tuesday have been mostly fixed by needing to wake up at 5:30AM every day to commute to work).
This serial and I have had some ups and downs together, but I truly do love these characters and the world that they live in. I’m floored when I see through this blog’s stats that I’m not the only one enjoying them. It makes me happy to be able to share these ideas and plot bunnies with others.
For this year’s celebration of UC’s creation, I thought I’d try something new and record myself reading one of the updates. Since it’s also Valentine’s Day, I picked Bonus Cutscene 3, the scene that shows Risa and Zane meeting. It’s also one of my favorite scenes and I’ll often reread it when I want to smile.
I’ve learned a few things through making this recording that I thought I’d share:
1. Always make sure the microphone is actually on before you start making a recording. It may have, uh, taken me a bit longer than it should have to realize that no sound was actually making its way to my computer. At least I was only about a quarter of the way in and was actually able to speak more confidently in the second attempt.
2. Audio recording and editing actually can take quite a bit of time. This one should’ve been obvious, I guess.
3. Listening to recordings of your own voice is so awkward. I’d actually experienced this before in small amounts, but I think this is the most time I’ve ever spent listening to my own voice. Do I really sound like that? Is that really how I pronounce words? I don’t even know anymore, haha.
4. Magicking out breathing sounds and word stumbles in recorded audio is actually really fun.
Anyway, it’s about a 27 minute clip. If you decide to listen, I hope you enjoy!