Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Writing Exercise


You and your fellow minions are sitting around a campfire on Halloween telling scary stories. And it's your turn. Extra credit if your story involves Evil Editor. Deadline 10 AM eastern, Sunday.

If you want to tell the story orally, feel free to record it and send it on.

21 comments:

Robin S. said...

I'm definietly doing this one.

If I can enlist The Blondster's aid, I'll do the voice one. It can't be a YouTube, right? It needs to be a PodBean or something?

Evil Editor said...

I believe I can embed a youtube production on the blog.

If you have a microphone that plugs into the computer, you might download Audacity. It's free. It allows you (or me) to alter the voice and fix mess-ups. Also to turn the stories into movies, but only if I have them early enough.

Evil Editor said...

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Robin S. said...

I don't have a microphone - but Blondster has one in her computer.
I have one I can attach to my computer, though.

I'll go check the link and see if my brain can process how to do this...

Dave F. said...

If we have Audacity, do you want the file exported as an mp3 or Audacity's native AUP file?

Robin S. said...

I just went and looked at the audacity thing, and then my eyes glazed over. It took about a minute. Maybe less.

I'll send you a youtube thing. This is gonna be fun.

Anonymous said...

Ah, EE is a geek. He knows about sourceforge.

--Bill H.

talpianna said...

*tee-hee*.
He forgot to give us a word limit!

Too late now, Editor Boy!

Evil Editor said...

I believe I do it as a WAV file.

Dave F. said...

Robin,
Just look for the start/stop buttons like on any sound recorder and push the red record button and talk. A bar of squiggly lines appear.

Then you can actually cut out pieces and replace them, editting your mistakes out. Coughs, those pesky mispronunciations...
Every time you push record a new line appears and if you play two lines, they have controls to play both or merge them. You can cut and paste sentences like text. It's a squiggly word processor. . .
EE adds music as a second track.

You save for your benefit as an AUP file and EXPORT for EE's benefit as a WAV file. If you own a Macintosh, the WAV file will only play in audacity unless you downloaded the Windows second rate media player.

wendy said...

Dave, just about the only thing I understand out of what you just said are the words squiggly and cough.

This one looks fun EE. I'm in! I probably just jinxed it by saying that, though. I'm already feeling the writer's block coming on...oh no...ahhhh....

(That's a falling off a cliff ahhh not the quietly reflective one)

Whirlochre said...

What a rotten weekend to be away...

Phoenix said...

If I can send a .WAV file, then I'm good. But if you put the audio files into just about any video-type format (like your Shorts are in) or run them through a video player, I can't access them.

Can you post the words to the audio/video clips as well if we all send you both audio and written text?

And can we possibly make any more demands of you? :o)

Evil Editor said...

Can you post the words to the audio/video clips as well if we all send you both audio and written text?

I'll post the text.

Dave F. said...

Dave, just about the only thing I understand out of what you just said are the words squiggly and cough.

Don't feel bad. I remember feeling like that. Many people feel like that. You are not alone.

Dave F. said...

Gosh those WAV files are bigger than I expected.

Dave F. said...

There's no way to attached a WAV file to the comment. So I sent it by email.

Kiersten said...

What if mine were an actual video? Very short, maybe 45 seconds?

Evil Editor said...

Fine with me. As long as I can find a way to post it. i.e. if it's on Youtube I can embed it.

Kiersten said...

Hmmm...I'll give it a shot.

Anonymous said...

No no no. This is a writing blog, not an audio/video site. Repent!