Saturday, January 5, 2013

Trib Updates

This is a weekly series that will include a brief summary of the latest articles that have been published on The Tribulation Times Herald-Exhorter.  Hopefully, this will encourage you to go check out some truly outstanding articles that have been published by a number of truly outstanding authors.  Moreover, I hope this will also encourage you to want to become a contributing member/author, as well.  The “Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!” site explanation near the top of the side-bar should answer many of your questions.  Yes, this series also included an “SOS! (Spam On Saturdays)”  segment before, but it just wasn’t working for me.  Therefore, that will be replaced by a republishing of one of the Trib articles.

[Jeremiah Was Actually A Bullfrog] has a video and the lyrics for Three Dog Night’s Joy To The World.

[The Crackerhead Chronicles: Mom] contains the video for the audible book version of The Second Crumb of The Crackerhead Chronicles.

[WhiteHeart Wednesday] has a video and the lyrics for Fly Eagle Fly.

[The Crackerhead Chronicles: Dad] contains the video for the audible book version of The Third Crumb of The Crackerhead Chronicles.

[The Crackerhead Chronicles: From Miller to Poverty Point] contains the video for the audible book version of The Fourth Crumb of The Crackerhead Chronicles.

[The Crackerhead Chronicles: Shell Knob] contains the video for the audible book version of The Fifth Crumb of The Crackerhead Chronicles.

This is an attempt (the first one, actually) to produce an audible version of The Crackerhead Chronicles in my own voice.  If it is not already, it will soon become obvious that I don’t know much about audio engineering, video editing, nor digital graphics.  I have that on good authority, I’m told.  Of course, my darlin’ wife, Arlynda, would be a whole lot more enthusiastic about this project if I sounded a whole lot more like THE CELERBRATED American actor, Sam Elliott.  Hmm, I wonder if there’s an app for that?  Anyway, let’s move on to…

What you just read is the text for the opening of each of the crumbs/chapters that will be uploaded to YouTube.  Since it pretty much explains what is going on and is not included in written form during the videos, it seemed appropriate to use it as the opening for this.

Alas, I really should have a lot more accomplished than I do.  For I only have one more crumb/chapter actually ready to upload, but a couple are awfully close.

Speaking of awful, what I would think would not be all that much has been a nightmare so far.  Suffice to say that I have newfound great respect for those who can simply read something out loud without mumbling and slurring.  Furthermore, those who can add true feelings to what they are reading are most certainly not getting paid enough!

Of course, what they are given to read does make a difference, and when it is not right, their job becomes exponentially harder.  Despite countless attempts at proof-reading, there was/is quite a bit about the text of [The Crackerhead Chronicles] that wasn’t right, and correcting those mistakes has taken a lot time and energy.

In all fairness, I anticipated the actual recording and video editing process as being a lot more fun than what I wanted to participate in.  For I did not even realize that there was such a program as [Windows Sound Recorder] before I started this project—let alone that it was already included as part of Windows 7 on my computer.

Oh, but wait—there’s more!  For I am using a microphone that came with our first computer back in 2000, and I can hardly hear what has been recorded without cranking up the speaker volume to 100%.

So, some amplification was needed, and that has involved two more programs that I never knew existed before.  For [Audacity] can amplify recordings, but it will only work with mp3 and WAV files.  Therefore, [Free Audio Converter] was needed to convert the WMA files from Windows Sound Recorder to a WAV file, and then used to convert the amplified WAV files to mp3 before they are be added to the video.

The video itself has not been as much of a nightmare as I thought it might be beforehand.  For I played around with Windows Movie Maker a time or two before while trying to produce some WhiteHeart videos, and the Windows Live Movie Maker that I now have to work with is easier to get along with in many regards.

Still, if anything was really easy to do, He wouldn’t be having me do it—now, would He?  Sigh.

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  1. That voice, it's like listening to Arkansas.....

  2. I am a fan of Sam Elliott and his lovely wife, and gee that photo sure did look just like it was him....I am a fan of all bull-frogs, Hehehehehe and that song too! Happy first week of the new year!

  3. So you may not sound like Sam Elliott but who does other than Sam himself? I think it's very cool to hear the voice behind the FishHawk name.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Unlike hearing from Scotland?

  5. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Karen!!! Ah, but you neglected to assure me that I actually sound better than him. Sigh.

  6. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! Arlynda is fairly sure that the cool would wear off much sooner than later. Double sigh and a moan.


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