Friday, May 16, 2014

Not looking before leaping

Not looking before leaping - Video editing plus

I've had my first reader read a few lines and mixed it in with my narration and lines from Judd Falcoln. I'm playing with video editing techniques (just imagine the voices coming from faces blended with planets and you'll have the idea), plus a few animation tricks. I hope to have a sample snippet ready soon once I nail down the rights to the space image I am using. I am still working out what exactly I will need from the comics person so she can get started, and my favorite Kat is readying the music for the interludes. This is going to be much more than a simple story video, though I hope I have not gone off the rails.

As I have been writing, I have been keeping the production in mind. One change I am making is more dialogue, because when you read the story on paper (or on screen), the narration is a form of dialogue, but in the video it is more fun with different voices mixing in more. I have a few voice volunteers, but may ask a few others for specific parts. I have somebody in mind for Judd himself, as it is a bit disorienting to have me be bother narrator and Judd. I have a couple of people in mind for Aisha, but probably need specific people for repeated parts such as Terry (the annoying colleague) and a couple of the villains. There are also a number of smaller, more one-time parts.

I am getting nervous that I am in over my head, but that seems like a healthy response at this point. If you look too carefully before you leap, you might have the good sense not to leap.

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