Thoughts on Publishing – A Video Blog Post – Reading Chapter One of Magic’s Stealing

Today I’m continuing the trend of doing a weekly video blog post, but instead of doing a reading from 1000 Words, I’m reading the first chapter of Magic’s Stealing. 🙂

(And  a Youtube link in case you can’t see it).

This is a day late–I normally try to post on Fridays– but this time I edited the audio to remove the more obvious stumbles where I tripped over my words. It’s been a while since I used  Premiere Pro, so it’s not perfect (and I caught a couple spots I missed once I listened to the full video), but hopefully the edits will make the overall listening experience smoother.

As a side note, I started doing the video blogs as an experiment in seeing whether or not that would help shorten the amount of time I spent producing material for the blog.

Did it?

Nope.

I want the videos to look and sound at least semi-professional, so I practice the reading at least once beforehand, so that the actual reading has as few stumbles as possible. Since I’ve now rediscovered how to use Premiere Pro, removing obvious stumbles also takes time, and then I have to export the edited clip from Premiere Pro and create a “movie” image in Movie Maker for the book (because I haven’t quite figured out the video options in Premiere Pro). Then I upload the different clips to Youtube (I do the reading separate from where I talk beforehand). Depending on my internet speed (which has been lacking as of late), those clips can take a while to upload. Then, once uploaded, I need to splice them together using Youtube’s video editor (handy thing, though limited), listen to transition points to make sure those flow smoothly, and create the new video. Once that’s uploaded, I listen to the full thing to make sure that everything has correctly processed.

It’s a lot more time-consuming that I thought it would be, but I suspect part of that is the learning curve involved with each program.

I still enjoy doing the readings, however, and I hope you enjoy them, too. 🙂

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2 responses to “Thoughts on Publishing – A Video Blog Post – Reading Chapter One of Magic’s Stealing

  1. I’m going to watch this just so I can hear you pronounce the names.

    • I’ve wondered how different my name pronunciation will vary from how readers will pronounce them. 🙂

      Hmm, this is giving me an idea for a blog post…

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