- finished editing of oral history project. actually began to enjoy the challenge of removing unnecessary segments from long-winded pointless tracks. sick
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
- editing oral history project. realizing the ones with nothing to say take 12 minutes to fill in all the details of a hollow life while those with something of interest only take a few minutes to get out such meat you want to hear it again.
- (yesterday) editing oral history project. sonar locked up and lost the project at one point - imported files into new project, lost only eq settings and fades. audio dropouts are more frequent.
- (during the last week) reading reprint of The Daily Adventures of Mixerman. makes me want to do something similar in the world of teaching except sure it would led to ruin and termination. and I don't want to spend time on work that complains when the good work is everywhere and could always use more time.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
- transferring oral history project segments from various sources into sonar. the last of the night was the best - a tape cassette and the sound quality made me imagine the family wrapped the tape recorder in an egyptian cotton beach towel, placed it in the garage, and then went to a far room in the house and talked at a normal volume. additional technology enhancements include a squeaky motor sound that runs throughout and the entire segment not having any right channel.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
- small editing on 3rd piece for book soundtrack.
- working on ...fence posts rotting in the acreage... chapter 7
- backed up computer files.
- (during the last week) creating summer workshop for autistic students to focus on social skills and learn film/music editing.
- wrote proposal to link business in the community to students in my class.
- had students record family members for oral history project. working with challenge of transferring many formats into sonar.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
- (yesterday) bought various adapters for mini-plugs and other formats I am now dealing with in transferring audio for oral history project.
- tracked one oral history segment from micro cassette. what a horrid format.
- for the first time in a decade could listen to the few micro cassettes I have left from all those I destroyed. voices of who I was, complete feel of the shallowness and hollow heart. several times almost destroying these as well. I took such pains to kill who I was that even the thin voices coming through on the tapes is moments of life he should not have. what a fuckhead, should have done him in years earlier than the 1997 period.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
- working on smaller pieces for book soundtrack.
- organizing, deleting, and renaming audio tracks and projects to have better feel of what is currently done and what is being worked on.
- (yesterday) writing preface to "the rear" and uploading files from zoom h4.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
- nearly finished with 3rd pieces for book soundtrack.
- (yesterday) bought small digital recorder for situations where zoom h4 would be too much ($40 risk vs $275 risk). using with students to create oral history project similar to storycorps on npr.