Wednesday, February 14, 2024

R Dickson and the "Recitations on Reels" video project.

The very first audio recording that I ever did...I think I was around 7 years old...I read from a children's book...and then well a fight broke out (all fully captured on the audio recording of course) between my sister and I...but that's another story for another time.

Here it is...some 44 years later and I'm excited to announce a project I've been working on to enhance my auditory, narration and recitation skills.  I'll call this project, "Recitation on Reels."  This is where I read excerpts from some of my favorite books and from some of my favorite authors. I specifically choose to read from passages that have cognitively challenged me or had an impact on calling my "established" world-views into question or have called out to my heart in some way.

I've posted the videos I've created from the audio recording of these recitations as Reels on Instagram and also on Facebook. This one below I'm reading from Pema Chodron's book titled "The Places That Scare You."

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This project not only is causing me much auditory practice while reading, but is also causing me to learn video editing tricks and tips among other technical skills. 

My goal here is to eventually becoming a narrator of books on audio. 

This trade of content creation is driving the social platform industry to new heights. The availability of simple to use audio recording and video editing software is astounding compared to the studio limitations of years gone by.

What FUN to create digital content on this level!!

Onward and upward!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Combining nature and sound! Crystal singing bowls...for improving mental and emotional clarity.


It is believed that the pure sonic vibration from crystal singing bowls can help wake up your ability to hear. Vibration from these quartz crystal bowls moves through your body creating a relaxed meditative feeling. Alternative health practitioners believe that they help to bring health and harmony to your life by balancing your chakras.

Click on the image above or here to view this NEW nature video combined with the sounds of the playing of Crystal Singing Bowls by Elise Fournier of Brevard, NC. 

Everyone can enjoy the benefits of listening to the sounds of singing bowls. Due to the nature of our modern, industrialized lives, many pure, natural healing sounds have disappeared from our daily experience. We no longer commonly hear the beautiful sounds of nature such as singing birds, rustling leaves or running streams. Because of the high pitched noises surrounding us, our mind tries to shut out sounds from reaching us in an effort to protect us from constant distraction. 

It is my intention with the creation of this video to blend the beauty of nature with the healing benefits of sound from the playing of crystal bowls.

The benefits from experiencing these sounds are vast!  A few of these are...

  • Effectively reduces stress and anxiety
  • Relieves physical pain
  • Improves mental and emotional clarity
  • Cleanses and balances chakras
  • Stimulates the immune system

Special thanks to Elise Fournier of Brevard, NC for allowing me to record and introduce this amazing vibrational raising sound for all to hear!

Onward and Upward!



Monday, January 15, 2024

Adding video content to Youtube weekly. Check it out!

Living in an area of Western North Carolina surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains...there's an abundance of outdoor "on-location" sites that are breathtaking and inspirational. There's a reason so many movies have been filmed near here (such as the Hunger Games, the Last of the Mohicans and many more.)

Check out RDickson Outdoors on Youtube where you can find mountain streams, waterfalls, forest rivers and others to relax, unwind and simply enjoy some nature .


More soon!  In the meantime...onward and upward!

Friday, January 5, 2024

Mountain Forest River views from me to you on Youtube!

I've been a fan of nature videos on YouTube for years! For hours and hours I've watched campfire videos and mountain flowing stream videos and forest videos and on and on.

I've often thought...hmmmm, I wonder how one goes about filming and adding one's own nature videos to YouTube?  Well,  I'm pleased to announce...I now have my own outdoor nature channel and what a fun and exciting project!

So far the outdoor forest, mountain, waterfall videos I've uploaded are all 3 hours long so you can just have them playing in the background while you work or sleep or study or meditate.

Click here to view RDickson Outdoors Youtube Channel.

I invite you to comment.


More soon.

Gotta run...outdoor exploration galore now that I'm a nature videographer!