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!

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