Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Beginning work on an audio tour project . . . .

I did preliminary work on a new project this week: an audio tour narration for one of the local area museums, the Kelley House Museum. It entails a number of passages detailing the historical events surrounding the landmarks in our little chunk of the Mendocino Coast. It is quite interesting, and has a lot of information that I wasn't aware of.

I will be working once again with Beth Richmond, alternating reading the various passages with her. Putting my voice in people's heads is an interesting challenge. There will be music and sound effects added by us as well, and the tour is designed as an app that will include pictures and illustrations also.

We did a walk through of the whole tour yesterday, which gives us a chance to see each of the stops on the tour and relate it to the real world, as well as timing the reads to fit a leisurely pace. I've lived on the North Coast of California since 1990, but I was unaware of some of the more colorful elements of our area. We were with several of the people who actually give walking tours for visitors, so we got a real sense of the tone and passion for this information from them. They are obviously very committed to sharing the history of our home with those who are interested. What a real asset to get that kind of insight.

Coming up with sounds and music will be a challenge, but I am happy to be a part of this project. Another new adventure in voice overs!