Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Salon: Video Review of Paul Halpern's Collider

I have discovered that my computer now does videos so I've done a short video review of the book I'm reading at the moment as an experiment.


Looking at it I notice that I should have looked at the camera which is at the top of the screen rather than the screen itself - maybe I'll improve my technique this if I attempt this again.

The written full-review will follow later when I've finished the book.


Blogger Table Talk said...

Now that takes courage. Far more than I have. But lovely to have 'real' contact with you.

Sun Aug 23, 03:04:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Heh heh...and clearest evidence yet of why I prefer writing to speaking. Thanks for watching Table Talk!

Sun Aug 23, 03:12:00 pm  
Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

It's always interesting to hear how people sound. I had to make a brief recording recently and I hated it. I went through the thing and trimmed out all the lip smacks and shortened some of my more dramatic pauses. But you can't really do that with video.

Oh, I suppose I should say you sounded nice. That would be the polite thing to do. So, you sounded nice, just like someone off the tele but I've no idea who.

Sun Aug 23, 04:28:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

That was take 3426. Jim! I wish I got better, but sadly I didn't, and in the end I'd spent so much time on it I thought, oh, I'll just post it up... But thank you for being polite and saying like I sounded like someone on the TV :-).

I might have another go one day.

Sun Aug 23, 04:39:00 pm  
Blogger Kay said...

I LOVED hearing and seeing you speaking Clare - what a lovely voice (and accent!) you have. Please do more soon!

Sun Aug 23, 09:19:00 pm  
Anonymous Ojimenez said...

Greetings! I found your blog by chance (serendipity the web's middle name) Bookmarked! My first post in it was about "Reading like a Writer" had do be Anonymuous because of some Blogger glitch. I read to stay alive, and write to remain sane, not professionally, don't have the stamina. I do want to be a writer, though, when I grow up. An elegant book about a subject hard to read about is "The Housekeeper and the Professor" by Yoko Ogawa, it's math in a way you've never experienced it before.
Now off to amazon to order your books!

Sun Aug 23, 09:40:00 pm  
Blogger Susan said...

Ditto...I loved hearing your review. Couldn't see it too well tho'...Would you consider bringing in a lamp or two?

Mon Aug 24, 04:05:00 am  
Anonymous Gilles said...

No, you don't sound like someone on the tele... You sound real and natural.


Mon Aug 24, 05:02:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Kay!

Ho Ojimenez, thanks for the recommendation and for buying my books - that's very good of you. I shall take a look at the Ogawa book when I get a chance, it sounds good.

Thanks Susan - it was a bit gloomy, wan't it? Need to do something with the lighting, and the camera man.

Thanks Gilles! Maybe I need an autocue too :-)

Mon Aug 24, 10:05:00 am  
Blogger Anne S said...

How nice to hear your voice, your video was great - also the review.

Mon Aug 24, 11:19:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thank you Anne!

Mon Aug 24, 02:48:00 pm  
Anonymous Mary said...

I love your voice, Clare. You have a beautiful, rich sound. And it isn't just my American love of the British accent that has me saying so, although that's part of it.

Good length to the video, too. If I see that a video is longer than 5 minutes, I tend to weigh whether I have time to watch it. Around 3 minutes is perfect.

Tue Aug 25, 03:25:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thank you, Mary. That is very kind of you indeed.

I often wonder how people sound. I think when we read what people write we build an unconscious picture of how they look and speak, and sometimes it is quite a surprise to find to find the truth is different. We then have to reassemble them again.

Tue Aug 25, 07:19:00 am  

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