Add “mediocre audio editor” to my growing resume.
Val Haller of Val’s List, a website that introduces new music to those who are too busy to look for it themselves, asked me a while back to take raw footage of artist interviews and turn them into episode-type podcasts. With one done and three more in the works, these mini-projects have tested my creativity in a new way while forcing me to become more familiar with my beloved MacBookPro (mainly Garage Band). Editing audio is a lot like editing writing except you can’t see what is coming up in the next paragraph. But, while it is time consuming and (sometimes) technically challenging, I finish these little interviews feeling like the artist and I are old friends. Is that weird?
The Greg Laswell podcast was completed several months ago and is available on iTunes for your listening enjoyment. Of all of the artist interviews I’ve worked on for Val, I think that Greg and I would be great friends. Not only does he has a lovely (if not a bit haunting) sound and thoughtful lyrics but he comes across as a humble and grateful man. And he’s scruffy. With a sense of humor.
I think I’m in love.